1. Awareness of your own stress: Learning the symptoms and signals of excessive stress. As a psychologist in the Tchowanie Spokoju office in Bemowo, my goal is to help clients deal with excessive stress. A key element of this process is recognizing the symptoms and signals that indicate excessive stress. Below are some common signals worth paying attention to: Physical Symptoms: A person experiencing excessive stress may experience a variety of physical symptoms, such as headaches, muscle tension, digestive problems, difficulty breathing, back pain, and trouble sleeping. Emotional problems: Stress can lead to a variety of emotional problems, such as feeling constantly tense, anxious, irritable, depressed, or feeling withdrawn from others. Behavioral changes: Excessive stress can affect our behavior. It may lead to increased alcohol consumption, smoking or the use of intoxicating substances. It can also lead to decreased appetite, overeating, or difficulty maintaining healthy habits such as regular physical activity. Difficulty concentrating: Stress can affect our ability to concentrate and pay attention. A person experiencing excessive stress may have difficulty remembering, making decisions or focusing on one task. Changes in social relationships: Stress can affect our relationships with other people. A person experiencing excessive stress may become more conflictual, avoid social contact, or experience difficulties in building and maintaining close relationships. Recognizing these symptoms and signals can be the first step in solving the problem of excessive stress. At the Tchowanie Spokoju office, I offer individual therapeutic sessions, during which, together with the client, we analyze these symptoms and develop stress management techniques that can help improve the quality of life and achieve emotional balance.