Stress is the manner on how your body react to some changes, may it be internal or external. It is also some elements from the nature which affects an individual.
Because of the accumulation of stress in our lives, we usually treat stress negatively. However, stress can be both positive and negative.
Almost 75 percent of the American population experiences stress and suffer the it’s level for every two weeks.
It is also believed that stress contributes to heart diseases, high blood pressure, strokes, and many other diseases. In addition, this affects our immune system, the system that protects us from other serious diseases.
Many circumstances may cause you to be stress. You just have to identify them so you can create steps in order to adapt the situation. These causes are called stressors. They can be physically, emotionally, internal or external produced stressors.
An example of this that can cause stress is your physical condition, like if you are experiencing pain, hot or cold temperature. Stressful environment like poor working condition or foul relationships can also be a cause of stress.
Other factors that may cause stress are the following:
- Uneven noise
- Crowded room
- Loneliness or separation from a partner
Now, if stress is the result of the changes that happening in our body then we cannot avoid it. But what can we do? One very important thing is that we should know its symptoms. You will never know you that you are already suffering from it if you do now what are its indications.
Listed below are the symptoms of stress.
Physically you will experience:
- Heart pounding
- Sweating and sweaty palms
- Stiff neck
- Skin break out
- Upset stomach such as nausea or diarrhea
- Shortness of breathing
- Sleeplessness/sleeping too much
- Cold hands
Emotionally you easily:
- Become moody and irritable
- Lose your temper very often
- Feel depressed
- Lack of sense of humor
- Feel nervous
- Feel inferior of what you have
- Worry too much about unimportant matters
And mentally you are:
- Having poor of judgment
- Unclear perceptions
Knowing that we cannot really avoid stress it is important that we know the symptoms. Now, in order to lessen our stress we should learn how to manage it. Here are some tips in reducing stress.
- Do yourself a favor and buy something that will give you comfort.
- Make yourself busy doing more enjoyable activities.
- Learn to moderate your physical reactions to stress.
- If necessary, have some nature tripping that will really help you feel more relaxed.
- After busy working days, treat yourself on a vacation.
- Take a short break every after meal to relax.
- Always wear clothes that are comfortable to you whenever possible.
- Express yourself, avoid being too secretive about what you feel.
- Eat well-balanced and nutritious meal.