Stress Out The Stress Demon
Do you feel as if the world is tumbling down on you and that you’re running out of time? Are you losing sleep and eating less due to many responsibilities and too much pressure because of the demands from your family, friends or from work? Well, you are not the only one, kids and adults alike experience this feeling, it’s what we commonly call stress. It is what we experience when we respond to a particular challenging, troublesome and uncomfortable event. It’s a normal occurrence in our life, everyday most of us are under stress but what is important is how we cope up with such situations. Stress is an emotional feeling or physical tension. It occurs when we are under tight situations we have no control of. It comes in many names like tension, anxiety, uptight feeling or apprehension.
What we consider stressful may not be to others. There is good and bad stress. Good or positive stress happens during emergency situations or when we anticipate an exciting situation. Did you wonder why you were able to carry your refrigerator alone when there was fire in the neighborhood or what made you run faster when you thought someone was after you? But there is worse than good stress. Stress can be acute, episodic acute and chronic.
The most common is the acute stress. It is the result of pressure and demands of the past and expected probable to happen in the future. Episodic stress happens to individuals who are always in a rush but always late and disorganized. Chronic stress devastates the mind and body and eventually your life. It’s the result of poverty, unhappiness, dysfunctional families and hatred. What’s ironic is that people get used to it and even forget that it is there. What’s important is how to combat stress. There is what we call Stress Management. These are ways to fight stress. But first you have to take an inventory of yourself, think what’s making you stress out.
You have to learn how to manage some stress-inducing situations. The best way is to have a balanced life, avoid excessiveness in everything. Try some relaxation techniques like yoga, include exercise in your daily activities, take healthy nutritional food and take vitamins. Be prepared and be organized always in all you do. Lastly, take active part in religious activities. You might be amazed that it really works.
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