How does stress affect our health? What to do to overcome it?
Stress has become a daily component of our lives and is one of the main enemies of the modern society. Stress is a natural defense mechanism of the body (physically and mentally) to positive or negative experiences.
Stress is a certain pressure that we feel when we are overwhelmed by daily activities or a specific situation –it can be related to work, the traffic, family circumstances, the relationshipwith our friends, etc. Any aspect that is perceived as a threat to personal well-being can be a source of stress, therefore having negative effects on our body.
When there is a source of stress that the body perceives as dangerous, the hypothalamus reacts and releases two important hormones: adrenaline and cortisol. Their role is to prepare us for danger. The heart begins to beat faster and the blood gets redistributed mainly to the muscles and brain. All of these processes support the effective fight against stress and are crucial for survival. The problem occurs when the level of stress causes loss of control, fear and long-term anxiety.
How does stress affect our health?
Stress affects all aspects of our life, from feelings and behavior, to the ability to think and our health. The symptoms of stress can vary from person to person depending on our personal differences.
- You have mood swings, predisposition to agitation and frustration.
- You become overwhelmed. You can also feel either that you lose control or that you need to take control.
- You can hardly relax and calm your mind.
- You lose self-esteem feeling lonely, useless and depressed.
- You avoid the people around you.
- Lack of energy;
- Dizziness or poor general condition;
- Stomach problems, diarrhea, constipation and nausea, sometimes gastric reflux;
- Pain and tension in the muscles;
- Chest pain and palpitations;
- Fatigue, exhaustion;
- Frequent colds and infections;
- Lack of sexual drive;
- Nervousness and trembling, ringing in the ears;
- Sweaty or cold hands and feet;
- Excessive sweating;
- Weight oscillations;
- Clenched jaw and gnashed teeth.
- Constant worrying;
- Quick and repetitive thoughts;
- Forgetfulness and lack of organization;
- Inability to concentrate;
- Making inappropriate decisions;
- Appetite changes – lack of appetite or overeating;
- Avoidance of responsibilities;
- Alcohol, drug or tobacco abuse;
- Agitated behavior, expressed by biting the nails or continuous movement.
How to reduce and manage stress?
Too much stress can affect us physically and mentally. We need to learn how to control stress through a few techniques that will help us continue living a happy life:
- Be positive.
- Accept that some events cannot be controlled.
- Learn and practice relaxation techniques like meditation, breathing techniques, yoga.
- Have a healthy and balanced diet.
- Manage your time efficiently.
- Get enough rest, because your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
- Give up alcohol and drugs.
- Identify the sources of stress and its symptoms, then try to reduce them as much as you can.
- If you have accumulated too much stress, talk about your feelings with a friend or family member.
- Exercise every day so that your mind can take a break from problems and focus on workouts. As a result of working out, more endorphins will be secreted in the brain and the body will be less stressed.
- Make time for yourself before you reach the edge of your limits.
- Set your limits. Learn to say no when you already have enough responsibilities and prioritize between family and work. When you say “NO”, you gain more control over your life and you keep stress under control.
Even if stress is common, you need to know how to manage it.
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