What is Stress?
Stress is a bodily response to the sensation of a mental, emotional, or physical factor. You can experience stress through your thinking or an environment that makes you feel upset, angry, or anxious. Not all stress is awful. Even positive changes can also bring stress such as the birth of a child, promotion, or buying a new home.
Stress is a natural part of life. We all deal with it in a variety of different situations. Maybe it’s your relationship, money trouble, job, or family stress.
These are some common triggers that will keep you more focused and aware of things around you. Stress can give you more strength in some cases and help you get more accomplished.
According to the American Psychological Association, there are three types of stress.
Acute Stress. A sense of emergency might trigger acute stress. For example, running late for work, or you miss a serious vehicle accident. It results in a migraine or even chest pain.
Episodic Acute Stress. A type of acute stress which happens more frequently. Some people experience a lot of nervous energy and always rushing and running late, they are probably suffering from episodic acute stress.
Chronic Stress. The grinding stress that wears on us over time. The prolonged emotional pressure in which a person perceives that they have little or no control. It leads to physical distress like strokes and heart attacks.
Symptoms of Stress
Chronic stress badly affect the body’s natural defenses and leads to a variety of physical symptoms which includes
- Indigestion and constipation
- Weight loss or gain
- Insomnia and dizziness
- Upset stomach or diarrhea
- Memory problems
- Frequent cold and flu
- Loss of sex drive
- Chest pain and rapid heart rate
- Tiredness and trambling
- Headache and grinding teeth
Management of stress
Stress is most common in family and relationships. The most important thing to do is to recognize and manage your stress to avoid negative mental and physical consequences. Stress that is not managed can appear as chronic stress.
Here are some stress management tips that soothe your stress-filled heart and keep your stress at bay.
When life makes you down, there’s nothing like getting a shoulder to cry on. But sometimes it’s your relationships that hurt you. It’s time to take a step back to analyze what’s going on so that you can work out ways to relieve the stress if you and your partner have reached a stressful point.
Optimist people believe that positive events are more consistent than negative ones. They believe that they can avoid the troubles of everyday life and can fight with ups and downs, and that is why they cope with stress more successfully than those who are frustrated.
Talk it out
As soon as you realize that something is not right, take time to talk to each other. You may find that your partner is stressed about work and has a low mood with you. Don’t assume negative. Ask questions, talk, and make everything clear.
Build a healthy environment with your family. Protect your relationships and family from typical invaders such as employment, excessive activity, computer, TV, cellphone, etc.
Accept as it is
Try to ignore the weak points of your loved ones or family and accept the way they are. In times of stress, relationships can be stressed and critical. Keep your focus away from your flaws. Do what you like and appreciate. Loving is a choice and it will come back whenever you deliberately look for good things in people.
Eat a healthy and balanced diet and exercise regularly. Your body can tackle stress better when it is fit. Make time for hobbies, spend time with friends, or do whatever makes you feel good.
Get proper sleep and take your time for relaxation because your body needs time to recover from stress.