Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. (dont feel stress to read this blog!!)No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.
It is more important to address stress than handling a physical problem since the stress affects both physical and the mental well-being. The outcome of the prolonged stress is very hazardous when it is left unidentified!! yes the first and foremost step to tackle stress is to identify the existence of stress!!!
When we identify that we are suffering from stress we can able to find the root cause for the stress, let me convey the content in this way, the steps of stress management is well understood by this,
Are you in stress now??
If yes -go down!!! (do if not also!!)😉
Let us do some sort of exercise(not tough as you think!! uff!!! give a try)
1. Identifying the stress (make a guess if you’re unsure)
2. Finding the reason for stress
3. Methods to tackle
4. Mind motivation
1.Identifying the stress:
stress can occur when you face the major setbacks or loss in your life, say losing a job, money crisis and relationship breakup, it may occur even at the small occurings such as when you have to meet deadlines, continous work, inablitity to excel, comparison , your own thoughts, behaviour and sometimes physical illness.
2.Finding the reason for stress:
What caused your stress???
The possible answers may fall under the following category,(if not one among the below.. congrats you are out of box!!)
- Emotional problem
- Life changes
Effects of Stress:
Stress is highly related to the physical well being, it is important to notice your physical changes when you undergo stress because stress affects almost all the parts of your body!!! worse than you ever thought!! let us have a look on few health problems caused by stress,
Do not think i am gonna take medical lectures!!!
The idea behind briefing the medical disorders is to tell you how mischief you are doing to your health!!
Central nervous and endocrine systems
Your central nervous system (CNS) is in charge of your “fight or flight” response. In your brain, the hypothalamus gets the ball rolling, telling your adrenal glands to release the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rev up your heartbeat and send blood rushing to the areas that need it most in an emergency, such as your muscles, heart, and other important organs.
When the perceived fear is gone, the hypothalamus should tell all systems to go back to normal. If the CNS fails to return to normal, or if the stressor doesn’t go away, the response will continue.
Respiratory and cardiovascular systems
Stress hormones affect your respiratory and cardiovascular systems. During the stress response, you breathe faster in an effort to quickly distribute oxygen-rich blood to your body. If you already have a breathing problem like asthma or emphysema, stress can make it even harder to breathe.
As a result, frequent or chronic stress will make your heart work too hard for too long. When your blood pressure rises, so do your risks for having a stroke or heart attack.
Under stress, your liver produces extra blood sugar (glucose) to give you a boost of energy. If you’re under chronic stress, your body may not be able to keep up with this extra glucose surge. Chronic stress may increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The rush of hormones, rapid breathing, and increased heart rate can also upset your digestive system. You’re more likely to have heartburn or acid reflux thanks to an increase in stomach acid. Stress doesn’t cause ulcers (a bacterium called H. pylori often does), but it can increase your risk for them and cause existing ulcers to act up.
Stress can also affect the way food moves through your body, leading to diarrhea or constipation. You might also experience nausea, vomiting, or a stomachache.
Your muscles tense up to protect themselves from injury when you’re stressed. They tend to release again once you relax, but if you’re constantly under stress, your muscles may not get the chance to relax. Tight muscles cause headaches, back and shoulder pain, and body aches. Over time, this can set off an unhealthy cycle as you stop exercising and turn to pain medication for relief.
Stress stimulates the immune system, which can be a plus for immediate situations. This stimulation can help you avoid infections and heal wounds. But over time, stress hormones will weaken your immune system and reduce your body’s response to foreign invaders. People under chronic stress are more susceptible to viral illnesses like the flu and the common cold, as well as other infections. Stress can also increase the time it takes you to recover from an illness or injury.
3.Methods to tackle stress:
Try to follow atleast one of the following steps when you are in stress!!! and definitely you can feel the change!! (if not do not scold me!!)
1. Help someone else by volunteering
2. Have lunch or coffee with a friend
3. Ask a loved one to check in with you regularly
4. Accompany someone to the movies or a concert
5. Call or email an old friend
6. Go for a walk with a workout buddy
7. Schedule a weekly dinner date
8. Meet new people
9. Yoga or meditation
10. Playing your favourite playlists often
11. Eating yummy foods
12. Focusing on your hobbies
13. Make time for fun and relaxation
14. Set aside leisure time
15. Do something you enjoy every day
16. Keep your sense of humor😆😆
A strong mind does not let OPINIONS alter their course in life. They follow their own path, no matter what. A strong mind is one that visualizes success and is prepared to WORK to make that picture come to life. A strong mind does not let FEAR get in the way of SUCCESS.
Yes it even reduces stress too!!!
Nothing will affect you when you have the strong mind!!!
A strong mind is built from FEEDING it with positive thoughts and learning new things every day. Not every now and then. Not for a little while, EVERY SINGLE DAY.
A strong mind is built with daily gratitude. When you are grateful for everything you DO have, you have no room for negativity, no room for doubt or anxiety.
A strong mind is built with GOALS. GOALS that give you a reason to get out of bed and attack the day. A strong mind is built from knowing YOU are responsible for your life. Your results. Your success and your failures.
A strong mind is built with LEARNING. Learning new things every day, on topics that expand your mind and develop your skills.
GROWTH is the key to life. If you are GROWING and challenging yourself every day you’ll lead a happy life, if you’re not, you will suffer.
The mind is like a muscle, it get’s stronger when you embrace challenges. When you push it to it’s limits. When you learn what works and apply that to your life.
A strong mind is one that surrounds itself with the right people. A strong mind does not let OPINIONS alter their course in life. They follow their own path, no matter what.
Uff.. finally thanks for reading my blog!! hope your stress is reduced, if not read STRESSED backward!!! DESSERTS.. go and have your favourite dessert.. #best way to let your stress away!!