Have you ever had an encounter with a nasty headache?
Are your nights restless?
Are you getting more irritated quickly?
Does your heart beat faster than usual?
Do you sweat a lot?
Ever thought why are you experiencing such a situation?
Have every activities that you perform every day has given you that immense pressure that you cannot take things anymore? Do you want to get yourself free from such a situation? Well if you have then you’re not alone there are practically above 95% in total who face such circumstances on a daily basis and we refer to those situations as STRESS. In this article we are going to learn more about such situations the reason of its occurrence, the general symptoms and the management of such situation.
The word “stress” is something that we often use in our day to day life. We generally use the word “stress” when we fell that we just can’t handle things any longer and everything has become way more than expected. Stress is anything than causes an intimidation in our welfare. It is the common psychological and physical response to the mounting demands of our life.
When stress occurs “it hits like a bullet”, no one sees it coming but there are some general symptoms through which we can identify weather it is stress or not. None of the component of the body is impervious, but as every single being differ from one another in the same way the symptoms of stress can vary from person to person. But normally, one of the main symptoms of stress is physical symptom under which there are symptoms like low energy, headaches, upset stomach including diarrhea, constipation and nausea, aches, pains and tense muscles, chest pain, rapid heartbeat, insomnia. All these could lead to loss of sexual desire or ability, nervousness and shaking, cold or sweaty hands and feet, excess sweating, dry mouth and grinding teeth. Whereas another symptom of stress is emotional symptom under which there are symptoms like becoming easily frustrated and moody, feeling like you are losing control or need to take control, having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind, having low self esteem, lonely, worthless and depressed, and avoiding others.
Normally, we hear the words “stress” and “stressor” Many of us may not have the idea what actually the word “stressor” means and may assume it as stress. The main difference between “stress” and “stressor” is; stressor is a negotiator that causes stress. Stress is the feeling that we have when we are under some kind anxiety, while in the other hand stressors are the things that we normally react to in our environment. To be much clearer about stressor, the examples of stressor can be of obnoxious people, a speeding car, noises or even going on a blind date or marrying someone whom you have never met before.
Stress can influence every portion of our life. It is always full of ups and downs. Everything has it pros and cons. In the same way often it may seem that there’s actually nothing which we can do to lessen stress. The assignments dead line will always come, exams pressure are always there, ups and downs in relationships, we will never get an extra hour than 24 hours in a day to complete any kind of work, and as the time passes by our responsibility will always increase. But in reality we can bear a lot more things than we think we are able to.
In actuality, the simple recognition that we are in control of our life is the base of stress management. Managing stress is all about taking charge of our emotions, belief, agenda, and the way we take our problems and compact with it. Stress management gives a fresh start to our system. Stress management starts with identification of the cause of stress in our life. It isn’t as easy as we think to identify the cause. Some time we can neglect the small causes of stress that can lead to a big outcome in near future. We get stressed out when we have to submit our presentation and we haven’t even started it. To sum up all the examples above, stress management is the only the ray of hope for its cure.
Stress management has a lot of methods for people to cope with the pressure and try to avoid such situations many of them are described below,
ACCPECTANCE TO THE CHANGE
Many people in life can’t bear the change and cannot accept the change, weather it may range from the unavailability of a particular flavor of ice-cream to the hardships of a relationship. People have to accept to adapt to the change and learn to look at the upside of the situation. People can accomplish this by sharing their feelings their emotion, also by learning to forgive. They should never try to control the uncontrollable rather live the life carefree.
ALTER THE SITUATION
Another important methods to relief stress is by altering the situations this can be done when a person can manage time better and in an efficient manner. We should have a better vision to look at things and should express our feelings instead of bottling them up. We should also have a calm attitude in performing any activities and should be more assertive. We should always have an open mind to compromise in things, this is the most important way to get stress out of our system
There are many more methods of stress management which we can adopt to improve ourselves which we will be talking in our next article as of, in a nutshell, stress has always been the prominent cause for ups and downs in life and stress management isn’t a one day cure but with continuous practice stress will never ring our doorbell ever again.