Want to know about stress and how to handle it? Do you sometimes feel frazzled and under a lot of pressure from work, family, friends, society and even the economy?
It isn’t abnormal and we can totally relate.
You are not alone on this and we have just the right tips to you.
This is to help provide a comprehensive steer amongst employer and employees within an organization and as well individuals by paying abrupt attention to their health and well-being on a daily basis.
What is Stress?
It is a state of mental or emotional pressure or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. Stress could be in a form of anxiety, nervousness, worries etc.
This day is another moment to reminding us of the importance in looking after ourselves and breaking down the individual stressors in our life.
Causes of stress
There are several causes but let’s see a few below:
Going through a current illness can cause stress. Interestingly, your care for your family and loved ones can also increase health stress.
If you are in a relationship where you have more serious moments than fun, this can also lead to stress majorly emotional stress, this tends to drain your ability to do things right.
Inability to express oneself correctly, relating with people overtly can also cause stress.
Financial constraint is a common source of stress. Credit, debt, rent, or the inability to provide for your family or yourself can put a serious amount of stress on you as your thoughts will be centered on doing every possible thing to be financially stable and buoyant.
Traumatic event can also cause stress: robbery, rape, loss of a loved one, loss of job etc.
How do you know you are stressed?
- Excessive eating
- Frequent comments about fatigue
- You are easily distracted
- Quick temper
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of attention to personal appearance etc.
Managing stress can be a bit stressful too, however, once you take the baby steps you will be living a less stressful life and having a stress free day also at work.
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How to manage stress?
The first step is to identify that which stresses you. Once can identify its cause, deal with it adequately.
You can also do some meditation in a quiet and serene environment. Here there is a state of mental rest, you are not thinking, but aware of things around you.
- Eating a well-balanced diet
- Rhythmic breathing (breath in and out for like 1 min or 2)
- Speak to your doctor
- Exercise regularly. You can do the Yoga fit, this helps relax your nerves. Interestingly, listening to soulful songs can help uplift the mind and reduce stress.
P.S take some time today to examine where all the stressors lie. Remember you can begin by taking steps to remove them or find ways to mitigate them.
Stress kills, no one is going to give you a better life than you can give yourself.
Act now and start living a stress-free life.