Have you experienced that moment when your head starts aching, you feel a very uneasy sensation, and your nerves become tight. Well, that is a sign of stress. Stress triggers a surge of a hormone called adrenaline that temporarily affects the nervous system. They say stress is the body’s method of reacting to a challenge. The point to note here is a reaction which is an instinctive action as opposed to a response which is a well-thought action.
Some of the changes you notice in your body when you are stressed are sudden irritation, losing patience, binge eating, bloating Anxiety, Restlessness, Depression, Lack of motivation andSleep disorders. Every time you have a strained nerve, it affects your digestion resulting in many other diseases in the course of time. But the real question is, is stress right and what measure of it is good?
Stress is caused either by a life event that has shattered you, a financial setback or for a few their day to day activities. How do you deal with them? Is it okay to sulk and let the stress take over you? Some stresses are like triggers that keep you going to accomplish your goal while others that undermine both our mental and physical health they are bad.
What habits can help you deal with stress?
- Make a daily journal where you record all your thoughts, this not only helps you to pen down your feelings but helps you look at your problem from a different perspective
- Every day think of the things you are grateful of, make a list of them and stick that in your room or your workstation. They are constant reminder of what life has gifted you and why embracing them can help you get rid of disappointment
- Even when in stress make sure you get up and go for a walk or do some light exercise, it helps you release the negative feelings.
- Take a couple of deep breaths and have cold water, this helps in releasing the tension in your nerves.
- Cut down on the intake of Caffeine, because it would add more to your level of anxiety.
- Make meditation a daily practice even if it for 10 minutes each day, it can help you control stress.
The next time you react, stop, think and respond. Stress is a reaction and not a response.