Stress: A Cause of Worry

Stress is body’s normal defuse against threats and danger. It is our physical and psychological response to any challenge. Needless to state, that life as is today is full of challenges and therefore, our lives today are full of stress. Stress is normal part of life if we can deal with it. But if we can’t, it can seriously hamper our well-being.

Some of the major causes of stress are:

  • Relationship problems
  • Career dissatisfaction
  • Financial concerns
  • Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self esteem)
  • Major life changes

How to identify it; to state a few:

Physical reactions manifests as

  1. Stomach upset
  2. Insomnia
  3. Aches and pains
  4. Lower immunity

Emotional reactions manifests as

  1. Irritability
  2. Forgetfulness
  3. Lack of concentration
  4. Fatigue
  5. Anxiety
  6. Anger

Behavioral reactions are

  1. Become moody and weepy
  2. Angry outbursts
  3. Food cravings
  4. Social withdrawal
  5. Addictions and consumptions

How to resolve it:

Depending on the severity of the case it can be through

  1. Sharing your concerns and venting it out goes a long way.
  2. Talk to someone close to you; parents, friend, relative or a counsellor
  3. Indulge yourself with loads of activities you enjoy.
  4. Medicines
  5. Induced relaxation technique
  6. Indulge yourself with loads of activities you enjoy.
  7. Travel to different places

If I were to sum it then I would say

  1. Change your outlook towards the events.
  2. Remove the source if possible.
  3. Learn ways and means to cope up with stress inducing situations.
  4. Learn to discriminate between controllables and uncontrollables

In one sentence: “Change what you can Accept what you can’t”

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