Stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure). It can initiate the “fight or flight” response, a complex reaction of neurologic and endocrinologic systems.
At some point in our lives, most of us will face times that are extra stressful or that even shake us to our core. At those times, having strong coping strategies can make a huge difference”.
If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life.
Stress can cause or influence the course of many medical conditions including psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety. Medical problems can include poor healing, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, poorly controlled diabetes and many other conditions.
Effective stress management helps you break the hold of stress on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.
Tackle Your Problems
Your problems are the impediments to your goals and success. As they continue to thrive, you will have difficulties reaching where you ought to be. Problems are usually due to deficiencies (health problems), lack of knowledge, and personality disorders
There are rational ways to approach your problems without allowing stress to weigh you down. Start by viewing the problem as an adversary which by the way of viewing a being is likely to attack and cause you significant harm, should it be left untended. The adversary is your enemy vying so well to incapacitate you and turn your situation to a disaster. To your problems (the adversary), doing nothing leaves you shorthanded and eventually overwhelmed to an unrecoverable state.
Shift your thinking
Your actions are significantly affected by your thinking. Positive thinking fosters whatever you do, enabling you to keep going on when circumstances seem impossible. By seeing the bad side of everything, you would be conditioning yourself to to see only bad things. You would come to believe that everything and everyone is bad. The Mentality of Good would be taken from you and replaced with Bad.
More importantly, Beware of Ideas. They are the bedrock upon which crime is carried out. One who becomes an armed robber had been formulating ideas about robbery (ideating) . The idea was haboured, rather than expunged and eventually opportunity gave way to effectuate it.
Essentially, your thinking can make or mar you. If you keep thinking bad, you might not be productive in your enterprise, as excellent results are due to objective and rational mindset.
Mix with others
Being gregarious helps you to allay your mind and free yourself of the aura of negativity. By opening up with others. communication can provide insights to the issue at hand. It can give you the privileged of understanding the issue better, and learning from what you did or did not do.
Communication closes the gap of loneliness. It makes you secured that you are not the only one going through tough times.
Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.