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Stress Management|Definition|Symptons & management strategies of stress
The word stress has become so famous in the modern days. You won't miss hearing it everywhere. It has simply become an epidemic of modern times. You can prove this by comparing the statistics of high numbers of anti-depressants out selling other types of prescription drugs and the lists of best sellers include soothing volumes on how to deal with stress.
Rather than going straight to the symptoms, it is proper that we get to understand what stress is.
What Is Stress
The most simplest and practical definition of stress is given by Mike Reeves McMillan. Mike also runs courses on stress management.
Here's the link to his site that http://stresshowto.com
Stop here. Watch the video before you continue. Why? The messages in the video will place you in sound footing as I discuss on.
Stress can be experienced in work place, at home, in relationships or in business or anywhere where people interact with each other.
Which category of stress do you commonly fall under?
Categories of stress
The medical experts provided fancy categories of stress. I found those information so technical and requires medical experts and psychologist to understand. Bit of research has yielded the following simple, easy to understand categories.
1. Good stress
2. Bad stress
3. Over stress
5. Under stress
These categories are self explanatory. I will soon show you a video that will shed some light into the categories of stress listed above.
When you hear a person referring to stress these days, they most likely referring to being "over stressed" with "bad stress"
Medical research has proved time and again that stress leads to long term health problems. Accept the fact being ignorant to stress only adds more health problems to your life and reduces your years on earth.
Medical research has shown a strong correlation between brain and humane system. What is this link anyway? When we are overstressed with bad stress, the activity of our bodies human system is affected. No wonder some illness is expressed by stress by individuals.
More on stress symptoms
6 very common symptoms of stress
1. Short temper
2. Emotional outburst
3. Lack of attention to duties
4. Decrease productivity
5. Increase in number of accidents
6. Increase absenteeism, lateness and turn over of staff in workplace
If you happened to find yourself experiencing one or more of these symptoms than that should ring a bell. Most people do not realize until its to late. Some realize but become ignorant and that does more harm to their health.
List of common strategies of coping with stress
1. Emotional or mental-This involves crying, drinking alcohol or praying
2. Physical -This involves dieting,exercise, meditation or relaxation techniques
3. Taking up hobbies or holidays
4. Rely on problem solving techniques, confronting the stress
5.Relying on personal support from family and friends
Please watch the video on stress management for more specific details.
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Word of advice
Stress as we know can have detrimental impacts on our health in the long run if we don't manage it at present. My word of advice is "Never to take short cut methods of relieving stress"
Drugs like marijuana, cocaine or any others or even alcohol do not solve your problem. They conceal the problems just to let it appear again later on. Resorting to drugs to manage stress means treating the symptoms only, not the cause.
It is better to use strategies that involves searching within your life and finding the real cause of stress.
Hope you learnt something from this hub.
I wish you good health.