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What is stress? and how can we manage this slowly killing machine.

Updated on August 4, 2017


   What is stress? my way of looking at stress from my own experiences over the years, as we all know stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand, it can be caused by both good and bad experiences, as for me I know my stress level usual rises, when everything around me seem to be going bad.

    For instant my daughter, did not get a loan to completed another  year to finish college, right

 away, after I read the letter, I could have feel my stress level rising, when people feel stressed by

 something going on around them their bodies react by releasing chemical in the blood, according

 to the expert these chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing

 if their stress is cause by a physical danger, such as finding out your husband of five years

 have been cheating on you, your job downsized, your parent was hospitalized, your car need

 new battery, and the list goes on.....and who causes this stress upon you... not you for sure, its

 always someone else's problems.

Young people experience stress at a high rate more than older folks who been through it so

 many times, and according to statistics, females more than males, I usually becomes tired for no

 apparent reasons, sick, irritable and unable to concentrate, so as soon  I experience these feeling,

I know it time for me to take a little time off and relax, and most of all breath.

This is how I manage my stress, I usually combine my off day with a sick day, and do absolutely

 nothing.I just meditated and relax, I also make sure I eat a good breakfast, called a

 friend I haven spoken too for a long, and chat the morning away, however, please remember to

 stay away from caffeine and sugar because they do not help your body manage stress, do not

 answer the phone especially if it's those 800 numbers (bill collectors). I love to paint, so I

 usually takes out my dusty dry up paint brush and I paint, I also love to write poems, that also relaxes me.

    Another thing I love to do is to sew, I have so many pattern just waiting for me to cut and sew,

 from making a blouses, dresses, or something for my house, especially those

design bathroom towel with colorful embroidery, with all my children names, I takes a plain towel and designs them, it like therapy for my soul.

However, just remember that most of the time, other folks causes our stress not us, but how to deal with it,  is up to each individual.... life without having  a stress moment is unreal, but having to deal with it professionally or on your own... cause for strength and plenty of rest.

A life without stress, is a non existence world. so it is important to identify it and deal with it when it happen to you. "fight the good fight with all your might."





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    • Darknlovely3436 profile image

      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      Thank for commenting Crosswords...

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      CrossWords 7 years ago

      Great tips, thank's for sharing!

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      Annie 7 years ago from NewYork

      thank you for commenti fibo777

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      fibo777 7 years ago from UK

      Very good topic. I like coffee though. Too much maybe. Makes me nervous sometimes.

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      Annie 7 years ago from NewYork

      Thank you hillrider for commenting, and it about time

      we take back our bodies, and manage our stress level with ease.

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      hillrider 7 years ago from Mid-west United States

      Managing stress is certainly important to keeping our lives in balance. Good suggestions here...

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      I love your writing! God bless! You have many points!

    • Darknlovely3436 profile image

      Annie 7 years ago from NewYork

      thank you also for commenting

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      Tina Dubinsky 7 years ago from Brisbane, Australia

      Meditation, eating right, exercise and spending time with the people you love are great stress reducers! Thanks for the tips and happy hubbing.