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Take control over your stress

Updated on June 24, 2011

Cut Your Stress, Simplify Your Life

Take control over your stress
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Get rid of Bad Stress

It's almost impossible to live without some stress. According to the AmericanAcademy of Family Physicians, two-thirds of office visits to family doctors are for stress-related problem. So let’s try to know how to take control over our stress.

  1. Learn what stress is.
  2. Understand stress.
  3. Take control over your stress.

What is stress?

There have been many different definitions of what stress is. Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. When people feel stressed by something that happens around him, their bodies react by releasing chemicals in the blood. The events that provoke stress are called stressors .

Understand stress.

The most common stress reactions include tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, and a variety of physical symptoms such as headache and rapid pulse. Both mental and physical symptoms of stress can occur, although effects different people in different ways. Overeating, smoking, drinking, and drug abuse may also cause stressful life.

Take control over your stress.

  • Eat well. Don't skip meals.
  • B-Complex vitamin is essential to a healthy central nervous system. Calcium helps you to relax your muscles.
  • Cut the caffeine fro your daily life including in your morning cup.
  • Stress & Anxiety may Burn off all that steam the healthy way. Try to take exercise regularly or just go for a simple walk may help you a lot. Or you can do a YOGA and meditation at morning and before sleep which may help you to relax.
  • Try to reduce adrenaline. Any type of scary books and movies, or news stories that get you all worked up, avoid it.
  • The idea of using music to stress relief is a good idea. Classical music or any kind of slow, soft music will fill you with a sense of peace and make you more relax able.
  • Live green, make a touch with nature. Living constantly in a concrete jungle may cause to increase your stress on mind. You can take a little vacation and enjoy natural sites.
  • Take a massage or bath can work wonders. It may let your muscles relax.
  • Sleep well. A good sleep can make you day more energetic and enjoyable. But if you can't sleep then pay a visit to a sleep clinic or contact with any doctor.
  • Use aromatherapy for reduce anxiety and stress. Aroma of any flower or anything may help to calm or energize us. Our nervous systems relax and make a positive effect on heart rate, breathing, stress, and hormones. For 100 years, aromatherapy is used in Europe & the U.S.
  • You can write your all problem and reason of those problems into a piece of paper. Then read it loudly and burn them and let it go. By this way you will feel better.
  • Tell God all about your cares and concerns, and leave them in His hands, you will get a feelings that there is someone who cares for you. So pray.
  • Consult a professional if needed. Sometimes stress and anxiety comes from some physical or mental problems. If you feel stress for a long time and nothing works to reduce it then visit a doctor to take medicine or counseling. Some hormone imbalance or adrenal fatigue also may cause you a stressful life. Frequent or intense stress which hinders your daily regular life may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.

So my friends, you all can see that its not tough job to take control over your stress. So take care of yourself and live a Stress & Anxiety free life.


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      Etta 3 years ago

      This inatomfoirn is off the hizool!

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      really "whatastunner" !! oh ! U MAKE MY DAY :)

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      whatastunner 6 years ago from Ireland

      bookmarking this hub! thank you.

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      alex 6 years ago

      its quite hard to make control over stress

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      myi4u@ the way u see ur life. its really adorable ..

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      thanks for sharing myi4u . GOD bless you.

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      myi4u 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Before, I never really believe about stress. I always thought that you will have stress if you believe that you have it. However, over the years, I have really started to feel the stress from my work, my lifestyle as well as my age and commitment. There comes a time when I have to make some important decisions which will change the course of my life and it becomes very stress if I do not manage it well.

      What you have just written in your hub is simple yet very true. If we let stress to have control over our life, it will affect us in many ways. To lead a stress free life, we have to control over stress rather than be in denial, like the past me.

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      thanks duffsmom. I really love to write and communicate online. hope i gt succeed.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Excellent Hub. Well done.