What is Stress?


What is Stress?

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood.

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline.

Stress is the body’s reaction to harmful situations – whether they’re real or perceived. When you feel threatened, a chemical reaction occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury. This reaction is known as “fight-or-flight,” or the stress response. During stress response, your heart rate increases, breathing quickens, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises. 

Main cause of Stress:

Everyone has different stress triggers. Work stress tops the list, according to surveys. Forty percent of  workers admit to experiencing office stress, and one-quarter say work is the biggest source of stress in their lives.

Causes of work stress include

  • Being unhappy in your job
  • Having a heavy workload or too much responsibility
  • Working long hours
  • Having poor management, unclear expectations of your work, or no say in the decision-making process
  • Working under dangerous conditions
  • Being insecure about your chance for advancement or risk of termination
  • Having to give speeches in front of colleagues
  • Facing discrimination or harassment at work, especially if your company isn’t supportive

Life stresses can also have a big impact. Examples of life stresses are:

  • The death of a loved one
  • Divorce
  • Loss of a job
  • Increase in financial obligations
  • Getting married
  • Moving to a new home
  • Chronic illness or injury
  • Emotional problems (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self-esteem)
  • Taking care of an elderly or sick family member
  • Traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, theft, rape, or violence against you or a loved one

Effect of Stress on your Health

Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, andyour behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to manyhealth problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

How to manage Stress

Its very important to recognize such factors in our life and do something about it. Almost 90% of us are facing these life stress but unable to recognize them and take action on time.

Below actions can help us in managing these stress elements in our life.

  • Meditation- Developing a habit of meditating can heal our emotional quotient and help us concentrate. It will help in focusing and concentrating on the important aspects of life
  • Exercise- doing physical activity release serotonin a happy hormone which regulates our mood. 20 minutes of basic walk can do wonders in managing stress.
  • Having a Positive Attitude
  • Trying HerbalRemedies
  • Massage Therapy

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