What to do when stress take over?
Our blog today is going to be about stress. I know you will say “uffff we heard it all before”, but we are going to look at stress as in physical and emotional symptoms. How stress affect us, our personal life, relationships. How we can deal with it and what we have to do to help ourselves to do better in stressful situations and not let stress affect us as much.
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 heartrate increases, breathing quickens, muscles tighten, and blood pressure rises. You’ve gotten ready to act. It is how you protect yourself. What causes stress in one person may be of little concern to another. Some people are better able to handle stress than others. And, not all stress is bad. In small doses, stress can help you accomplish tasks and prevent you from getting hurt. (ref.WebMD)
We are designed to handle some amount of stress, but we are not able to do that in long term without ill consequences. Lets have a look at some symptoms. If you have no other proven illnesses check the symptoms below:
And if all that is not enough… If you have any or more then five of these symptoms, you seriously have to work on stress!
Whether we have gone trough something terrible like loss of loved one, ending relationship, loss of job, or we have stress every day over general things in life, in long term stress will affect us and always hits heard when we are relaxed and the situation is gone.
We can use different stress-reducing techniques. We can learn to meditate for instance. You can meditate in the morning to fill yourself with positive energy and meditate in the evening to clean from negativity you soaked up during the day. If you need you can meditate during the day for 10 min on the bus, train wherever you are and whenever you need. I can strongly recommend http://www.sahajmarg.org/homepage . You can connect with people at your end of the world and they will introduce you to meditation. My personal experience was great with my perfect, who thought me how to meditate.
You can change your lifestyle, your diet. We all know the great benefits of healthy eating and exercise. Running, aerobics, jogging is a great way to reduce physical symptoms of stress. You can start yoga, which will help the body and mind to recover.
Learn to say “NO”, reducing your work load when possible, cutting back on meetings with negative people, in fact you can completely clear them out of your life. Working on your relationship, talking to your partner will help. Do not forget that your stress and negative emotions, whether we want or not will reflect on our partner and will produce exactly the same negativity and even fights from his/hers side.
Learn how to be emotionless when possible or to control your emotions. And here I am not talking to be stone cold or not feel love and happiness. But learn how not to react to other people bad mood, negative thoughts, words and exactly the same about positive emotions, have them but in moderation, do not go over the top. You can listen some of the seminars of Alexander Hakimov, which will help you in many aspects of life.
About your food habits, whatever your diet change to something healthier. Personaly I find very interesting all about Verdict culture and way of eating and healing trough food. You can check it out, is nothing difficult about it, no diet, but will help you understand the way you feel and most importantly will help you get better by making little changes. Do things for yourself.
Go to hairdresser, go to pedicure, manicure, massage. By looking good we feel good, we attract happy people and positive things start to happen in our lives. I have made experiment and it did prove that theory. I went to gym, did my hair and nails, made some time for my self and immediately. I attracted positive reaction in my partner, his behavior towards me was great and he also felt good and happy around me. The minute I shifted back to my little negative hole, things turn exactly the opposite direction and it was the end of the world. So make yourself happy, find your way to look after your self, love yourself and the others will love you too. Finally, find time to rest, its essential! Sleep, go earlier to bed and wake up earlier. Take some supplements like magnesium, vitamin B, fish oil, amino acids, make a research to find your quality brand and help your body to recover from all negative consequences from stress.
All of us have been stressed one way or another in our lives, but the most important thing is to make little changes and fight back. To find your way to help yourself. Trust me if you do that, life will be good again. Put yourself first for once, no one else will do it. Love your self first, you don’t need anybody else to do it or to tell you every day that they love you. Stay possitive, do good things for yourself and you will immidiatly attract the same reaction, same possitivity and love in people.
Smile and the universe will smile back. :)