Reducing stress can help you live longer, healthier, and happier. When you move to live longer and healthier, happiness often follows pursuit. Stress is pressures, or physiological responses, which when pressure occurs the body and mind will respond. Most times the person feels threatened, or fears change, or else feels challenged when stress occurs. Nowadays, we have to work twice as hard to survive, which has increased the rates of illnesses stemming from stress. The number of people today suffering has reached far past 1 million each year.
Stress is a positive influence however. When you feel stress you want to turn the negative energy into positive thinking. How it works?
First, remember to tell your self sufficient each day for no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Furthermore, learn to live one day at a time, unless you are overwhelmed with stress, and then learn to live one second at a time. If you are using alcohol or drugs to relieve constant tension, you want to consider practices other healthier tactics. If you are loosing sleep and find that alcohol helps you sleep, remember, when you drink you loose REM sleep. REM is the dream state, which is important.
You can go to the local pharmacist and purchase Melatonin supplements, which will relax the nerves and help you sleep. Melatonin costs a few bucks, and will save you more than you will spend on alcohol or drugs to relax.
If you are unfamiliar with signs of stress, emotional symptoms, mental symptoms, physical symptoms, or behaviors that stem from stress, we can consider a few details below.
Irritability is a sign that a person is over stressed. When you feel edgy, uptight, or feel impatience is taking control, likely you are overwhelmed with stress. Sensitivity, pessimistic thinking, and taking offense to what others say to you are signs of stress. If you are twitching nervously, biting your nails, pulling hair, or jiggling the knees you likely are experiencing stress. Nausea, constipation, diarrhea, excessive smoking is all signs of stress.
When you forget often or find it hard to concentrate, likely the mind is overwhelmed with thoughts. Likewise, when you find it hard to make decisions, (Small or Large) and find self obsessing, likely you are overwhelmed with stress. Fatigue, and overwhelming feelings of pressure is a sign of stress.
Emotional symptoms stemming from stress may include, low self-esteem, anxiety, panic attacks, anger, resentment, ready to cry often, moodiness, nightmares, and inability to laugh.
Physiology or Physical Symptoms
When you feel stressed, you may experience tension of the muscles and fatigue. You will likely experience back, head, shoulder, and neck aches.
Your eyes may feel tired, and the muscles may twitch, especially around the corners of your eyes. Often the jaw feels stiff, while the mouth feels dry. Often the palms of the hands will feel sweaty, while the fingers will feel cold. You may experience heartburn and indigestion often, as well as bladder and urinary problems. You may also experience palpitations of the heart, weight gain and loss, headaches, colds, hyperventilation, and so forth when you are overwhelmed with stress.
Often when a person is overwhelmed with stress, the person will feel angry and explode when miscommunications occur. The person may feel aggressive, and talk persistently, as well as often interrupting others who speak. Sometimes the person will withdraw from society, or social gatherings. The person may stop taking care of him or herself, and could show signs of obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
As you can see, stress is a hazard to health, happiness, and life unless you learn to use stress as your friend.