Stress Management And Your
Any new or different experience has the potential to cause
stress to some degree. In todays times it seems as if one never
stops doing or thinking about what needs to be done.
This type of anxiety or feeling of being hurried or even
overwhelmed may cause stress. It seems like no matter where you
turn there are images or recounting of negative events from
around the world.
With the right attitude and often by changing the way you
think it is possible to achieve the strength and mental health
necessary to cope with and manage stress so that it is at a
level that is comfortable. The first thing about attitude and
stress management is to change the way you think about stress
In itself, stress is not a bad or negative thing. Stress is
actually the bodys natural response to a real or perceived
threat. It is the flight or fight response that everyone has
heard about. Without stress it would not be possible to react
quickly in times of danger and that quick thinking ability to
make decisions and act on them would not exist.
Only when stress becomes constant does it lead to tension
and other health problems that in turn lead to more stress.
Attitude is fundamental to stress management. Having a positive
attitude about stress, and about life itself gives one a sense
of perspective and the ability to see positive elements of a
situation and often turn a negative experience or problem into
Having a positive attitude does not meant that you plaster a
smile on your face and pretending that things are great all of
the time, no matter what. It is about being optimistic,
thinking positively and having some control over the way stress
will affect and how to react to situations in a cautious and
Having a positive attitude may seem difficult for some,
especially those who tend to be negative or pessimists. It may
not happen overnight but if you want to change and you take
steps to do so, the rest will come.
Today's Stress Cure Fact
Bipolar StressThere are some common early warning signs, which if one recognizes early enough is able to combat the negative effects of stress and help prevent further harm. Some of the most common early warning signs of excess stress are chronic fatigue, excessive irritability or moodiness, amplified or disproportionate anxiety, poor emotional control, noticeable changes in appetite, sleep patterns or sex drive, insomnia, critical feelings of dependency or helplessness and withdrawal from normal activity or responsibility. One may even verbally express signs of stress by making comments or talking about not being able to relax, feeling tense, and inability to focus or stay on task They may verbalize that they don't feel good, right or are miserable and don't know why. If you pay close attention you may notice that you feel extremely fatigued, the TV may sound like it is blaring, a door being shut sounds like it was slammed. One may argue or yell at those around them for seemingly no or petty reasons. These are indicators that stress has reached a critical level and needs to be dealt with. While it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress it is of equal importance to be prepared for situations or events that are potentially stressful. coping with stress
Studies have shown that those with positive attitudes are
statistically healthier; they have stronger immune systems,
lower levels of stress and fewer instances of diseases such as
cardiovascular and subsequently happier due to more success in
Many people believe in the law of attraction, which works on
the premise that a person's thoughts, emotions, beliefs and
actions are said to attract corresponding positive and negative
experiences. While there are many criticisms of this theory as
a law, it goes along with the basic principles of having a
positive attitude and therefore attracting other positive
people, recognizing opportunities and realizing
Everyone needs a relaxing
hobby. A hobby that
really interests you, will breathe new
life into you.
A hobby can help
you be more relaxed, and let you enjoy
having something new to be interested
Be sure to only
choose those hobbies which will encourage
calm, and serenity for you.
Communication is important to an overall healthy existence
as well. Being able to talk to others in a positive way and the
ability to reach out to someone in time of need or emotional
support is useful in terms of taking a natural, healthy
approach to stress management and overall well being.