- Recognize you are stressed
- Stop –and breathe
- Convince your body to relax
- Responding to the immediate physical effect of stress can help fix long term stress
- Exercise regularly
- Eat healthy
- Sleep regularly 7-8 hrs is best
- Adopt a hobby
- Avoid over use of any drug,
- Stop smoking,
- Stop taking caffeine
- Go on an inexpensive vacation
- Organize yourself (Plan your day , organize your work and time)
- Some people may need professional help to deal with stress.since they may be having an imbalance adrenal gland.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS
Stress the number one cause of most Diseases
What really is stress:-
-It is seen as pressure, strain, tension , tightness .(physical )
_ it is also seen as a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.
-Under stress the body may respond by releasing chemicals in the blood stream to give more energy or strength to deal with the condition on hand if is physical. - Such as the fight or flight reaction, or the burst of anger response when face with physical danger,
-These chemicals release are good for the body in short periods but under extended period it can be bad. This is why stress is sometime said to be good or bad.
There are different categories of stress
Internal Stress: Is the one that has you worried about. Things you can do nothing about .things you have no control over. Yet you worry Eg. (The rain won’t stop falling and I cannot get the clothes dry)This is dangerous stress.
Emotional Stress: Is your response to situations around you such as (noise around you, work, family etc, You must identify the cause and design ways and strategies to deal with it.
Fatigue and over work Stress: This type is built up over long periods of time and can take hard toll on the body physically, emotionally and mentally.
Mental Stress can affect the body and mind:
People under large amount of stress can become, tired, sick and unable to concentrate and think properly ,they cannot make sound decisions, they can go into depression, they can have a full blown mental breakdown.
SIGNS THAT YOU ARE STRESS:
There are many warning signs such as
Tense muscles, Over eating, cold limbs nervousness
Nervous stomach, dry mouth frequent visit to the bath room
shortness of breath impaired judgment frequent colds and flu
biting nails anxiety, forgetfulness irrational
defensive, lack of patience argue all the time fatigue
smoking headaches excessive drinking of alcohol
high blood pressure back pain, terrified of heights
others are always wrong, drug use mental problems grinding teeth,
Excessive movements Twitching restlessness reclusiveness
HELP WITH STRESS
Quick Fixes For Stress
1.Breath deeply: it slows down heart rate and reduces anxiety Focus on your breathing and breathe for a count of 10 . Repeat.
Breath in as if filling a paper bag and out as if you are forcing out the air from the bag.
2.Relax your muscles: Bend and stretch arms, clinch and unclench fingers rotate wrist, bend over, squats etc ,massage neck and shoulders muscles
3 Make a change: Step back from what you are doing or is straining you for few second, can bring back a lot of perspective; go for a quick walk, play some music, dance, sing loudly, drink a glass of water, talk to a friend, go outside. Just change what you were doing.
4.Laugh : nothing relieves stress like laughter it releases endorphins that relaxes the whole body. Laugh at yourself or some form of comedy not others.
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Juliet Christie Murray, Jamaican, has worked in Jamaican Schools for over thirty eight years. She has occupied positions as classroom teacher, teaching all primary subjects, as subject teacher, teaching subjects such as reading, music theory, and Home and Family Life Education, with special emphasis on nutrition and clothing and textile. Juliet has worked in the capacities of acting Principal, Vice Principal and Senior Teacher. She likes writing and has authored three anthologies of poems two published and one in the process of being published,Journey to Enlightenment Revealed and Journey to Enlightenment Seasons. She has also authored an online book of instructions on drapery making, “Quick and Easy Drapery Making” which may be obtained on the website Decorating Tips and Ideas. and a program for Easy and Sure Weight Loss in the form of an e-book JICM Health and Wellness Centre. As a writer Juliet writes articles on various sites such as Triond com where she writes recipes. She writes on Jamaica poetry.com where she gives instructions on poetry writing, and Jamaica I Said It an information site on Jamaica. She is also the writer of the blog teacherslessonplans.blogspot.
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