3 Types of Stress – Know the Good, Bad and the Ugly

Contrary to common belief stress is normal in life and not all of it is bad. During a crisis and an emergency the body rises to the occasion and manages the situation successfully. This “flight or fight” reaction enables us to handle the situation quickly and effectively.

Continuous exposure to stress for long has a negative impact and causes physical problems like head aches, stomach aches and insomnia. It weakens the body’s immune system and renders you vulnerable to disease and illness. It also affects your mental state and makes you anxious moody and depressed. In short it makes you miserable out and out.

How to manage stress

Stress can be managed in many ways and its negative effects arrested over a long term. Only you have to pin point the cause whether it is the death of a loved one, the loss of job or divorcee. It may also be of less anxiety like dealing with a difficult boss or co worker or having too much work on hand at once.

If your tension or stress is focused on a particular event or situation you can cope with the issue and manage the stress. If your stress is due to the over load in your work and you can reduce your workload and say no to any additional work, or projects that come your way.

During your challenging time you do not take care of yourself in the least. You must, in this time, eat healthy food participate in activities you love, carry on daily exercise which are absolutely essential to manage stress and tension.

Deep breathing and meditation can relax you against the negative effects of stress. Free conversation with a friend, seeking professional help to sort out your feelings and how to deal with them can also be of immense help to you. You can maintain a journal to keep your feelings effectively in check and work through your distressing issues.

Though it is natural, stress should not have any negative impact on your body or life. The best way to keep it in check and control is to pin point the cause and learning a few easy coping techniques.


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