Though we are all different in the amount if stress we can handle, we can all reach the saturation point to where we want to explode. That explosion may come from a simple question by a fellow worker, or it may be in packing just one more lunch, but it finally comes when the build-up of the day’s little stresses become gigantic ones.In total frustration, some of us turn to alcohol or drugs, and they give us immeasurable stress that no longer can be handled alone. Stress and anger management classes go a long way into helping solve our problems, but sooner or later we are left to face them alone, though better prepared.
If you have been practicing meditation skills or yoga, you will already be ahead of the stressful encounters. By taking a few minutes several times a day to take several deep breaths. This brief respite will give you time to clear all the clutter from your mind and allow a moment of relaxation from the physical and mental pain that has brought you to this point. Once again you can become centered in the knowledge that you can escape the grip of stress for a few satisfying moments. Then you will be able to continue whatever you were doing with a clear head and less physical angst.
Some stress is natural and it is usually work related about your performance or getting ahead. Having said that, it doesn’t erase the tightness in your in neck, or the hunch in your shoulders, or the pain in your gut.
In fact stress can be responsible for your fights with loved ones, and there are lots of physical symptoms associated with stress:
Headaches, asthma, bad back, diarrhea, rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, grinding teeth, stuttering, dry mouth , allergy attacks, chest pain. I could go on…
Money and work seem to be the greatest causes of stress. We should try to define what it is that is responsible for our stress. Don’t let yourself stress about things you have no control of, like noisy kids in your neighborhood, or traffic patterns that create more congestion. Try to change the things that you can and shrug off those that you can’t.
Several ways to make your life less stressful are:
Get out and exercise, especially, in the fresh air and sunshine.
Share your feelings with others. It’s good to know you may be having the same stresses bother you as your co-worker and together you can to do something to alleviate t hem.
Learn to meditate or practice yoga or tai chi. Being around more relaxed individuals my help you find your center.
Watch something entertaining. Happy or funny things may be just what you need to put your stresses in the proper light.
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