Stress is a part of life, it can be positive if it keeps us alert, motivated, and ready to avoid danger. It can be negative if it becomes chronic, increasing the risk of diseases like depression, heart disease and a variety of other problems.
Chronic stress can wear down the body’s natural battlements, leading to a variety of physical symptoms, including:
- General aches and pains
- Crushing teeth, tightened up the jaw
- Indigestion symptoms
- Increase or loss of appetite
- Muscle tension in neck, face or shoulders
- Problems sleeping
- Racing heart
- Cold and sweaty palms
- Tiredness, exhaustion
- Weight gain or loss
- Upset stomach, diarrhea
- Irritability, impatience, forgetfulness
People can learn to manage stress, can be more happier, and can have healthier lives. Here are some tips to help you keep stress away from their lives:
- Always think and react positive to every event that happen in life.
- Accept that there are events that you cannot be controlled.
- Be positive instead of aggressive. Emphasize on your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive.
- Learn and practice relaxation techniques; try meditation, yoga etc
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
- Learn to manage your time more effectively.
- Set limits appropriately and say no to requests that would create excessive stress in your life.
- Make time for hobbies and interests.
- Get enough rest and sleep.
- Don’t rely on alcohol, drugs, or food to reduce stress.
- Seek out social support. Spend enough time with those you love.
Anger is a powerful force that can risk your relationships, your work, and your health, if you don’t learn to manage it effectively.To manage anger, acknowledge that you have a problem, keep a hostility record, and build a support network based on trust. Also, use techniques to interrupt your anger, listen, empathize, be positive with others, and learn to relax, as well as laugh at yourself. Finally, don’t let anger get in the way of the joys in life, and learn to forgive people who make you angry. These strategies are only a general guide. If anger continues to be a problem, you might need to seek the help of a qualified health professional, especially if your anger hurts others, or if it causes you physical pain or emotional distress.