All About Stress
Raising Awareness For Mental Health
What Is Stress?
That's perfectly normal. Stress comes from just about everywhere in our lives, we just have to learn how to deal with it properly.
Work It Out
Exercising is a common, healthy way to deal with stress.
Believe it or not, some stress is actually very good for you. Some stress keeps you safe, but long-term stress can be detrimental to your health.
Types Of Stress
Stress can lead to both physical and mental responses.
Physical symptoms are things like: faster breathing or heart rate, high blood pressure, sweating, aches, stiffness, weight loss or gain, inability to sleep, constant fatigue, cold hands and feet, and skin problems, in addition to much more.
Emotional symptoms are things like mood changes, nightmares, panic attacks, anger, depression, restlessness, racing thoughts, crying, withdrawing, lack of concentration, and more.
When you are stressed, you may feel nervous, scared, sad, angry, or easily frustrated.
Is Stress Really So Bad?
Long-term stress can be bad. It can lower your immune systems and drain you emotionally.
But some short-term stress is actually good for you. Fight-Or-Flight stress is actually what keeps you safe in tough situations, and spurs your reactions and reflexes.
What Can I Do To Relieve Stress?
- running or jogging
- going for a walk
- yoga/working out
- get enough sleep
- work on time management and organization
- have fun, take a break
- keep healthy and take care of yourself
- talk to someone
- practice controlled breathing exercises
Can Someone Help Me?
To relieve stress, Lauren likes to target shoot guns and bows with her dad, go running, spend time with her horse, listen to loud music, browse Tumblr, and cook or bake.