By: James Paque
When your body is constantly in emergency mode it begins to take a toll on your mind and body. To much stress can lead to severe problems such as depression, memory problems, poor judgement, feeling overwhelmed, using alcohol or drugs to relax, sleeping too much or too little, etc.
A stress ball is a simple but good way to relieve stress.
When your stressed take a deep breath and calm yourself down.
Stress can cause many problems that could affect your daily life.
Situations and pressures that cause stress are known as stressors and we usually think of them as being negative. Exhausting work or a bad relationship are good examples of stressors but getting married or going to college can also cause stress even though they are good things. In truth anything that puts high demands on the body or forces you to adjust can be stressful.
Common external stressors include major life changes, work or school, relationship problems, financial problems, being to busy, and children or family. Common internal stressors include chronic worry, pessimism, negative self-talk, unrealistic expectations, rigid thinking, and all-or-nothing attitude.