things to learn about stress

What is stress?

a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. (pressure)

what causes stress?

exhausting work schedule or a rocky relationship. However, anything that puts high demands on you or forces you to adjust can be stress.

what are the risk of stress?

  • some risk of stress could be Heart disease, Asthma, Obesity, Diabetes ,Headaches, Depression and anxiety, Gastrointestinal problems and Alzheimer's disease.

what are ways to prevent stress?

  1. Reframe problems. Try to view stressful situations from a more positive perspective.
  2. Look at the big picture. Take perspective of the stressful situation.
  3. Adjust your standards. Perfectionism is a major source of avoidable stress.

what are some of the ways to manage stress?

  • Take a break from the stressor. It may seem difficult to get away from a big work project, a crying baby or a growing credit card bill. But when you give yourself permission to step away from it, you let yourself have time to do something else, which can help you have a new perspective or practice techniques to feel less overwhelmed.
  • Exercise. The research keeps growing — exercise benefits your mind just as well as your body.
  • Smile and laugh. Our brains are interconnected with our emotions and facial expressions. When people are stressed, they often hold a lot of the stress in their face. So laughs or smiles can help relieve some of that tension and improve the situation.
  • Meditate. Meditation and mindful prayer help the mind and body to relax and focus.
  • Get social support. Call a friend, send an email. When you share your concerns or feelings with another person, it does help relieve stress.