How To Deal With Stress
By definition, stress is a feeling which is exhibited when you are put in a situation which could be a possible threat to your well- being or even your life. Stress is that factor which keeps you alert and even gives you the energy to move on in conditions where you wouldn’t have expected yourself to fight. But living constantly under stress would cause you more harms – physically, mentally or even behaviorally.
Stress is basically a physiological response of your body wherein your body secretes the stress hormone once it senses a stressful situation around. This could lead to increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, breathlessness, loss of memory, lack of concentration, tensed muscles etc. Being constantly stressed would trigger a variety of physical symptoms. So, how do you deal with stress?
Three methods can be used to deal with stress – self help, stress management and medication. Some self help methods to deal with stress are talking with your friends or family, doing some exercises and even consulting a counselor would be beneficial. Besides, plan a diet which includes proper nutrition. Avoid alcohol, drugs and even caffeine intake. Practicing yoga can help in relaxing your body.
There are many books and articles that would help you with stress management. Stress management would involve changing the way you look at a situation which would make you feel stressed. It would work towards either eliminating or modifying the cause of your stress and also help in reducing the amount or impact of stress that a particular situation would involve. Stress management would also help you in finding ways to better adjust to a stressful situation.
Certain therapies like aromatherapy, reflexology can help in order to reduce the effects of stress on you.
Your doctors too can prescribe you with certain medications. But the medications are mostly prescribed only to treat the symptoms of stress like anti-depressants for depression or medicines to treat illnesses caused by stress. Such medications do not do much to treat stress or making you capable of coping with it. It just suppresses the symptoms.