Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Too much stress is bad

I am evidence to the fact that too much stress can be bad as can the consequences I apply which is copious amounts of booze or coffee and a great deal of fags.

The amount of stress we suffer can be attributed to our personality and how we cope with stress.

However the world would be a boring place without some stress to motivate us to get out of bed in the morning.

When stress becomes a problem we experience 'distress' that being when there's too much or too little. A lack of stress means your body is understimulated, leaving you feeling bored and isolated. Thus we look for stimulants such as alcohol or drugs.

Too much stress can result in a range of health problems including headaches, stomach upsets, high blood pressure and even stroke or heart disease. It can also cause feelings of distrust, anger, anxiety and fear, which in turn can destroy relationships at home and at work.

People often feel over-stressed as a result of some event or trigger. This doesn't have to be negative (such as the death of a loved one, redundancy or divorce); it can also be seemingly positive (a new partner, new job or going on holiday). Such feelings can also be acute (as the result of a death or loss of a job) or chronic (coping with long-term unemployment or being in a bad relationship).
Information source BBC Health.

I am helping my girlfriend's parents move into another house which is a stressful event for them.

So we have to know how to apply coping mechanisms for stress. From the library I discovered a book by Dr Hilary Jones "I'm too busy to be stressed." Well worth a read on how to recognise and relieve the symptoms of stress.

Indeed if you can recognise what major factors might cause you to be "over stressed" then you can find the best way of coping with your stress. I like to travel a great deal back and forward from Kirkcaldy to Dundee over 30 miles on the bus so I like to read during my journey. When I cannot sleep I listen to the radio. In short you need to find out what works best for you whether it is diet or exercise or relaxation techniques.

Everyone is different and the world would be a dull place if we weren't.

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