Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to things that upset your balance. Studies show that most people experience some type of stress throughout the year. “When your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release a burst of hormones to fuel your capacity for a response.” The problem comes when we have non stop stress and the release is constant.
Signs of too much stress:
Determining the cause of your stress is your first step. After identifying the cause is the time to start working on strategies to deal with them. Often it is as easy as staying away from the neighbor who drives you nuts, or turning off the news. If you can’t avoid the stress inducer, then next step is to figure out ways to live with it.
Don’t try to do it on your own. Join a group who is going through the same stress as you, seek help from family and friends. You may also benefit from daily practices that encourage stress reduction, like mindfulness, prayer, meditation, yoga or just going outside to enjoy nature..
In our world, it is unrealistic to expect stress to disappear from your life. Managing stress isn’t a one day thing. With consistent effort, you can learn to manage your levels of stress and increase your ability to handle the challenges that bring stress.