We all know the word stress and most of us know when we are being stressed, but do you know the symptoms that show you are over stressed?
If you do, and can spot them early and there are some exercises and techniques explained below that can let you beat them before you need medication.
The Stress Symptoms
Almost always when you are being stressed, you will notice a tightening of your muscles, usually in the hands and arms, sometimes the legs and feet.
Your blood pressure will rise, and your skin temperature will as well. These are normal responses from your natural “fight or flight" reflex.
If you are a bit observant and watch yourself carefully, you can identify these stress responses by your body.
Short-Term Stress is Good. Long-Term Stress is Deadly
If the above stress responses occur because you are in some sort of danger, and you have to protect yourself (by fighting or fleeing), then the stress is good. However they must be controlled.
A good example is being in a long line at the airport, with a nasty airline employee greeting you after your turn finally comes. The employee can stress you to very high limits, and you need all your self-control.
You will see your stress symptoms appearing.
Your quick reaction is needed. You must assert yourself, and get the employee to do their job, and quickly, and politely.
Your fighting will be by mental means, and verbal delivery. This short-term stress was a good thing.
Your body’s reactions were healthy for you, and all your natural anti-oxidants raced throughout your body to clear up any free radicals that were present.
However, if you suffer the above symptoms from an aggressive boss or co-worker at work on a daily basis, you are heading for real trouble.
Daily stress will:
Eventually you will become ill if you subject yourself to a daily stress that has the ability to produce stressor-reactions.
De-Stress! And Beat Stress
If you understand that your stress is becoming chronic, you must begin to de-stress at the sign of the first symptoms.
It’s easy; anyone can do it, anywhere. Follow these steps exactly, you will de-stress at once.
You are ready to face the world again, de-stressed. Remember, do these exercises each time you feel a prolonged stress, as the short stress is good for you, but long term stress is a killer. Look after yourself!
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