If stress is affecting your life in any way, you might want to consider the factors that can cause it. When you are faced with a lot of stress, your ability to cope diminishes, and there is a possibility of an emotional or physical disruption to your life.
Let us consider some of the factors that will affect your stress levels.
- Your consumption of caffeinated drinks, be it tea, coffee or even that can of cola. Just how much is too much - is something that only your body can answer. For some, one cup of coffee is too much, whereas for others, they can drink up to eight cups a day with no apparent ill effects. Still, it is better to err on the side of caution and to limit your caffeine consumption.
- Your smoking habits - just how much do you smoke? Smoking is never a good thing, the accumulation of toxic chemicals into your lungs is not only a cause of concern for your health, but it also contributes to your stress. Some may say it eases tensions, but do not be fooled.
- Are you getting enough exercise? Do make sure that you are taking sufficient exercise. Lack of exercise can cause your body to strain over even the most mundane of tasks. Keep yourself fit and in shape with regular exercise, so that you do not add to your stress burden with an unfit body.
- Could you be a little ill? If you are feeling under the weather, and stressing and fussing about over things, it could be due to that flu bug. Take some rest and proper medication and care, and you should be back to your normal healthy self.
The cause of the stress is not always obvious or easy to spot. You have to take into account your own personal history with stress, and you may need some careful thought and deliberation, either by yourself or with your own support group to help you deal with the stress in your life.
One of the things that can cause stress is poor time management.
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Shafir Ahmad of http://www.ShafirAhmad.com is the author of “The Experts Guide to Managing Your Time".