Stress is a condition that is characterized by symptoms of physical or emotional tension. It is a reaction to a situation where a person feels threatened or anxious.
Adults, teens, and even children experience stress and depression at times. The aspects of stress are severe enough to overwhelm a person’s ability to take care of themselves and family.
Sometimes after experiencing a traumatic event that is especially frightening including personal or environmental disasters or being threatened with an assault, it may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills and expenses won’t stop and responsibilities and pressures of work and family are always demanding.
People have a strong and lingering stress reaction to the event. Strong emotions, jitters, sadness, or depression may all be part of this normal and temporary reaction to the stress of an overwhelming event.
If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life.
This is where you have to take control of your life and manage the stress. Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems.
No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control. But first we have to take care of ourselves by
- Eating healthy
- Get plenty of sleep
- Give yourself a break from everything
- Exercise on regular basis
- Talk to your friends and family
- Share your problems with whom you trust
- Avoid drugs, alcohol, smoking or caffeine of any kind as well.
And most important, motivate yourself that;
“This is just a rough patch and you will go through it, survive it and then rise from it”.
But if these things don’t work, talk to a psychologist or a counselor. Don’t take any risks and get better as quickly as possible, because stress also heavily affects your mind and body too.