Don’t stress over STRESS!

Stress is not negative. It is for a purpose. It makes us get out of our comfort zone to achieve something”.

Stress is nothing but any type of change that causes emotional, physical or psychological strain. Stress is something that requires attention or action by your body.

“The way you respond to stress makes a big impact on your overall well being”.

When stress is created by undesired outcomes then it becomes “Distress” and when stress is created by desirable and successful effects it is called “Eustress”.

It is wholly dependent on us whether we make it distress or eustress.

Psychologically you are giving a positive connotation to one thing and negative connotations to others. 

Some common signs of stress include :-

• Mood swings

• Clammy or sweaty palms

• Decreased sexual drive

• Difficulty in sleeping

• Grinding teeth

• Headaches

• Muscle tension (especially in neck and shoulders)

• Racing heartbeat

• Trembling

Whether you are “anxious” or “excited”, the body responds in the same way.

How to identify if you are stressed out?

Stress is not always easily identified but there are ways to recognise some signs that you are taking way too much pressure!

• Psychological signs – It includes difficulties in concentrating, worrying too much, anxiety and trouble remembering.

• Emotional signs – This includes being angry, moody, irritated or frustrated.

• Physical signs – It includes high blood pressure, changes in weight, frequent cold or infections (apart from COVID-19!), changes in menstrual cycle and libido.

• Behavioural signs – This includes poor self-care, not relying on things you enjoy, taking drugs.

What is the beauty of stress?

“Not all types of stress are harmful or even negative”.

Eustress – Eustress is fun and exciting! It is known as a positive type of stress that can keep you energised. It is associated with a surge in adrenaline. Like when you are skydiving, meeting your partner for the first time or chasing a deadline.

Some of the other type you might experience includes :-

• Acute stress – This is a very short-term type of stress. It can be either positive or more distressing. We usually encounter this type of stress in our day-to-day activities.

• Chronic stress – Chronic stress is the type of stress that seems never ending! Like a bad marriage or abusive parents or highly taxing job.

• Episodic acute stress – Episodic acute stress is acute stress that seems to run rampant and be a way of life, creating a life of ongoing distress.

Does stress lead to diseases and disorders?

• Stress takes an emotional toll.

• Prolonged stress may lead to burnout, anxiety disorders or depression.

• Chronic stress automatically overactives your nervous system which can damage your body.

• When we are stressed adrenaline and cortisol is released from the body this causes your heart to beat 10x faster in turn it releases sugar which your body can’t digest so there might be stroke, cardiac arrest or diabetes.

How to cope and overcome stress?

• Profound Breathing.

• Eat Well.

• Slow Down.

• Loosen up Your Muscles. At the point when you’re pushed, your muscles get tense.

• Enjoy a Reprieve.

• Exercise.

• Dance like no one is watching.

• Sing your heart out (not literally of course)

I hope this article helps you in recognising stress and makes necessary changes to live a more happy and successful life!

55 comments

  1. your blog is very creative and very different to what i have come across before. I have found this post very light and easy to understand but still very informative, Stress is important, however too much can be dangerous. Thank you for the post.

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  2. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS FRIEND. EVEN FOR ME DIFFICULTY FOR SLEEPING. AND ALSO HEADACHE. BUT YOUR TODAY POST IS VERY HELPFUL FOR ME. AGAIN THANKS FOR SHARING FRIEND. 😊🌹

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  3. You rocked thru the terrific post Aashwin, very very strong, informative and useful article it is. The visuals are perfect match to your writings it can easily be understood by all kind of readers. I mean few may don’t like reading only theory part. Visuals always convey its best way. 👍

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  4. On a day when I’ve felt more stressed than normal, your post really helped so thanks for that. Also I love the comical images! It reminded me that even during times of stress we can still see the comical side of things. 😊

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    • I know, some days can be more stressful than others and feel like it will never end. But I hope that you follow all the measures mentioned in my post. I’m glad that you liked the images! You’re welcome!

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  5. Beautiful post here Friend. Through the hustle and bustle of life and the desire to do everything, we end up wearing ourselves out. For stress, I recommend a few things. First, start by putting God first, and begin your day with a prayer to God and a heart for God. God is able to orchestrate several things and he can use divine assistance to make our day easier. Second, we need to treat our body like a temple. Energy giving foods are a great resource. Thirdly, we need to take little breaks every now and then to refresh.

    The most important of these is God. When things get tough, we can always reach out to him for help.

    The Bible says in Philippians 4:6
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”.

    God says in Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

    If anyone reading is interested in building a relationship with God, I have a post on that here: https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

    There is much more to know about God. I post frequently on my blog about topics related to God. You are welcome to follow my blog to keep up with my content.

    -All the best. May God bless you.

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