Everyone has stress in life at some points. It can be due to workload, loss of something, or expectation of getting something and not getting it after trying many times or it can be due to interpersonal conflicts. And some people get stressed due to very small things. All the stresses are not bad it is just a reaction of the brain to some demand.
There are 2 types of stress. One is acute stress and another is chronic stress “Some amounts of acute stress are good to push you just to the level of optimal alertness, behavioral and cognitive performance.” said Daniela Kaufer, associate professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
But when recurring conditions cause stress that is both intense and sustained over a long period of time, it can be referred to as “chronic” or “toxic” stress. When you experience a stressful condition an area of the brain that contributes to emotional processing, sends a distress signal to the hypothalamus,” Harvard Health Publications of Harvard Medical School explains. “ This area of the brain functions like a command center, communicating with the rest of the body through the nervous system so that the person has the energy to fight or flee.” Due to it, there is an increased heart rate, deeper intake of oxygen, or heightened sensations. And finally, the adrenal cortex releases cortisol that helps in reducing stress and retains the bodywork to normal position. But if you’re constantly taking stress then cortisol is released at that time, it flows through blood and which can be a cause of your heart disease, acidity (digestion problems), or weak immune system. Watch this video to know more how?
So always try to not to be stressed continuously. Try to do things efficiently.
How to manage stress?
- Taking care of our first step towards stress management. When we care for ourselves, we have the energy to handle stress.
- Always keep a positive attitude.
- Exercise regularly.
- Engage yourself socially.
- Smile and laugh whenever it is necessary. Try to mix with people.
- Take out some time for you. For eg. Go to a calm place where you like to be and talk with yourself or speak it loudly.
- Listen to soothing music, it can make you feel calm.
- Talk with someone about your stress and try to find out the solution.
- If you think you can be stress-free after having a sleep then do it!
- Be mentally strong.
Taking too much stress is a condition of an unhealthy lifestyle. So don’t keep it; let it go😁