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Recognizing Stress & the Ways to Deal with It

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A Stressed Man

You won’t die within a day but what stress brings may harm you over many years until you die from a heart attack or other problems. Worst of all? You may not notice the effects of the stress as they affect you, including rudeness (which creates enemies out of coworkers and may reduce your productivity). Many here in the US go through stress and do not know how first to recognize it and second deal with it. Here learn to do both to become productive, successful, and happy in life.

Recognizing Stress

Physical

Only a bit of stress is still stress. So when you experience some of the following symptoms, even in small doses, take note of them. Physical signs include constant headaches, muscle tension, bodily pain, an upset stomach, fatigue, and sleep issues. Other physical issues are diarrhea, constipation, nausea, increased heartbeat, colds, infections, shaking, a ringing in the ear, sweatiness, dry mouth, clenched jaw, and grinding teeth.

Psychological & Behavioral

You may experience anxiety, insomnia, lack of concentration, irritability, depression, hopelessness, and lack of motivation or focus. Other symptoms are a loss of sexual desire, confusion, forgetfulness, and overreactions. These feelings can result in over or undereating, outbursts, alcohol or drug abuse, and social withdrawal. Other results are tobacco use and a dip in physical activity.

How to Deal with It

Start With a Blank Slate

Begin with a blank slate every day. When you dwell too much on past mistakes and chastise yourself too much for them, you become depressed quick, and it kills you slowly. Instead, learn from the mistakes, and improve on them daily.

Organize

Stress usually arises when you feel that you do not have control of the situation you are in. You cannot turn in assignments on time. You’re always late for work. And, because of your lateness, you’re failing school and may soon lose your job. With your source of income gone, you will, like most Americans, become very stressed. This stress can lead to those problems mentioned before and in severe cases, suicide. So, learn to create a schedule so you can track the things you are supposed to do and never lag behind. When you are completing everything on your list, you won’t feel at all stressed.

Meditation

Meditation is proven to reduce stress. Set up the routine and incorporate it into your schedule. And you should meditate around ten or more minutes daily.

Listen to Classical Music

In a 2004 University of San Diego study, researchers found that listening to classical music reduces blood pressure.  Another Russian study published in the Human Physiology found that classical music also relaxes people. After several months of listening to classical the kids’ brains changed, allowing for a greater capacity of relaxation. Even when the kids did not pay attention to the music, the researchers found out the same thing. This classical music also helps people fall to sleep faster and sleep longer. The best works were those by Mozart, Bach, Strauss, Brahms, and Handel. Their works are best because their music has tonal patterns that create a meditative mood.

When you recognize your stress, take these few steps to deal with it, and you’ll see great results.

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