Monday, August 6, 2012

Stress!!!


It is scaring me when reading newspapers and watching news on TV nowadays. All is about murder, bully, abuse…

I wonder how come even such a nice person can do that to their love one. Some of them are highly educated too. I am pondering it over deeply.

And I think this is all related to our stress life. We do have stress in office (over workload, office politics, bad traffic every day, etc), home (family, expenses) and other things such as love, high expectation may it from ourselves or the peoples around and many many more.

Stress is our body's way of responding to any kind of demand.Our body react by releasing chemicals into blood when we feel stressed. There's good stress and bad stress. But we will discuss on a bad stress today.

Stress can affect both your body and your mind. When we are stressed, our breathing becomes more rapid, digestive system slows down, heart rate (pulse) rises, immune system goes down, muscles become tense, we do not sleep (heightened state of alertness). People under large amounts of stress can become tired, sick, and unable to concentrate or think clearly. Sometimes, they even suffer mental breakdowns.

Please do not look down on stress. It affects our life direct and indirectly. Most of the time, we did not notice this. And we are too ego to admit that we are in a big stress for we want to look perfect in front of everyone.

Owh, okok…I don’t want to add up your stress by mumbling too much about stress. What important is how to handle our stress. Identify the sources of stress in your life. Then, look at how you currently cope with the stress. There are few ways of handling stress:

Avoid the unnecessary stress.

If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it.

If you can’t change the situation, change yourself. You can adapt to the stressful situation.

But some stresses are unavoidable and can’t be prevent. In such cases, the best way to cope with the stress is to accept things as they are.

Make time for fun and relaxation.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Get someone to talk to.

If you do not have anyone, please don’t be shy meeting a counsellor or psychiatry. Meeting them doesn’t mean that you are insane. In fact, it can prevent you from being insane.

But if you really cannot talk to anyone, talk to God. He is always there for you.

Most importantly, handle your stress. Live in peace. So that you can rest in peace one day…hahaha


-love and hugs from the ‘gila-gila blogger who love peace-