At some time or other most people suffer from stress, work related, money problems, family problems, worry about health, travelling, in fact anything unusual to your lifestyle can cause stress.
You feel under pressure at work, the work load is too heavy or you feel that work mates are against you, quarrelling and bickering at who is getting the best jobs or who is being promoted above you.
Money problems at home can cause serious stress, or a partner is drinking too much or you believe your partner is having an affair, you find it hard to cope with the children.
Any anxiety can cause stress and this can lead to illness and depression and even severe mental problems.
When you are stressed your body produces chemicals such as adrenaline and noradrenalin, these raise your blood pressure and increase the rate of your heart beats, you also perspire more. They can also reduce the blood flow to your skin and normal stomach activity.
Cortisol releases fat and sugar into your body, it also makes your immune system less efficient.
These chemicals are released to help protect you, but if you are in a situation where you can’t get away from the problem then in time these chemicals change and they can damage your health and mental attitude.
You may experience head aches, nausea, indigestion, you might experience palpitations or feel unable to breathe properly and you may suffer from aches and pains.
Tiredness from lack of sleep due to stress, instead of relaxing when you retire to bed you mind constantly goes over and over the problems keeping you awake.
You may feel like crying or lose your appetite, suffer chest pains or nausea, these are all symptoms produced by stress. It can cause high blood pressure which in turn puts you at risk of heart attacks, strokes, or even impotence.
You may experience feelings of anxiety, fear, frustration and anger which leads to depression. All these feelings make you feel worse and in their turn have you believing that you may have a serious heart disease or even cancer which causes you to become even more stressed.
Your first step is to consult your GP, he will be able to advise you about treatment or refer you to a professional counsellor. He or she will talk through your problems with you, they are trained to deal with stress conditions and may often find a solution to your problems.
Stop and think! no matter how much you worry it won’t change anything; you have to take control of yourself. Sit down for five minutes and try to relax, let all your limbs flop and try breathing deeply. If you do this you will realise how much your body was tensed up. Calm your mind by trying to think of something else, maybe a happier time in your life or even what you would do if you won the lottery, how you would spend it and what holidays you would go on, anything that takes your mind off your problems for a short while. This will give you a breathing space to try and think things out more clearly.
If you are in debt up to your ears and don’t know which way turn, worrying won’t help it. Think of ways clearly that might help you like the people who take on your debts and reduce your monthly payments to a fraction of what you are paying now.
If your problem is at work then do something about it, tackle your boss, or refuse to be browbeaten by workmates and give them back as good as you get. If you are not the type to rebel then start searching for a new job where you will be happier.
If you are having matrimonial problems then seek help from a marriage guidance counsellor or talk to close friend, keeping things bottled up will only make you feel worse.
If you stop and think you may find a way to overcome some of the problems that life throws at you. Do not think you are alone, there is always someone that can help you if you lay your problems out before them. You must relieve your stress or risk making yourself very ill or even damaging your mental health.
I realise that these are just a few of the problems you may be faced with and I pray you will find the answer somehow and start to live and enjoy your life once again.
If you have experienced any or other similar problems and you have found a way out then tell others and try to help them also.
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