Thursday, November 11, 2010

what is STRESS ????

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger – whether it’s real or imagined – the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, or the stress response.

Health Problems are caused when u are stress:

  • Pain of any kind              
  • Heart disease
  • Digestive problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Skin conditions, such as eczema

Common external causes of stress:                                       

  • Major life changes                                                           
  • Work                                                                               
  • Relationship difficulties                                                 
  • Financial problems                                                          
  • Being too busy                                                                
  • Children and family                                                        

Common internal causes of stress:

  • Inability to accept uncertainty 
  • Pessimism
  • Negative self-talk
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Perfectionism
  • Lack of assertiveness

How to handle it:
  • Learn how to manage stress
  • strengthen your relationships
  • Learn how to relax 
  • Invest in your emotional health

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