Stress has been refered to as one of the “silent killer, as continuous exposure of high stress response on our body can lead to long lasting physical health issues such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, anxiety and depression. Stress can also cause infertility, accidents and suicides.
Stress used to be known as the fight and flight response, a protective mechanism that warned us of danger. The stress indicators are signs for us to run or fight. Better known as the fight or flight response or the stress response. Stress used at the right time help us increase our awareness and improves our physical responses.
However, excessive stress that are not managed well can lead to physical and emotional issues that need to be addressed.
Some of the Stress Symptoms are:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Excessive sleeping
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Panic attacks
- Social isolation
- Obsessive or compulsive behaviour
Know Your Stress
Stress usually happen when you are overdoing things that is beyond your capabilities. Stress happens when we put what other people think of us in higher priorities than what we want to be or do. When we overcome these, it is easier for us to manage stress. However, it is always easier said than done as we continue to hussle for living in this time.
Take note of what causes you to be stressed out? Recognize your stress signals.
When do you get stressed out.
How can you manage your stress
Prioritize Self-Care over other activities in your life. Take time to take care of your self.
Breathing exercise, meditation, yoga and light exercise can help you lighten your stressful day. Be mindful of your daily activities and how your body, mind and emotions are reacting to them.
If you know of anyone who have symptoms of stress and need help to manage them, connect with us to find out how we can help you.