April is National Stress Awareness month. I am sure most people at some point in their lives have felt stressed. Whether that be in their personal or work life, stress is something we all have in common.
But what exactly is stress?
Stress is a physical response from the body when it thinks it is under attack. It switches to fight or flight mode, resulting is the release of hormones and chemicals like adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine. These prepare the body for physical action. Stress causes our bodies to go into a state of stress. Fortunately stress is more often than not short lived. However different people deal with and experience stress in different ways.
Symptoms of Stress
These can include;
- Poor judgement
- Inability to concentrate
- Memory problems
- Feeling overwhelmed
As well as the emotional and mental symptoms, stress also causes physical symptoms, these can include;
- Chest pain
- Rapid heartbeat
- Aches and pains
- Skin complaints
- High blood pressure
Did you know that being stressed can also cause us to change our behaviour. Some people may increase their alcohol, caffeine and tobacco intake, or isolate themselves from others. Stress isn’t avoidable but it can be managed. One of the best things you can do is to talk to someone you trust or listen if you’re on the other side.
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Here are some Top Tips for combatting stress;
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Stay hydrated
- Eat well
- Exercise can help to improve your mood
- Learn to say no, if you just need a night in or can’t take on any more work
- Avoid too much caffeine
- Adopt relaxation and breathing techniques
Do you have any tips for coping with stress? Please leave your comments below, we’d love to hear from you.
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