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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Symptoms of Stress and Ways to Manage It

Stress can be defined as the pattern of physiological and psychological reactions that are disturbing caused due to the pressure from the outer world. The development in technology and the overload of work in the professional and burdens in the personal life are the main reasons of stress. To find out ways to overcome the stress caused due to various situations, you need to first understand the various signs and symptoms of stress.

Symptoms of Stress
The symptoms of stress can be categorized under the physiological and emotional fronts. However, the symptoms of stress can differ from person to person and the level of stress that a person is undergoing. Following are some of the major symptoms of stress.

  • The person who is in the beginning stages of stress is found to be irritable and frustrated for everything.
  • There is also an inability to concentrate on anything.
  • The person also feels restless at all times and is always found to be confused.
  • Loss of memory is also one of the common problems that a stressed out person faces.
  • Mood swings are also one of the most common symptoms of stress.
  • The person either eats too much or very less.
  • There is also lack of energy and an inability to perform common tasks.
  • Some of the physical symptoms of stress are tension in the muscle and pain in the lower back, neck and shoulders.
  • There is also a shortness of breath and inability to sleep. In some cases, the person sleeps excessively and there can be other sleep problems too.
  • A high rate of heart beat is also common.
  • Severe headaches and pains in the chest are found in some cases too.
  • Indigestion and diarrhea can also be caused due to excessive stress.

Stress Management Methods

Before you begin finding ways of stress and depression treatment the important thing to be kept in mind is to discover the reason behind the stress and work on it. Here are a few methods that can help you relieve you of stress.

  • The best way to keep stress out is to socialize with the people around you. Discussing your problems and sharing them with your friends and family makes you feel lighter and help in reliving you of stress.
  • Regular exercise is another way of driving the stress and anxiety away from the mind and body. After an exercise regimen you will feel fresh and hearty.
  • Meditation, according to many therapists is the best way to treat stress. Rise early in the morning and sit cross legged and breathe deeply with focus on your breath.
  • Also learn to eat healthy. Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet and also fresh fruit juices. They help the body to rejuvenate to a great extent. Make sure you drink lots of water everyday to flush the stress causing toxins out of the body.

1 comment:

  1. Will definitely follow your advice next time stress enfolds me. A great site to be at :)