The Concept Of Stress Management

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According to the Miriam Webster dictionary stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. Many different things can cause stress -- from physical (such as fear of something dangerous) to emotional (such as worry over your family or job.) Identifying what may be causing your stress is often the first step in learning how to better deal with your stress until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control. Stress is known to lower the immune system making us more likely to become ill, it has been known to negatively affect our decision making abilities so that we make bad judgment calls,…show more content…
Stress management refers to the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s levels of stress usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. Stress management is about taking charge of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions and the way you deal with problems. Stress managements can teach you healthier ways to cope with stress, help reduce its harmful effects and prevent stress from spiraling out of control again in the future. It also involves changing the stressful situation when you can, changing reaction when you can’t, taking care of yourself, and making time for rest and relaxation. Good stress is manageable stress that can actually heighten your performance in certain situations. Bad stress is unmanageable stress and lessens your performance because it's too much to…show more content…
I have been constantly worrying about certain question such as how am I going to pay for my textbooks? How am going to pay my rent? How am I going to pay my school fee? What am I going to eat and how am I going to pay for my uniform? And I have realized that it has affected my thought and behavior. Stress has made me feel like there is no hope, it has made me stop eating, it even has changed my behavior am not as sociable like I was before. Stress has basically changed my life. One way that I used to manage this type of stress is eating chocolate whenever I feel depressed or whenever I start to worry. Even though Stress has a lot of negative effects on my body but they are also positive effects such as stress helps me to accomplish tasks more efficiently. It even boost memory, it helps with the vital warning system, producing the fight-or-flight response. When the brain perceives some kind of stress, it starts flooding the body with chemicals like epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol. This creates a variety of reactions such as an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Plus, the senses suddenly have a laser-like focus so that I can avoid physically stressful
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