07 Apr How to overcome stress
Definition : According to Wikipedia stress, either physiological or biological, is an organism’s response to a stressor such as an environmental condition. These reactions always stem from the person’s perception to the pressures felt. Stress is the body’s method of reacting to a condition such as a threat, challenge or physical and psychological barrier.
Causes : The person or the organism triggers a physiological or a psychological response to a perceived “danger” which can be either tangible (war, natural disaster, sudden loss of housing, of money, …) or abstract (fear of flying, of spiders, of others, of speaking in public, …)
Consequences : Stress can manifest itself by signs and emotional (overwork, irritability, anxiety or low self-esteem), mental (concentration and memory issues, indecisiveness) or physical (headaches, muscular issues, dizziness, nausea, tiredness, food and/or sleep issues) symptoms.
Chronic stress may lead to addiction to substances or psychological issues such as getting out of society or behaving violently.
During stressful times it may be very useful to be supported by a professional who will be able to give you tested solutions.
A few suggestions :
- Recognise the signs (has our behaviour changed?)
- Make sure the body receives all the nutriments, vitamins and minerals it needs for optimum performance.
- Use essential oils and herbs known to have a positive effect both emotionally and physically.
- Get enough sleep.
- Exercise according to physical abilities.
- Practice relaxation technics such as meditation or heart coherence.
- Socialisation (family, friends).
- Seek professional help.