According to the medical research of National Ag Safety Database 90 percent of diseases are caused by taking stress. This phenomenon can permeate your mind and body in a positive way, but sadly also in a negative way. When it takes over your life, it is important to track it on time since it can lead to toxic repercussions!
Don’t wait and seek help on time!
How I Detected My Chronic Stress
Last year, I noticed I wasn’t feeling well for a long time and very soon, my mental health started deteriorating. My mental health state also started effecting my body. I experienced huge energy dips, low moods & I visited the doctor who told me I was dealing with severe depression and stress. She advised to seek professional help. I overcame depression but the stress unfortunately remains an obstacle in my life.
It has been a while since I had a good night’s sleep. I’m always reflecting about work and the deadlines, chores and tasks I need to fulfill in one day. Living with two identities is a complex task. You need to fulfill expectations of both worlds and make sure you complete every task in entirety, because, when you’re stressing, you’re also dealing with hyper anxiety! I have reached out for professional help and would advise everyone struggling with this problem to do the same.
Consequences On Health
According to Medical News Today chronic stress is a form of prolonged stress that can develop over time leading to mental and physical disorders. A few examples of such disorders could be: heart disease, diabetes, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, burnout, anxiety disorder or a post-traumatic stress disorder. Nevertheless, to avoid letting these disorders become a part of life, try to detect your stress as soon as possible; you are your own number one priority and you don’t deserve to suffer!
How To Manage Stress
Yes, you can overcome, or at least, manage the stress in your life. According to Pfizer there are multiple ways of managing stress:
- Exercise! Doing physical activity can help reduce the amount of stress which is in your body and mind. Going for a walk or running with headphones can help make your head clear and calm. Did you know that going for a walk by yourself in the morning is a form of self-love? You heard it right!
- Meditate: Yoga or practising mindfulness can help with developing positive emotions.
- Accept your stress: By accepting and giving your stress a place, you learn how to manage it. This does not only help in how to deal with your stress, but equally. with your emotions. Be kind and patient with yourself!
- Sleep, sleep, sleep: When you’re dealing with chronic stress, prioritize your sleep and rest. Falling asleep can be a difficult task when you feel like a damsel in distress. Eliminate your phone, lie down and close your eyes. Breathe in and out and shift your focus!
If the above tips and tricks are difficult to implement in your daily life, it is a good idea to consult a stress and burnout coach for professional advice and supervision. When in chronic stress, one can also experience self-harm thoughts, if that is the case, please talk to someone and ask for help. Once again: no one is more important in this world than you!
So give yourself the attention you deserve!
Do you want to exercise more and need some guide? No problem! Since Ramzan is also near, check out this video with tips for excercising in Ramadan:
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