How well do you handle stress?
8 Dec 06
We encounter stress everyday in our lives. Source of the stress could be your nosy neighbor or that speck in your shoe...it could be something big or something really small. So first thing you need to do is to not make such a big deal of the small things. That alone reduces your stress by half. What do I mean by small stuff? It means ignoring or letting things go or slide. Just remember that your the only person who can reduce the stress that you experience. Hope I was able to help.
7 Dec 06
it depends...well when i'm stress, i try to keep it calm.I SMILE everytime when there is too many things i cannot think of.I go to place where there BEAUTIFUL VIEW.and I listen to my FAVORITE MUSIC. It will help me a lot. You should try it.
7 Dec 06
Stress can be defined as the sum of physical and mental responses to an unacceptable disparity between real or imagined personal experience and personal expectations. By this definition, stress is a response which includes both physical and mental components.Mental responses to stress include adaptive (good) stress ,anxiety , and depression Where stress enhances function (physical or mental) it may be considered good stress. However, if stress persists and is of excessive degree, it eventually leads to a need for resolution, which may lead either to anxious (escape) or depressive (withdrawal) behavior.One may further appreciate from that definition that stress may derive from imagined experiences such as frightening movies Further, the fulcrum of stress response is the presence of disparity between experience (real or imagined) and personal expectations. A person living in a fashion consistent with personally-accepted expectations has no stress even if the conditions might be interpreted as adverse from some outside perspective — rural people may live in comparative poverty, and yet be unstressed if there is sufficiency according to their expectations. Finally, when there is chronic disparity between experience and expectations, stress may be relieved by acceptance. However, since acceptance is rarely complete except in children stress resolution by this approach is also rarely complete. It has been said that stress is often a reaction to a crisis of predictability, that the mind is solely an instrument of prediction, and that the body may be divided into a vegetative process and an integrative process. The neurochemistry of the general adaptation syndrome is now believed to be well understood, although much remains to be discovered about how this system interacts with others in the brain and elsewhere in the body.The body reacts to stress first by releasing the catecholamine hormones, epinephrine (aka: Adrenaline) and norepinephrine (aka: Noradrenialine), and the glucocorticoid hormones, cortisol and cortisone.The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a major part of the neuroendocrine system, involving the interactions of the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal glands. The HPA axis is believed to play a primary role in the body's reactions to stress by balancing hormone releases from the adrenaline-producing adrenal medulla, and from the corticosteroid-producing adrenal cortex. The following activities are common ways people try to reduce daily life stress: -Coping with the problem. -Massage can loosen muscles and increase blood flow. -Meditation can help to open new paths in the brain. -Physical exercise helps to become healthier, leading to better blood flow. -Sleep can stimulate the brain. -Nature and listening to classical music e.g. Mozart can help to calm the mind. -Stress Release begins with understanding what drives you, what your major struggles are, how to put them into perspective, and how to take action. -Tai Chi can help to open new paths in the brain and improve physical being. -Yoga can improve physical being; prayer can bring a new perspective on problems.
• United States
7 Dec 06
I handle stress very well, I just take the time to sit down and organize my thoughts (usually on paper) of everything that is going on and that needs to be done. Then I just do it as soon as I can so that I don't end up procrastinating and causing more stress.