Well, we usually say ‘I’m stressed’ after a long tiring day from work or we feel compelled to do many things but don’t have enough time to do them all before the deadline.
But that may just sound superficial. Why?
Because there is something more than just the load of work you have at the moment or your feeling after that.
True stress can be so risky.
Medically speaking, stress is both a physiological and psychological factors that trigger tension. It could be from someone’s environment or from the individual himself. It is a complex change in someone’s reactions that could affect the entire operation of the body.
Stress could affect your mind, muscle movements, heart, and other important organs in your system.
Since there are many factors that can cause stress, one immediate impact is sleeplessness.
The problem lies in the situation that causes someone to be very vigilant all the time. This state of being alert and watchful doesn’t allow someone to sleep.
For example, you are in a particular place or event that may prompt tension or irritability.
That’s what you feel. But something much more complicated is happening inside you.
Your body has just initiated a so-called psychological mechanism or defense mechanism. At this very state, the part of your nervous system that is responsible for voluntary physical operations such as breathing and heartbeat processes is extremely active, which means your body is prepared to encounter danger.
You must be familiar with adrenaline, your ‘fight or flight’ hormone which activates your body to react and remain fully conscious. When in danger, this would help you stay alert and avoid unexpected assault.
Well, the body could voluntarily change its state. However, the gradual mass of stress needs a long operation. Some may take minutes, but others continue for hours.
This situation keeps you stay awake. In order to return to your original sleeping schedule, you have to manage stress.
There are many natural ways to deal with stress.
First thing is you should learn what causes your stress. Being aware of the reasons will help you cleverly adjust or limit yourself from coming in contact with them.
If you know what makes you stressed, you will know how to avoid them, too.
Secondly, you may talk to your friends or relatives about it or to people who have experienced the same. Ask them how and what they did. Also, don’t get out of your daily activities like exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.
Next, be positive. You must have heard of this, but haven’t tried for yourself. By looking at the positive side of everything, you are developing this kind of personality that exceeds others.
Finally, sleep. It may sound ridiculous. Stress causes you not to sleep, but enough sleep alleviates stress.
So, why not counteract the problem by its cause?