By Sarisha Naidoo
'If you ask what the single most important key to longevity is, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension. And if you didn't have to ask me, I'd still have to say it.” -George F. Burns WHAT IS STRESS? Stress is a reaction of your body or brain to any change that requires a response. It can affect you mentally, physically, or emotionally. Every individual reacts differently to stressful consequences. Everyone experiences stress in their lives in different ways. Maybe what affects me would not harm you or does not give you stress. So the first thing is you should know about your stressors or hot buttons. You must understand what situations or consequences provide you with stress.
CONSEQUENCES OF STRESS When someone has stress in their lives, the first reason we think about is a financial loss or the loss of someone you love. You cannot have a clue about how stress can affect your mental and physical health. The most common reasons for the stress we find are loss of a job, the death of your loved one, divorce, and many others. Stress can lead you toward depression and anxiety. Currently, COVID-19 is spreading speedily around the globe. This is the reason for today's stressful life. HOW TO COPE UP WITH STRESS Anxiety and fear of any disease can be frightening for people. These days, every person is affected by the stressful situation which is happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are not well aware, and they are just getting influenced by the information they get on media or from anyone in the surrounding. People do not have authentic information about the coronavirus, they are just spreading whatever they are listening from others. Constant hearing about anything can make you stress in anyways. According to recent research, it is highlighted that women who are suffering from stress, there is a risk of developing dementia, which is a brain disorder. Dementia can not only affect your memory, but it can also change your thought process and your behaviour. Here are some tips and tricks to cope up with stressful situations or behaviour. SAY WHAT YOU FEEL First and foremost, if you are dealing with stress, anxiety, or any other disease, you should share this with your family. This is the most crucial act which we lack in our society that we do not want to talk about stress or depression.
POSITIVITY Positivity is an essential factor that one can have in their personality. It varies from person to person because not every individual can deal with negative attitudes. So, it would be best if you tried to stay as positive as you can and do not let negativity affect you.
MEDITATION Meditation is another weapon that you can use in living a stress-free life. There are different exercises for a mind that can be done by a person who is passing through this phase. Meditation keeps your mind and soul relaxed and calm.
BE ORGANISED Another reason for having a stressful life can be mismanagement in your life. If you are well-organised in your life, it does not make you panic in the last moment or stressful situations. Everybody should have time management; you should know what things you have to do when and how. FINAL SAY Stress itself is not an illness, but if you have stress for a more extended period. It can lead you to some serious condition. Stress is something that anyone can experience, but it is different for every individual to cope up with this. It's only you who can know your stressors and their solutions to deal with it.
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