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Identify the Stressors in Your Life

While it may seem like some people float through life carefree, no one lives a life that is free of stress. In fact, living a carefree life has more to do with how people handle stress than it does the absence of stress itself.

For example: There are two women stuck in a traffic jam on the interstate. Both have to pick up children at the sitters and get home to make dinner before their husbands get home. But while one woman has resigned herself to take out and is sitting contently listening to a book on audio, the other woman is frantically pounding the steering wheel and looking for a non-existent break in the traffic. As you can see, the situation is the same for both women but the way they handle the stress of being stuck in traffic is completely different.

You too may find yourself stressed about situations that donít seem to bother other people or maybe you tend to glide through stressful events that would have others frazzled. This is because no two people react to the same stressors exactly the same. In fact, the things that cause stress can be entirely different from person to person. This is why it is very important for you to recognize what causes you stress personally so that you can learn how to reduce the amount of stress in your life.

To learn what causes you stress, you need to recognize the symptoms of stress and be able to pinpoint what triggered them. Since many symptoms are not immediate, such as trouble sleeping, you might have to really delve into your life to figure out where the majority of your stress is coming from. Sometimes what is causing you stress is constantly on your mind so itís not that difficult to figure out. Other times, though, stress can be caused by several things that happen throughout the day and not one certain event. In these cases, you will have to learn the immediate physical symptoms of stress so that you can address and eliminate these stressors.

Immediate Physical Symptoms of Stress

When you are dealing with a stressful situation, your body releases chemicals to help you deal with that situation. These chemicals affect your body in subtle ways that you can detect. This will help you figure out what situations you personally find stressful. Here are a few of the symptoms that you might feel when faced with immediate stress:

  • Increased pulse
  • Sweaty palms
  • Tightening of the chest
  • Rapid breathing
  • Trouble thinking
  • Irritability
  • Skin tingling

When you notice these symptoms, take a break from the situation. Go into the other room, take a few deep breaths, and calmly think about how to handle the situation at hand. After a few moments, the task at hand might not seem that stressful at all and you might be able to handle it more efficiently than you would have if you would have stayed.

Stress Management - a Review

Stress is a major problem for many people; a hectic, stressful job, a chaotic home life, bills to worry about, and bad habits such as unhealthy eating, drinking and smoking can lead to a mountain of stress. Stress was generally considered as being ...

Published:  Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:42:00 GMT



Targeted Stress Relief: 10-Minute Follow Along Yoga Flow with Sima

Today we're going to work on our breath, neck, and upper back. These are areas where we all tend to store a lot of stress. In addition, if you are a mother like me, you may experience that picking up and carrying your child also impacts these areas of ...

Published:  Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:36:00 GMT



Therapy dog-in-training gets some stress relief therapy for himself

DENVER -- Zipper is in his 10th month of extensive training to become a service dog and so far, so good. So far he's been working on his basic commands and on the duration, the amount of time he is able to be in a down, stay position. It will not be long ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:59:00 GMT



7 stress-relief gifts that are great year-round

For most people, the holiday season is a time not only for festivities, parties and moments with family, but it also marks at least a few days of much-needed unwinding and downtime away from a stressful job. But who says relaxation needs to stop after ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:30:00 GMT



Survey: Stress Management, Pain Relief Top Reasons Women Consume Cannabis

SEATTLE, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to consuming cannabis, women predominantly do so for wellness reasons versus for social experiences, a new survey shows. Among North American women who use cannabis multiple times per month, nearly one ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:16:00 GMT



23 SEL Apps and Actions for Relaxation and Stress Relief

It's "that time of year" when mid-term exams, finals, holidays, deadlines and more can take their toll on students and those who support them. Students of all ages can be stressed out. In fact, 31 percent of teens say their stress levels have ...

Published:  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:15:00 GMT



12 Foods that Provide Stress Relief

Spinach is a leafy green that is packed with numerous vitamins and nutrients that many kids watched Popeye consume as a child. Spinach also contains folate, a key ingredient in red blood cells that also releases dopamine from the brain. This ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:19:00 GMT



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