Stress seems to be a regular occurrence in the life of most modern adults. It is a common precursor to many serious illnesses, but is woefully ignored by most people until it gets out of hand. Today’s competitive environment can make you feel like you’re never doing enough and cause an individual to burn out.
According to Happify, more women than men complain about stress in their daily lives. While common causes of stress are money and work issues, they can lead to issues in your personal relationships. Nearly half of the adults were reported to have lashed out at their spouses or kids in the previous month, an indication that what they might have considered mild stress is actually affecting their life.
Stress and anxiety affect your physical and mental health, and individuals who suffer from chronic stress are less healthy the longer they live with their stress.
Now that we’ve heard of all the negative aspects of stress, let’s get down to the good part: how you can beat your stress and turn your life around.
Stress is easily manageable. Countless studies have been done on what makes us happy and what makes us sad. Among the activities that increase our dopamine levels are exercise, or just moving about, and keeping yourself busy. The next time something stresses you out at work, get up from your seat and walk around if nothing else.
Another way to eliminate stress is to have a strong support system around you. A kind coworker who you can rant your heart out to, or a friend or spouse you can healthily discuss your stress with can help you learn to control and minimize your stress.
So next time you feel stressed, take a look at this infographic, and take a breather. One step at a time is a good mantra to follow in this case, and can change the way you think.
Infographic by: https://www.happify.com/