Stress & Common Causes and How to Avoid Them
Stress is an integral part of Human life. It can be a stressful job and household bills to a disturbed family life, etc. At times, stress motivates you to do better than you are currently doing in life helping to aim certain goals. However, if stress goes unmanaged and it becomes long-term, then it can cause serious health issues & can lead to the following effects.
- Job & The Workplace
- Financial & Mental Problems
- Physical Problems
- Personal Relationships
- Daily Hassles / Being Too Busy
- Cognitive & Behavioral
1. Handling Many Things at a time:
Your life may be filled with full of work and want to finish fast, but can’t be done so, and in the process of achieving it fast you might end up doing errors. If this working pressure becomes your daily schedule, then you are likely to suffer from stress. Overcome this by living each minute as it comes and focus on one task at a time.
2. Lack of Confidence:
In order to overcome this type of stress, you should start accepting yourself first and acknowledging that no one is perfect and work on the lacking areas of you that you feel you need to improve. For instance ‘weight’ – start exercising until you get your desired body shape and weight.
Procrastination is common problem to all beings but for different reasons. You might postpone doing something when you are feeling too overwhelmed, or something more important & Urgent. Best way to handle this is by Planning your time well & start working immediately on that particular assignment which was allocated to you.
4. Abusive Relationships & Over Demanding Jobs:
You may be in an abusive relationship whereby you have no freedom or an abusive boss who does not appreciate you no matter how good your performance is. If these are the sources of stress, then ‘walking away’ is the best thing to do. It’s better to quit a stressful job /relationship, which leads to heart stroke causing an early death than staying in such situations.
5. Inadequate Exercise:
Working yourself makes both your mind and body tired. Pull some time in your busy schedule for exercise such as going to gym, running in your neighborhood park. Otherwise consider brisk walking in morning and evening.
6. Financial status:
Affording / Exercising a life which is an unrealistic or abnormal to the standards of your lifestyle (salary or financial position) can easily stress you. Getting in a better financial situation can elevate living standards but still, overcome this type of stress by living according to your standards.
7. Having Unrealistic Expectations:
At times expecting too much from known people can lead to stress. Set yourself that people are imperfect and they are likely to let you down from time to time.
8. Sudden Changes in Life:
Happenings such as marriage, divorce, pregnancy, or moving to new geography can lead to stress. Positive changes such as marriage are acceptable, but negative ones such as death are unplanned for. The best way to overcome these are accepting things as they are. Seek professional counseling when things cannot be handled by yourself.
9. Clutters at Home:
Useless stuff in your home occupies a lot of workspace hence causing stress. Pull some time of your routine work to de clutter everything you no longer use, makes you feel good, clean working /relaxing environment. Make it a regular habit.
10. Health Concerns:
Chronic pains / health diseases can lead to stress. It’s fact that this type stress can also lead to serious health issues. To overcome this type of stress, talk to your doctor and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Even though if there isn’t any cure for that particular disease, there is always a way to manage it. Such ways might even prolong / enhance your life age.