How Can Stress Effect You Physically?
Did you know that stress can affect a person physically? Stress can cause troubles throughout the systems of the body. The digestive system can experience ulcers, bowel trouble, and lack of appetite. You can have an overactive bladder. Migraine headaches and colds result from negative stress. Stress literally makes you sick if it is not dealt with.
You may begin to notice these signs and symptoms:
* Difficulty concentrating
* Loss of appetite
* Decreased sex drive
If any of this applies to you, don’t ignore the signs of stress in your life anymore. Recognizing them is the first step to discovering the source.
What are the Roots of Stress?
Stress isn’t likely to crop up overnight. While the varied causes might not be apparent at first, they are often there for some time.
Start with your job. Are there pressures at work? Getting passed over for a promotion can make you resentful which can cause stress. Every time you walk into the office your stomach will be in knots when you think about it. Something as normal as asking for a raise can cause stress. Youll worry about the outcome whether you will get the raise or get fired for asking.
Work pressures dont always stay at work. We tend to carry out unhappiness or frustrations home to our families. We keep an attitude all evening long because of something that started in the workplace.
Family situations can also be the root source of our stress. Kids can take us through a lot of stages, especially when they are toddlers, entering puberty, or becoming teenagers. Worrying about them when they are away from us takes plenty of energy.
Marital problems can lead to stress. When our spouses wont help lighten the load at home, we feel taken for granted and resentful. Lack of communication on the part of both parties leaves hurt feelings unexpressed. Both partners feel cheated, and coming home creates stress.
What Can You Do About Stress?
Once you understand what is causing the stress, it is time to fix it. Enlist the aid of your family. They may not realize that what they are doing or not doing is affecting you. A little communication can change the situation. This can work on the job as well. Talk to you boss and let them know your feelings in a non-threatening manner.
I’ve written several articles on stress and tips to manage stress as mom’s.
- Stress Management is Crucial for Moms — Let’s face it: Motherhood is tough, so managing stress is crucial.
- Stress Management Tips for Moms — Discusses practical ways to manage the demanding task of being a mom and the stress that comes automatically.
* This article is not written to diagnose or offer treatment for any medical conditions. Please seek the advice of a medical professional for any symptoms you might experiene.
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