We live in a world where everything moves fast, and you must be strong if you want to survive. We often complain and we are never contented with what we have, it’s never enough, we take full time jobs, even two jobs just to have more money. There is no such thing like “work what you want and you’ll never have to work in your life “. Not always our wishes are enough to solve our problems. There is no work for everyone and even if you work what you want it may be not payed well so you have to have another job just to cover jour bills and have a more pleasing life.
In the end you are always tired and you are on stress. You don’t have time for doing what you love and that’s what causes unhappiness, you are angry and feel that you are on pressure. You don’t enjoy in little things, you just do what you have to. In the end it’s your family that depends on you, and you live just to give your children everything they want, even if that means that you’ll lose health.
The way you respond to a challenge may also be a type of stress. Part of your response to a challenge is physiological and affects your physical state. When faced with a challenge or a threat, your body activates resources to protect you – to either get away as fast as you can, or fight.
Our fight-or-flight response is our body’s sympathetic nervous system reacting to a stressful event. Our body produces larger quantities of the chemicals cortisol, adrenaline and noradrenaline, which trigger a higher heart rate, heightened muscle preparedness, sweating, and alertness – all these factors help us protect ourselves in a dangerous or challenging situation.
When we are stressed the following happens:
- Blood pressure rises
- Breathing becomes more rapid
- Digestive system slows down
- Heart rate (pulse) rises
- Immune system goes down
- Muscles become tense
- We do not sleep (heightened state of alertness)
How to measure with stress
- Get more sleep
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine
- Try relaxation techniques
- Talk to somebody
- Take control of the situation, learn how to solve your problems
- And learn to say “NO”
- Rest if you are ill
- Be happy with what you have, money don’t by happiness