Manage And Gould Bring an End to the Stress and Anxiety Damages

Negative thoughts and stress make things more difficult and depressing for every individual. You may have often heard old people saying think good and good things will happen to you. While it seems to be just a saying and if you look at it superficially, there is no big deal about it. But when you unlace the layers of this beautiful thought, you will realize that it is a great lesson of life from scientific point of view as well. Stress is a medical term that means a thing just opposite to relaxation.FROM WHERE DOES THIS STRESS COME?Yeah, think about it. What is the origin of stress and anxiety? Is it not your brain that is continuously driving you to apprehensions and conclusions? Fear of future worsens the present life of people. But they find it too hard to comprehend it and succumb to a dull life. Stress is most of the times the reciprocation of a negative event or series of them. According to a popular study conducted by American Psychological Association, over 40 % of people remain awake the whole night because of stress.

STRESS- DEFINITIONLike any other term, stress has also got variations in how people define it. In general it is a feeling of being overwhelmed, run-down or worried. Situation in which you do everything opposite to normal can be considered as stress. Stress refers to two things- the first is the psychological perception of pressure and the body’s reaction to this. Now your body reacts to stress in many ways and hence affecting anything from your memory to metabolism, it can be any system that gets affected.ILL-EFFECTS OF STRESSBeing anxious about a new thing or something that is anticipated for too long is natural and okay to an extent. The moment you over-do it, it crosses the line and become a stress for you. However it is difficult to understand that you are thinking or over-thinking about a matter or situation of your life. Nowadays, it is a fashion to talk about health, while many people focus on their physical well-being and take up supplements to build muscles; they leave alone the mental well-being. Every body part and system is connected to your brain with the help of nerves. It is therefore more than significant to pay attention towards your mental status. Stress is not a mental disorder, but it may unfortunately lead to the same. Stress affects your cardiac health and causes serious health issues such as insomnia, anxiety, muscle pain, high blood pressure and weaken your immune system. In untreated cases of chronic stress the major results can be seen like depression and obesity.Minor episodes of stress are well handled by body’s natural defenses. On the other hand, the prolonged exposure to stress is not good for a person.GOOD SIDE OF STRESSSome stress is good for you. When it comes to you or rather you take it in small proportions, it keeps you more active and productive. Exposure to a moderate quantity of stress makes you stronger. It works like a vaccine and triggers your immune system to fight with an odd situation.Nevertheless, there are serious implications of unmanageable stress on lives of tons of people. To keep a control of the stress in your work and personal life like many others you can supplement your diet with natural and herbal remedies.

STRESS BUSTERSCoping up with stress before it is late is so advisable.

Don’t delay important things. While at work or at home, you should manage your time very well. It is a good practice to finish the work before the last time. Meeting deadlines does not mean that you cannot complete it before time. The feeling of completion of work or some task gives you immense relaxation and a sense of accomplishment too.

Make laughing your daily habit. It is a gift of nature to human species; laugh as much as you can. Don’t wait for big things to fall for making you laugh. Spend more time in laughing and keep stress away. Being witty, cracking jokes and watching humorous videos and TV shows prove to be quite helpful.

Fear This My Fellow Athlete

Competition is good, just as fear is good – if you will use it to your advantage rather than letting it use you. Fear can frazzle us to make mistakes, become uncertain, and anxious, but fear used to our advantage can propel us to greatness. It’s a double-edged sword. Since fear is internal, you own it, it’s yours to use as you will, if you ignore it, it might hurt you, if you use it, it can help you, give you the edge, especially in competition. How might I know this?

Well, I supposed any seasoned competitor in the human endeavor or athlete understands exactly what I am saying, but in case you need more examples to help you better understand this concept, by all means keep reading.

Recently, I read an interesting article online and watched a great video sponsored by Expert Sports Performance, the video was titled: “How Talented Athletes Deal with Fear,” by Loren Fogelman, a well-known sports psychologist.

In my view I believe that Fear is a wonderful thing, a huge driver of the human psyche, but Loren Fogelman reminds me of the truth that: “it motivates some and stops others dead in their tracks,” which is absolutely a fact.

Still, I believe that if FEAR stops someone from achieving or causes them to choke under pressure, then I would submit to you that:

1.) They don’t understand what fear is; and,
2.) They are not using FEAR as an adrenal shot for peak performance

Well, I say; too bad for them, if they are competing against me or my team. Fear can be a weakness if you let it, or high-octane when you need it, YOU decide which. “It’s all in your head” I always say. Anyway, that’s the way I see it. A great book to read is: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!” published by in the 80s as a motivational type book.

As a competitive runner, I used to imagine footsteps behind me and ready to pass. Interestingly enough, I was a pretty good athlete so that didn’t happen much, but when it actually did happen it’s a sound you never forget. This imagination during competitive races propelled me to stay on pace or increase my speed opening up a large gap between me and the other runners. Sometimes when I am out training even today, I will listen to my feet hit the trail and pick up the sounds of the echo and amplify them in my brain to simulate those ever-feared footsteps, thus, propelling me to run faster and faster.