Stress has different meaning for different people, depending greatly on every individuals capacity to deal with unwarranted situations and outcomes. Our mind is a complex structure and sub-conscious mind plays a vital role in a extremely preemptive (predetermined) manner. Before any action, the outcome is determined and expected. This difference in the outcome and expectation is a leading cause of stress. What exactly happens when the outcome not fall in line with expectation?
When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the fight-or-flight stress response.
Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work hard or react quickly. For example, it can help you win a race or finish an important job on time.
But if stress happens too often or lasts too long, it can have bad effects. It can be linked to headaches, an upset stomach, back pain (& even spasms), and insomnia. It can weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight off disease. If you already have a health problem, stress may make it worse. It can make you moody, tense, or depressed. Your relationships may suffer, and you may not do well at work or school. Often, it is observed that the root cause of stress remains undetected and people like to pay attention to the other affected (above mentioned) symptoms.
It’s important to figure out what causes stress for you. Everyone feels and responds to stress differently. Tracking your stress may help.
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