INTRODUCTION

Posted 06 November

Stress stands for physical and psychological reactions to external Stress. With stress reactions, the body wants to speed up decision-making in the event of danger. Stress arises mainly when we are not up to a task. Processes in the body change.  Some bodily functions, such as heartbeat and breathing, speed up, and others slow down.

Most importantly, everyone experiences stress differently. What doesn’t interest one person creates tension in another. Dealing with Stress is also different. While some people relax quickly about certain things, others have difficulty getting out of the spiral of thoughts.

Positive Stress increases alertness and boosts productivity. Motivate anticipation or ambition for things, and by mastering tasks, different positive experiences are made, which in the end even strengthen self-confidence. However, if the stress level is too high, we feel overwhelmed. If this continues for a long time, there is not enough recovery time or dealing with it is disturbed, it becomes increasingly difficult to reduce Stress. Constant availability, Stress at work or time pressures in your free time makes it difficult to reduce Stress. If the body goes into a permanent state of alarm, the possible consequences range from Stress to burnout, depression and organic diseases.

Stress is part of life and cannot always be avoided. But what do you do when the Stress overwhelms you, paralyzes you or even makes you ill? We will show you how to deal better with Stress and reduce it successfully.

In addition Stress is a physiological, psychological and behavioral response that helps us respond in an adaptive way to changes or environmental demands.

To do this, a physiological activation is produced that prepares our body for an immediate reaction (increased heart rate, respiratory rate, muscle tension,…) and a state of alert that facilitates a rapid interpretation of the situation to determine which coping strategies They are what we will need. It is therefore a necessary response for our survival.

The key to good stress management lies not so much in the stressful element, but in how we perceive it, since the type of interpretation we make of what is happening to us will activate or not the stress response.

Therefore, it is essential to have good coping strategies, not only so that stressful situations stop causing us discomfort, but also to avoid the negative consequences that stress has on our health.

 

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