Coping Strategies to Reduce Stress

Stress is an absolutely awful human malady-with no real symptoms of its own.  Unlike viral and bacterial conditions, it certainly manifest with any apparent symptoms.  But can eventually come across with other physical symptoms and aliments, like high blood pressure, chronic headaches and migraines, and reduced immune capability-leading to more colds and flus.  However, stress can impact anywhere on the human body, and everything that it throws at you to reduce stress before it does something substantiatively devastating to your health.  Stress can also be known as a ‘silent killer’,  because it’s not really a disease with overall apparent symptoms, and its negative symptoms manifest through secondary symptoms and alimentssymptoms manifest through secondary symptoms and aliments.

Coping strategies means getting the stress down to a very acceptable level.  Never too low-as we all need a little stress in our lives to keep us motivated.  There are certainly good and bad stresses.  The good stresses can be deciding what to name your unborn child.  The bad and more tolling stresses could be wondering whether you are the father or not of your child.  In a woman’s case, wondering if her man cheated, and is responsible for at least one, maybe two children with your best friend, sister or cousin.  Stresses helps to push that fine biological invention known as the human brain to think and function better, perhaps solving problems and dilemmas.  But negative stresses push the brain into ‘burnout-mode.’

Getting those pesky ‘ill wind’ stresses down mean trying to not be overwhelmed with problems.  Don’t put off dealing with everything major that is causing you problems in your life.  Smaller problems are easily dealt with.  In most cases, we sweep the smaller to bigger problems under the rug, primarily out of the problems that they can cause in our lives, and the time constraints through our own hectic schedules.  But, invariably, it is the smaller problems that tend to get us more, for quite frankly there are more of them and they have a tendency to mushroom out of control very rapidly until they are under crisis management.  Dealing with our problems to the best of our ability helps us to cope with stress far better.

Learning not to be overwhelmed by issues in our lives also helps us to deal and cope better.  This doesn’t necessarily mean ‘suck it up, buttercup.’  But this can mean taking things in stride and not feeling too pressured.  In other words, through better management of our own lives, and the emotions surrounding them, we can cope with our lives far better.  Of course, disasters in our lives can and do happen.  Learning to deal with them far more effectively goes a long way to finding a healthier balance in our existence-without all of the negative connotations of stress piling on top of us.

Take a time-out if you feel yourself stressed with its secondary physical symptoms.  Walk away from a major problem for an hour or two.  Unless it is life and limb, you can walk away.  Returning with a fresh perspective, as the human brain recharges itself, helps one to deal with the problem far better and more effectively.  Standing around until your physical body is seemingly ‘warped’ by the stress is not the proper way to deal with it.  As it can only get worse, magnifying your problem out of all context and magnitude.  A break from it only helps to find the solution to the problem.  This is especially true with people who fight over a problem or an issue.  It’s usually when the anger-curve is down that they see things rationally and intelligently-walking away from it aids in that process.

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