Dr. Lalitaa

What is Stress and How to Overcome it

Are you tired, tearful, or overeating? You may be dealing with stress. 

Stress is the body’s reaction to feeling threatened or under pressure. Stress isn’t a problem for a short period; however, it can significantly affect your life and well-being. 

Stress is the feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope with mental or emotional pressure.

Stress can affect our mood, body, relationships – especially when it feels out of control. It can lead to us feeling anxious and irritable and can affect our self-esteem. 

Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period of time can also lead to a feeling of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion often called burnout. 

Identifying that you are stressed will address the causes and get back to a happier and healthier YOU. 

There are many causes of stress. Stress can affect people differently and varies from person to person.

  • Pressure at work, school, or home.
  • illness, or difficult or sudden life events and many more can lead to stress.

Here are some of the signs of being stressed:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Have racing thoughts or difficulty concentrating
  • Feel constantly worried or anxious

Now you know the signs and the causes of stress, let’s discuss the tips for dealing with stress. 

One of the main tips for dealing with stress is splitting up your tasks. If a task feels overwhelming and difficult to start, try breaking it down into easier chunks. An example of this is when you have a long to-do list at work and it can seem overwhelming. Split the tasks up into a smaller to-do list which feels less overwhelmed. 

Another tip is to take a break. It is so important to take regular breaks when you are feeling stressed. Experiencing a lot of stress over a long period can also lead to a feeling of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion, often known as burnout. 

Remember you are worthy of a break. 


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