Anxiety and stress are ever increasing in today’s society. While a natural level of stress in life is unavoidable, sometimes our skills for dealing with it are overwhelmed and this can affect our lives and our relationships.
Anxiety, sometimes brought on by stress, is the root cause of many of the psychological issues adversely affecting our lives today. Unchecked, anxiety can cause our health and relationships to deteriorate, affect our work and leisure time, our sleep patterns and our everyday emotional stability.
Anxiety is at the root of most common sub-clinical psychological issues which adversely affect our daily lives. It can manifest itself many ways such as:
The manifestation of Stress differs from person to person. Some of the most common symptoms of early stress include increases in blood pressure, an increase in breathing rate, muscle tension, and a slowing of the metabolism. As the stress continues, additional symptoms can manifest.
Many medical conditions such as heart disease, fibromyalgia, eczema, type 2 diabetes, and even early death have been linked to stress. While stress does not necessarily cause these conditions, it does worsen them and increases a person’s likelihood of having stress-related medical conditions. Some conditions of chronic stress such as insomnia, slowed metabolism, muscle spasms, and cramps can occur within a matter of days from stressful situations occurrence. Rather than waiting until these symptoms become unbearable before seeking help, it is beneficial train the mind and body how to deal with stressors as they happen.
With stress comes some emotional reactions, as well. These often include:
The behaviours often linked to stress include: