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  • Understanding And Dealing With Stress And Anxiety

  • It goes without saying that the modern world that we all live in is filled with all sorts of hassles, demands, difficult deadlines and more. For a lot of people, stress is such a normal thing to deal with that it almost becomes a way of life for them. While it is not bad in small doses, it can help you to learn about the best ways to perform when you are under pressure and it can boost you so that you will be more motivated to do your absolute best. However, when you are always running in an emergency mode mindset, you could find that both your body and mind will end up paying the price. Instead of falling victim to the condition, you can learn the different ways to protect yourself as you are able to understand the signs while learning how to reduce the harmful side effects.

    You can start by asking yourself a couple of questions so that you can better understand how you relate to anxiety/stress on a personal or professional level. How stressed are you today or on a regular basis? Are you able to realize when there is too much of it in your life? When faced with pressure in any given situation, how do you tend to respond to it?

    Anytime that you perceive some sort of a threat, you will find that your nervous system will respond by letting go of a flood of hormones that include cortisol and adrenaline. When released, these hormones are readying the body for emergency mode. As this takes place, you are going to recognize the tell-tale signs that come along with emergency action. For most people, your muscles will tighten, blood pressure can rise, your heart can pound faster and you will even start to see that your senses will seem sharper.

    The physical changes that your body goes through when you go into stress-mode or emergency mode will build up your stamina and strength while also boosting your focus and your reaction time. This is all in preparation for you to flee the danger that is in front of you or sticking to your guns and fighting through it.

    You should know that stress is actually a normal physical response whenever you are faced with a situation or a series of events that are threatening or work to break your balance in any way. Once you sense it or any other kind of danger, even if it is imagined, your body will automatically go into response for you without your control. Just by learning more about the body’s natural defence mechanism and what it does to you, it is easy to see why stressed for a prolonged period of time can have such a drastic impact on not only your body but also your mind.

    It is important to understand how the pressures of life affect your body so that you can immediately recognize when things are getting out of control. One of the most dangerous things about stressors is how they can creep up on you, especially when you least expect it. When you get used to it, the anxiety starts to feel familiar or even normal. Because you do not notice it happening, it can take a much bigger toll on you than you might realize. In more severe cases, one can experience anxiety or panic attacks.

    Whenever you are getting into a mode where overload is normal, it will start to impact your mind, body and even your behaviours. Of course, each person has their own way of not only manifesting anxiety but also dealing with it. Being stressed too much can bring on both physical health problems as well as serious mental concerns. Many people will start to see that their relationships will suffer and their performance in either work or school can end up taking a turn for the worse.

    If you are starting to notice that you are not able to handle the pressures that are in your life, it is important that you seek help in any way possible. In some cases, you may be able to talk through some of your issues with the people that are closest to you. However, if home life or relationships are part of the problem, you will need to seek an outside source to help you out. A therapist or even your physician can be a great way to get started whenever you want to address it head-on, so that you can get on a healthier path both emotionally and physically.

    Today, there are a number of classes that you can look into that will help you to better deal with the pressures of life. Courses and seminars are a wonderful way to learn all about the various skills that you can use to not only deal with your stressors as they come on but even to avoid them altogether. No matter what level of stress you are facing, you can learn a valuable set of tools that will help you in many different aspects of your life.

    In some situations, a person will find that simply being able to recognize and avoid what causes their stress will be the perfect remedy. However, if you are unable to avoid it, it is going to be best if you know how to properly deal with is so that it does not run your life completely.

    An acupuncture regime designed to re-balance your body can have tremendous benefits in being able to manage stress in your life. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us in the Toronto / North York area at 416-788-3837 for a FREE first consultation visit.