Good health comes from the head
Are you in stress?
How many of the following statements apply to you or your life situation? With each statement, answer with yes or no, and finally add up the claims that stick to you.
1. In my life there are many people who demand my time and energy.
2. I'm always in a hurry, I'm often late.
3. I quickly catch up with loud sounds and you are very upset.
4. Different events or requirements quickly get me out of the track.
5. It often seems to me that I have no control over what is happening to me in my life.
6. I usually hold my emotions and feelings for myself; it is more important to carry out my responsibilities.
7. When someone else is speaking, I try to speed up the conversation and often end up striking others.
8. When I see that things are working slower than I think I might be, I become very eager.
9. If I have to wait, I become very irritated. I hate queues and slow drivers.
10. I often do one (or all) of the following: I play with my hair, I scratch, touch my nose, I scratch my legs, I hit my feet against the floor, I scratch the paper.
11. I am employed. I always do something. If there is nothing in the evening or at the end of the week I plan, I take home the job from the service.
12. By nature, I am competing.
13. I can keep accumulated and pressurized fatigue long after others mend.
14. The time limits are great for me. I want to work with maximum speed and I would do everything I do things on time.
15. I much like the fact that my friends and colleagues admire me rather than being loyal to me.
16. I rarely have time for myself.
17. I know that I should move and eat more healthily, but I do not have time for that.
18. When I'm in stress, I often have headaches or convulsions. It can turn me around, I feel bad, I get it rash or I feel like I'm fainting.
19. I hardly fall asleep. After a busy day, I can hardly calm down before sleep.
20. I am fast, often reading it at the same time. I'm in the office during the week or I can skip the lunch. Sometimes I have problems with digestion.
If you have marked less than 10 claims, then most likely, stress does not currently control your life. Nevertheless, it is important to build your resistance to stress and to prepare for the time you are in stress.
If you have marked between 11 and 15 claims, you are most likely currently living in your life and want to some strategies for managing stress in order to protect your health and improve quality your life.
If you have marked more than 15 statements, and especially if you have claimed statements 3, 8, 9, 10, 18, 19 or 20, urgently need strategies to cope with stressful events in your life. Your lifestyle most likely negative impact on your health, so you should make some long-term and healthy changes in your life. Some people have a very high threshold for pain, which means they are It almost does not hurt. Similarly, in some people, stress is - as if you did not feel it. They may feel it just that their heart beats a little faster. Such people are happy to overlook the symptoms of stress and take them they only become aware when the effects of long-lasting stress burden occur.
Source: Institute of Public Health RS, When stress get you: How to recognize and cure
stress, anxiety and depression disorders, Ljubljana 2006.
TO OVERCOME STRESS
We encounter stress with each other every day. It hits us one more time, less a second. Also for the same or Similar stressful situations, our response can be completely different. Stress causes a series of biochemical changes in the body. In particular, this is the increase in the cortisol stress hormone, which, as a domino effect, draws a whole series of reactions associated with it. - A short-term increase in cortisol can be beneficial as it enables better productivity and greater attention with a higher level of energy, improved reflexes and a higher threshold of pain. Then we talk about occasional positive stress. - When cortisol is unnaturally elevated for a long time, however, we are talking about the chronic form of stress and it leads to disorders in the functioning of the organism and consequently in the disease. Usually this happens when stressful situations are repeated, they are intense or long-lasting, e.g. pressures and disagreements in the workplace, family, illness, death of a neighbor ...
The body's response to stress is conditioned by our personality, past experiences, the current mood, possible disease conditions, the environment in terms of family and service relationships, self-awareness and mental attitude ... As these conditions change, the response to stress can vary. The organism has a high ability to eliminate negative stressful effects, but it takes time to recover in terms of neutralizing biochemical changes. Since it does not have enough, the body becomes more and more tired, exhaustion and consequently to complete burnout. Stress becomes a risk factor for the emergence of chronic diseases.
How do we know we are under stress?
The most noticeable are psychic signs: irritability, poor concentration and memory, fatigue, disorganization, insomnia, awakening at night, deterioration in relationships within the family, service, anxiety or excessive famine ... Common signs are: high pulse and blood pressure, stomach and gastrointestinal problems, sweating ... and, last but not least, a worse immune system. It all leads to serious disorders or diseases: elevated cholesterol, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, cancer, depression ...
Do I have depression if I'm under stress?
Stress alone does not mean depression. Stress is shown mainly by the increase in cortisol hormone, while depression is associated with changes in brain function.
How can we cope with stress?
The easiest way to avoid stress. But because this is almost impossible, it is necessary to take care of "disconnecting". Take the time for yourself. Engage in the things you love to do, go for a walk, talk to your friend, watch a movie, read a book, take regular exercise and regular meals ... For a great help in stress, choose a patented extract from the ajvaganda ajvaganda plant he will take care of regulating cortisol. In a few days you will notice that it is easier to overcome stress, you will have more energy, your mind will be calm, you will be more concentrated and remembered more, the sleep will be solid and without disturbing waking at night. It will energize you with the energy you need for all the challenges of the next day.