The human body is intended to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive (“eustress”) — such as a getting a new job promotion or being given greater responsibilities
— keeping us alert and ready to stay away from danger.

Stress becomes negative (“distress”) when a person faces uninterrupted challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges. As a result, the person becomes overworked and stress-related tension builds.

Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.

Here are all common effects on stress:

Common effects of stress on your body

•Muscle tension or pain
•Chest pain
•Stomach upset
•Sleep problems

Common effects of stress on your mood

•Lack of motivation or focus
•Feeling overwhelmed
•Irritability or anger
•Sadness or depression

Common effects of stress on your behavior

•Overeating or undereating
•Angry outbursts
•Drug or alcohol abuse
•Tobacco use
•Social withdrawal
•Exercising less often

Let’s take the time to relax and have fun meet with family and friends. In addition,  find activities such as swimming and any other sports that you enjoy. Be aware of the stress that you are experiencing so you can change some behaviors and reduce your stress level.

What you can do as well are meditation, yoga, Taichi, and consulting if you need more help. It is unnecessary to wait until you reach the wall. We do what we like and enjoy doing alone or with people.

Have a wonderful week,

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