Stay cool - Don't let stress stress you

P.D. Padmasiri By P.D. Padmasiri, 28th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Losing one's temper often has become common in modern society and we may feel that they are going mad because of the problems they face because stress is the main reason for these issues. Especially, most children are stressed out unlike in the past as competition has taken its toll.

Stress and Mental health

The past few years have marked a drastic change in the trend of mental illness. Not only in mental health but also general health depends on the balance between the mind and body. When it comes to teenagers, stressful events make them unhealthy, physically and mentally. Needless to say that a person is stressed out with family responsibilities or office hassles, it has a direct impact on the whole family. This situation is highly attributable to a sharp decline in the mental health condition of the general public following a steady deterioration in their living standards coupled with rising stress and tension in daily living. Also this trend has its roots in the intensifying struggle for survival and also in lifestyle changes in such situations.

Teenagers and others - Don't overlook

When the teenagers are concerned this social problem should not be overlooked because teenagers are highly vulnerable to stress. Stressful events make them unhealthy, physically and mentally. On the other hand, when a person is stressed out with family responsibilities and office hassles it has a disastrous impact on the whole family. School children who are the country's future, suffer from mental illnesses, the working population who are part of the country's economy suffer from mental illness and then elderly population where all the wisdom lies are also affected by mental illnesses. So therapy and treatment is vital for us to protect all these age groups and have a mentally healthy country. Not only is it invisible prevalent in patients but degree of stress varies from one person to another, some simply overlook it and struggle to get on with life. Concerned parents refer children to psychologists and they are treated then assisted to cope with their daily pressure

Kind of job and stress

Medical experts came up with the latest findings that sales agents or those who have target oriented jobs especially in the private sector suffer from psychiatric pathology. Not only in mental health but general health depends on the balance between the mind and body. Unless in some rare cases, most of unexplained physical illnesses are related to an underlying mental illness. Depression is capable of shutting one's whole immune system down if untreated. Feeling a lack of energy, sustained depressed moods, loss of appetite, sexual dysfunction, weight loss, sleep disorders (insomnia) are main symptoms of depression.

Biological changes

The medical experts have pointed out that there are some biological and chemical changes that take place in the body when a person is stressed out. When a person is stressed more sugar is released to the blood - the purpose being to give us more strength to face any event. secondly, increased palpitation so that more oxygen is supplied to the blood and blood clots faster. Thirdly, muscles tightened. Fourth, Pituitary gland responds to the situation by releasing three hormones, Cortisol, Adrenaline and nor-Adrenalin. The functioning of the digestive system is also reduced and that energy is diverted to the brain. When a person is stressed out you will observe his eyes dilate and eyes become larger so that they can see more clearly.

How to get over the problem of stress

The best treatment is to relax mind and body.This is basically done with breathing exercises and other physical activities such as walking, running and skipping. Proper sleep is considered a must to reduce stress levels. According to research the people who don't get proper sleep are vulnerable and make mistakes.

Physical activities

Maintaining good food habits is also an important factor. Finally, we should not forget that every situation can be stressful. Make sure to find time for everything and support your body to relax.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
I am from Weedagama, Bandaragama, SRI LANKA, HR Manager by profession and have 17 years of experience in my chosen field. I am interested in writing on Buddhism, Spiritual advancement, Nature etc.

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author avatar Carol
28th Aug 2011 (#)

Wise words, many thanks.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
28th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Carol for the comments and hope u gained much out of it. Best regards

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
28th Aug 2011 (#)

Very good article with great advice. Thank you P. D.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
28th Aug 2011 (#)

Your supportive remarks are of great interest all the way and many thanks for reading my article. Good Luck, Steve !

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author avatar Vernazoa
28th Aug 2011 (#)

What an informing read. Well done. Hi 5!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks immensely for all your supportive remarks and interest in reading it in same spirit. Best regards, Vernazoa !

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author avatar AnnH
28th Aug 2011 (#)

Nice post, very interesting.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Your supportive comments are very much appreciated. Best regards Gemstar99

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author avatar Buzz
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Great read, my friend.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Hi Buzz, Your comment is so inspiring and supportive all the way. Many thanks and best regards

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author avatar Delicia Powers
29th Aug 2011 (#)

Thanks outstanding article and advice!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Delicia for inspiring remarks and for interest in reading. Best regards

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author avatar Maria Malone
30th Aug 2011 (#)

All good tips, thanks!

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
31st Aug 2011 (#)

Thank you Maria for the interest in reading and comments. Good luck

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author avatar Sheila Newton
30th Aug 2011 (#)

I can sure learn a lesson or two from this super article. Thanks.

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
31st Aug 2011 (#)

Many thanks always for ever supportive comments Sheila. Good luck to you and best regards....

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author avatar juny
2nd Sep 2011 (#)

Thanks for sharing some advice.
A timely useful information in this world full of stress and depression.
Have a good day :)

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
2nd Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you very much Oballesansano. for your great interest in read and supportive comments. Good luck and best regards

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author avatar Songbird B
9th Sep 2011 (#)

What a great article! Well researched and written.. Informative too..

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author avatar P.D. Padmasiri
9th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you dear Songbird for supportive comments. Some stress seems useful when someone tries to go up in their careers (when it comes to personal gain) and other kind stress is very harmful and invites unnecessary problems. Thank you once again and good luck

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