Understanding And Recognize The Stress

hastomo By hastomo, 9th Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/4uzy5x6-/
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Perhaps the most pervasive and difficult problem to solve in life balancing is that of stress. Whether you are at work or at home, there is likely some stress in your life, and that stress can interfere with your enjoyment of your career and your social life.

Understanding And Recognize The Stress

Stress is what we experience when we must adjust to the constant and conflicting demands of our lives. If you like your job and work long hours, if you are very competitive and always trying to win, you may experience a more positive form of stress.

But for most of us, when we experience unremitting stress, and we don’t know how to handle it, it makes us angry, frustrated, irritable, depressed and fatigued. We may get headaches or develop an ulcer, or perhaps we suffer from insomnia. Unless we can learn to eliminate or mitigate stress, we will function poorly on the job, at home and with friends.

Recognize that stress is real and that it can affect your health, your happiness and your relationships. There are lots of ways to defeat stress, and you’ll need to find the right one for yourself. There are lots of ways to defeat stress, and you’ll need to find the right one for yourself.

Here are some links that will get you started:

http://www.mindtools.com/smpage.html
http://www.hyperstress.com/
Then address the source of the stress, if you can. Because, the best way to approach stress is head-on.

There are any number of other sites that focus on stress, many of them sponsored by universities and containing some great information and ideas about specific types of stress and stressful events.

Depending on where most of your stress is, you may want to focus in a different area.

If your boss is a major stressor in your life, if there is abuse or a hostile environment at work, you have a different problem than the stress that comes from caring for an ailing parent, spouse or child or the stress that comes from financial troubles.

But, regardless of the cause of your stress, the effects are the same. Extreme stress can be short-lived, as in stress after the death of a loved one, or it can be long-term.

You may ask how and why stress figures into your work/life balance goals.

It is very simple. Whether you are trying to balance your time or simply improve the quality of your life, it is important to acknowledge stress and to understand that there IS something called positive stress, and something called negative stress.

Positive stress is the stress you feel when you are planning your daughter’s wedding or when you are about to make an important presentation.

You may be happy about the event and looking forward to the occasion, but that doesn’t mean there is no stress.

That kind of stress is not harmful and can be quite invigorating. But, negative stress IS harmful, especially if it occurs over a long period of time.

Consider on-the-job stress, or stress in a relationship because of poor communication or the absence of focused time spent with a loved one – all of these things can damage your health and the quality of your life.

So, start by identifying the stressors in your life, and looking for the places you feel most stressed.

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Balance, Job Stress, Life, Recognize Stress, Stress, Work, Workplace Stress

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author avatar Bets
12th Oct 2012 (#)

I have neg. stress and cannot seem to fix it. Thnx for the links I can read about this subject. Wonderful writing and great subject. (I noticed you repeated a line. You may want to click on "your pages" to follow the guide there to edit if you haven't tried editing yet.) The repeated is " There are lots of ways to defeat stress, and you’ll need to find the right one for yourself."
Well, I like being shown corrections anytime on my pages should you find a typo, etc.
Hastomo, you have a unique ability in wrting about anything almost so don't stop publishing.
Smiles, Bets :)

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