Stress is a word that is feared by many and misjudged by much more. Truth is stress in itself is not necessarily harmful. The American Psychological Association has noted: “Stress is to the human condition what tension is to the violin string: too little and the music is dull and raspy; too much and the music is shrill or the string snaps. Stress can be the kiss of death or the spice of life. The issue, really, is how to manage it”, not too little, not too great.
The effects of stress may quietly accumulate over a period of time until the breaking point is reached, without warning. Thus, stress has been called the silent killer, and chronic stress, a slow poison. “Today, stress and its resulting illnesses impact workers in almost every corner of the world,” says Professor Robert L. Veninga of the University of Minnesota. It is said that stress-related diseases cost the U.S. economy up to $200 billion a year. Stress is even called America’s latest export, and references to the word “stress” can be heard in many of the world’s major languages. When you are stressed and fail to finish things that are scheduled, you may develop guilt feelings. A recent study reports that the average person spends two hours a day feeling guilty. Still, some have been able to cope with stress and make a success of their lives.
Stress could be frustrating yet that’s just a scratch on the top. Stress causes a number of health disorders: (chronically anxiety, fear, depression, diabetes etc.) most annoyingly, it deprives you of happiness and that’s why it should be avoided at all cost.
Problem is you may not know till it’s too late… so watch out… for possible causes of stress…
We will talk more on managing stress in subsequent articles. At the moment though A tip to managing stress though is LIVING A SIMPLE LIFE (be The Simplist)
So tell us what you think, what are some things that could cause stress?