Do You Have Signs of Stress?

Coping with Overwhelming Tension


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by Jane Arnaud

Feeling Stressed - Want to learn how to cope with everyday tensions?

How to Deal With Stress

Stress is an important and even an essential part of life and it is how you deal with the signs of stress that is important.

Physical, mental or emotional stress can affect us all in different ways. Some of us are less prone to getting ‘overextended’, whilst others find that the smallest setbacks or problems raise our blood pressure. We have all experienced days when we feel over-wraught, even if we can’t quite put our finger on what has made us feel like this.

Other times we are well aware of what is making us tense. Be it a heavy workload, money worries, or the general problems of everyday life. It is perhaps how we deal with these moments, and more advantageously how we prevent or minimise our tension that matters.

Learning some stress management techniques or stress relief games could help us keep tension under control and stop it from affecting our health.

Some people may find counting to ten and taking a deep breath helps when confronted with a screaming toddler demanding a packet of sweets. Others may prefer counting to ten and leaving the store when the screams are from someone else’s toddler demanding sweets! How we choose to cope with the signs of stress important as otherwise the strain can detrimentally affect our health and well being.

As well as the obvious affects that such strains can have on us, like sleep deprivation or the breakdown of relationships, there are more serious implications. They could contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes and other illnesses.

Don’t let this panic you! There are simple, effective ways to help minimise your tension levels. Many of these techniques are cheap and readily available to all of us. Sometimes we just need a point in the right direction, and a bit of time out until the signs of stress have dissapeared.

On this page you will find links to various techniques which can be used to combat the tensions in your life:

Excessive Stress and Bullying at Work

There are all sorts of situations which can cause us stress. One of the most common is stress caused in the workplace by unrealistic demands and the fear of losing ones livelihood.

Excessive stress is increasingly becoming a problem in the workplace in the current economic situation as budgets are restricted and redundancies and dismissals become commonplace. As the work force is reduced, the remaining team have more tasks to perform with no extra time or often pay. And unfortunately age discrimination and bullying in the workplace has become a reality in many countries and signs of stress are beginning to appear in many workers.

People who are approaching retirement age or even those who are approaching fifty are often seen as easy targets by bullies who want to use their age against them. Unfortunately, the results of such bullying can lead not only to loss of livelihood but to a lifelong struggle with post traumatic stress disorder.

As you age it is important to keep fit and active and and finding ways to manage your stress and avoid depression are necessary if you are to show you are still competent and able to deal with change. People also need to learn techniques to Protect Themselves from Bullies.This book on overcoming bulling in the workplace can give you the tools to protect yourself.

Don't forget to write in to give us your stress management techniques or stress relief games, so that we can include them below to help other readers deal with signs of stress.


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