We teach the child to cope with stress
We often hear the word “stress” in everyday speech. But by this word people do not mean the same disorder, but many different manifestations of the psyche. What is stress really and what do people mean by this word? Let’s try to understand.
What is stress?
The term “stress” means a certain reaction of the body. It occurs when you are faced with circumstances that force you to act, change or adapt in order to defend your position or maintain balance in a certain situation. These circumstances are called stressors.
The stress response, known as “hit or run,” causes many involuntary changes in your body that give you an extra boost of energy so you can fight and run away from the source of the threat. In primitive times, this mechanism was very useful for humans, because most stresses were associated with physical threat. Therefore, the influx of physical energy in many cases allowed a person to stay alive. However, today most stresses are associated with psychological factors – these are stresses associated with work, interpersonal relationships, etc. – and the body’s response to stress in these cases is not necessary or useful. Moreover, such a reaction can prevent us from thinking clearly and soberly to find a way out of the situation.
When you often encounter stressful situations and find that you can’t control them, you run the risk of getting chronic stress, which can have many negative consequences for your health. If your stress response continues for a long time and does not allow your body to relax, the body may experience overstrain and exhaustion.
Research on the effects of stress on human health suggests that stress can cause many diseases or contribute to their development, as chronic stress can reduce immunity.
The basics of stress management
No matter what is causing the stress, you can take certain measures to deal with it. To do this you should look at the stressful situation from three sides:
Eliminate the symptoms of stress
Simply relieving the symptoms of stress is not enough, but it should be done in the first place to prevent the development of chronic stress. Various remedies can help you turn off the body’s response to stress and move to a more relaxed response to stressors. This will help you develop a more effective stress response and maintain your health.
The simplest means of relieving stress symptoms are breathing exercises and humor.
Try to cope with the situation
This stage of dealing with stress largely depends on the individual characteristics of the person experiencing stress, but it is extremely important. As already mentioned, in a state of stress, people are not always able to find the best way out of the situation. When you find yourself in a quieter place, you can find a way to deal with what is causing you stress.
Are you stressed out about the relationship? Learn healthier communication strategies or develop self-confidence. Is your stress related to work? Learn to enjoy your current job or try to find a new one. Are you stressed out for lack of money? You can cope with it, learning financial literacy. People often do not pay attention to the manifestations of stress or tolerate it for a long time, becoming in such cases enemies to themselves. Stop doing this immediately.
Learn to manage stress in the long run
To deal with stress effectively, you should find activities that fill you with positive emotions and make you emotionally resilient to stressors. Instead of waiting for the symptoms of stress to appear and then getting rid of them, you can learn to respond more calmly to stressful situations. These activities can be meditation, exercise, or any activity that improves your mood. Also learn to be more emotionally stable