Stress is a feeling of strain and pressure in psychology (King, 2011). Stress can be negative or positive. Positive stress leads to boost the motivation level, and harmful stress points to increase the chances of Heart attack and depression. One of the famous quotes of David Allen is “Much of stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”
I encountered stress when I lost my best friend, Doug. He was very close to me, the day I got the news of his death, I was shocked. I was unable to cope with it. These are the type of situations where one has to be strong, but I wasn’t. Death of my best friend made me so weak that I just wanted to be alone all the time. I was not giving attention to my family and other friends. Taking too much stress had a negative impact on me. While you’re in situations like these, there’s always someone who is there to help you out and make you feel that life isn’t over yet. In my case, my parents played a crucial role in getting me rid of the stress. They always try to make me happy, doing stupid things so that I could laugh. Having such an inspiring and supportive family is indeed a blessing. Initially when I was in the state of stress, people around me other then my parents use to think of me as a mental case. Kids around the street use to make fun out of me.
To manage stress relax your mind. It will help you to not to think about what’s bothering you (Sharma et al., 2014). A negative impact of stress can increase the consumption of Smokes and alcohol (Lipschitz et al., 2015). Meditation and Yoga are the two exercises which reduces the effects of stress over a human body. Studies have shown that heat stress can increase the chances of heat strokes (Ha et al., 2014).
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King, L. A. (2011). The science of psychology: An appreciative view. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Lipschitz, J. M., Paiva, A. L., Redding, C. A., Butterworth, S., & Prochaska, J. O. (2015). Co-occurrence and coaction of stress management with other health risk behaviors. Journal of health psychology, 20(7), 1002-1012.
Sharma, M., & Rush, S. E. (2014). Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a stress management intervention for healthy individuals: a systematic review. Journal of evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine, 19(4), 271-286.