The fast pace life and competitive world leads to stress in most adults. Irrespective of the phase of life or the role they play most people in the age of 30 to 50 are stressed. Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. It is either work related stress, relationship problems, family issues etc
Do you know what a day to day work related stress could lead to ?
One of our family friends suddenly started vomiting and fainted at his work. Upon visiting the hospital, they found his pressure very were low due to stress, lack of sleep and irregular eating habits . The doctor advised him to rest. However he continued to work and today he is unable to raise his head and sit straight as the moment he raises his head and keeps straight, his pressure would go low with severe neck pain. Did you ever imagine anything of this sort can happen due to the day to day stress? Its distressing to know that the day to day pressure and stress which we tend to ignore could lead to such an impact
Work related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them either due to lack of time, resources or skills. Stress not identifies and managed properly leads to more severe long term / incurable physical and mental illness.
The symptom of stress in the initial stages are frequent headaches, upset stomach, high / low blood pressure, chest pain, sleeping problems , depression, lack of motivation, laziness and restlessness.
If you or your family member has the above symptoms, it is important to take action and to review your lifestyle to see if you can identify any contributing factors immediately.
How to Manage Stress
Some of the ways to manage stress are
- Manage your time: Plan and prioritize your work. Ensure effective management of time by leveraging the resources possible. This could give you some additional time
- Learn to say No : Say ‘No’ to things that you will not be able to do. Instead of accepting to do tasks that not possible and not delivering as promised, Say No upfront
- Sleep : Our body needs minimum 6 hours sleep everyday to recoup itself . Ensure you shave a regular sleep pattern
- Eat Healthy food in Time: Though food does not cause stress, ignoring food to accomplish certain tasks or because you are upset will aggravate the symptoms of stress
- Exercise Regularly: Do some stretching exercise even when your seated in office or home. This will help your muscular system. Simple exercise like rotating your neck, stretching your hands and legs and bending to touch your feet.
- Meditate: Meditation is one of the best techniques to relax your mind. Close your eyes, take three long, slow breaths, and spend a few seconds picturing a relaxing scene, such as walking in a meadow, lying on the beach or some beautiful moments of your life.
- Pamper yourself with a Massage: Go for a body massage, if you are over stressed. Massage will really help your body relax.
- Take a Break: Having a diversion from your daily routine can help relax your body and mind. Plan for a vacation with your family regularly.