Según una organización benéfica del Reino Unido para la salud mental, 1 de cada 5 británicos ha enfermado por el estrés laboral, y 1 de cada 4 ha llorado en el trabajo por causa de la tensión. En el 2009, año de crisis económica, hubo un aumento sin precedentes en la venta de antidepresivos….
THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON
Describes the tragicomedy of life and comparisons.
It’s three – in English
According to a UK charity for mental health, 1 in 5 Britons has fallen ill from work-related stress, and 1 in 4 has cried at work because of stress. In 2009, the year of economic crisis, there was an unprecedented increase in the sale of antidepressants.
What things cause you stress?
Economic and other types of insecurity
A grueling routine
The interpersonal problems
A traumatic experience
How does stress affect you?
Deterioration of their personal relationships
Stress activates the body’s amazing emergency system, which releases hormones that raise the breathing rate, heart rate and blood pressure. It also increases the concentration of blood cells and glucose in the blood. This set of reactions prepares the body to deal with the source of stress. Once the stress goes down, the body returns to normal, but if it does not decrease, it can cause chronic tension; it is as if the body were an engine that is always accelerated. So, to be physically and mentally healthy, we have to learn to manage stress.
Stress itself is not bad. The American Psychological Association compares it to the tension of a violin string. If there is very little voltage, the sound will be off and out of tune; If there is too much, it will be strident or the string will break. He also comments: “Stress can be the kiss of death or the salt of life. The question is really how to handle it. “
On the other hand, people have different temperaments and some are healthier than others. What causes tension to one person may not affect another. However, if your routine makes you so tense that it does not allow you to relax or react well to difficult situations, you will most likely suffer from chronic stress.
There are those who resort to drugs, alcohol or tobacco to “manage” their stress. Others modify their eating behaviors or spend a lot of time in front of the television or computer. However, none of this attacks the root of the problem; On the contrary, it could make it worse. So, what is the correct way to handle stress?
Total security does not exist. Try these suggestions:
Talk to a family member or friend you trust. Various studies show that the support of loved ones protects us from illnesses related to stress. Yes, a true friend “loves at all times, and is a brother born for when there is anguish”.
Do not always think of the worst; The only thing you will achieve is to wear yourself out emotionally. In addition, it is most likely that the terrible situations you imagine will never happen.
Work, study, travel every day, take care of children, parents … These are things that tend to trigger the level of stress, and yet we have to do them. What to do then?
Try to find moments to relax and rest.
Put your priorities in proper order and lead a simple life. If possible, reduce your expenses or spend less time working.
Problems with other people, especially in the workplace, can generate a lot of stress. If this happens to you, think about the following suggestions:
When someone offends you, try to stay calm. Do not add fuel to the fire.
Try to resolve the differences privately. Treat the other person with dignity and respect.
Try to understand the feelings and views of the person who offended you. Putting yourself in the shoes of the other person will help you calm down. It is also useful to think about how others see it.
Excuse me Forgiveness is something beautiful … and good medicine. According to a study conducted in 2001, not forgiving significantly increases heart rate and blood pressure, while doing so reduces stress.
“Where do they go, these dreams of mine? Do they live? Do they die? Do they fall? Do they fly?”
“Most people will spend their lives doing jobs that they don’t particularly enjoy, and will eventually save up enough money to stop doing those jobs just in time to start dying instead. Don’t be one of those people. There’s a difference between living, and just surviving. Do something that you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do. It really is that simple. And that hard.” – John Connolly
I believe that most of us crave adventure. We want our lives to make us feel. We crave the bittersweet excitement brought on by uncertainty.
( My husband has Bipolar Affective disorder, brought on by his epilepsy. During episodes of Mania he experiences hallucination. When depressed he hears people talking about him when they are not or may not be there. He has been Experiencing the depression since aged 17. He can be Paranoid, even against me- his wife…) This is the reason I reblogged this Post
My Fourth Honest Post
I have had a lot of time to reflect today. After last nights panic attack that almost landed me in the hospital, I spend most of the day in bed, mostly thinking about the causes of my anxiety.
It’s funny. I have been working toward so many goals this year. I started this blog because it was a requirement for a class I was taking. It was creating my writer’s platform. A place to share the parts of myself that were both as a writer and as someone with a mental illness. It has been an amazing journey for me. The people that have touched my life through their own sharing of their own stories.
I have tried to create a blog much like what The Bipolar Writer in the past, it has become over these past few months something I have never imagined. I had no expectations that this place would become a place to really talk about mental illness, not just my own story.
I never thought I would be an advocate. I mean three years ago I thoug..[ ]