The Physiological Effects of Stress…

The Physiological Effects of Stress…

The Physiological Effects of Stress…

When we are faced with a stressful situation, what can we do?  We can check in with ourselves, observing to see what physiology is showing up…Learning to identify stress in ourselves can assist us…When we can catch the stress before it “takes over”, it will be much easier to manage.

Ways Stress Presents Itself:

  • Our breath may be more rapid…This is our body getting ready to Fight, Flight or Freeze…
  • Our heart is pumping faster…This is to give us more blood to take whatever action we need to take…
  • Our blood pressure raises…This can produce a headache or pressure in our head…
  • Our body may feel tight…W can also feel anxious, nervous, and irritable…

Stress Effects:

Our body may experience more pain…We can get aches all over, pain in the joins/the muscles may flare up, and our headaches may be demanding our attention. When we have pain our body, ignoring the symptoms, may not the best strategy…Address what’s going on, uncover the underlying issue…Being aware is the first step in dealing with stress management…

Sleeping Well is becoming a thing of the past… Fluctuation in sleep patterns, whether sleeping too much or sleeping too little can be a sign of Stress…Getting to root to the problem is necessary…Are you worrying too much at night? Does the tape keep running and running?   When you are sleeping, are you tossing & turning, are you having nightmares?…Our daily lives are affected by our sleep or lack thereof…Sleeping patterns do change with age and environmental factors; however, when you are overstressed, sleep is one of the first things that gets affected…

Experiencing Major Mood Swings…Our mental health gets affected when stress raises… we may find ourselves happy one moment, and then immediately crying or enraged ~ lashing out at others…our irritability/impatience is more frequent… Bottling up things inside and carrying everything alone doesn’t help. Take the time to find out what’s truly causing you to behave this way. Stress can injure the body, the mind, and it can damage relationships. Stress can also enhance anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, addictions (from alcohol, drugs, sex or food) and other mental health issues…

MidLife can be challenging and having demands thrust upon externally and internally…When we are aware of the Physiological Effects of Stress, we then can take the required action to decrease the stress and find the balance with ourselves…

 

Just for today…Get It Out…talk with a friend, a professional, write it out, physically move to release the energy…

 

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