The Effects of Stress Are Crucial
Do you sometimes obsess with a problem?
Does worry keep you awake at night?
Everyone experiences the effects of stress at some time. Anxiety over a relationship….financial…frustration at work…the list is endless. But, wherever it is coming from it is not “all in your head“!
Do you wake up with the worst “what if’s”? Worry about it all day, even weeks? Soon it becomes anxiety. If your problem is ongoing, it can become a new normal…then extra stress hormones begin floating around, then inflammation.The greatest weapon against the effects of stress is to choose positive thoughts. Click To Tweet
Adrenalin can be helpful in dangerous situations, such as survival in the event of an attack. But over time it is very damaging.
Effects of Stress and Regard For Your Wellbeing
Prolonged effects of stress weaken your immune system. This leads to inflammation and then chronic disease. As a result, you may experience high blood pressure, asthma and a host of other diseases.
This could be at the expense of your health. You could experience trouble sleeping or it could be on an emotional level, like burn-out. As stress gains momentum, then all of a sudden…. you crash.
Psychological stress is misleading because no stress is only psychological…it’s not all in your head.
During chronic stress, your immune system becomes desensitized to the supply of cortisol. This decreased sensitivity raises the inflammatory response and inflammation is out of control.
Chronic inflammation is the root of heart disease and other chronic diseases. Likewise, the effects of stress can damage your brain cells. It may be difficult to remember even simple things. A degenerative process begins in your brain and then it can result in Alzheimer’s disease. Also, the effects of stress can induce weight gain and belly fat, putting you at cardiovascular risk.
Further effects of stress may be digestive problems. You could have disrupted gut microbes and decreased nutrient absorption. Think about that! This results from stress are poor metabolism and decreased blood flow.
Stress is also implicated in cancer, not so much as a cause of cancer but it seems to fuel its growth. In the case of excess cortisol, some cell receptors become muted, including receptors on immune cells. This is one reason why people under stress are about twice as likely to develop a cold after exposure to a cold virus.
Positive Emotions for The Effects of Stress
On the brighter side, positive emotions like happiness, hope, and optimism also signal changes in your body’s cells. Furthermore, it can produce the release of feel-good brain chemicals. You can fake the same dopamine and endorphin high by taking drugs or drinking alcohol. You can also create the same effect by healthy habits like exercise, laughter, hugging or bonding. A 10-second hug can lead to a biochemical reaction in your body that can improve your health.
Regular Stress Management is Important
The positive effects of stress management are important for everyone. Here are a few easy steps to take:
- Turning off the daily news
- Restraining from social media
- Staying away from negative people
- Having a good cry
- Practicing Heart Map
These are fantastic stress effect management tools. Furthermore, there are also EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). The simple act of tapping your fingertips to specific points on your head and chest while you think of a specific problem. By tapping the energy meridian and voicing positive affirmation words help to clear the emotional block. This process helps to balance your mind and body, which is essential for the optimal health of all the effects of stress.