Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Reducing Stress Improves Health and Performance at Work

Stress is the cause of many illnesses today. For instance, when someone has a hard time separating their work from their home life, it can cause many health problems. The commonly used title for this illness under the mental health guidelines is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many servicemen today, who are coming back from tours of duty are suffering from this disorder.
Stress is caused by putting yourself in a situation that you have a hard time handling. When a woman gives birth to a child, their hormones get out of whack, which can lead to depression because they don't have the time to work on themselves. They become sleep deprived when they have to get up to feed the baby at all hours of the day and night, until the child gets into a sleep rhythm and sleeps more than 2 to 3 hours at a time.
For many of us, even when we don't have a baby to take care of, but your thoughts keep you up and prevent you from sleeping 6 to 8 hours straight, you develop insomnia. The best way to get over insomnia is to use relaxation techniques or yoga. Often what happens is the individual will set up and read or watch TV until they become sleepy. He eventually this becomes a habit or pattern of behavior repeated nightly, therefore, the insomnia continues until the individual decides to learn better habits.
When someone has difficulty dealing with the stress in their life, they develop headaches. Unless the individual can pinpoint where the headaches come from-- such as the environment or the people they are around constantly, they will believe they are ill and seek a doctor's care instead of mental health counseling, to learn to deal with the stress in a healthy way.
Some people turned to food to deal with the stress in their lives. That is, when you feel you immensely something inside yourself, you turned to food to fill that hole. This is another unhealthy habit we learn. Stress can lead to heart disease and anxiety attacks as well.
There are many ways for someone to learn to reduce the stress in their lives. Developing good eating habits, exercising on a regular basis, and getting away from the people that you argue with the most, such as your family all your work environment.
For people who work for a corporation, who want to increase their income and move up the ladder and management, will often create their own stress. The stress is caused by putting undue expectations on themselves or taking on more than they can handle in the workplace. Often when the individual leaves this job, they find that the health problems they have seemed to disappear.
For many people who put themselves in stressful situations, this can also be a learned behavior from their childhood. A parent sometimes will put undue stress on their child, when they pass along messages to the children, that to be love but they must excel in grades or sports. Eventually the child would be unrealistic to expectations on themselves, which he eventually can lead to health problems as well.
We can be our own worst enemies. Sometimes when we are experiencing stress which can lead to health problems, instead of seeking help and learning better habits, we ignore the early symptoms and it leads the individual to an early grave. Some people may seek help, but not before they suffer heart attacks or eat themselves into obesity.
Reducing stress in one's personal life and learning to live a healthier lifestyle, not only leads to a longer life span, but it also helps improve relationships with friends and family. You have to make the choice he made the changes in your life because there will not always be someone else to intervene and protect you from yourself and your behaviors.

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