Anything that poses a challenge or a threat to our well-being is a stress. Stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. You may feel tired, unable to concentrate or irritable. Many different things cause stress for many people.
The symptoms of psychological stress
- Lack of judgment
- Problems with memory
- Worrying all of the time
- Inability to concentrate
- Negative thinking
- Trouble thinking clearly
Psychological stress also has a physical impact on your body. Headaches are common for people under a lot of stress. People often feel muscle tension and stiffness, nausea, insomnia, chest pain and rapid heartbeats, hives, loss of sex drive, and frequent colds.
Stress can be reduced and even eliminated before it becomes a chronic problem. There are many things you can do for natural stress relief. The two primary ways to relieve your stress include:
- Exercise – Exercise is known to make anyone feel better after they have a good workout.
- Eat healthy – It is important to eat healthy and get all of the supplements your body needs in order to have proper stress relief.
Psychological stress may also have evolved from a real event that caused an emotional disturbance in the past. Counseling can help people to accept the initial stressful event and rationalize the subsequent stress inducing thoughts.