Thursday, December 16, 2010

When stress strikes -.-

I came across this article. Do learn something from this article :) Happy reading!

What happens when you are stressed?

Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the fight-or-flightstress response.
Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work hard or react quickly. For example, it can help you win a race or finish an important job on time.

What can you do about stress?

The good news is that you can learn ways to manage stress. To get stress under control:
  • Find out what is causing stress in your life.
  • Look for ways to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
  • Learn healthy ways to relieve stress or reduce its harmful effects.

How can you avoid stress?

Stress is a fact of life for most people. You may not be able to get rid of stress, but you can look for ways to lower it.
You might try some of these ideas:
  • Learn better ways to manage your time. You may get more done with less stress if you make a schedule. Think about which things are most important, and do those first.
  • Find better ways to cope. Look at how you have been dealing with stress. Be honest about what works and what does not. Think about other things that might work better.
  • Take good care of yourself. Get plenty of rest. Eat well. Don't smoke. Limit how much alcohol you drink.
  • Try out new ways of thinking. When you find yourself starting to worry, try to stop the thoughts. Work on letting go of things you cannot change. Learn to say "no."
  • Speak up. Not being able to talk about your needs and concerns creates stress and can make negative feelings worse. Assertive communication can help you express how you feel in a thoughtful, tactful way.
  • Ask for help. People who have a strong network of family and friends manage stress better (ILIKETHISONE!)

So, basically what I'd do when I'm under stress :

- I would call my parents (Not to burden them, chit chat about other stuffs instead)
- I can be either talkative or I might keep silent.
- I eat a lot! Especially, chocolates (:
- Surf the Internet (A MUST!)
- Write any random post ;)
- And the most common thing a girl would do, CRY (I'll try to avoid this one)

I know you're there when I need you. Tq. ILY <3

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