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    Re: stress

    Stress doesn’t always look stressful

    Psychologist Connie Lillas uses a driving analogy to describe the three most common ways people respond when they’re overwhelmed by stress:

    • Foot on the gas – An angry or agitated stress response. You’re heated, keyed up, overly emotional, and unable to sit still.
    • Foot on the brake – A withdrawn or depressed stress response. You shut down, space out, and show very little energy or emotion.
    • Foot on both – A tense and frozen stress response. You “freeze” under pressure and can’t do anything. You look paralyzed, but under the surface you’re extremely agitated.



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    Re: stress

    Common external causes of stress

    Not all stress is caused by external factors. Stress can also be self-generated:
    • Major life changes
    • Work
    • Relationship difficulties
    • Financial problems
    • Being too busy
    • Children and family
    Common internal causes of stress

    Not all stress is caused by external factors. Stress can also be self-generated:
    • Inability to accept uncertainty
    • Pessimism
    • Negative self-talk
    • Unrealistic expectations
    • Perfectionism
    • Lack of assertiveness


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    Re: stress

    Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms
    Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms
    • Memory problems
    • Inability to concentrate
    • Poor judgment
    • Seeing only the negative
    • Anxious or racing thoughts
    • Constant worrying
    • Moodiness
    • Irritability or short temper
    • Agitation, inability to relax
    • Feeling overwhelmed
    • Sense of loneliness and isolation
    • Depression or general unhappiness
    Physical Symptoms Behavioral Symptoms
    • Aches and pains
    • Diarrhea or constipation
    • Nausea, dizziness
    • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
    • Loss of sex drive
    • Frequent colds
    • Eating more or less
    • Sleeping too much or too little
    • Isolating yourself from others
    • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
    • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
    • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)


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    stress can shrink the brain and cause dementia

    Suffering from stress for long periods of time can shrink the brain and even lead to dementia, researchers have claimed.


    Chemicals released by the body during prolonged stress are toxic to brain tissue, they found.


    Types of stress linked to the condition include that suffered by those in loveless marriages, dead end jobs and post traumatic situations.


    The research suggests chemicals -- called corticosteroids -- can kill off brain cells if concentrations remain high over long periods. Corticosteroids help the body in ‘fight or flight’ situations -- suppressing the immune system and increasing the amount of sugar in the bloodstream.


    The hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in the formation of memories, is particularly susceptible -- which leads doctors to believe stress may lead to dementia.

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    Stress Management

    Life getting too much for you?
    Things feel like they're spiralling out of control?
    Take a tip from the Stress Management Society to beat stress
    and get yourself back on an even keel.

    1. Avoid tea and coffee
    Nicotine, alcohol, caffeine and refined sugar products are all stimulants,
    so will not calm you down. If you're stressed, steer clear of tea, coffee and
    cigarettes-keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking water instead or chamomile tea.

    2. 'I can definitely deal with this'
    Think up a self-affirming mantra to repeat to yourself
    (eg 'I deserve calm in my life', or 'I have a choice in every situation').
    Repeat it to yourself whenever you feel tense.

    3. Agree with others once in a while
    Life should not be a constant battleground. ,
    so even if you disagree with someone, avoid conflict every now and again
    by just agreeing or keeping quiet.
    They have a right to their opinion (even if they are wrong!), just as you do.

    4. Listen to your body
    When you are tired, hungry or thirsty, do something about it: rest, eat or drink.

    5. Learn how to say 'no'
    Simple, but effective. Where a 'no' is the appropriate response, say it without guilt.

    6. Get organised
    make a list of all the things that you need to do
    list them in order of genuine importance
    note what you need to do personally and what can be delegated
    prioritise things that need doing immediately
    demote tasks that can wait
    you may find some tasks don't actually need doing at all

    7. Get online
    When stress strikes, take five and calm down if you can on a favourite website - shopping,
    a social networking portal, Zest.co.uk!
    Taking a short break gives you valuable cooling time
    and enables you to get back to the issue in hand with a fresh head.

    8. And breathe it out...
    Try this breathing exercise:
    Sit or stand in a relaxed position.
    Slowly inhale through your nose, counting to five in your head.
    Let the air out from your mouth, counting to eight in your head
    as it leaves your lungs. Repeat several times.

    As you breathe, let your abdomen expand outward,
    rather than raising your shoulders.

    This is a more relaxed and natural way to breathe, and helps your lungs
    fill themselves more fully with fresh air.

    Repeat a few times to release tension, or for several minutes as a form of meditation.
    If you like, make your throat a little tighter as you exhale so the air comes out like a whisper.
    This type of breathing is used in some forms of yoga and can add additional tension relief.

    9. Acupressure
    You have acupressure points either side of the bridge of your nose.
    Rub there gently, and around your eyes.

    10. Face exercises
    Relieve tension in the face by lifting your eyebrows, then drag your fingertips -
    pressing firmly - from your forehead to the back of your head.

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    Re: stress

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