Tiredness and stress are two of the most common complaints about everyday life. They can have a negative impact on our daily function and attitude towards life. In extreme cases, they even result in time off work.
In fact, stress is one of the most common reasons for people taking sick days. It seems that due to workload, a busy home life or financial concerns, stress plays a large role in many people’s lives.
The difficulties come when stress starts to influence how we live. It can affect our moods, actions and decisions. Most people will recognise if they are stressed, but not everyone will take steps to alleviate or reduce the stress. Doing so is extremely important, if you want to live a happy and healthy life.
What Are the Signs of Stress?
The influence that stress can have on us will show in many ways. It can impact your health, sleep, view of others, work or home life. It even has the potential to change your thoughts, feelings and decisions. Symptoms of stress may include:
|Anxiety or depressive feelings|
|Lack of energy or motivation|
|Overwhelmed by small task|
|Irritable and restless|
|Headaches and neck / shoulder tension|
|Problems getting to sleep or waking in the night|
|Change in sex drive|
|Stomach upset or chest pains|
|High blood pressure and/or palpitations|
|Unreasonable impatience or anger|
|Increased use of alcohol, tobacco or food|
Note: Any worrying symptoms should always be checked out with your GP.
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Managing work stress
Shocking studies show that stress affects one in five of the working population in the UK. Around 105 million working days are lost each year, costing employers £1.24 billion. More workers are taking work home or working late at the office, reducing their family time and therefore potentially creating stress in family relationships too. Nobody is superhuman – ask your employer to reduce your workload, delegate to others or set agreeable realistic expectations. If you work hard, your employer should respect your needs and want to help.
Recognising the symptoms and signs of stress is the first step in the right direction. Try to switch off feelings of negativity as they will only breed. Focus instead on the positive aspects of your life and motivate yourself to put more energy into them. Share chores at home, get out for a walk or some daily exercise, make plans for the future. Talk to friends and family about your hopes and dreams and visualise making changes to reach them. If you’re feeling tired, get outside for some fresh air, releasing endorphins to help you feel motivated and more energetic.
“A positive attitude will lead to positive outcomes…”
Mind Over Matter
No matter what is making you feel stressed, constantly thinking about it will not help. Not only does it impede your emotional well-being, it also restricts positive thinking and motivation, disrupts sleep and causes anxiety and tension. Communicating your fears and thoughts to friends and family will help. Talk through things to establish whether your concerns are real, or whether you are over-thinking them. If there is nothing you can actually do about the stress in your life, over-thinking will only make it worse for you in the long-run. A focus on positive thinking helps to train your mind to see the good in every situation and to let go of the things that you can’t change at this moment in time.
Look After Your Health
Looking after yourself during stressful times in life is essential. Make sure you get a full night’s sleep by relaxing in the evening, switching off electronic devices and avoiding alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and sugar. Drink plenty of water and increase your intake of fruit and vegetables to ensure you are giving your body as much good nutrition as possible. Taking beneficial supplements will help to reduce the influence of stress on your body, mind and emotional well-being. Taking a daily supplement can change many aspects of your life including your sleep, thoughts, and how well you deal with stress. It may help you to turn negative thinking into positive.
VITAMIN B COMPLEX: Research has shown that B vitamins may help stress, anxiety and depression. When we are stressed, our adrenals use up our vitamin B stores which coincidentally is the exact vitamin that we need to help deal with stress. Therefore, if we are stressed we should be increasing our intake of vitamin B to help us cope with the stress. The nutrients in B vitamins can also help combat toxins, aid our memory, reduce the risk of heart disease and support premenstrual symptoms by balancing the hormones. Vitamin B Complex also helps reduce fatigue, promoting restful sleep and supporting our immune system.
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Article Date: 26/07/2017
Disclaimer: The information in this document is not intended to replace orthodox medical treatment. The information offered in this document is offered as additional complimentary information.
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