Psychological Stress would be defined as the feeling of
strain and pressure. Some of the symptoms associated with stress include
anxiety, nervousness, high or low blood pressure, skin eruptions and panic
attacks. Positive stress is at time desirable especially to athletes’
performance however excessive stress will be harmful to your body. Stress can be external (environmental
factors) or internal (emotional factors) and can worsen existing conditions
such as clinical depression, cardiovascular diseases and HIV.
How to Manage Stress?
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Friend and Family
Sharing your problems with your trusted friend or family
member will help you relieve stress. However if they are the stressors in your
situation a guidance counselor would be a better alternative. Most churches
offer counseling services for free or you could seek out a professional.
Prayer and Meditation
Meditation or pray helps your mind focus on your situation at
the same time relaxing your body. When you share your problems with God, you
allow yourself to heal by releasing your problems that have been giving you
stress. Do not know how to pray visit Victory International for a prayer on depression.
Taking up exercising for a few minutes every day has been
known to relief stress almost immediately. So whether it is taking a walk,
swimming or joining a yoga