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Chronic stress abounds. Especially when you’re going through increasing pressures, often at work, home, or in your relationships.
Psychopathology is linked by experts to unmanaged chronic stress. It’s unpleasant, even when the stress is transient.
Chronic stress can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce well-orchestrated physiological and psychological changes.
Heart pounding. Breathing quickening. Beads of sweat appearing. Rising of blood pressure. Brain changes that lead to depression, anxiety, addiction.
Over time, if not managed enough, the stress response can take a toll on both your body and mind.
Just quickly, here are some emergency measures you can apply to counter chronic stress:
1. Relax - deep abdominal breathing, focused on soothing words such as peace or calm, visualization of tranquil scenes etc
2. Exercise - taking a brisk walk shortly after feeling stressed, jogging or running or playing basketball etc
3. Socialize - confidants, friends, acquaintances, co workers, relatives, spouses, and companions can provide a safety net and longevity to buffer your self
4. Pray or be still - prayer, being calm and still, combined with fluid movements and quiet environments can help you sustain healthy coping