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01/5Identify your reason of stress
Feeling stressed from time to time is pretty normal. You can feel stressed after a bad day at work or before a major event. It is actually an inevitable part of our daily life, which can be triggered due to myriad reasons. Stress not only affects your mental health but at times can even take a toll on your physical well-being, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It is essential to manage your stress strategically to stay healthy and fit. But before this, you need to identify the type of your stress. Yes, stress is of different kinds, triggered due to different reasons and you cannot deal with all of them in the same way. We will tell 4 major kind of stress and ways to deal with them.
Chronic and prolonged work-related stress can take the shape of a burnout. As per World Health Organisation (WHO), stress can even reduce productivity and can decrease your motivation to work. As per a study published in the Journal Preventive Medicine, prolonged exposure to work-related stress can increase the chances of different types of cancer, including lung, colon, rectal, stomach. Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. Get up from your chair and take a small walk every 2 hours. Also, try to stay away from office gossips as it will just increase your anxiety.
Parenting and stress go hand in hand. Taking care of a baby and managing your professional life at the same time is not an easy task. You can be worried about your baby’s weight, feeding routine or teething, the list is endless. Parenting stress is never going to end. Amid all these things, if you do not take care of yourself then you will be compromising your health. No matter how busy your schedule is, try to take out some quality time for yourself. Go out for a walk, meet your friend, watch your favourite show on television. It is alright to take out some time for yourself and you should not feel guilty for it.
Stress triggered due to strained relationship or due to some illness is categorised as emotional stress. This is the most difficult stress to handle and in several cases can even turn into depression or can spike your anxiety level. It is important to handle emotional stress in effective ways. You can seek professional help if you feel overwhelmed. You can also talk to a friend, write a journal and practise meditation for mental peace.
Money-related stress is also quite common. Our world actually revolves around money and without it everything is impossible. How to save money, where to spend it, retirement plans, daily needs, dealing with all these things can cause anxiety and stress. Money related stress is not easy to fix. You need to keep a track of your spending and if you are too stressed about it then practise meditation.