In recent days, when a lot is going on, we usually react to our social and physical environment with stress. According to Wikipedia_ stress is a feeling of emotional strain and pressure. This also means that stress can be problematic at times.
Stress could be your worry about the future, the uncontrollable chaos, and concern about events that has passed. It could be the current disturbances, pressure, and weaknesses in one’s life_ usually in the form of anxiety and tension that we often do not know how to resolve.
You could be anxious about the punishment or the consequences of a problem you created and it leads to stress. Minor things can cause stress, on the other hand; stress is usually from/in the mind. The imaginations that we have in our minds could threaten us, and bring fear and anxiousness that is unpleasant, and capable of breaking us down.
Most of our stress is not caused by physical challenges but rather the challenges we encounter in our heads; annoyance, anger, embarrassment, excitement, frustration, impatience or rush, threats, and lots more could be responsible for our stress.
But if we can be intentional about eliminating and hindering the troubles of our minds, hence, will handle the pressures and stress of our lives; both real and imagined.
THE KINDS OF STRESS WE FACE COULD BE:
1. Stress from uncertainties:
Sometimes, we are stressed about the things that we presume. The uncertainties, the possibilities, the things we are unsure of, and other occurrencies that we think might happen to us.
This kind of stress can be so traumatic that only the thought of it creates fear, loss of memories, overload, overthinking, inattentiveness, sickness, sleeplessness, and some other targets from stress.
You can learn how to handle your feelings, the situation itself, and your responses to stress. Think about yourself and others, including your environment with a new perspective.
2. Imagined stress:
Stress from our imaginations could be very dangerous as it cannot be avoided. But trust me, you can foresee it.
In our minds, we create illusions of worry and fears that threaten us on the inside and outwardly as well. We usually look for the worst in ourselves, consciously and unconsciously. Sometimes, we imagine the worst in a situation, and even create an unreal problem for ourselves which leaves us depressed, and unsympathetic, and gives us a negative perception of a situation, people, and the world in general.
This kind of stress puts us at a high risk of experiencing our imagined fears and problems. Some people feel an awkwardly satisfying emotion that they saw it coming. The imagined stress makes us feel like visionaries, mediums, predictors, prophets, or some kind of fortune-teller.
Although, these feelings do not entirely remove the wickedness of the stressful situation and bad occurrences, rather it pushes us to run into the zone of imaginational stress, especially when we have not created awareness and consciousness of how our emotions, feelings, and thoughts progressively pop up and burst out.
If we learn about ourselves (inwardly and outwardly) then, we can save ourselves from self-infliction of stress, pain, and negativity.
We can erase the imaginational stress, through consciousness and awareness. Whatever we create with our minds, we can uncreate as well.
3. Certain stress or stress from certainties:
If we are certain about our stress and the fact that we are truly stressed out, then it is due to the neurological structure of how we respond to life experiences, upsets of life, pain, discomfort, and anger. Our environment, perception, belief, and attitude, are high contributors to stress.
Find out what contributes to your stress. Is it an environment like your workplace, a roadblock, or even your social environment? Then, you could try changing it.
Another way we can get out of our stress is to stay in control (especially with the things that have happened and the occurrences that we see coming) and try to put ourselves together. If you’re a student that didn’t do great on the tests, don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed and sad.
Try putting effort and energy into other things, while you stay positive about the test results. Always try to do things one at a time, in order not to cause frustration and then stress.
Think of why you are in a rush and if it’s necessary, will it be beneficial to you in the next decades? Discover why you are pressured and how it has affected you. Then you can become more aware of your emotions and know when to distract yourself from them. Know when you have to stop and take a break or a nap. Examine yourself, have you been sleeping well? If not, get good sleep. Do you spend more time than usual thinking about negative “what ifs”? If you do, then you can talk to someone, read a book, get therapy, or something close to that.