How not to Manage Stress
Most of us go through stressful times at a particular stage in our lives. There are several methods available today that may help one cope with the short-term symptoms of severe tension and provide a cure for chronic stress. But, there are also some strategies that people use today that are counter-productive. There are many ways you might go wrong in regards to managing stress and below are a few of the errors that are well-known.
One common symptom of anxiety is that it may lead to anger and you might tend to lash out at either your trusted friends and family members. It may also lead to some people drinking too much coffee and alcohol both of which may lead to increased stress and even a tendency towards shortness of temper. Insomnia is another frequent effect of anxiety. If anything is worrying you, and you aren’t feeling comfortable, then it could be difficult to unwind and sleep well. When you sleep, it’s most times interrupted, light and not rested.
To deal with insomnia, a lot of people turn to sleeping pills which may work in the meantime but it is also normal for people to become addicted to them. The result of this is you will add the addiction of sleeping pills to the stress issue.
When dealing with stress, do not ignore the problem that resulted in stress. If possible, identify the cause of the stress and deal with it. If a person at home or work is causing you problems, find a way to converse with them and manage the matter. If you’re stressed about several things, you can speak to a friend, relative or counselor that will help you deal with what’s troubling you.
Another problem is that individuals under stress often tend to be less objective. A heightened focus on problem-solving may be fine but obsessing about an issue might be counter-productive. When dealing with a problem that is causing your stress, attempt to look at it as if it was someone else other than yourself. You will see that we are often better at maintaining our objectivity and devising a solution when the problem is affecting another person.
Some folks will try to deal with stress by doing the right thing but doing it with the wrong intentions. If your stress is a result of a problem at home, for example, you might opt to put all your efforts in a project on the job. Shifting your attention away from the issue will allow you to avoid it for the time being, but it is only a temporary solution and one that will just mask what would be a growing problem.