MANY DOCTORS CLAIM THAT STRESS AND OVER WORRYING ABOUT THINGS IS A LEADING CAUSE FOR MANY ILLNESSES. THIS IS ACTUALLY TRUE, MANY PEOPLE DON’T BELIEVE THAT, BUT WORRYING NOT ONLY AFFECTS YOUR MENTAL STATUS IT CAN ALSO TRIGGER SOME PHYSICAL ILLNESSES AS WELL.
It is impossible not to worry these days, especially if you consider the stressful environment we live in today, with the fast paced life everyone is leading it is very hard not to worry. But when it comes to excessive worrying it will make you feel tired, stressed and prone to depression and it can even lead to a serious illness.
When you worry too much your heart rate starts to increase, which promotes sweating and it can even cause breathing troubles. Your face becomes pale as well since the blood withdraws from the skin and starts moving into the muscles in order to get them ready to respond to a threat.
When your body is under stress sometimes your legs feel weak and start to tremble, you get a headache and back pain. The tension that causes these symptoms affects the digestive system as well and it can cause diarrhea.
Good news is the brain is a very powerful organ which can help you fight this and tricks your worries away.
You can try these simple things the next time you feel under serious stress.
- Exercise your stress away.
Being active is a great benefit both for your mental and physical health. When you exercise on a regular basis your confidence improves and you feel like you are regaining control of your life.
Doctors always recommend aerobic exercises to depressed patients as it lowers down the stress hormones released such as cortisol and adrenaline while it boosts the production of endorphins.
- Write down whatever worries you.
Writing down your stress sometimes it can lead to a solution to the problem that causes your worry. Write down whatever is bothering you when you feel stressed, even if it’s the most insignificant thing like what dress to wear on a date or a formal dinner. This will help you to conceptualize the problem and you can look for a way to resolve the problem. A study conducted in the University of Chicago showed that people who wrote down their feeling before they took the test, did much better than the people who didn’t.
Studies have showed that meditation improves mental stability and cognitive function. When you feel stressed try to meditate and you will notice the positive impact it has.