27 April 2012

Speaking from Experience Research

Taken from an online webpage specifically called STRESS

1. The Wrong Attitude Significantly Increases Your Stress Level

We all experience stress, but the pessimists, perfectionists, and those
 with 'type A' personalities (to name a few) greatly increase the level
 of stress they experience in a given event, and even bring more
 stressful events into their lives with their self sabotage thought 
and behavior patterns. If you have some of these tendencies, 
you can significantly reduce the level of stress you experience 
with these resources on stress and self sabotage.

2. Some Types of Stress Can Be Beneficial

A certain type of stress, eustress, is actually necessary and 
beneficial for a balanced and exciting life. Eustress is the 
type of stress you experience when you're riding a roller-coaster 
(if you enjoy fast rides), are playing a fun game, or are falling 
in love. Eustress makes us feel vital and alive. 
(Chronic stress, however, is another story!) If you're 
interested in learning more about the differenttypes of stress 
and how they affect your health, read this article on stress and health.

4. Even Small Amounts of Stress Can Affect Your Health

You may be aware that months spent in a stressful life situation can 
leave you vulnerable to illness, but did you know that relatively 
short periods of stress can also compromise your immune system, 
elevating your risk of illness? Sadly, it's true. Learn more about 
the ways that stress, especially job stress, can impact your health.

5. The Wrong Attitude Can Make You Sick

Negative thought patterns and emotional stress can lead to
 psychosomatic illness, a condition that's caused at least in part by 
stress, but has physical symptoms that need to be treated as any 
other illness does. If you're concerned about your thoughts and 
emotions taking a physical toll, read more on psychosomatic illness 
and staying healthy.

6. You Can Prevent A Significant Amount Of Stress In Your Life From Occurring

Some stress is inevitable, but you can structure your life in ways 
that buffer you from stress and stressful events. For example, 
maintaining a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and having 
at least a few close friendships are all important ways to relieve
stress and stay healthy. Find more ways to relieve daily stress in 
your life, and prevent some of your stress from ever occurring!

7. Stress Can Age You Prematurely in Many Ways

It may be surprising, but stress can be more of a factor in determining 
your physical age than the number of candles you blow out each year. 
Stress actually speeds up wear and tear on many, many areas of your 
body and at all levels, inducing many of the changes we refer to 
when we talk about 'aging'. Read more about recent research on this here.

8. Not Everyone Experiences Stress In The Same Way

Certain inborn personality traits and learned thought patterns can 
cause two people who live through the same event to experience it 
very differently, with one person finding it extremely stressful and 
the other finding it only mildly stressful or not at all. Some of these 
traits you can't change, but others you can alter to a large degree. 
Read more about mental traits contributing to burnout and stress, 
and find resources for altering your experience of stress.

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