Stress Management Essay

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Stress Management

Stress management is something we as people should take a lot more seriously than we really do. Whenever I tell someone that they need to learn how to control their stress they always tell me they need their stress. They are right, they do need their stress, we all need a certain amount of stress in our lives. No stress is almost just as unhealthy as too much stress. Just the right amount of stress is called Eustress. Eustress is a healthy stressor because it helps to keep us motivated. Unhealthy stress is called Distress. Distress is unhealthy because it can cause all sorts of health problems such as anxiety attacks or high blood pressure. There are two different kinds of stressors, an internal stressor and an
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 Exercise regularly
Nothing beats aerobic exercise for relieving stress. The stress reaction in the body consists of tightened muscles, increased heart rate, Increased blood pressure, and heavier breathing . The result is our bodies go into a state of high energy but there is usually no place for that energy to go. Exercise is the most logical way to dissipate this excess energy. In turn relieving stress.
 Humor
"Humor is the best medicine." Laughter reduces the heart rate and arterial blood pressure to below their original levels and causes the chest, abdomen, and shoulder muscles to contract, thus providing release from stress. Do the quiz in one of my humor potential quiz books located in the back of this report to test yourself and see if you should be laughing more than you do.  Realistic Expectations
A common source of stress is unrealistic expectations. People often become upset about something not because it is innately stressful but because it is not what they expected. For example, If you get caught in slow moving traffic during rush hour you may not like it but it won't surprise you or necessarily upset you. However if it occurs on a Sunday afternoon it is more than likely to stress you out considerably. When expectations are realistic life seems more predictable and therefore more manageable because you can plan ahead and prepare yourself. As for

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