Anxiety; Sidekick To Stress The Peace Slayer
Anxiety; Sidekick To Stress “The Peace Slayer”
There are three basic approaches to solving a problem, acknowledging it, understanding it and recognizing the need to overcome it. Failure at, or along these three processes cause people to claim premature victory over their problems, and at worst case, causes one to settle more into these abnormalities, without even realizing it. The decision to absorb and take on life’s issues, however they come, is essential to everyday success, in spite of resulting effects like the strain on our physical and mental well-being. The big question remains; how well do we fare after paying the price?
The many shades of Blue
Stress, in its simplest form, is as a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense. Other similar definitions relate to “feelings of hostility that are not manifest” and “difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension” . The American Psychological Association recognizes three main types of stress which include acute stress, episodic acute stress and chronic stress.
Everyday causes of stress in the U.S. are attributed Job Pressure from Co-Workers, bosses, heavy workload; Money – Unemployment, over burdening responsibilities and expenses; Poor Health Conditions and health crisis; Relationships issues (including divorce, break-ups or death of partner) and loneliness; Poor nutrition and consumption of certain processed foods and refined sugars; Excessive use of Television, Radio, Internet, E-Mail, Social Networking; Lack of adequate sleep.  (Whew!)
What doesn’t kill you…
One, or a combination of these stressors, release stress hormones (cortisol) that naturally help the human body to charge up, regulate sugar levels and meet up with daily challenges. They activate the body’s defenses by performing a protective function .
In cases of acute stress, however, these hormones are excreted repeatedly or in excess, which can result in gradual physiological and psychological changes. Such changes could largely prevent the proper functioning of the immune system, leaving the individual vulnerable and open to infection, high blood pressure cholesterol and heart disease . At heightened levels, stress could lead to heart attacks, violence and even suicide. 
The unwanted sidekick
Anxiety is usually a reaction to one form of stress or the other . It refers to a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic .
While it is normal to experience anxiety occasionally during the course of certain activities, anxiety disorders have been recognized as the most common mental disorders in United states  often resulting in shortness of breath, heart palpitations, sleep problems, etc. . The consequence of this could be traumatic, causing unstable relationships with friends and loved ones.
The Healing Power of Two
As it is seemingly easy to analyze existing research and statistics to show the depth in which anxiety affects people, it is even more pertinent and necessary to address the uniqueness of every situation, as people become dismissive when experts relate stories and experiences of others to their current situation.
Although, common tips for managing stress include recognizing the symptoms, consulting medical professionals, engaging in regular physical and mental exercises and regular relaxation , solving individual problems requires confiding in those who genuinely care and are dedicated to listening and walking with you, all the way to freedom. A simple dialogue could change your life today. Book a free consultation now.
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