Every day we face overload or pressure that can automatically cause us physical or emotional tension. When this happens, the hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in the brain, sends the order to release stress hormones, thus protecting our bodies from reacting quickly to an emergency.
It is up to us to get to know each other and thus find a way to learn to manage these situations, and also take into account that stress that lasts for an extended period (chronic) can cause health problems, that is when the stress response has been on for a long time.
What are the most common health problems when anger and irritability are frequent?
Brain: Difficulty concentrating, anxiety, depression, moodiness Skin: hair loss, dull and brittle hair, fragile nails, dry skin, acne. Cardiovascular: High cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke. Muscles: inflammation, pain, muscle tension. Intestine: absorption of nutrients, diarrhea or constipation, indigestion, bloating. Reproductive system: decreased hormone production, decreased libido, increased PMS. Immune system: Decreased immune function, lower defenses, increased risk of getting sick.
Next, we advise you on some tips so that stress does not become a chronic problem:
Exercise: When we exercise, endorphins are released. Let's not forget that endorphins are the ones in charge of producing a feeling of happiness and euphoria. In a few words, physical activity boosts our mood.
Light a candle: essential oils and scented candles can help relieve stress. While lighting up a candle, take deep breaths for 60 seconds or longer
Reduce caffeine intake: High doses of caffeine can increase stress and anxiety. Instead, try drinking more water.
Laugh: When we laugh out loud, biochemical substances such as endorphins are secreted that helps us to relieve physical pain and balance our mood. Besides, the serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin levels, among others, are regulated and modulated.
Write it down: have you ever tried journaling? You can record your personal thoughts, feelings, insights, and more by writing, drawing, and typing.
Let's help others! Write down in the comments section what other types of stress and anxiety relief you practice.