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Simple ways on how to Deal with Stress

Stress is a normal reaction the body has when changes occur. The body can respond to these changes physically, mentally, behaviorally, attitudinal or emotionally. Stress is the reaction to change that requires adjustment.

Even the bible in Matt 6:25 says “this is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life. Whether you have enough food and drink or enough clothes to wear, isn’t life more than food and your body more precious than clothing”?

Events that causes stress

1. Death of a loved one

2. Loss of job

3. Sickness / Illness in you or a close relative

4. Problem /Conflict in marriage

5. Failed engagement/relationship

6. Troublesome Children

7. Betrayal by friends

How do we recognize stress?

The symptoms of stress. Stress manifest in so many ways in different people:-

1. Anxiety State – Mind not at rest

2. Tension / Conflict

3. Headaches – Dull Aches

4. Can’t sleep, feels tired and fatigued

5. loss of Appetite

6. Can’t concentrate

7. Stomach pains

8. Intestinal Hurry – Frequent stool.

9. weight loss – in the long run

10. irritable and angry – gets easily annoyed

Dangers of Stress

If you are under stress for a long time i.e chronic stress, you may develop the following diseases:-

1. Raised Blood Pressure (BP) - Hypertension

2. Stomach Ulcer

3. Brainfag – Because of lack of sleep and rest

4. depression which leads to mental disorder

How to prevent Stress

The best way to prevent stress and avoid the diseases associated with it, is to depend on God. When handling stress and its complications you will need both medical and spiritual support. The doctors will treat the complications of stress like High BP, Ulcer etc. But the underlying cause must be dealt with through counseling and spiritual support.

This article was first publish on Strenuousblog.com By Prof C Aluka

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