Stress isn’t always a bad thing: it spurs us on to do our best and releases endorphins. But it can also be overwhelming and make people ill. When does stress become a burden? How do we recognise stress symptoms and stay calm in difficult situations?
Rapid pulse, shallow breath, palpitations. Our body responds to danger and sends signals to the brain. What then happens inside is like a thriller.
Having the right attitude can prevent us from catastrophising every little mishap. Seven coping strategies for keeping calm.
Some people cope with stress better than others. Why? Social and preventive medicine specialist Patricia von Moos on the art of resilience.
Not feeling equipped for a situation can trigger stress. We become unsettled, breathe faster, get tunnel vision. Our body still responds with the same stress symptoms as it did in the Stone Age: when it senses danger, it prepares us for fight or flight, even if we rarely need to flee or fight. Once we start to identify how our body reacts, we can learn to deal with stress properly.
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Maintaining balance isn't always easy in life. There are ups and downs. Stresses are part of everyday life. But if they go on for too long, they can make us ill. Consequences of stress include burnout, depression, cardiovascular diseases or a weakened immune system. Take the warning signs seriously and boost your resilience.
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