Stress: Does It Alter The Way You Think?

Stress is a feeling that is more than being alert or aroused. Stress can be triggered by a situation that you think is unmanageable. It could be real or perceived threat to your own survival whether it is physical or mental. You might feel unable to cope, helplessness, anxious, irritable, and forgetful and being unable to sleep. It could occur during work or at home when demands made on you are greater than your own ability to cope. You feel that you need to do something about it but being under pressure; you fear that you will end up as a failure. How much stress you are under depends on how important the task is.

It is true that most of the mental stressors exist in the work place. Mental stressors such as fear, worry, being disrespected or threatened can alter the way you think. When stress response is activated that could be cause by one or many reasons, it may caused inability to concentrate and think clearly. Emotionally, stress can cause anxiety, depression, tension or anger. Stress can muddle our brain and cause us to have poor concentration, being forgetful, indecisive, apathy and hopelessness.

So in a nutshell, it is important to effectively reduce stress. It is best to understand stress and have a few good coping strategies to deal with stress more effectively.

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