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Stresses and How to Deal with Them

stressBy Nick Maker

We all have stress in our lives, but do you know sometimes it’s good to have some stress?

What I mean is that sometimes a good balance of stress can be good. For example, a test is coming up and you want to get better by studying, correct? This will decrease that heavy feeling in your stomach from worrying that you might fail, and just studying thus helps you improve better in the test.

Now a bad reason to have stress is if it’s constant and trivial, like if my friends are smarter than me or that I won’t succeed in life. All those are nothing but making you worry over some things that you just cannot change or that you just have to keep pace at your own level.

For me, I’m a bit half and half when it comes to social life and school work. I can be chill when it comes to my work but at the same time I’m worry about simple or major stuff because hey; my body is messed up with hormone changes and chemicals in the brain. That’s why I take a deep breath and take a schedule check to see what I have to do and when I have to do it, so that I don’t have to start panicking or worrying.

Stress is in all of us – athletes, doctors, politicians, everyone – and they have to do some managing stress to get around their daily lives. Now there are some mental cases where the person has chronic stress; it can’t be relieved by just any simple method and they have to take some medication in order to lower the cortisol. That is the chemical part of the brain that deals with stress.

Now I’ve heard people say for some reason that taking weed or other drugs can help you to relax. I will say right now that I don’t support weed here in the United States commercially but only for prescription doctors only! Why I think of this is another story, but what I can tell you is that weed won’t solve anyone’s chronic stress permanently! Just temporarily and not only does it lower the cortisol, but it also lowers different chemicals in the brain which will go through the walls and it’s better not to take it in my opinion.

Now if pills from your doctor don’t help, than maybe it’s psychological and it’s best to seek help. For reason being I will give an example, that maybe it’s a job related problem, family, or just someone who isn’t happy with him/herself and needs a better connection.

One thing I heard that the Chinese do for stress relief is acupuncture. Though I never tried it myself, they say it helps “cleanse the soul.” I don’t know how it works but any method of relaxation that is safe is ok. For me it’s a good massage around the body and I’m good to go. Yoga and exercise are another way to relieve stress; eating good food too.

Hope this helps in your daily routine and have a safe day!

About Nick… “I am a studious person who loves reading and loves researching about virtually anything! I play the piano and every year I have to give a performance in a church. I love video games – especially when it’s a puzzle and action game. I would like to become a programmer one day in the field of computer science. I love my family so much, even if we drive each other crazy sometimes, we’re still one big happy family.”

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