Dealing with stress


The stress of working, studying, family or just living can drive the best of us insane at times but stress is something we all have to deal with in a way which won’t negative impact our health. Stress is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as, “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” The morbid tension and strain can result in several health risk including:

Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms
Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms
  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying
  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness
Physical Symptoms Behavioral Symptoms
  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea, dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Frequent colds
  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)


So how do you deal with stress? I would suggest a calm and relaxing jog in the crisp cool of the morning dew, taking some time off work( if you can in this economy) and just going out a little more. Life is not an easy road as weh Buju seh.

There are bound to be pot holes on your journey regardless of the path you take, the important thing is you deal with what ever may arise in a calm, collected and well thought out manner as to save your self anymore heartache down the line.

So to all my people take it easy and go through, with perseverance it must get better no matter how bleak the situation looks.



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