At precisely the moment you need a clear head, steady hands, or
deep voice, stress makes you feel jittery, sweaty, and confused.
More than half of us admit to feeling stressed, though only 9
percent of those people seek professional help. Stress is common
among the highly educated and well paid.
Stress is a biological response designed to sharpen the senses
and heighten alertness during life-threatening situations. When
your brain perceives imminent danger, it signals the body to secrete
stress hormones, which speed up your heart rate, breathing, and
sweating, later leaving you feeling exhausted. When man's worries
were primal, like avoiding being eaten by a shark, this was a
good thing, indeed. But in these more civilized times, when the
most dangerous sharks wear three-piece suits and carry cellular
phones, it can be destructive.
The brain misinterprets benign events-an angry boss or wife, a
looming deadline-as a life threatening and triggers the stress
Stress is more than a nuisance. Stress can be deadly. Chronic
stress raises levels of hormones in the body that can damage blood
vessels, raise cholesterol, spike blood pressure, impair immunity,
and generally make you feel wiped out.
Dealing with stress:
1.Relax: you can take a break, take a deep
breath, go for walk or listen with a smile.
self-statement, try to avoid negative self-talk and thinking.
Practice leaving your mind in a calm state, try to leave you mind
blank for a moment. However when you think you should think rationally
and realistically. Most important of all try to have a positive
and optimistic attitude.
use some time to structure your daily work without overwhelming
Your timetable should be realistic and reasonable within your
abilities. You should try to give enough time for yourself to
do your chores.
To wash away stress, try taking a 20-minute ¡§sound bath¡¨. As the
music plays, allow it to wash over you, rinsing off the stress
from the day. --- Steven Halpern, Ph.D., composer, researcher
and author of Sound Health; The Music and Sounds That Makes Us
Suggested pieces: Seapeace (Georgia Kelly)