When facing a stressful situation there are three types of reactions, each with different relaxation formulas. Take the home based testing and discover the ideal for you.
Every new day we face a multitude of challenges and although they can be stimulating they also generate stress.
The idea that acute stress causes diseases is widespread, when in reality it is chronic stress, which often goes undetected , that actually promotes them.
When a person demands too much or fails to put order in tasks, or in other spheres of life, then problems begin and health can be threatened.
Getting out of the hectic daily hustle and bustle and regaining some inner calm – this wish can be turned into reality faster and easier than you might think.
WHAT IS STRESS
Despite the fact that many people suffer from a very important load of stress , few know how to explain what is really happening to them or what the consequences of anxiety are. Why are they stressed? Why can’t they avoid it?
Before answering these questions, it is worth clarifying some aspects of the concept of stress, which is often used inappropriately.
For example, the fact of finding yourself punctually with many things to solve or with several worries does not automatically imply suffering from stress.
There will be those who can handle everything and end the day with a feeling of satisfaction. This person, for the moment at least, is not stressed, even if he says so, because today it seems that we all have the obligation to live stressed , otherwise they could accuse us of wasting time.
The image of the current stressed person is that of the woman who tries to be perfect in her professional performance and do almost everything at home. Stress is associated with the world of work.
The typical image of stress is that of the executive in a suit, tie and mobile phone who dispatches one call after another. However, many of those men throw themselves into his work, but gain power from him and often have time to sit around in front of the TV or have fun with friends.
Currently it is women who tend to suffer greater doses of stress because they are forced to combine work outside the home with domestic work and caring for children or parents. And many, imbued with competitiveness (with men and women), want to be the best in all fields.
This perfectionism , regardless of the wear and tear of obligations, leads to stress.
We tell ourselves: “I’ll be able to do this too…”, when we should be realistic, put our well -being first , and say: “this will have to wait”, or “I won’t be able to do it”.
When the feeling of overflow is accompanied by gastric problems, sleep disturbances or tiredness , the time has come to take action.
Stress is characterized by a series of emotional and physiological reactions.
First of all , in a stressful situation, the body responds by producing a large amount of adrenaline and other hormones that help release a lot of energy , in case it could be needed to get out of the jam. At the same time , the frequency of the heart and respiratory rhythms increases, the muscles tense and the blood pressure rises.
If the situation is resolved soon, the body immediately returns to normal without major consequences. However, if the feeling of stress is maintained over time, the altered body chemistry ends up weakening the immune system and causing cardiovascular problems (including hypertension or angina), musculoskeletal (back pain), digestive (heartburn, constipation) or nervous (from insomnia to lack of concentration and panic attacks).
If the stress is still ongoing, extreme tiredness and potentially serious psychological disturbances can occur. Disorders associated with stress can become chronic if measures are not taken urgently.
THE 3 TYPES OF STRESS
One of the reasons for this failure is that general recipes do not work for each individual person. We are not all the same, not even in the way we deal with stressful scenarios. Therefore, if measures are put into practice that adapt to the individual psychological type, it will be much more likely that the factors that generate anxiety will be controlled.
Although stress is known to be harmful, there is often no way to make it disappear from our lives.
Professor Christoph Bamberger, an endocrine expert at the University Clinic of Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany), has developed a typology based on how complicated situations are experienced.
Thanks to the simple test that he has created, you can discover which of the three types you belong to.
On one side are the tense, who want to do everything perfectly.
On the other, the chaotic, who have difficulty setting priorities in their lives.
The third group is that of those unconcerned about their health, who ignore the messages that their body sends them.
Finding out which of the three Bamberger types you belong to by doing this test can provide very useful information about the specific aspects that need to be corrected in order to regain balance.
In addition, in general , it is advisable to acquire habits that add some movement, fun activities and moments of relaxation to daily occupations .