Tuesday, 27 October 2009

What is STRESS..?

Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. Common stress reactions include tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, and a variety of physical symptoms that include headache and a fast heartbeat.

It's almost impossible to live without some stress. And most of us wouldn't want to, because it gives life some spice and excitement. But if stress gets out of control, it may harm your health, your relationships, and your enjoyment of life.

Examples of "overload" situations are common in today's world:

~You and your spouse both work full time while you are raising your family. At the same time, your parents are retired, in ill health, and are dependent on your help with shopping and running errands.

~You are a single person living alone, and your salary isn't rising as fast as the rate of inflation. It's getting harder each month to pay the bills.

~You are a divorced parent and share the custody of your children with your former spouse. But the friction between the two of you on matters concerning the children is becoming more bitter and more frequent.

~The expectations and competition at your workplace is becoming fierce. You find yourself coming in early, staying late, and taking on more work than you can handle.

Relaxation Techniques to Cope with Stress..Do try it..!

The benefits of relaxation techniques

With so many things to do, relaxation techniques may take a back seat in your life. But that means you might miss out on the health benefits of relaxation.
Practicing relaxation techniques can reduce stress symptoms by:

-Slowing your heart rate
-Lowering blood pressure
-Slowing your breathing rate
-Increasing blood flow to major muscles
-Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
-Improving concentration
-Reducing anger and frustration
-Boosting confidence to handle problems

Monday, 26 October 2009

The Way the Body Respond When Stressed

Since awareness is half the battle in controlling stress, you must learn to be aware of how you respond to stress. Remember, you have a unique response. It may include:

Increased heart rate. This pumps blood around the body to get oxygen and sugars to the cells that you will need to use to survive. Symptoms that can be associated with this stress response might include: Rapid or irregular heartbeats.

Breathing usually becomes more rapid. To get more oxygen into the body. Symptoms that can be associated with this stress response might include: hyperventilation and some forms of asthma.

Blood pressure can go up. Triggered by released stress hormones. Symptoms that can be associated with this stress response might include: high blood pressure.

You perspire/sweat to cool the body's increased metabolism down. Symptoms that can be associated with this stress response might include: hyperhidrosis (which can lead to dehydration due to over sweating)

Muscles that you would use to fight or flee often become very tight until released by relaxation, massage, stretching, or exercise. This is one of the most common responses to stress and has lead to everyday expressions like: "uptight", "Pain in the neck" (and other places.) Symptoms that can be associated with this stress response might include: tension headaches, tight jaw, neck/shoulder pain/tension, back pain, insomnia (including trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep, or not feeling rested after sleeping), fatigue, loss of concentration (distracted by muscle pain or tension), learning disabilities, poor communication (listening and speaking)

The Stress Management and Health Benefits of Laughter

Research has shown health benefits of laughter ranging from strengthening the immune system to reducing food cravings to increasing one's threshold for pain. There's even an emerging therapeutic field known as humor therapy to help people heal more quickly, among other things. Humor also has several important stress relieving benefits.


Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones like endorphins, and neurotransmitters. Laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T cells. All this means a stronger immune system, as well as fewer physical effects of stress.


Have you ever felt like you "have to laugh or I'll cry"? Have you experienced the cleansed feeling after a good laugh? Laughter provides a physical and emotional release.


A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, contracts the abs and even works out the shoulders, leaving muscles more relaxed afterward. It even provides a good workout for the heart.


Laughter brings the focus away from anger, guilt, stress and negative emotions in a more beneficial way than other mere distractions.


Studies show that our response to stressful events can be altered by whether we view something as a 'threat' or a 'challenge'. Humor can give us a more lighthearted perspective and help us view events as 'challenges', thereby making them less threatening and more positive.


Laughter connects us with others. Also, laughter is contagious, so if you bring more laughter into your life, you can most likely help others around you to laugh more, and realize these benefits as well. By elevating the mood of those around you, you can reduce their stress levels, and perhaps improve the quality of social interaction you experience with them, reducing your stress level even more!

Friday, 23 October 2009

Mum is everything..

You know what..?..actually even if we have a problem or having difficulties in our daily life we should not ever think that we are alone..there still one person who will always be in our side even we are distance from her....that person is MUM...!..a mum always support their children..a mum always give her best to their children..mum..for sure will be sad if their children are not happy as a mum wish..in spite of other relevant ways to reduce your stress..maybe you just need to give a call to your mum and asked for some advice..just having simple communication with our mum and hear for her voice will let ourselves cool...as conclusion, MUM IS EVERYTHING.....

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Learn from my own experiences..

Me..in stress..

I believe all of us had ever experienced on stress as we are normal human being created by God with feelings and emotions. I would like to share the things that made me feel stressed and what I did to recover it. Honestly, I always stressed when I need to do something but I can't do it. For example, when I've given a task or assignment but then something happened like I suddenly got fever or flu. Actually when come to this I feel stressed and what did I do was I just got the medicine and I'll go to sleep as much as I can. I'm the kind of easily got fever and flu maybe because of weak immune system in my body..my mum told me that.. When I have problems or got a fight with my boyfriend or friends I might be stressed. Usually I'd rather to be quiet and take my own time to let go my anger or sadness. If I was at my hometown, Kelantan, I'd rather go to beach which can help me to relax my mind..Or else I just drove car without any purpose..Its sound weird but I love to do it..Sooner or later, things will get normal as usual..


What stress can do to you:

  • Decline in education/work performance
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Colds and Flu
  • Skin eruptions
  • Stomach problems
  • Psychosomatic ailments
  • Mood changes
  • Habit changes

Then...hOw caN we COPE witH it..??

  • Communicate - Talk to a friend, relative, school counselor, or the religious. If u don't have any, maybe u can write ur problems on a paper.Get ur feelings out. Don't read it but destroy it.
  • Laugh - Laughter is one of the best stress remedies. It relieves tension. Watch cartoons, listen to jokes, read comics and mix with friends who are happy.
  • Music - Put on some hot music in ur room and dance until u feel better.
  • Relax - Sit quietly and stroke the family cat. Don't have pet? Show some love to ur friend's pets.
  • Exercise - Exercise brings on the good harmones. Maybe walk, run, swim, skip, cycle, climb tree and more..
  • Go to bed early - Sleep can reduces stress.
  • Take a short weekened nature break - Nature heals troubled souls. So get away somewhere green and peaceful with ur friends.






Motivation video about 7 ways to get away from stress..

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This kind of song can really helped you to release your stress..try it NOW..!


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