Modern life is full of stress. There is so many challenging tasks and problems you have to solve and live with. You have to raise the children, take care of elderly, hold down a job or even two jobs at a time. Add to this extraordinary events, like deaths and serious illnesses. Under this tremendous pressure you become frustrated and exhausted. Moreover, these events have a cumulative effects when their combined pressure overwhelms you.
It can overwhelm your despite you best efforts at coping. You may lose your temper, your blood pressure may soar, you may also feel stomachache. Because of its cumulative nature,stress will keep you on edge long after the stressful events have passed. This also contributes to numerous medical problems. For example, unresolved feelings of anger, hostility and aggression seems to contribute to the development of heart disease and arteriosclerosis.
While you can’t escape stress altogether, you can learn the ways to handle stress better and to bounce back to your normal state faster. These skills will help you become more psychologically resilient, which will dramatically improve your attitude and your health in the face of inevitable stress.
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