ANGER ON MY MIND

How stress affects the body and mind

Posted on: June 30, 2009

Stress affects both the mind and the body in the most detrimental ways possible. It can force someone into a total mental breakdown and destroy them mentally and it can cause the immune system to virtually shut down, inviting in all sorts of disease, including cancer. We said it before in this workbook and we will continue to say that stress is a killer. The mind goes through much turmoil when it comes to stress. No matter if the stress is self induced or is an outside stressor, the mind will end up shutting down emotionally so that it can cope with the constant stress. A person who is lively and active may become withdrawn when they are over stressed. This is because the mind can only handle a certain amount of stimulation at a time. When your body is over stressed, your mind will not be able to cope so it
will shut down. Eventually, stress will take its toll on you to the point where you cannot get up out of bed in the
morning. You may be afraid to get up and leave the house. You may suffer from both anxiety and depression. You will eventually have to see a doctor or, in the worst case scenario, have to check into a hospital for treatment. The first thing that you will notice is the impact of stress on your body. You may feel your heart beating faster than normal and also feel that you are snapping at people more often. You may feel rushed or under pressure all of the time and feel that there is no way out. You may experience panic as many people who undergo severe stress do. A panic attack has
symptoms that are very similar to a heart attack. As a matter of fact, many people who have a panic attack wind up in the hospital thinking that they are having a heart attack. Your heart will be pounding, your ears ringing and your palms sweating. You may have trouble breathing and feel as though someone is standing on your chest. You may also feel dizzy or faint. All of these are signs of both heart attack and panic attack. When someone has a panic attack, they are
often surprised to learn that there is nothing wrong with their heart. The mind goes through much turmoil when it
comes to stress. No matter if the stress is self induced or is an outside stressor, the mind will end up shutting down emotionally so that it can cope with the constant stress. A person who is lively and active may become withdrawn when they are over stressed. This is because the mind can only handle a certain amount of stimulation at a time. When your body is over stressed, your mind will not be able to cope so it will shut down.

 As for the body, stress will wear you down to the point where your immune system is not functional. You will find that you are getting more colds and are sicker more often because of the stress. Many in the medical community link stress to a host of different disease, including cancer. You need to have lucid techniques to handle your stress if you are to be emotionally
competent and be able to live a healthy life.

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