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Episodic Acute Stress

Episodic Acute Stress

Feelings of anxiety and worry about things you assume will happen to you cause this type of stress. You have this underlying feeling that something terrible is about to happen in your life.

You can effectively manage this type of stress by making specific lifestyle changes like exercise and diet. Finding a therapist who could work with you to shift your mindset and perspective into a more positive light could also be helpful for episodic acute stress.

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  1. Moving your body is one of the best ways you can deal with the types of stress effectively.
  2. Talking to someone relieves some of the stress and pressure you’re feeling, and it assures you that you’re not going out of your mind.
  3. Meditation is a breathing exercise that allows you to focus on the present moment while helping you let go of your negative thoughts and emotions.
  4. When you pay attention to what you eat and choose to eat healthy foods, your mood and stress levels are also affected.
  5. To deal with stress better in your life, you need to maintain a healthy sleeping pattern.

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Chronic Stress

Chronic stress is something we all experience and can result in mental fatigue and burnout if not managed carefully. Chronic stress can trigger a lot of physical and mental health problems if it’s not resolved quickly. 

It would help if you incorporate good habits like exercise, a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy relationships for more intense episodes. It takes patience to deal with chronic stress because, unlike acute stress, it won’t go away quickly. It may also be helpful to find a therapist to minimize the side effects of chronic stress.

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Acute Stress

Acute stress is the type of stress that comes as quickly as it goes. It can throw you off balance to lose your focus momentarily. Examples of situations that trigger acute stress are intense arguments with a loved one or feeling inadequate after a challenging exam.

Every time you experience acute stress, effective relaxation techniques include breathing exercises, meditation, cognitive reframing, and progressive muscle relaxation.

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Emotional Stress

It causes a breakup or any other loss to affect all areas of our lives. If not dealt with properly, can hinder you from living your best life.

Resilience is the best approach when dealing with emotional stress. The more capable you are at handling difficult situations, the healthier you’ll be coping with this type of stress.

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Relaxation

We may associate relaxation with "wasting time," but in fact, regular relaxation and stress manegement are important for physical and emotional health.

  • This is because your body's stress response can get triggerd often throughout the day and, if your body doesn't return to its regular state of relaxation afterward, you may find yourself in a state of chronic stress.

Learning to relax your body and your mind can be more effective than simply relying on distraction or resilience.

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Acute Stress

It is the type of stress that throws you off-balance momentarily.

It comes on quickly and often unexpectedly and doesn’t last too long, but requires a response and shakes you up a bit, like an argument with someone in your life, or an exam for which you don’t feel adequately prepared.

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  • Establish regular times for when you eat, sleep, read, exercise, grocery shop and so on. 
  • Look after your health, with healthy food, regular exercise and calm times in your day. 
  • Be aware of thoughts that don’t help. 
  • Face whatever worries or scares you. Sometimes, worrying about a problem is worse than the actual problem.
  • Think about breaking a big problem into smaller ones. Work on your problem solving, and don’t wait for a sudden miraculous answer.
  • Write a to-do list. If a task or problem is on paper, then it doesn’t have to be in your head.
  • Hang out with people who care about you
  • Be mindful of how you’re feeling, where you are, and who you’re with. 
  • Practise relaxing. Yoga or meditation, or just sit quietly in the park and let your body and mind settle.
  • Take time out every day to do something you enjoy.

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