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The pain of emotional stress can hit harder than some other types of stress.
For example, the stress that comes from a conflicted relationship tends to bring a greater physical reaction and a stronger sense of distress than the stress that comes from being busy at work.
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.
It's the type of stress that tends to occur on a regular basis.
This type of stress may leave you feeling drained, and can lead to burnout if it’s not effectively managed. This is because, when the stress response is chronically triggered and the body is not brought back to a relaxed state before the next wave of stress hits, the body can stay triggered indefinitely.
It is the result of the prolonged chronic stress of situations that leave people feeling a lack of control in their lives.
Once you reach a state of burnout, it is difficult to maintain motivation to work and accomplish what you need to accomplish, and you can feel chronically overwhelmed.
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.
Wheter you're about to be interviewed for a job or you're feeling overwhelmed by your child's behaviour at the playground it's important to have some stress reduction tools that can lower your stress right now.
The best short-term strategies:
We may associate relaxation with "wasting time," but in fact, regular relaxation and stress manegement are important for physical and emotional health.
Learning to relax your body and your mind can be more effective than simply relying on distraction or resilience.
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