There are various effects of stress that can be psychological or mental, behavioral, emotional and physical in nature. These eventually affect one’s health. Therefore, it is important to know the signs of stress so that one can determine whether they are stressed or not. And, if they are stressed indeed, they can put in place measures to help cope with the situation before it a=takes toll of them. Some common signs to look out for are sleep problems, lack of concentration, low self esteem, an upset stomach, loss of appetite, persistent headaches, too much worry, anxiety, frequent loss of temper, irritability, sweating, pain or tension in the body muscles, behaving unusually, excessive drinking, loss of memory, overeating, depression and feeling dizzy among others. Although there is no way that one can avoid getting stressed up, detecting stress early and managing it can help prevent worse health complications such as high blood pressure, depression, obesity, diseases of the heart, cancer, diseases of the lungs as well as liver cirrhosis. Stress management can also help prevent suicides and accidents. Although being stressed isn’t an illness, it can lead to serious health conditions named above hence the essence of detecting it early so that one can adopt techniques that will help them cope without developing these health complications.
Due to the fact that stress cannot be prevented from taking place, stress management tactics and techniques come in handy. These techniques can help one cope with stress and manage it effectively. While some coping techniques are positive, there are those that are negative which should be avoided as they can affect one’s health apart from providing short term solutions and they include smoking, drinking and even overeating. Positive techniques of coping with stress are long-term and improves one’s resilience to this emotional situation and includes exercises and taking deep breathes among others. Therefore, with the right techniques and therapies, one can easily manage stress and live a healthy life. This book looks into twenty relaxation exercises and therapy techniques to reduce stress on-the-spot. These techniques are discussed in detail and the book is a must-read for effective management of stress which in most cases is inevitable!