Good and bad stress can be created by just about any situation and depending on what the situation is, it can either be easy to deal with or very difficult. Good stress can be great for any individual because it can help a person get something done, such as a project for work or school. Good stress can also be good for the heart, because it is caused by excitement such as getting married, having one’s first kid or even graduating from high school. Bad stress, however, is stress that has no real benefit, no real reason to be there other than to create problems for the individual.
Stress that can create a problem for a person, often referred to as ‘bad’ stress, is stressed caused by a hard day at work, a fight with the significant other, or hard financial times. These are just a few of the reasons why someone might be suffering from bad stress. When not dealt with, stress can continue to build, eventually leading to someone becoming irrational, depressed, anxious and may lose interest in hobbies, their job and even their friends. Not taking the time to help one’s self, to collect one’s thoughts or to just get away from the day-today- activities of a sometimes hectic world, can get to anyone who has neglected to take a time out every once in a while.
Taking the time to stop and pull one’s self out of the daily rush is very important for anyone looking to ward off stress and the eventual health results, such as depression, problems with the heart or problems with blood pressure to name a few. Taking time out means taking an hour out of every day, or a day out once a week to do what you would like to do. Perhaps you have a hobby you have not taken the time out to do for a while, or maybe you would like a quiet day to yourself to read, draw or go to a spa; whatever it is that you would like to do for that time is not important, as long as it is something relaxing that you want to do.
For anyone who has lived a fairly busy life without too many breaks, it is easy for one to be a little lost at what they would like to do with that time off. When one has not given their self many opportunities to do something on their own time, hobbies are not developed, nor are many other interests. A good place to start could be on the computer, where one can speak with an online counselor about how they can find ways to deal with their stress. Online counseling might seem a bit extreme, but it isn’t if one thinks about it. An online therapist can easily be more of a guide to help a person learn ways of dealing with their stress, as well as figuring out what they should probably be doing with their time. Online therapy can be a great help to someone looking to make some time for their self, and live a more relaxed life.
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