Are You Stress?

Is stress getting you down? Are you feeling overwhelm?

Stress is the #1 cause of a heart attack or stroke. Stress is deadly to a person more ways than one. Stress doesn’t just affect your physical health. It also effect you mentally and emotionally. Stress can cause a person to take up drinking just to cope. Stress can also be responsible for domestic abuse in a family. It can cause a person to either beat their spouse or children. Stress can also cause a person to emotionally abuse them as well. Sometimes stress can also lead a person to sexual abuse as well, if you don’t get help.

Are you overwork because of being short staff?

I have a shirt that reads, “Overwork and under pay!”

You know you’re under stress when you rear-end the car in front of you on the way to work, make it to work 3 hours late and get fired. Then have your wallet or phone stolen on the bus ride home.

Stress can be dramatic to your health if it’s prolong. Stress can also be hidden and deeply imbedded in your life.

What does stress means to you?

According to the American Institute of Stress in Yonkers, New York; 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress.

Pushing yourself to work too hard, staying up too late, eating too much or too little, or even worrying constantly is not only stressful on your mind but also your body.

Are you a worrywart? Do you constantly worry about things that you have no control over? In the words of Bob Newhart, “Stop It!!”

That is stinking thinking!

Stress comes in many forms and at any times.

When you are stressful, you will either consume alcohol to the extreme, overeat or undereat, overwork yourself, do drugs, gamble etc.

Migraines comes about because of stress. Believe me, I’ve had my shares of migraines too. They are not fun either. When you have a migraine, you just want to stay in bed. Lights bother you. You are nausea and have to constantly throw up even dry heave; because you don’t feel like eating. I’ve had migraines ever since I was a young boy. I have to admit though, for the last 3 years I have not had a migraine so far, thank goodness.

If you allow stress to continue for too long, you could suffer burnout, losing interest in your job or whatever. You have no motivation.

Stress can cause a person to have a nervous breakdown and do something you wouldn’t imagine ever doing.

Have you ever had stress dreams? I ‘ve had. Stress dreams come about when you have weird dreams about your job.

One time while working at Quality Bakery and the Fargo Country Club, I dreamt that I was running those big tall racks from Quality Bakery through the small dishwasher at the Fargo Country Club.

One thing I learned, before going to bed, take the time to relax and drain your thoughts of the day first; otherwise you will have stress dreams.

To help relieve the stress, go for a walk to relax. If the neighborhood is unsafe or the weather is rotten, go to the gym or the mall.

Working at the Fargo Dome is my sanctuary. If I’m having a stressful day from my regular job, working at the Fargo Dome helps relieve the stress I’m facing. At first, it was for the extra money; but it soon became my sanctuary.

Some people or jobs can be carriers of the stress. I found that working in a restaurant or retails can be very stressful on a person. If you are overwork on your job because of them being understaff, you can get stress out very easily. Your place of employment can bring about unnecessary stress into your life.

Some employers will offer help with phone number or hotline for you to call for help. Yet, at times, it can be a little too late, when they are bringing the stress onto your life.

If you are feeling stress, seek help from someone, a counselor, a pastor, or a friend. Don’t go to the bottle; because that’s only temporary. You can meditate, pray, take a walk, a shower, etc. The most important thing to do is that you get the help you need. It will keep you from becoming an alcoholic or abusing your spouse or children.

There are phone numbers you can call for help to deal with stress. You can call 2-1-1. You can call 1-800-273-TALK. You can text HELLO to 741741. Or you can even call 9-1-1.

Just get help to manage your stress before it either kill or harm you.