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Affects of stress in daily life

affects of stress in daily life

The organization and the constraints of daily life are such that it is often necessary to link the sequences of the day with a shortage of time: gulp down your coffee, run so as not to miss the bus or train, then it continues on. Work: answering the phone, reading emails, preparing for and attending meetings, making more appointments, skipping lunch…

In the evening, you have to be on time when you leave school, prepare dinner quickly so as not to put the children to bed too late…

Review your organization and your priorities

To fight against this cause of stress, one of the most frequent, you have to rethink the organization of daily life to rationalize it, avoid impossible challenges (no you cannot be out of school 5 minutes after your train arrives at the station!), and it is imperative that you take time to rest.

It is also urgent to take stock of your priorities and accept the idea that you cannot do everything to alleviate the constraints on a daily basis.

Stress and fatigue

Lack of sleep results directly from the rhythm mentioned above: we “scratch” over the duration of the night to complete the day. According to a survey published in March 2009 for the Sleep Institute, in fifty years, the sleep time of the French has reduced by an hour and a half per night on average.

Even if the needs for sleep vary according to the individuals, we are all concerned to a greater or lesser extent by this phenomenon, we are all more or less in deficit. Especially children and adolescents who have higher sleep needs than adults.

This means concretely that the brain does not have rest, a sufficient time of disconnection to release the tensions of the day and “rebalance its chemistry”. He will therefore be less able to cope with the pressures of the next day, etc.

Make arrangements to ensure you get the sleep time you need.

Stress and noise

Noise being a natural warning signal in the event of danger, any abnormal noise, by its suddenness or intensity, has the effect of activating a stress reaction, both psychologically and physically. It is as much a question of the general level (the constant hubbub in a restaurant, or the background noise of machines in the factory) as of noises that emerge suddenly (backfiring of a moped, strident ringing bells).

Physiologically, the organism cannot adapt to noise: it will always jump at the blows of the whistles. For those who have lived on the edge of a ring road for a long time, medical studies show that even after several years, the quality of sleep remains impaired as on the first day.

All measures aimed at reducing noise, whether at home or in the workplace, are anti-stress measures.

Stress and life events

All the events that occur in our life require our ability to adapt and react.

– First and foremost negative facts: bereavement, divorce or separation, job loss, car accident, professional difficulties, school failures, or even a simple ticket …

– “Neutral” events: a move, even if desired; a job interview, even without a major professional issue; an exam, even if you feel ready; a major purchase, even if it is within our means …

– Positive events: marriage (!) Has been assessed as a cause of stress as intense as divorce; a delivery ; a desired promotion; a win in the trifecta; reunion with a loved one, even the simple fact of going on vacation or being passionate about the FIFA World Cup on television …

You cannot give up on living. But you can learn to put certain hazards in life into perspective and not to take everything equally to heart.

What could be the consequences?

The contraction of the vessels can cause an increase in blood pressure , just like our frequency of pulsations, this can hamper, or even stop, our digestion and thus lead to disorders, and finally, in the more or less short term, the stress will generate a form of general fatigue , as well as other problems related to the general functioning of our body.

We then fall ill more easily, whether we are talking about benign pathologies or more serious pathologies (viruses and bacteria combined). In the long term, it is therefore very common for a person subject to high stress to end up contracting an illness, this is explained almost mechanically when we know the whole of this process, now perfectly understood by medicine.


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