Modern life is full of benefits, luxuries, and things that we can enjoy on a daily basis. However, by having this kind of modern and advanced society, there are a few compromises we had to accept. One of those downsides or compromises is stress and anxiety which could lead to more serious problems such as depression. Nowadays, stress and anxiety are seen as completely normal things and very common. A lot of people do not even seem to care about resolving those issues. But, I guess they do not know that worrying too much can affect your body and mind.
However, to understand why it is vital to stop worrying so much, we will need to talk more about what causes stress or anxiety and exactly what kind of effects those two things can have on the mind or the body.
One of the most common reasons why so many people have to deal with stress is work. Whether you are your own boss or whether you are an employee for a huge company, there are going to be situations that cause stress either way.
The point I am trying to make is not to avoid those situations, it is about accepting the existence of the stress and dealing with it properly. Leaving it to fester deep inside you will cause a lot of different issues that will affect different aspects of your life. You may cause problems at home, with close friends and you even might even develop health issues.
The best way you can deal with work-related stress is to just talk about it. It does not matter who you are going to talk with, it just matters that you take things off your chest. It could be your spouse, your parents, your colleagues, or even your boss. Creating a healthy relationship with your colleagues and your supervisor is actually a great idea because it might reduce the frequency of those bad situations.
Believe it or not, a lot of stress comes from home, from family issues, arguing with your partner, your children, or your parents. Again, there is no way to avoid these situations. Arguing is a part of every healthy relationship. Of course, arguing all the time is never a good sign.
To make your home environment healthier and safer for everyone, you will need to talk about this topic. You should explain to everyone in your household that you are experiencing stress that has a serious impact on your health. I am sure that all of your family members will be more than understanding and will try to help you.
Anxiety by definition is a feeling of worry. This kind of feeling can come from all kinds of situations and in different forms. In this modern society, anxiety is more common than it should be. And unfortunately, not enough people take it seriously.
Anxiety can come from even the simplest social situations such as greeting your neighbors, having small talk, or having a conversation with a cashier. Regretting the things you said, thinking about better things you could have said, and worrying about what the other person thinks about you.
In reality, no one really thinks too much about what you said, what you think, or what you did. Even the most embarrassing situations are probably forgotten in just a few hours. In other words, there is no reason to try hard to be cool and show off to fake friends and acquaintances as suggested by Socialyy.
So, the answer is to just stop worrying and start focusing on yourself. Find motivation to improve your hustle and focus on your goals. What others are doing or thinking about you is completely irrelevant.
I know, it is not that simple to get rid of those bad habits, but if you try hard enough, I am sure that you can succeed.
Effects of anxiety on the body
Now that you understand where anxiety comes from, we can delve deeper into the topic of what kind of effects it has on the body.
One very common negative effect it may have on your body is breathing problems. I know, it does not really make sense, but this is what happens to a lot of people who worry too much about what others think. Chronic anxiety can often cause shallow and rapid breathing which could lead to a panic attack. So, in other words, anxiety can also be the cause of panic attacks.
Headaches are a frequent thing for people that are constantly under the pressure of anxiety. You may also notice an upset stomach, a pounding heart, or even a loss of libido.
Putting all of these effects together could lead to one serious medical illness referred to as depression. Once you develop depression, all of these problems will increase in severity and may make your life much more complicated and difficult.
Effects of stress on your body
This feeling of physical and emotional tension is just as dangerous as anxiety. We may be used to it nowadays, but that does not mean that we should ignore it. Chronic stress can cause several medical issues.
To be more specific, studies have shown that too much of this feeling can cause you to lose the effectiveness of your memory. Your short-term and long-term memory will not be as good as it used to be.
This happens because too much stress can actually kill brain cells or even cause your brain to shrink. Naturally, fewer brain cells will reduce the performance and capabilities of your cognitive functions.
I know, it sounds scary and it is scary which is why you need to find the motivation to your life for the better and stop worrying. After you find a way to handle these two feelings, I am sure that you will be happier, healthier, friendlier, more productive, and efficient.
As you can see, too much worrying may have a huge impact on all aspects of everyday life. This is why it is so important for society to acknowledge those problems to make changes for the better.