We all experience many stressful moments throughout the day, week or month. For example, situations that can be considered stressful for many of us are to take an exam or a job interview; Drive to our workplace or just queue at a bank when we are in a hurry. But are we all equal in the face of stress?
Most of us react, usually, in a similar way to a stressful situation, successfully facing moderate stress, even high stress. In fact, stress is not always bad. Many of the everyday situations that we face, we could not overcome effectively unless it is because we experience an (adequate) degree of stress, because this is what helps us achieve our goal (finish a project, live a new situation or unknown, start a trip, meet new people, study for an exam, etc.).
However, some people become fatigued by stress, either because the events in their lives are too intense or frequent, or because they do not have enough resources to cope with everyday stressful events. Thus, some disorders that appear associated with stress can be: coronary heart disease, hypertension, insomnia, allergic reactions, peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, headache, muscle twitching and tremors, anxiety, hyper and hypothyroidism.
Currently techniques such as "relaxation" are used to treat stress; The client is taught to relax when they are in stressful situations, causing them to successfully face the intense stress to which they are subjected at a given moment.
It is important, on the other hand, to have a "daily exercise routine", since A healthy and well-developed body can resist more effectively the physical effects of situations that create stress. In addition, through exercise we channel the contained energy and tension, which helps us feel better in every way.
Other techniques that can be used are "problem solving", "cognitive therapy" or even "social skills training".
The technique to be used will be applied according to YOUR problem so that YOU CAN BE CAPABLE little by little to face the stressful situations of your life.
Verónica Monsonís Far
Master in Clinical Psychology
No. col. CV08093