How to deal with mental stress in a friendly way?

Stress defines as a workload more than the body and brain capacity to cope with it

According to WHO stress is defined as follows

“Work-related stress is the response people may have when presented with work demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and which challenge their ability to cope. Stress occurs in a wide range of work circumstances but is often made worse when employees feel they have little support from supervisors and colleagues, as well as little control over work processes”

Effects of Depression

Depressionis most common in ages 18 to 25 (10.9 percent) and individuals belonging to two or more races (10.5 percent). Women are twice as likely as men to have had a depressive episode, according to the NIMH and the World Health Organization (WHO)Trusted Source. From 2013 to 2016, 10.4 percent of women were found to have depression, compared with 5.5 percent of men, according to the CDCTrusted Source

Major issue of health

mental stress is a major health issue for many decades. In our daily routine, we mostly hear about people committing suicide or trying for it because of depression and severe anxiety while apparently, they seem to be living happily. It is important to shed light on mental stress issues, causes, effects, and how to manage?

Categories of stress

There are two kinds of stress

· positive type of stress

· Negative type of stress

The positive type of stress

Sometimes stress is beneficial for demotivated and sluggish people to work with great efficiency.  in this case having stress impacts productive results and enable a person to accomplish given work or project within due time because of the trigging agent which is currently stress.

Negative type of stress

This is a kind of stress mostly termed by psychiatrists and psychologists. It hinders daily routine of work especially brainstorming tasks such as reading, writing, or interpreting conclusions and decisions by destroying the peace of mind. Negative stress has serious bad impacts on physiological as well as mental health.

Causes and effects of stress

Following is a list of factors responsible for depression or mental stress.

  •  Workload or overburden
  • Harassment or bullying at home or outside
  • Rude behavior of family or loved ones
  •  Poor attention towards parents, siblings, spouse
  • Overthinking and negative thoughts
  •  Death of a beloved person
  • Continuous failure and unrealistic expectations
  •  falsely judged or accused of something bad
  • Poor sleep and health
  •  Poor time management and weak decision-making tendency
  • Torture or abuse in recent past
  •  Relationship failures such as Divorce and breakup
  •  Betrayal by a friend or loved one

Effects of Mental stress

  •  Mental abilities badly affected. One cannot perform the function as efficiently as used to be.
  •  Social and professional life gets disturb when the peace of mind gets ruin.
  •  It has drastic effects over the heart, respiratory system, and kidneys.
  •  It can lead to Hypertension, Diabetes, and Myocardial infarction or brain hemorrhage in severe case
  • Insomnia (lack of sleep) is the first outcome of depression
  • One can turn into introvert and start living lonely hence gets cut off from the social circle
  •  Chronic stress may lead to headache or migraine

Why stress management is important?

A person can healthy if physical as well as mental health status is satisfactory .continuous stress can lead to anxiety and other nervous disorder like depression, panic attacks, and mental breakdown. An anxious person cannot work properly home and workplace .mental stress can lead to insomnia which is a lack of adequate sleep resulting in many complications affecting one’s social as well as professional life.SO, it has importance to manage a person’s stress or depression to prevent him/her from getting disappointed. It has often seen most of the population suffering from depression can commit suicide or other self-torture crime to get rid of depressive thoughts. According to a psychiatrist and psychologist mental health plays a vital role in someone’s life to become successful and professional.

Psychotherapy and medications

most common treatment methods are antidepressant medications and psychological counseling. In adults with moderate to severe depression, 40 to 60 people out of 100Trusted Source who took antidepressants noticed improved symptoms after six to eight weeks. This  compared with 20 to 40 people out of 100 who noticed an improvement with just a placebo.

Techniques to manage


Self-care does not come under the shadow of selfishness. Stay away from negativity either people or things. Avoid things that make you depressed. Love yourself. Try to resolve your problem by yourself. Do not tell your weakness and secretes to haters. Take care of your body, mind. Do exercise or join activities that make you happy. Don’t let yourself down.

Stress-reducing activities

I am pretty sure everyone has some stress relief activities in his/her life. Switch to them whenever feel down. Listen to music or singing your favorite tune or song will help in reducing stress. Engage yourself in several activities that make your mind fresh. Talk to friends; go for an outing or Jim .it will help you in catharsis.

Eat and sleep well

Proper diet and sleep cycle keeps you mentally stable by enhancing immunity. Proper time management will help you in the completion of a given task or project without any delay and stress automatically diminishes. Eat healthy food and stay fresh and active .proper sleep will help to eliminate headache associated with stress

Avoid negative thinking

Exaggeration of negative thoughts always ends up in dismay. Overthinking or rethinking the same topic multiple times will never help you in getting a solution instead it will add more depression. Learn to ignore haters, negative thoughts and bad ideas

Know your strength

Believe in yourself and your abilities. Before taking start to any task remind yourself of previous achievements and awards, it will boost up energy and would not net you to fall in disappointment. Improve your skills and learn more amazing things to get more strength.

Make priorities

Make a priority list based on your interest and benefits. Highly recommended and the important task should handle at first. More time-consuming works should do before others. Similarly, Avoid negative people and befriended with people that encourage you

Write down all problems and seek for solution

Write down all problems one by one and look for a possible solution. There is nothing left untreated in this world. This is an antidote of depression to stay happy and solve all problems wisely without getting anxious. At night, consider stress management tools such as aromatherapy, massage, and a warm bath to help to calm your mind and enable it to fall asleep more easily.

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