Stress can affect just about any part of the body and create physical, mental and psychological symptoms weakening the immune system and impairing coordination and thinking ability. Stress comes from relationships, from school or work situations, and from our own expectations. How we learn to take care of stress makes a massive difference in how healthy we are.
Continual stress eventually wears our own body and mind. Studies by the American Medical Association have shown stress to be a factor in over 75% of all illnesses today. Stress is a response to a perceived threat. Our stress response helps us prepare emotionally and emotionally to take protective actions. These survival instincts are required when we have actual threat. Our muscle power increases during stress by increasing blood supply and oxygen to our muscles.
When the blood is directed to the muscles during stress, the brain and digestive tract don’t get what they need to operate. Under stress, electrolytes inside the blood are spread throughout the body, reducing cell membrane potential in the nervous system. This makes us hypersensitive, or alert to everything that’s happening around us. This can increase the feeling of pain, which makes chronic pain worse. It may also make it more challenging to concentrate since a lot of stimuli are impacting us, so learning becomes even harder.
Keep in mind
Not all children that are overly active or exceptionally curious have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Neither do all busy, cluttered adults have Attention Deficit Disorder. What Makes real Attention Deficit Disorder over simply being too busy is a high degree of frustration. Adults and children with Attention Deficit Disorder are too impatient to get things done, and are completely overwhelmed by anything in the environment.
The entire world is too loud, too bright, too quickly for them. They can’t filter out background noise, and are influenced by everything going on around them. Many parents don’t think their child can be stressed. But children, especially babies, are highly sensitive to the emotions of the parents and caregivers. They feel fear, anger, and other emotions, and become stressed themselves, holding these emotions inside. Their young nervous systems become worried more quickly than our mature systems, plus they don’t have a method of recognizing or reducing these pressures other than by crying or acting out.
Take into account
We tell our kids to “be tough”, basically telling them to curb the stress or emotions they’re experiencing. This causes their mind to have more trouble processing other occasions. Then they have a tendency to be overly cluttered with their time and their surroundings. They jump from one job to another, continuously finding different things that will need to be done, and forgetting the present task. In children, we see this as always moving and getting into everything. In adults we view it as being easily distracted, forgetting to pay bills, missing appointments, always in a hurry but being late anyway. When they become too frustrated and overwhelmed, finally they can get angry.
When we consistently suppress feelings, inner chronic stress levels grow, and various physical symptoms will appear. Sources of stress in our lives that inhibit learning come from a number of locations. School or work environments that lack sensory stimulation, lack touch or movement, lack communication opportunities, and lack imaginative play opportunities, slows the mind communicating. Also TV, computer, and video games stimulate the nervous system but don’t have sufficient physical movement included to decrease the stress they cause. These sources of amusement also reduce creativity and interactive communication, and increase violent tendencies. Other external sources of anxiety include a lack of good nutrition, lack of water, and surplus electrical fields.
Stress comes from our perceptions, our psychological and emotional responses to life experiences. Stress happens when our perceptions do not fulfill our expectations and we do not handle our reactions. We can not change events but we can alter our perceptions. Stressful symptoms include feeling lethargic, tired, depressed, irritated, frustrated, nervous, short-tempered, angry, unloved, unfulfilled, and disheartened. Any of the mental and emotional symptoms are feedback to you that hormones and hormones are out of equilibrium. When you shift your senses you may influence your stress reactions, thereby changing lots of your physical and emotional symptoms.