Stress has to do with the degree to which we think we have control over our lives, circumstances and events. The stronger our belief that things are under control, the less uncertainty we experience.

The bad thing is that when we look at the list of sources of stress, we see that we cannot control most of them. However, some people experience challenging circumstances, suffer but recover, and fail to move on.

Stress is usually associated with the inability to control a situation.

Symptoms of severe stress:

– Depression;

– Increased anxiety, irritability;

– Impaired communication with others;

– Irritability;

– Strong reactions;

– Apathy;

– Depressive states;

– Lack of concentration.

Expected consequences of stress also manifest in physiological reactions:

– Easily fatigued;

– Feeling of constant fatigue;

– Insomnia;

– Loss of appetite/excessive appetite;

– Various psychosomatic illnesses.

This can have severe and lasting consequences on the individual if an adequate solution and help are not sought to overcome the problem.

Each factor can worsen a person’s condition and lead to burnout, anxiety disorders and even depression or alcohol or other substance abuse. Therefore, it is essential to seek a solution.

An important observation is that in different situations, different forests react differently. For this reason, it is not essential whether the case is stressful but how people react to it. This reaction is strictly individual for everyone and directly depends on life experience.

How to cope with stress:

– Identifying sources of stress that are specific to us;

– Building emotional intelligence – the ability to identify and manage emotions;

– Creating quick methods to overcome stress (breathing exercises, taking a walk);

– Ability to manage focus of attention;

– Setting goals and pursuing them;

– Striving for a healthy lifestyle;

– Developing financial literacy;

– Balancing work and leisure time;

– Removing limiting beliefs.