Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you can’t think straight and sometimes just can’t breathe? Well stress can do that and much to you. There are many types of stress out there. Each one has different side effects and different ways of affecting you. Growing up my mother always talked about being stressed and I never really understood. But once I grew up and got into middle school I realized how much stress life throws at you. There was stress from trying to keep grades up, keeping my mom happy, balancing friendships, and stress from peer pressure, emotional stress, and physical stress and as I went into high school a new kind of stress developed called chronic stress. But to keep it short I will explain three of the mentioned types.
Emotional stress is a big one that isn’t visible to people around you. This stress comes from within and in other words can eat you alive. Emotional stress is the feeling of having nowhere to turn like you’re stuck in a corner and can’t get out. It may be because you have a lot on your plate and feel stuck under everything you have to do. Reasons why this happens are very common. You can’t see it because it’s a feeling, it’s not something you can physically see or hold. This is the stress that can make you feel frustrated and worked up for no reason and just want to cry. Some symptoms are lack of energy or very little appetite, and difficulty making decisions. Everyone has stress at some point in their lives and this is the most common one. I remember a time when I was facing a lot of stress at school and home. My sleeping pattern was all thrown off and I barely ate, but not because I wasn’t hungry or because I was starving myself. No, it was like my body and brain went on auto pilot. I was living but not living life. It also came with short term memory loss. I couldn’t remember things that happened the day before. After this went on for quite some time I eventually realized that I developed chronic stress.
Chronic stress wears people away day after day year after year. This can destroy families and careers. Chronic stress never gives up and is always there. It’s a medical diagnosis that doctors may prescribe medication for. The symptoms can range from simple life problems to sever ones. These could be missing a house payment for the second month in a row to parents divorcing. Chronic stress can be from the pressure on yourself or from others that can affect your body negatively. As...