Every day that we live we are confronted by stressors. What are stressors? Stressors are people, places and events that affect us on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels and cause us to become depressed, or angry, or confused and withdrawn from the world we live in.
These stressors can be a sick child crying non-stop, a disagreement or violent argument, or even daily tasks and finances. The list goes on. We become overwhelmed and feel like we are spinning out of control, and when it continues we begin to lose control of ourselves and the proper ways of responding to the stressors.
As we spin out of control we may scream, cry, withdraw, become depressed, or violent and the behaviors that result add to the symptoms you are feeling and experiencing. What behaviors? Think about it. How many people take drugs, drink alcohol in excess, have multiple arguments with others, or physically fight in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms they are feeling? Then comes the guilt and grieving for what happened as a result of those actions. Stress effects can be detrimental.
Where are you in the spiral of life? How do you deal with your stressors? Are your techniques good, helpful, and self-relieving? Do you need help along the way? Temporarily? You can only be “strong” for a period of time before you collapse again.
I suggest writing it down so you can face that stress and your responses. Keep a small journal for a week or longer and track your journey. Writing, in and of itself, is a good start to relieving stress as long as you use it to help yourself.
I welcome questions and comments as we proceed through this topic. Maybe we can help each other and others as well.