What is Stress and dealing with its overwhelmedness

Darshana Chhaparia

Darshana Chhaparia


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Stress is not a definition that could be specified. It is a prevailing condition of a human being in which the person is not mentally stable. Stress could be due to any reason like irritation, frustration, discontentment, overthinking, or annoyance. It can be of any type like mental, physical or emotional. 

Stress is the response your body gives to challenging situations and every individual responds differently to different kinds of stress. However, you can train your mind or body to react accordingly.  “Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens and response is something we can choose to give or not.” Stress is a normal part of life that can either help us learn and grow or can bring us consequential problems.

During stress, one could feel anxiety, nausea, disappointment, displeasure, fear, worry, and various types of mixed emotions. Often, we lose our temper or become inefficient in daily life activities during these times. Sometimes, stress affects our body activities too like sleeping, eating, and working patterns which leads to headaches, dizziness, or tension.

Also, read How Depression makes you tangled in emotions.

Although it may seem that you have no control over overpressures at work or home, there are measures you may take to ease the pain and regain control.  Stress management involves a broad variety of interventions and psychotherapies aimed at lowering a person’s stress level, especially chronic stress, with the intention of improving daily functioning. You put your entire well-being at risk if you live under elevated levels of stress. Stress has a negative effect on both your mental and physical wellbeing. It makes it impossible for you to think objectively, work efficiently, and appreciate life. Identifying the causes of stress in your life is the first step in stress control. Although triggers like changing employers, traveling, or going through a divorce are easy to recognize, pinpointing the causes of persistent stress can be more complex. You have two choices when faced with predictable stressors: alter the scene or change the response. It’s helpful to consider the four A’s when choosing which choice to use in any given situation: stop, change, adapt, or embrace.

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