People have always had the intuition that anxiety, tiring working hours, the uncertainty of the future, conflicts with the dear ones can cause somatic and psychic diseases. We feel the permanent pressure of life's difficulties, we feel many external constraints, and we often sense frustration and emotional tensions that may only result in the destruction of our mental and biological balance.
Certain people may try to resist attacks, to reconcile their own desires within the equation of social efficiency, and they tend to get overcharged. This thing may not always be justified, and unfortunately it often happens for such people to wrongly identify the true stressing agents, both internal and external. Thus, tensions in the space of professional field which may not find their way of manifestation at the workplace are often abusively expressed in a more familiar environment, such as towards people who are considered to be the close ones: spouse, friends, children, or any other family members.
Psychologists have drawn the portrait of the stress-dominated person. They have also drawn the attention upon the fact that life under continuous pressure can be quite a risk, as it may lead to serious problems.
Stress dominated individuals show certain physiological deficiencies, that may or not be the signs of certain chronic diseases such as palpitations, heavy breathing, suffocating sensations, losing contact with reality, or plunging into an imaginary world in order to run away from the troubles in one's life.
Stress dominated people show signs that include the denial of responsibilities, which may seem too many or too suffocating. Such a stress-dominated person is the perfect candidate for the impossibility of establishing normal friendships, partnerships, and so on. Such people are also likely to perpetuate their family conflict states of mind, they may be prone to professional failure or they may fall prey to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, gambling and other addictions.
Psychologists remind us of the tenderness with which our mothers used to chase away our fears and anxieties. Love is the most direct means of easing a weary mind. Unfortunately, as we reach maturity, we tend to forget this important fact. Laughing, crying, and aggressiveness are all means of releasing tensions, and the obtained effect is regaining our mental balance.
Stress-relief methods include praying or talking about your dominant emotional state. These verified recipes can help us liberate from the emotional tensions generated by family or professional conflicts. This verbalization may lead to phrasing new points of view or even to the disappearance of minor tensions.
The attempt to find strictly logical explanations to the problems that trouble us is another frequently used means of getting rid of stress. This may bring about satisfaction, out of the courage to have debated such issues. In this case, you must avoid certain dangers. For instance, you must try not to analyze and over analyze your situation, waiting for solutions, and thus to prepare the field for obsessive thinking; another danger is to give an explanation that may seem satisfactory for the moment, and thus losing even the sense of guilt or responsibility but in the end not being able to satisfy the reality.
The sensation of discomfort, the effort of mental concentration and personal control, ending up in the individual's withdrawal and personal relationships' disturbances are but a few indicators of the individual's incapacity to fight and face stress on his very own. In worst cases of stress, an efficient means that may help our contemporary man might be represented by psychotherapy, which is the science of the soul, capable of helping people discover their inner resources for winning most of their battles.