Most people give little thought to how things we consider as "daily hassles," can contribute to stress and even make us sick. Hassles can range from irritants to highly stressful events. Find out why stress may be effecting your health.
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Yes, the things that are referred to as daily hassles can wear down your immune system and make you sick. Things like being stuck in traffic for hours every day, loud neighbors, or poor working conditions may be as bad for you as a major life stressor says Shelly E. Taylor, author of Health Psychology, and also research by Ruffin& Kanmer. However you must remember that research isn't perfect and it doesn't take individual needs into consideration. It's definitely worth paying attention to though.
The thing is, most people forget their stressors, but they can effect your health, if they continue over time, especially if you are prone to anxiety and depression, or have physical pain. Daily hassles can manifest themselves as tension headaches, or irritability.
Things that aren't in our control have more negative impact on your health. Check the questionnaire below to assess your stressors. This questionnaire was developed by a prominent psychologist named Lazarus.
What You can do to buffer your Stress
Stress may be moderated by making sure you engage in a positive experience each day...other than sleep. Science has proven that yoga and mediation improves psychological stress, and can boost the immune system.
I find running or any kind of cardio vascular really helpful. This kind of training can help prevent cardio vascular disease. It's worth mentioning that stress is a major contributor to cardio vascular disease.
Any kind of stress may effect your health at some time if not treated or eliminated. Some activities are known to help buffer some of the effects of daily hassles. It's good to keep in mind that we are all individuals, so what is stressful for one person may not be stressful for another. Take care of your emotional health!
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