Yes, you read it right. The ‘something’ that might be eating you up is stress, and it eats at you the whole day, infiltrating your good thoughts and personality as well. Stress could be a psychological burden, as it puts a lot of mental pressure on a person’s mind. Mental pressure exerts a lot of change in human behavior, both physically and mentally.
In most cases, we see people being stressed because they want something which they cannot afford. Piling up on top of that, there could also be family issues, breakups, failures, and so on. They constantly think about that, and it greatly affects the human mind. There could be a link between the people suffering from stress and anxiety and their introversion. They do not share their problems with anyone and they usually prefer to be alone. It could lead them to believe that they are alone and that no one is around to help them or listen to their problems.
A little stress is good for us, as it help us face the challenges which come our way, allowing us to put heart and soul into our efforts to succeed. Low levels of stress tend to be developed through healthier habits, smoking less, and drinking less alcohol.
The American Institute of Stress have investigated this degenerative process and conclude that most common health problems are caused by stress. Stress is an easily identifiable condition that “not only causes anxiety but is also highly psychosomatic, affecting everything from our digestive system to our skin.”
Meditation is the best way to overcome stress or problems of mental pressure as it helps us calm our minds. The influx of positive thoughts in our mind helps us overcome stress. Besides this, many forms of exercise also helps us manage stress- yoga being one of them, as it helps in reducing mental and physical problems. Breathing exercises and body scans could also prove to be beneficial in this regard.
“We have to learn to turn off the autopilot that’s steering us in an endless loop. We all know people who snack while talking on the phone or watching the news. You ask them if the omelet they just ate had onion in it, and they can’t tell you” says Roberto Alcibar, who abandoned his fast-paced life become a certified instructor of mindfulness, after an illness threw him into a period of acute stress.
Stress is purely an affliction of the mind. Therefore, it can be changed just by committing oneself to routine exercise and meditation. Keep talking to your family, and share your problems, fears, and happiness with your friends. Try to keep yourself engaged in work or doing things in order to learn something new, it can help you build up your personality and confidence.