Although stress universally affects men and women, recent studies have show significant difference how the two genders are impacted by stress and their ability to cope with stress .
A third of British men are more likely to turn to alcohol to help “switch off” from work due stress caused by overworking, and almost 20% seek medical assistance to combat stress .
Short bursts of stress is normal, however, long term stress will inevitably lead to mental and physical illnesses. Since stress starts within our minds as a “thought” perceived as a demand to an external source called, the stressor, the most effective method of dealing with stress is to address its cause within our minds.
Unfortunately due to a lack of adequate education or understanding of how our minds work, most people have no idea how to deal with stress and tend to focus on some type of self-medication through alcohol, drugs, mindless TV or psychoactive drug treatment. Fortunately, many studies have now confirmed beyond any doubt of the efficacy of meditation in helping reduce stress, improve our mental, emotional and physical health.
Some people, especially men perceive admitting to be stressed is a sign of weakness, while many don’t even recognise that the negative impact of long-term stress on their well-being.
Symptoms of stress can be categorised into four broad categories, physical, emotional, mental and behavioural. Stressmanagement.co.uk has developed the first intelligent stress diagnostic, monitoring and management system, which helps identify symptoms and provide immediate and effective solutions as audio guided cognitive exercises to reduce stress . This free system can be found on www.stresskey.com
Symran (by Dav Panesar)
Mindfulness (by Dav Panesar)