Life Experiences

Although we are all different and experience pressure in a variety of ways, there are common events that all of us encounter throughout our lives that can be challenging.

Some of examples are:

  • Whilst in education
  • Challenges of growing up
  • Challenges of teenage years
  • Starting a new job
  • Being stuck in a job we may not like
  • High pressure job
  • Being unemployed
  • Leaving home
  • Moving house
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Divorce
  • Death of a loved one
  • Illness
  • Caring for somebody elderly or unwell
  • Financial challenges

At some point we all go through these experiences which are well documented as being common causes of anxiety, stress or pressure.

In addition to this we also encounter daily challenges that are triggers that create stress and any subsequent events. For example, increased pressure is known to lead to:

  • Increase in accidents
  • Emotional outbursts
  • Poor sleep patterns
  • Tooth grinding
  • Obsessive behaviour
  • Nail biting
  • Addictions
  • Muscle tension
  • Tension headaches
  • Stomach acid reflux or indigestion
  • Other digestive problems
  • Shallow breathing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Reduced enjoyment of daily life
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Withdrawn or depressed
  • Lowered immunity to colds, flu and other diseases
  • Stress related illnesses

These are just some of the issues that may affect anyone exposed to stress on a regular basis. The important point to remember is that it all begins with perception and thought around any given situation. Therefore, if we learn how to assess and respond differently to any challenging experience, it is possible to counteract the unwanted effects of the body’s natural stress response. Mindeeze offers the following to help: