Stress symptoms, sadness and anxiety
Distress is when you have ‘stress symptoms’ such as abdominal, chest, skin, and muscular discomfort. Your body is reacting to the imbalance in your life. If sustained, distress leads to dysfunction and disease. Think of distress symptoms as caring signals from the body that healing is required.
If you have distress, take careful note and try to understand the cause. Most of these symptoms will disappear with 10 minutes of relaxation per day. Taking care of your lifestyle will cure most stress symptoms and prevent future occurrences. If not let your parents know. Be cautious of hiding important signals from the body through medication.
Sadness feels painful and can make you feel alone. While it is usually temporary and normal following loss or grief, sustained sadness with tearfulness must be taken seriously. Seek the help of your parents/teacher.
Sadness must be taken seriously as a strong signal from your emotional state that things are wrong. Be patient and optimistic with short term sadness. Remind yourself of the upside and take time for being light. If sadness or tearfulness persists more than two weeks you must let your parents /teacher know.
Anxiety is an uncomfortable feeling associated with fears. It leads to a gloomy outlook on the future and others. When we are distressed, anxious and depressed it is very hard to be hopeful about the future. Caution is a natural inclination of our minds that can easily slide into anxiety and dread.
While there are many reasons to be realistic about the challenges ahead, anxiety is unhelpful. When you find yourself gloomy about the future, make the effort to think of something that you can look forward to or even contribute to. Start with a warm greeting the next time you meet a loved one. We must accept that this is an uncertain world and focus our attention on enjoying the moment when we can.