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According to the text book stress may be defined as “the experience of perceived threat (real or imagined) to one’s well being, resulting from a series of physiological responses and adaptions.” There are positive stressors-eustress and negative stressors-distress, tangible and intangible. There may be physical, social, emotional, intellectual, economic, or spiritual stressors. Some ways to cope with stress is taking 20 minutes out of your day just to be by yourself. Exercise is also a great way to relieve stress. When you exercise your body releases chemical called endorphins. When your endorphin level is high you feel almost euphoric; you feel less pain and your stress level decreases. There are some foods that can also help in releasing this chemical, such as chocolate and chili peppers, the hotter the pepper the more endorphins to be released. Other coping strategies could be social
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Unformatted text preview: stimulation, meditation, and visualization. You can use your five senses for stress release. Sight, hearing, sense of smell, touch, and taste. Now, close your eyes and visualize the ocean waves crashing on the rocks; listen to the birds singing or the wind howling; smell the fresh clean air after a night of rain; feel the warm sand on your feet in between your toes; taste that piece of dark chocolate melting on your tongue. Do you not just feel a little more relaxed and less stressed just reading about visualization? Imagine how you would feel if you really did it. Stress plays havoc on our bodies, so take time for yourself (even if only 20 minutes) find away for you to relax and dissolve some or all of your stressors....
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