How to Clean up Your Mental Mess with Body and Mind Training?

Physical Symptoms

Physical symptoms, or those involving our bodies, are often caused by an excessive secretion of adrenaline, which is commonly known as the stress hormone. We distinguish following signs:

  • increase in heart rate;
  • accelerated breathing;
  • excessive sweating;
  • coldness of the body, primarily of the skin, hands and feet, caused by blood flow to other internal organs;
  • nausea;
  • muscle tension, sometimes even trembling;
  • insomnia;
  • dry mouth;

Emotional symptoms

decreased energy due to feelings of fear, frustration, or anxiety;

  • an overall feeling of malaise;
  • a sense of boredom by the individual;
  • irritability;
  • sadness;
  • helplessness;
  • powerlessness;
  • low self-esteem;

Intellectual Symptoms

  • lack of concentration;
  • chaos of thought;
  • inability to make any decisions;
  • lack of satisfaction with work, study, family, etc;
  • difficult situations that require involvement are perceived by the individual as a threat rather than a challenge of sorts;
  • decreased motivation;
  • lack of self-confidence;
  • deterioration of memory;

Symptoms seen in behaviour

  • nervous movements and increased gesticulation;
  • rapid speech, stuttering or, on the contrary, so called “lump in the throat”;
  • general tension manifested by frequent yawning or nail biting;
  • use of stimulants: alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or medication;
  • lack of appetite or extreme increase in appetite;
  • aggression;
  • bad attitude toward others.

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We know that chronic stress is very dangerous to the body and mental health, so how can we help ourselves to combat it in a pleasant way?

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