Stress is an emotional tension that takes place when a person encounters a demanding or challenging situation in life.
Even dedicated workers like you cannot wait until the weekend to leave behind home and noisy neighbours with cheap karaoke sets, for a trip to de-stress.
A few months ago, I had a problem with my time management. I took on more work than I can handle, having unnecessary meetings with people, and a few aimless projects I got involved in. There was little room for improvement.
In life, everyone has to inevitably deal with many complex tasks, families and people. Some problems would require one to forget their inner-self by having stress, depression and so forth.
I was emotionally down, physically drained and mentally depressed. I dragged my feet to do the usual little chores of the day. I don’t even feel like eating or drinking anything. And I struggled to get back to what I used to be, but to no avail. It has been like that for two weeks.
A lot of us go through life feeling lost; doing things we’re only supposed to do as opposed to doing things that give us joy. Sometimes we may have already found our passion, but may be too afraid to go for it.
Sleep, sex and stress coexist like three personalities in a love triangle. As important as it is, sex is still in many ways a ‘shy’ topic to discuss in the open, more so in a traditional Eastern society.
Some years ago, a 19-year-old girl neighbour of mine collapsed at home after swallowing some sleeping tablets and 20 tablets of paracetamol.
As one has to deal with demanding workload and top the trouble with the lack of leisure time, stress begins to build up.
Sam (not his real name) told me during a consultation, “I had a chest pain some years ago. I was 40 then, fit and in good shape. I had no diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol nor a family history of heart attack.
Itch is not a disease. Yet it is a symptom of many diseases. It can be so unbearable and devastating; tormenting one’s life, day and night causing eczema, sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety etc.