Everyday Events Made More Stressful
Today you will carry out a long list of tasks and chores in the same way most of us do. But for you there might be an exception to this rule because you might well be a sufferer of stress. And in being a sufferer of stress, these simple and some might say mundane tasks, can be transformed into something of an ordeal.
Stress sufferers tend to find problems with what they do and not because they want to. The stress that plagues them can take even the simplest task and add an extra dimension to it.It can even make these tasks, which many of us take for granted, hard to complete.
Day to Day StressIf you suffer from stress you will know that going to the shops, taking the children to school, making meals at home and holding down a job, can all be stressful tasks to perform.
Going to work can present a whole new set of problems because you might well be overworked. A lot of the people who suffer from stress do so because their jobs are highly demanding and ruled by strict deadlines. Sufferers of stress often find deadlines can be hard to achieve and can be often missed. This adds an extra level to their stress because the stress of missing a deadline can be compacted by the fact that actually they have.
Indeed some stress sufferers convince themselves that they will not be able to carry out a particular task, which means invariably that they won’t.Many of us will set ourselves a goal and strive to achieve it but those of us who suffer from stress find that goal setting is difficult because no matter how much we want to achieve our aims we find reasons not to.
This can be best illustrated by looking at someone who – for example – wants to write a letter. It might not sound particularly stressful but it can be if you have convinced yourself that your English is not very good, your handwriting is illegible, or you won’t think of anything interesting to say. Thus far a sufferer of stress has talked his or herself out of writing the letter so the task goes undone.
These levels of stress can also be seen as lacking motivation, creativity or enthusiasm but this is not the case. It can be also be attributed to lack of confidence; again not necessarily the case.
First time fathers – for example – are a good illustration of this. Many fathers can be seen to be lazy when it comes to changing the nappy of their newborn son or daughter but this can be stressful because they are frightened of doing something wrong, distressing the child or inadvertently hurting them. Likewise first time mothers often suffer from stress or depression because of their lack of experience.
You're Not AloneStress in everyday life can be something each and every one of us is prone to if we tell ourselves that we cannot do a particular job, be at a certain place at a particular time, or one of many other things that is required of us during the course of our lives.Everyday events take on a whole new meaning and can feel as though we are trying – and failing – everyday to climb a mountain.
If you feel that you are suffering from stress in your everyday life be it at work or at home, sit down with those around you and discuss the problem. Ask for help if you need it and most importantly- don’t be afraid to do so.