Unexpected Stress! What Causes It? What Can Be Done About It?

Every day we wake up from our sleep things happen that causes us stress. Sometimes it could be something that we are holding on to, or it could be something different all together. Whatever it is, it causes us stress. When something like that happens, we often resort to trying to figure it out on our own, or we just may consult someone we may know about the matter, or we may even turn to the internet for answers to those problems that are causing us stress. There is not a real answer as to why things cause us stress, but we just have to find a way to get through it. Sometimes questions come to our mind that we do not have the answer to, but we keep it in the front of our mind until we find the answer to it. Sometimes it takes a while to figure things out, but all in all it is worth it because it gives us something to think about that will keep our mind sharp.

Sometimes getting by ourselves can be a good thing to sort things out. We can meditate to clear our mind to have a better understanding about things that we are worried about. Nevertheless, we go about our day as if nothing is wrong with us, as if everything is right in the world. Stress can cause a person to lose sleep, not eat right, depression and anxiety. It can cause one to lose interest in the things that they once were interested in doing. It causes the body to become lethargic and weak.

I know about this all too well. I have been struggling with depression, stress, and anxiety for many years and it is never easy. I try my best to make myself do things that will take my mind off of the thing that is depressing me and causing me anxiety. I find things to do that makes me happy and calm. I listen to music, read books, draw, sing and sit outside in the fresh air. There are times when I may feel like taking a walk to the park, that always makes me feel better. Just listening to the sounds around me in nature always helps. The sound of the birds singing, cars and trucks passing by, children laughing and playing, people talking, and just being quiet helps me a lot.

I listen to soft music that is stress free, such as meditation music, and soft jazz music. Sometimes I pray until I fall asleep at night, or when I just want to take a nap. There are times when I will find myself up writing just as I am doing now. Tapping on the keys is soothing to me, I don’t know why but it is. Often when it rains, the smell that lingers after the rain has fallen always smells good to me, and it quiets my nerves.

Today has been some kind of day for me. I will be alright though, and so will my baby. I know that it is just stress that caused that to happen, but tomorrow is a new day, and everything is going to be alright. Looking at this picture eases my mind. Just imagining myself sitting there looking out at the water makes all of my stress melt away. I wish my child could see this; I think it would make him feel better. I think it would make him smile.

Looking at the golden sky as the sun is shining, and the bird is off in the distance with the clouds gracing the sky is breath-takingly beautiful. Looking at the mountains and the trees that surrounds the water makes things look so peaceful, and tranquil. Who would not find peace there? Who could say that this place isn’t stress free? Sometimes all it takes is being in a very quiet place just to think is good for the soul, mind, and body. I am just glad that I have learned how to deal with it, and control it. For the most part, I am thankful that I learned how to deal with it at a very young age.

Stress, depression, and anxiety does not have to control you, because I most certainly do not let it control me. I decide which battles I want to fight, and I decide who makes the decisions in my life, not depression, stress, and anxiety.

This is what I think about the matter, and know first- hand about it, so therefore I can talk about it. Everyone has their own way of coping with things such as this. Everyone who has ever suffered with these matters knows that every day is going to be different from the next. No one can give advice on something if they have never experienced it first-hand. People such as myself who struggle with this knows the pain it can make you feel on a daily basis. So, do not try to give advice on something you do not know anything about, it can do more harm than good to the person(s) that’s suffering with it.

We all know that you mean well, but it is best that you keep your opinions about it to yourselves unless you are going through it too. I never knew what it was until I started struggling with it myself, so I never gave my opinion about it whenever I would hear the subject come up. I would hear about it on television in the news when it was mentioned by a medical professional talking about it, and that was many years ago when I was a kid. I would have never thought that I would ever have to go through something like this in my life. So, those of you who want to talk about it, read up on the subject and do your research about it before you give your opinions about it, because it is a very touchy matter. No matter what, I am going to keep on searching until I find the right answers I have been wanting to know since I have been dealing with stress, depression, and anxiety.

This article is not for medical advice, it is my own thoughts and experiences with depression, stress, and anxiety. Should you want to know more on the subjects, you should talk to someone who has a medical background on all of the subject matters.

Until next time, stay safe, God bless you, and thank you. This is Shaunelius from Diva’s Journal. c. 2022.

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Published by Shaunelius Sterns

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 21 years now. I am a Christian, poet, singer, songwriter, and artist. I have five beautiful children. I enjoy writing and reading my Bible. I also love to pray for others. I love nature and being outside on sunny days. I love spending time with my family and watching shows that makes me laugh.

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