Then just terrible stress!

Do you admit to having ever let go of that sentence from your mouth?

Stress is part of human life.

It is directly needed to stay tuned and able to cope with tough situations.

- Stress becomes problematic when it is too much or it lasts long and the person does not recover enough, says occupational health psychologist Heli Hannonen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

Congestion often occurs gradually and can therefore be difficult to notice.

The load grows little by little, the pace accelerates as it accelerates.

Eventually you can push the wall all the way.

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Alarming pattern

A certain type of pattern is often seen in the accumulation of the load.

It has to do with sleep, which is perhaps the most important thing for stress management.

Let’s say there’s more to do at work than there is enough time for, and you decide to stretch your work day.

- Then the time spent recovering will be shortened, sleep will be reduced and the next day you will go to work even more tired, Hannonen says.

Fatigue, in turn, increases the likelihood of errors and impairs the ability to concentrate.

The mind bumps there sun here, whether it is interrupted or not.

- Sleep is an awfully good gauge.

If it’s hard to fall asleep or wake up in the morning and work matters in your mind, you might want to consider whether recovery is enough.

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Unfortunately, sleep difficulties often get prolonged.

According to Hannonen, many people seem to have so much to do in the evenings that they don't go to bed in Malta on time.

Or imagine that less is enough on weekdays if you get to sleep a little longer on the weekend.

However, enough sleep is needed every night.

- Few have regretted in the morning that they had gone to bed on time the night before.

Experiencing prolonged stress is so common that it is considered almost an inconvenience to deal with.Image: Colourbox

Slow down

One great way to curb excessive stress is to simply slow down.

- I should stop every now and then to ask myself what belongs to me.

Am I irritated or depressed?

Is the surface taut all the time?

They can also be symptoms of stress.

Sometimes others notice an accelerated pace earlier than themselves.

- Even make an agreement with a friend or co-worker that he or she will point you out if you start to go too hard, Hannonen suggests.

It also makes sense to stick to lunch and other breaks during the work day.

In addition, everyone needs both looting time and active leisure.

According to Hannonen, there could be more talk in the workplace about the workload and how it could be affected.

Known health problems

Prolonged stress can lead to quite significant health problems.

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High stress is linked to, among other things, high blood pressure and intestinal problems.

There is also evidence that under stress, the body's defenses are weakened and, for example, the flu strikes more sensitively.

- Stress also changes behavior.

The couch attracts more than a loop and greasy food makes the mind feel more like a carrot.

In the longer term, it can lead to overweight, for example.

Prolonged continuous stress also predisposes to burnout and depression.

More information on stress and burnout can be found, for example, on the website of the National Institute of Occupational Health.

The article was originally published in Ilta-Sanomat on 19 November 2019.