How to Manage Stress and Eliminate Anxiety

Anxiety and   irritability  are the result of oversensitivity to outside stressors that results in excessive impatience, stress, and even anger. Almost all people have experienced  irritability  to a moderate extent when tired or overworked.

Incessant anxiety in adults can be a warning of more serious health concerns. It can be an indication for sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia or the result of illnesses such as chronic headaches, migraines, common cold, flu and other infections. If you have diabetes, hormone imbalances, metabolic diseases and some chronic illness you can expect to be affected by this symptom.

It can also indicate a psychological problem such as adjustment problems, depression, schizophrenia or even mental illness and mood disorders.

If you or those around you find the tetchiness condition to be severe and prolonged, then it is time to consult a doctor. The doctor will help you find out the reason, the onset of the symptom and also the extent and severity of it. Little details such as what sets off the condition, at what time of the day one experiences it, how long does one suffer from it and how does one react to problems might be helpful to diagnose your problem.

If your anxiety is the cause of just too much stress in your life, the following ways of eliminating stress may help you relax without resorting to unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and drinking:

  • Go for a leisurely walk
  • Spend time outdoors
  • Call a good friend
  • Sweat out tension with a good workout
  • Write in your journal
  • Take a long bath
  • Get a massage
  • Read a good book
  • Listen to calming music

If you continue to feel stressed out, it is a prudent step to get a professional stress test to determine if there are more serious underlying factors to your irritated moods. A stress test will start out with a physical examination. Then a detailed discussion about your medical history will follow.

It is best to monitor one’s mood constantly, for it is a great early warning sign for other conditions. Relate to your doctor any condition that seems to worsen or trigger  irritability . By managing stress and seeking medical help when needed, you can eliminate chronic  irritability  and live a calm, healthy, and productive life.