This is a blog by st rita, a nurse and occupational therapist. She talks about how the stress of her job can lead to health issues, specifically stress-related illnesses.
It’s an awful lot of stress, but the stress is caused by the constant demands and deadlines we have. When we’re not dealing with illness, we’re dealing with medical equipment and the constant demands of hospitals and doctors. The stress of the job can lead to stress related illnesses, such as heart attacks and stroke.
I think you can get a lot done and stay healthy if you stay busy. But if you are constantly dealing with medical equipment and the constant requests of doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies, then you are dealing with a lot of stress. The same goes for the constant demands of everyday life. A friend of mine is a nurse and she has just recently finished up a long term nursing residency.
The thing is, not all of us deal with all of the stresses of life all the time. We don’t all have that one friend who never talks to her about her personal life. We don’t all have a nurse sister who is the perfect friend. We don’t all have a friend who isn’t constantly asking us for help. All we do is take care of ourselves and get the most sleep we can. And that’s a good thing.
Well that’s just one example of how we can be stressed out and not realize it. The way I look at it, if you take care of yourself and avoid the stressors in life, you can be less stressed out. It’s like you’re taking care of yourself, and then not having to deal with the stressors.
The point is that stress can lead to a wide variety of health problems. All of them are the result of a person’s response to stress, not just one or two. But let’s back up a bit. Stress is a very common problem nowadays. The reason is because of all the new technology and the pressures that technology puts on us. It is a problem that we need to take care of and manage. And that means we need to have good self-care strategies.
One of the most common self-care strategies is relaxation or meditation. One of the most effective techniques is breathing. Another is talking or journaling.
So what is relaxing? Well, the word itself is a bit of a misnomer, because it does not mean relaxing. But it does say that doing something that relaxes us is good stress management. It’s a way of keeping us in our own space, and also of allowing you to be present in the moment. So the word relaxation itself is a misnomer.
Relaxation simply means that you do something that causes you to feel calmer. In this case, that something is breathing. Breathing, in combination with meditation, can be effective in keeping us calm and relaxed in stressful situations. Both of these techniques can be practiced in a safe environment with no distractions.
St Rita Meditation is a great stress-relief technique, but not so great in the workplace. It is much more suited to a home environment. The reason why is that it can be very distracting when you are trying to focus on something. There are many things you might want to focus on at work, but when you are working in a home environment, you may be focusing on your home instead.