Most people are all too aware of the major stress sources in their lives, from money, to your work commute, noisy neighbors, etc. But stress and anxiety don’t just have to come from obvious or even negative sources. These surprising reasons for being stressed out could be low-grade challenges and don’t overwhelm you in the moment, but are indeed impacting your body and mind. Here are some of the unexpected reasons why you may be stressed and in need of a massage.
1.) Other People’s Stress:
Stress is contagious, when someone is worried, you tend to worry.
2.) Social Media:
This can make you more aware of what is going on in your friends lives that you are not able to see or talk to often, so if they are having a stressful situation broadcasted on Facebook, in turn this can add more stress to your life. Also it can be associated with negative body image and prolonged breakup pain.
Sometimes a good thing to take your mind off of a situation, but also if you’re busy thinking about something else, that kind of distraction, then you cannot enjoy what’s going on around you.
4.) Your Expectations:
When things don’t go as planned and you either get upset or roll with the punches, your mindset is being victimized. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set ambitious goals, but being realistic about what’s truly possible is important .
Thinking you are super efficient and saving time mutli-tasking could actually mean the opposite due to the increase in stress multi-tasking brings.
6.) Your Favorite Sport
The body can’t register good stress from bad stress. So when watching your favorite team play keep in mind your body is releasing adrenaline and reducing blood flow to the heart, these temporary consequences are nothing to worry about unless overtime it can lead to high blood pressure.
7.) Digital Devices
Spending too much time on computer devices may make real-life interactions extra stressful. Using the devices near bedtime also has shown in tests that they lead to sleep problems.
By recognizing these reasons, you can now hopefully better understand, prepare and cope with them.