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Is it normal to feel this stressed in my regular week?

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Last Updated: 12/14/2015 at 10:27pm
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amiableAmy
June 9th, 2015 11:15pm
It's completely common to feel stressed, but you way want to ask yourself what you feel is causing this stress in your life during a "regular week." Identifying your stressors is the first step to addressing them. If the stress is causing noticeable negative affects in your daily life you may want to consider changing how you cope with some of your stressors.
GypsyLight
June 29th, 2015 4:13am
How would you define normal? I think normal is relative to each person and their unique situation. What has you stressed out?
mythoughtsexactly17
March 31st, 2015 12:39am
Yes, it is completely normal, because sometimes life just throws too much at you, and you can feel very overwhelmed, just know you will get through it and it's only an obstacle in your life. you can do anything you set your mind to, even if it's hard.
PashT007
March 31st, 2015 5:20am
Stress is usual. Often times we can't ignore stress but we can get a plan to help us overcome and cope with the stress that we encounter in our everyday lives.
Hearttherapy
April 13th, 2015 6:30pm
Stress is a natural occurrence in everyone's life, so yes it is normal to feel stressed at some point. If stress becomes too much to handle, consider speaking to someone who you can trust or seek professional help.
VanessaD92
May 25th, 2015 11:11pm
I believe that once the body has already been highly stressed, it is difficult for the body to lower to a normal stress level, even if it is a normal week.
bthechange89
June 13th, 2015 1:59am
While "this stressed" doesn't tell me how stressed you are, I can tell you that stress is very, very normal. In fact, stress is in some ways vital to our existence. There is healthy stress and there is very bad stress that is too much for us to handle. So stress is very normal. Now, if you are feeling completely overloaded, panicking, anxious, depressed, working way more than normal -- you might need to think about backing down and decompressing or destressing. You might have overdone it, which is also a normal thing to happen, though you need to take care of yourself. I think except for the very extremes of stress where it feels like you just can't take life anymore or something dire like that, feeling stressed in your regular week is more normal than I can tell you.
Anonymous
August 10th, 2015 7:06am
Some jobs are really stressful and when things don't go how you plan them to, they sound even more stressful than regular! Hence, if you're too stressed, you should find a way to release that stress by doing something that you like or spending time with friends/family
warmSunshine98
August 10th, 2015 2:50pm
stress in not good for our regular week. In society we deal with it so poorly that it could lead to many of our most lethal illnesses and even long team health problems. for examples high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity . Its how we recognize the effects of it and understanding the damage its during to our bodies. its what help we get on how we cope with stress and finds ways to reduce the impact that chronic stress has on us and how we cope with acute stress.
greenberyl
August 31st, 2015 6:05pm
Probably not, if you have to ask. A bit of stress is healthy and causes you to perform better, but if you're constantly stressed and worried, it'll be detrimental to your health, performance, and well being. Go take a test on in on 7 Cups of Tea, and see how best you can work through it.
ImLittleM
November 16th, 2015 10:03am
Yes. A regular week for some may seem stressful, even if you go over the same things during the week, each week. Sometimes we need a break, or to not be stuck on the same routine for such a long time. This is where a vacation, or just a break comes in handy!
chrisilling
December 14th, 2015 10:27pm
Life can be stressful at any time of the day/week/month/year, it can hit at any time and can be hard to deal with, but you can prioritise things and still get done what you need to do. I like to try and put things to the back of my mind and take things as they come to me, it's hard but after a while you can get rid of the unwanted worry and stress by taking things one thing at a time and not all at once!