Use the power of tension!

We see and hear that almost every person, including ourselves, from every age group, from every profession, is faced with tension in daily life and is trying to cope with it. So what is this tension that has been a part of our lives? Why do we get stressed? How does it affect our body? What negative situations does it create? Does it always suck or can we take advantage of it or even manage it?

We see and hear that almost every person, including ourselves, from every age group, from every profession, is faced with tension in daily life and is trying to cope with it. So what is this tension that has been a part of our lives? Why do we get stressed? How does it affect our body? What negative situations does it create? Does it always suck or can we take advantage of it or even manage it? If you have wondered the answers to all these questions, this article is for you! Tension is the feeling of not being able to cope with mental or emotional pressure. It is characterized as a disease of the 21st century and not only affects the health of the person, but also greatly affects the quality of life of the person, from social life to business life. Anyone can feel tense. Our view of the world, our environment, our ideas, our body, and many other sources can also be tension factors. Humans naturally tend to cope with tension and react to it physiologically. There are three different types of voltage. These: Acute Stress : It arises with the tensions of daily life. It is temporary. Situations that need to be analyzed more than once, which do not go well with us, are a matter of kalam. casual and temporary
stresses of this kind can usually be dealt with. Because our body does not recognize this type of tension, it reacts to resolve it quickly. For example, the feeling we experience when an item is lost and we cannot find it is an example of this type of tension. Chronic Stress : It can be said that it occurs when acute tension always continues. The person exposed to this type of tension cannot find a way to get rid of the tension-creating situation, so it is long-term. There may be many reasons such as the hardships brought by poverty, poor working life or unemployment, ongoing family problems, always caring for the elderly or sick, relatives, neighbors, events. This type of tension can wear a person out for weeks or even months. The person cannot perceive the chronic tension he always feels as something new, starts to see it as familiar and acceptable, and therefore neglects it, making living with it normal instead of developing an analysis. Traumatic Stress : It is a type of tension that arises against big and suddenly developed events. Rape, accident, natural disasters, war, concentration camps etc. seen in individuals exposed to catastrophic situations. In this type of tension, the memories of the traumatic event remain alive even after many years, and the sensitivity to other minor events increases. Individuals with this condition can sometimes be diagnosed with PTSD. At the moment of tension, the alarm starts to sound in our body. Adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol levels rise, making a warning that prepares our entire body, especially our kidneys and gallbladder, to work overtime. Basically, these stimuli are physiological changes that help us cope with threat or danger. This is called the tension reaction or the ‘flight or flight response’. For example, if a wild animal is chasing us, releasing adrenaline hormone will be beneficial for our survival, but it is dangerous to secrete tension hormones all the time, since we almost never encounter such a situation in our daily life. If the secretion does not stop within the first few minutes and continues, the secretion of these hormones is a valuable factor in the emergence of many diseases, including cellular deterioration in the brain structure, colds and cancer, since the body is forced to work extra and unaccustomed. In addition, our respiratory system (shortness of breath, asthma), immune system (infections), skeletal and muscular systems (muscle tension, stiffness, pain, migraine), cardiovascular system (hypertension, heart attack, stroke), endocrine system (growth, development, reproduction) problems), our digestive system (heartburn, pain, reflux), our reproductive system (impaired sperm production, erection problems, disruption in the menstrual cycle) and our intestines (abdominal pain, swelling, nausea, diarrhea, constipation) are also adversely affected by tension. Let’s not forget that during our visits to the doctor, we hear that most of our health problems are related to tension! When tension always becomes, it causes a deterioration in our healthy thinking and problem-solving functions, together with its negative effects on our body, that is, chronic tension makes us stupid. With the decrease in brain volume and the deterioration of the amygdala’s function, cognitive abilities weaken, attention deficit, daily life harmony issues, forgetfulness, loss of emotional meaning of events can be seen; Since the hippocampus is suppressed by tension, we can say that the formation of new neurons stops. However, besides all these, if it is not traumatic, it is not the effects of tension. After tension, the brain, body and metabolism are programmed to return to their original state. We must remember that each person’s reflection on tension is different, and what makes us sick is not tension, but how we react to and manage tension. Negative situations created by tension are not only physical and spiritual, they are also seen in our social life. Stress such as unmanageable work, overwork, lack of help, long working hours, low salary, work issues, mid-home-work role conflicts, emotional needs, work pressure
factors can adversely affect our private and working lives, causing us to suffer material and moral losses. So, is the tension we mentioned above causing so many setbacks really a terrible thing? We have duly talked about the damage and socio-economic damage caused by tension to our bodies. But tension also has its upsides; Tension isn’t a total mess, in fact, it’s a healthy and necessary module of our lives. Tension triggers the release of noradrenaline and other hormones, a hormone that plays a key role in forming new memories. Noradrenaline is responsible for the development of our temperamental characteristics, it is the main reason why we approach the problems we struggle with with bold creativity, and even establish new associations at this point. For example; Trying to learn to ride a bike and swim may not be enough to finish a thesis or assignment.
not forgetting any of our memories to work, or ‘He is very agile.’ ‘He is cold-blooded.’ We show our own temperamental characteristics, such as the fact that we can find a creative analysis when we encounter a problem; it’s all about being able to use noradrenaline in a true way, and it’s all called ‘creative stress’. Some types of acute tension are beneficial; It has been determined by experiments that the immune system of people who watch a movie with offensive content, for example, is activated at that moment under a tension condition. made
Studies have also proven that tension has anti-aging effects and that smooth tension, which is defined as short-term and low-intensity, increases attention and mental performance, strengthens memory (Memorization in a time that we can not memorize before the exam normally).
as we can). Tension has been shown to have unanticipated benefits on cognitive functions and general well-being, though not much, so we definitely need a certain degree of tension; It is a nice example of this, when we notice a car speeding towards us while we are crossing the street, we have to hurry with tension and thus get rid of waste. As such, we need tension to perform our daily duties, except in emergencies. Everyone is always stressed to some degree.
because the revel also contains tension, the continuation of our heart to beat and the lungs to do their duty also contain tension. Based on all of this, the fact that we can manage tension, not us, is very valuable not only for the fate of our mental health, but also for the protection of body health. Daily low-voltage tension, which does not become chronic and does not always cause anxiety, falls into the category of good tension, making it easier to cope with negative situations by providing extra strength in situations that the mind perceives as a threat or problem. As long as we keep it at the level of truth! After describing the lousy and adequate tension, how about making use of the tension is a little bit of that.
Let’s talk. Low-level tension elements increase productivity and creativity by strengthening the connections in the middle of the neurons in the brain, and they also have positive effects on the memory and learning process. The tension, which is released for a few hours, strengthens our immune system, increases our resistance and helps our body to defend itself against injury and infection. When the brain gains experience against a tension and stores it as sufficient tension, it tends to be stronger when it encounters another peer tension factor. An acceptable level of sufficient tension is a motivational element and challenge to the drawbacks while achieving the goal. In addition, romantic meetings, discovering new places, meeting new people, etc. It can also be listed as positive sources of tension and can give us positive features such as time management, being analytical, quick thinking ability, and making truth choices. In order to benefit from the voltage, the voltage must be used correctly. For this, it is necessary to control the anxiety that creates the tension. After all this information we learned about voltage, we came to the management part. For this, first of all, we have to do something about stressors, which are events, people or all of the factors that create tension in us. These are: 1- modifying the stressor : For example, if we have a neighbor who creates a lot of tension for us, trying not to contact and encounter him, or having him interact with someone else in our house instead of us, to see if the source of tension can be reduced, if the stressor can be changed. 2- Changing perceptions and evaluations about the stressor: Trying to change our perception of the stressor by turning about our manager with whom we are stingy and accepting that he will not change after this age, that he is that kind of person, that he may have other unhappiness.
3- Changing the reflection on the stressor:Trying to change our previous reactions, to shut up if we shout when the stressor puts us in tension before, and to laugh if we cry. 4-Stress vaccine : Trying to increase the adequate stress factors mentioned above. Apart from these, there are other things we can do to manage our stress. In order not to feel that we are losing control, what we can control, what we cannot control, before our tension rises to dangerous levels,
We need to learn what issues we can provide, what we can change and what we cannot change, what we can do with the data we have, and define what we can do, what we can cut back on, how we can save time and how we can handle it in the most problem-free way. Then we have to rank all the things we need to do in order of urgency and importance. (We can say a medical action plan.) We have to accept the word suffice. Holiday, we need to slow down a little by giving the middle. We must try not to think. We have to stop being defensive. We should experience relaxation techniques such as meditation, yaga, and breathing. By saying no, we must draw our line against the sources of tension. We have to create our own hobbies and interests. We should not hesitate to get social and spiritual reinforcement. Finally, most importantly, we should not go over the tension!