Reversing stress …the role of Emotional Surgery
It is however, the slow decline in hormones and the regularity of arousals that appear to constantly mount a heightened agitation that leads to long-term symptoms of headaches, poor sleep, poor appetite, nervous disposition, fatigue, confusion and inability to take decisions.
It may affect personal appearance, mood swings and lead to dependence on food, alcohol, tobacco and drugs and also affect one’s sex life.
There must be a masterful way to overcome stress and all its associated consequences on the body.
Many ways have been proposed including relaxation, long walks and regular exercises, listening to good music, reading a good book, watching a good film, comedy, meditation, reducing work load and creating time with friends as a support network.
Other ways also include understanding the body and how it deals with emotions and influencing it to make it beneficial such as a positive attitude and optimistic outlook.
The ability to understand, appreciate and control one’s emotions and also recognise and value the emotions of others is what has been described as Emotional Intelligence and has spawned a whole industry of books, videos and workshops.
It is about knowing oneself very well, critically assessing self and boosting the individual’s self confidence in conjunction with being socially aware, being able to accurately assess people’s emotions, understanding what is going on within them, creating opportunities to know and developing others and the culture of mutual harmony.
Anyone who is described as emotionally intelligent knows how to live in his environment and create a harmonious relationship with many if not all people. Such persons are not easily distracted and stressed out but maintain a level of control of themselves and faculties.
It is the reason why they do better in life because they not only present a calm exterior but have an assurance within themselves as well.
This is a type of intelligence that many must learn to keep them cool and calm and not be easily affected by what goes on.
It is particularly import
ant for those who create internal stress and worry about things outside their control. A suggestion to inculcate the principles into high school teaching must be adopted.
…to be continued
By Robert Ekow Grimmond-Thompson