Assalamu'alaikum and good greetings to all.
How I've missed to write! =) Hope all of you are doing fine.=D InsyaALLAH. I'm hoping so.
In this post, i'm going to write about stress. Feeling kinda stress lately. Most of the times, I'll just keep quite rather than being friendly like I usually did. To those whose feeling bad to my attitudes during my 'dark' times recently, I'm sorry. Very very sorry. (With apologetic face) Honestly.=j For being patient with me rather leaving me alone. Thank you. May u be blessed always by HIM. There are no better reward from me to give to you rather than HIM.
ALLAH multiplies to whom He will, Allah is the Embracer, The Knower. (2:262)
According to wikipedia:
Stress is a term in psychology and biology, borrowed from physics and engineering and first used in the biological context in the 1930s, which has in more recent decades become commonly used in popular parlance. It refers to the consequence of the failure of an organism—human or other animal—to respond adequately to mental, emotional, or physical demands, whether actual or imagined. When the person perceives a threat, their nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action. The stress response is the body’s way of protecting the person. When working properly, it helps in staying focused, energetic, and alert.
There are some symptoms listed down:
1. Cognitive symptoms
Inability to concentrate
Seeing only the negative
Anxious or racing thoughts
2. Emotional symptoms
Irritability or short temper
Agitation, inability to relax
Sense of loneliness and isolation
Depression or general unhappiness
3. Physical symptoms
Aches and pains
Diarrhea or constipation
Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
Loss of sex drive
4. Behavioural symptoms
Eating more or less
Sleeping too much or too little
Isolating oneself from others
Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)
Some of the symptoms listed, I admit humbly I've felt them miserably. But of course, there are limitation to what I can feel in the right ways. Allah said:
We have created the human from a (sperm) drop, a mixture, testing him (with what is permissible and forbidden); We made him to hear and see. (76:2)
In releasing the tension I've got from all those things or works resulted to my emotional break down (stress), I've cried a lot and after that felt relieved but just for a nick of times. The key to encounter the feels I have felt I believe, only turn to HIM.
Do not weak, neither sorrow while you are the upper ones, if you are believers. (3.139)
O satisfied soul, return to your Lord well-pleased, well pleasing (87:27-28)
My strength to keep holding and carrying on is because of HIM. Thank you to ALLAH for not leaving me alone during my bad times. Allhamdulillah. =D