Experts say that turning into a raging bitch is a common side effect of stress in women. Stress is on the rise and we want to help you understand, manage and overcome your worries – you’re not a monster, you’re just human.
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How does stress effect women?
Stress in women can cause heart diseases and strokes, hair loss, stomach ulcers, depression, irregular periods, a reduction in libido and sex drive, breakouts, insomnia, as well as weight gain and a decreased metabolism.
As women, we have multiple responsibilities that have the ability to cause us some anxiety and stress during the day. If we allow this stress to build up and allow the above mentioned effects to set in, our stress becomes like a snowball. Our problems will appear greater and our stress will become more.
Did you know we had a hormone specially designed to help us with stress?
As we all know, the female brain is extremely complex. In this case, the most important hormone we need to know about is our stress hormone, Cortisol. When we are in a stressful situation, cortisol is shot into our bloodstream which quickens our heartbeat, feeds our brain extra oxygen and unleashes energy from our fat and glucose stores.
What happens if the stress doesn’t go away?
We now know that the body has its own special hormone for helping us with stress, but is this enough? This state of hyper alertness can disrupt the brains functioning and lead to both a change in mental and physical symptoms. The body will start to react to minor triggers and will find it increasingly difficult to stop the production of our stress hormone. If the production of this hormone doesn’t stop, our bodies cannot relax. To avoid becoming a raging bitch, we need to get really relaxed.
How can I manage this stress?
To avoid getting to the status of a raging bitch, we need to learn how to manage and overcome our stress. Why not try relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or listening to soothing music, eating heart healthy food and well balanced meals, making time for the outdoors and taking in the fresh air and being surrounded by beautiful nature, spending time with the ones you love, and getting some more sleep. Worrying never helps a stressful situation so accept the things you cannot change and try not to dwell on the past.
Turning into a raging bitch is only scary when you don’t exactly know why it’s happening. We hope that we have given you some knowledge and insight into the female brain and helped you to understand perhaps why you’re behaving the way you are.
Written by Sarah Kantor