So what actually happens when we are stressed? Not only are our sleeping patterns affected, as perhaps our mood swings be, appetite or lack of it, we are not relaxed and neither are our muscles. Our eyes are full of small muscles which help in moving them around. Ever surprised why when you are stressed you also seem to get a headache.
You have a lower tolerance level than normal, the kids just keep getting on your nerves. Not only do you begin to feel down, your perception of things become much more bleaker. You are in effect in a self fulfilling prophecy of doom of gloom. What you think about you brings about, and with it comes your negative chatter box running wild, your negativity is on a high and so too is your level of stress.
You may be thinking what would all this have to do with vision? The tension headaches and migraines through this constant worries, can create vision problems if not now then possibly later on in life.The best way to avoid future eye problems is to learn to manage your stress today.
In order to relieve stress, you need to understand what is it that you are actually stressed about to begin with. To get rid of that headache, you need to know why it is there in the first place, only then can you get rid of it, otherwise you are making it harder for yourself to find a solution.
For every problem there is always a solution, one that is probably staring you in the face, only you can not see it because you are too stressed out to notice it in the first place!
If feeling overwhelmed, make a list, get rid of everything that is not important or can be done another day, begin to start asking yourself what your immediate priority is. Work is probably the number one reason for stress in peoples lives, learn to know when you need help, tell your boss or collections, do not keep it to yourself. It is better to do one good project than to mess up several.
Some people can handle stress much better than others and will excel under stressful conditions, flourish even, while others only need a certain amount of stress and they are pulling out their hair. Stress is an everyday occurrence in itself, learning to deal with it is necessary in order for you to help your eyes as well as those recurring migraines. Learning to deal with it is a necessary and important step.
Stress and vision go hand in hand, the tension in muscles is usually linked to stress and with it the resulting headache, do yourself a favor and relax, you may even find your head has gone.
Simple things can have an impact on you and your eyes:
Close your eyes for a few moments and just let your eyes muscles relax. Relaxing can help eyes focus much better.
Learn to look away from your computer three or four times an hour – give your eyes a break from focusing.
Take the time each night before you go to bed to fully relax. While in bed close your eyes and imagine your muscles in your body completely relaxing from your head right down to your toes. Concentrating especially on the muscles around your eyes. Not only can this help your muscles it will leave you feeling relaxed and fresh when you wake up.