10 Reasons Which Make Stress A Monster

It is true, yes, “Nothing can trouble you more than your own thoughts” and those thoughts have now taken the shape of the S-Monster- “Stress”. The impertinent stress can be of two types – positive and negative. Positive is a kind of motivator to help achieve our goals but, like the two sides of coins, there is a toxic one too, after all, if there are pros there has to be cons! And if you are experiencing the negativities in life or the cause of these 10 negative effects is unfathomable then, it is the bad, bad toxic stress!

Which is actually the new “F-word” of our times, nothing can screw your worse than this ugly demon and our generation’s biggest problem that needs attention right now and why you ask? Here are 10 ways the creepy stress monster is eating you up from inside and affecting you badly in the 2 part anti-stress series!


Decreased Immunity

Do you know that a positive attitude and a healthy stress-free mind promote the well-being of the immunity system making it competent and able to fight better! Therefore, this stress buddy is playing with the effectiveness of your immune system, making you fall prey and an easy target for diseases and that is why you are falling ill so frequently, now you know! Even something like common cold is all powerful in the presence of its guardian stress!

Inhibited Digestion

Started feeling uneasy? Feeling like food is not really getting digested? Cannot eat properly? Is constipation now a usual affair? Experiencing regular stomach ache or acidity? Well, well, the only reason behind the entire yes answer loop is “Stress”. It has an effect on digestive system and digestion is repressed and hence, the whole conundrum of digestive and eating problems.

Sleep Disturbances

Cannot really sleep, tossing on the bed all night from one side to another, laying awake at night without any reason, well not without any reason, the reason is Stress! This is a more direct effect of stress and an alarming one because, lack of sleep can lead to an innumerable array of negative effects which can make up a topic for another blog post, seriously!


I bet you knew this one, didn’t you? It is really the culprit behind this demon!

Mood Swings

Stop blaming mood swings and crankiness on PMS solely, stress is the numero uno reason causing the erratic mood swings and yes the reason behind your cranky, hate-everyone mood is this miscreant.


Tired of suffering from indescribable hair fall? No shampoo and oil seem to come to your rescue and every possible method to stop that nasty hair fall but alas! No luck! That is because the main reason and cause behind the autumn of your hair is stress! Until and unless you deal with it, nothing is going to work.

Perpetual Fatigue

The reason why you are always feeling tired and not in a position to do anything is, yes, you guessed it right, stressss. It affects your brain and in turn, makes your body tired and lethargic all day, you never really feel refreshed and are always tired because of this!

Dark Circles

Yes, late sleeping and irregular sleeping patterns do cause dark circles but what you don’t know is that it can cause those hideous hard-to-treat dark hues under your eyes. It strains and affects the fragile capillaries to leak or burst to cause the darkness below your eyes!

Faltered Coping Mechanisms

It can really mess your coping mechanism and make you behave erratically and absurdly! The whole way and mechanism to cope becomes corrupt by this filthy stress.

Irrational Negative Thinking

The incurable and indescribable negativity in your life which has entered out of nowhere and the irrational fears and anxiety are all the wonders of stress, magician it must be! It makes you jump off to the worst possible conclusions and yes, you are governed with many irrational negative thoughts and fears!

So, this was Part 1 of the Anti-stress series which shows 10 ways which make stress a monster and the negative effects of stress testify that if not directly, indirectly and in a very insidious manner stress is destroying us and our body. In this rushing “way of the world”, we are just running and running and letting the ominous and perturbing ruffian stress usher into our abodes and affecting it in ways beyond imagination and understanding. It is time to save ourselves from the inflictions of the cruel victimizer – “Stress” and that is what the next part will be all about. But, guys stress can really mess with you physically and emotionally it already is! Beware!

Manpreet Kaur

Self-proclaimed procrastinator, Starry-eyed, Sporadic , Unorthodox, and a lover of literature! She is an English Lit student with an indomitable streak to bring a change, claims to be subversive and can't stand stupidity and supports an out of the box thinking. She asserts reading, exploring and discussions are the pastimes she can be found indulging in. She believes in magic yet is pragmatic adding up to her paradoxical nature. And is a proud sapiosexual!
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