By MARIELA GOVEA.* : Every year when we arrive to December, most of us feel we live on a rollercoaster of stress and excitement. 2012 is coming to and end and we make no ending lists of tasks that should be finished within the next days. If we take a look at the lists, wow! we would soon realize that days should have 48 or 72 hours: we have more social commitments than ever. We go out with our family for shopping , we also go out with our friends every night, we have last year ´s meetings and dinners at our jobs, we sleep less, we eat and drink a lot …It looks like the end… of the world .Do you think you are stressed?
When it comes to sex, stress and impotence are very much related. First of all, we have to admit one thing: most of us suffer from stress but we don´t recognize it, so first of all we have to concientize the situation: we are stressed.
As sexologist I have to alert you that stress-induce- impotence might be severe and permanent and has big consequences : stress lowers considerably testosterone levels.
Besides, low androgen level, diabetes, and a sedentary life are another factors that causes sexuals dysfunctions. Among all the factors mentioned before stress is our biggest silent enemy and is badly when we want to have an intense sex life, some people even are tired… to have sex!
Reducing extra hours of job when not necessary, programming and planning priorities, taking a half an hour nap in the middle of the afternoon, eating healthy food and exercising are some tips to lowen stress level.
Also perception plays an important role in our lives, because no matter how many things we have to do and how big or little our finances are, it is the way we perceive our situations and our problems, that makes the difference. Personal finances not so good as expected is another sure source of stress.
Working in the financial sector or capital markets is one of the most stressful professions. Also, customer/clients relationships and bad conditions at work in general, specially when it comes to small business workers.
Moreover, according to statistics, half of the employees in India are under stress: another data : the stress has doubled compared to last year ´s, so more flexible conditions at work may be needed.
Now relax, breath deep and prepare yourself to enjoy a great 2013. It might be the best year of your life!
*Mariela Govea ( Buenos Aires) is Presidenta al Círculo Latinoamericano de Sexualidad Femenina. Sexologist, Psychoanalist and Psychologist, she is Tantra Master. Writer and columnist she is vegetarian, budhist and hinduist.