Hidden monster by BigKidatHeart

Plot: just something I came up with one day when I was not feeling the greatest

About a million or so different organisms use our bodies as an environment. However there is something else lurking inside us, something invisible that can take over us at specific times and turn us into terrible fierce monsters.

While organisms like mitochondria and antibodies help us, this unseen force is able to do more harm than good and can actually weaken a person! It lies dormant in a human's body, waiting for the right moment to be unleashed. It feeds on anxiety and fear and with every helping grows stronger. Like the famous potion that transformed the kind Doctor Jekyll into the guilt-less and evil Mr. Hyde, this evil force can truely transform someone. For example, the force inside a quiet polite boy is awakened and changes him into a loudmouth, profanity-spewing kid.

What is the name of this unseen horrible monster? It is something that we deal with, whether we like it or not. Its name is associated with the frazzled, hair pulling, on –edge feeling that occurs around finals time at school. It is none other than stress. Stress has the ability to transforms humans into terrible beasts or into a person that they are not.

So how are you able to conquer this churning internal beast? Unlike a cough or the flu there is not a direct cure for stress but there are many useful strategies. One way is to do something you that relax you. It could be as simple as drawing or reading or even listening to music. Another way to beat stress is to go for a walk or work out. Writing is another possibility- that way you get whatever is on your mind off of it.

But beware- if not 'slain' properly stress can have a huge impact on your life. The effects of stress on each person's life are as different as two snowflakes. It's different for everyone. You might become irritable and moody, snapping out at the littlest things. Massive aching headaches could interrupt your sleeping patterns. It varies from person to person and the only way to prevent it is to stop the stress factor.

To rephrase the famous slogan of Smokey the Bear "Only you can prevent stress."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010