Speaking Up Can Improve Your Health.
One way to lower your stress level is to speak up and get things off your chest. By doing this, you can often get things out in the open that were bothersome to you instead of keeping these feelings inside and letting them build up.
By letting others know what is on your mind in a tactful manner of course, you are able to set boundaries of behavior that you will tolerate.
This tactic can actually improve your mental health because you are not keeping things inside you and letting them gnaw away at you. Failure to speak up can lead to stress and anxiety, which if left unchecked can wreak havoc on your immune system leading to body aches, colds, and some forms of depression.
Just like when you turn the gas stove on to heat something in a pot, it takes a while to boil, so too can our emotions reach a boiling point over time. The trick is to learn to recognize before this happens and take positive steps to prevent a crisis situation.
If speaking up still does not help remedy a certain situation, it is still up to you to try and change things to your benefit, or learn to accept your circumstance until it can be improved.