Nowadays, stress has become a part of everyone’s day to day life. Stress is an emotion that makes you overthink, worried, annoyed, irritated and tensed.
CHANGES IN LIFE:
Moving to new job, staring a new business or shifting to new house makes everyone stressed as we take them as a threat rather than as a challenge in positive way.
ALWAYS SAYING “YES” TO OTHERS:
Saying NO to others is a difficult task for you. You make commitments and promises beyond your limits that eventually makes you stressed.
COMPARISON TO OTHERS:
We stress our self by comparing our performance with others. We compare our looks, lifestyle and even things like followers and likes on social media.
Stress can be recognized by various body symptoms like:
- heavy breathing
- disturbed digestive system
- sweaty hands
- difficulty falling asleep/oversleeping
At times, stress can have positive impact like motivating you to do better, complete your task on time and better achieving of your goals. But if you don’t handle your stress well, it will turn into long term stress called chronic depression.
Everyone has different reasons for their stress like:
- Scary boss
- Hectic job
- Less salary
- Completing project on time
- Scoring less in class
- Strained relationships
- Loss of loved person
- Starting a new business
- Getting married
- Illness of family member
- Financial stress
- House expenses
EFFECTIVE STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
TALK TO YOURSELF:
Talking to yourself is a big stress reliever. You can opt for a walk in garden as walking around green plants relieves stress well. Consider your feelings and see what’s causing you stress. That will help you make settlement with your mind and find suitable solutions for problem.
TAKE A DEEP BREATHE:
Inhaling a deep breath through nose and exhaling through nose will help your body lose out stress. Yoga and meditation can help a lot.
KEEPING YOURSELF OCCUPIED WITH THINGS YOU LOVE:
Idle mind makes room for stress and worries. Try keeping yourself busy with your important work and activities that gives you pleasure and calmness. Pursue your hobbies like painting, yoga, sketching, knitting etc.
STOP IGNORANCE AND START ACCEPTING:
Ignorance to any problem that is giving you stress can make it even worse. Have courage and face it and try converting that stress in healthy stress. If your job is unsatisfactory and giving you pain and stress, try giving up and find a job that suits your passion.
In this busy life, where you are caught up in different tasks and responsibilities, one must take short breaks or vacations with family and friends. This not only helps breaking the monotonous daily routine but also helps you to start again fresh.