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24 August

Stress! Stress! Stress!

No wonder, how this small word stress has become one of the biggest problems of our lives. We often see people talking about the mental and physical health problems caused due to taking stress but not many of them know how to overcome or fight this problem. If you think that it’s like many other diseases that can be cured by the intake of medicines or vaccines, then you are absolutely wrong. Because stress management is in our own hands, that is how we decide to deal with it and overcome stress.

Stress is basically an emotional or mental state of a person that can be caused due to different reasons or situations, varying from person to person. Stress leads to overthinking, procrastination, anxiety, nervousness, and further these lead to bigger health problems like panic attacks, heart diseases, gastrointestinal problems, depression, headaches, etc.

All of us know that most people are suffering from stress problems nowadays. Children stress over exams and studies, Women stress over family issues, Men stress over business-related problems, and so on. The list can go on and on. But still, people ignore these things unless it turns into a serious health issue. We often forget that “Prevention is better than cure”. Therefore, we all have to initiate to take care of our health and learn about some stress management techniques.

Firstly, we all need to accept that we have to go through different problems at different stages in our lives, hence, they cannot be controlled but what can be controlled is how we deal with those problems. Stressing over things is not going to help in any way, we have to be productive and thoughtful and find solutions to our problems. I know it is very difficult to be calm when in problems but here are some tips that will definitely help you in stress management and be thoughtful and wise before taking decisions.

  • Stay Positive and Happy

DO NOT, I repeat Do Not let pessimistic thoughts take control over your mind in any situation. Be optimistic and face all the challenges of your life positively. Staying happy is very important to keep our mind and body healthy and this can only happen when we stay positive. Whenever you start to feel stressed about anything, start thinking about the things you are grateful for in your life, think of whatever makes your soul happy, listen to your favourite songs to relax your mind.

  • Take a walk and Exercise daily

Always take out some space for yourself. Take 10-20 minutes to walk in the fresh air and spend time with nature. Trust me, nothing can calm your soul as nature can. The early morning chirping of birds and the sweet smell of soil all around will gently soothe your mind and will help you to remain stress-free. Similarly exercising for at least 30 minutes per day is important to keep your body, heart, and mind healthy and creative as well. Giving physical stress to the body through exercise can relieve mental stress.

  • Meditation and Deep Breathing

Meditation and deep breathing are another way of getting relieved from stress or we can say is one of the most effective stress busters. Just 5 minutes of meditation and deep breathing every day can make a lot of difference. Sit in a relaxing position, close your eyes and chant OM for 5 minutes and then take deep breaths. This provides mental peace to a great extent.

  • Consume healthy and well-balanced meals

We all know that eating a healthy and well-balanced meal is very important to keep ourselves healthy. It’s a clear formula, healthy food leads to a healthy body, a healthy body results in a healthy mind and a healthy mind helps us to remain stress-free and tension free. So, try to avoid junk food regularly and start consuming healthy meals.

  • Get more sleep

Irregular sleep schedules also lead to stress. When our mind does not get proper rest which is required for its functioning, we feel fatigued and are not able to perform all the day to day tasks creatively. And if we are not able to follow our work properly we start taking stress. Therefore, it is very important to get at least 8 hours of sleep every day.

  • Spend time with loved ones and talk to them

Spending time with loved ones and sharing our views with them are the most helpful ways for stress management. This makes every person happy, cheerful, and love what they have. Always talk to someone with whom you can share everything and anything, without having the fear of getting judged. No one can help you in the way your friends and family can because they already know how to keep you calm in the time of problems or need.

  • Learn to say No

People have the habit of piling up their work and stressing later on. The only way to get rid of this is to say No to the new responsibilities when you already have previous work. Saying no doesn’t mean running away from your responsibilities, rather it’s a way to save your time and as well as of others.

Conclusion

These are some of the ways which will definitely help you in stress management because stress management is in our own hands. No medicine or vaccine can cure this, but we humans on our own can! So, stop stressing and start working by implementing these easy tips in your daily life. These will make a difference.

Stay Healthy! Stay Safe!

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About Muskan Khurana

Pursuing BA English Honours from Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies. I am here to explore my capabilities and enhance my skills to an extent so that I can face all the challenges in future.

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