Tips for living with stress

Tips for living with stress

Live Happy Stressful Life

By ForeZorba Vikash Kumar

Living stressful life is a compulsion as well as the requirement of the time. Almost all the factors, due to which one feels in stress, consist of external imposition and response of the same gets projected in the way of some physical or emotional irregularity. The factors on the outermost core can range from the elementary hemming in, which includes your physical/social reality, your job, your relationships with others, your home, to all seen or unseen situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations you’re confronted with on a daily basis. When you encounter these external factors in some or other way, your system feels threatened and releases powerful chemicals from nerves and hormones that prepare you for action, either battle with or skiff off. But what if you don’t take action in that menacing situation?

Perceive of a situation when someone has shouted on you; irrespective of reality that it was your fault or not. It will definitely put you in stress. Now just imagine in which of conditions it will make you worry for longer time: if you ignore him, with a feeling – ‘let him shout’ or expressing yourself with a bigger shout or else being there unexpressed. Most of you will say; unexpressed for longer time- more worry. Hence this unexpressed response or action after stress can lead to health problems and can give rise to problems related to neurons. And here comes your internal ability which administers your stress level and forms coping strategies so that you can keep problems at bay, on physical as well as mental level. Internal factors play a vital role in converting pernicious stress to productive one, as we don’t have much control over external factors. Internal factors which influence your ability to handle stress include your nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, rational & analytical thinking, emotional well-being, the amount of sleep and rest you get and a true realization of positive approach towards life.

Stress can be put under two broad categories: temporal and prolonged. When stress is in a small dose, for short time, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best as these days life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations, and demands which are unavoidable. But if you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. Everyone’s perception and handling capabilities are different. So only an individual can decide that whether their level of stress is producing good result or giving harmful results. But prolonged, uninterrupted, unexpected, and unmanageable stresses are the most damaging types of stress.

Everyone has stress and everyone has their way to deal with it. Many of our ways in dealing with stress worsen the condition instead of improvement, like consuming drugs, pain medicines, alcohol, smoking and eating. Actually these are counterproductive and can make you more reactive (sensitive) to further stress.

As we have much control over external factors hence you have to devise strategies which can suit you the best, ranging from common to very personal. Some of the tips to administer stress and making your life more productive and happy are:

Upkeep spirit of body:

Do regular exercise. You can do this by joining gym or jogging in the morning in fresh air or else a brisk walk for 20 min in the morning and in evening will keep you fit.

Yoga and meditation:

The best way to keep stress under productive level is to practice yoga regularly. Certain asanas and mudra prove as real stress buster but while doing these bear one thing in your mind that never overdo it or stress yourself in any posture. Some relaxing or not reaching on time to meet your beloved ones. Plan properly your day ahead and stick with that.

De-stress with talk:

Talk with someone close to you about the things which put you under stress. Say it out even if some solution is not coming. Gibberish (speaking out meaningless words) is of immense help for both temporary and prolonged stress.

Petty but beneficial act:

  • Take breaks and decompress yourself as you need and can avail.    Take a walk instead a coffee break.
  • In lunch break don’t talk about work.
  • Call to your loved ones as frequent as possible.
  • Avoid confrontation to person or situation which irks stress in you.
  • Learn your stress signals and address that suitably.

Devise coping strategies:

Create predictability in your work and home life as much as possible. And think of possibilities which can make place abruptly and create a comfortable framework from which to respond to the unexpected. Think ahead critically and logically try to anticipate the variation that may become realities at work or at home in both ways- good and bad. You may find that you can bring out productivity out of stress for your growth and change and will realize that the unexpected doesn’t always come out of the blue it is also connected in some way.

The management of stress depends mainly on the willingness of a person to make the changes necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Take regular vacations or even longer weekends or mental-health days at intervals that you have learned are right for you. For those who may need help dealing with stress, stress-management counseling in the form of individual or group therapy is offered by various mental-health-care providers.

About the author

ForeZorba Vikash Kumar is a strategist counselor and development consultant. He has founded Mantra with Zorba ( which offers counseling, consulting, training and meditation and since than he is at the service of people in need. He transform and empower people with psycho-dynamism rather just advice and talk therapy. His unique way is really result oriented as he say “I answer to the people rather question.” He is voracious reader, ceaseless thinker and an ardent writer with thought provoking approach and pens down thought on various subjects in magazines throughout world. Please share your thoughts @ e-mail: [email protected]; Cell: +91 97411 22250

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