Top 10 Ways of Dealing with Stress
The word Stress is used to describe both external events
that make demand on us and the internal responses they trigger. In fact, stress
is the body's general response to any demand made on it, regardless of whether
that demand is pleasant or unpleasant, or whether it is emotional or physical.
Relaxation helps reduce stress by distracting your mind from stress provoking
thoughts. Besides various relaxation techniques help to counter effects of
'fight or flight' reaction.
Check out these Ten simple and effective ways of handling stress
you feel you can, discuss your problems with your partner or close friend in
order to see the situation more objectively.
sure you do something you really enjoy at least once a day.
IT OFF :
is a fabulous healer and encourages social bonding. The act of laughing also
increases the oxygen supply to the lungs, stimulates the production of
endorphins and can produce a feeling of euphoria. Occasionally it may also open
the gates to tears-another positive release.
off the energy that stress generates before it burns you up. A study at the
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, shows that 20 to 30 minutes of
aerobic exercise that raises your heart rate to about 120 beats per minute at
least three times a week can lower depression and anxiety within 12 weeks.
Performing some stretching exercises or regular exercise pattern can help you
combat stress. Check out stretching exercises at WF Flexibility exercises for
space for yourself and get some respect. State your options clearly and calmly.
Don't wait to be asked, then feel angry and overlooked if you're not.
often feel stressed, frustrated and depressed when family or business management
pushes creativity out of the picture. Taking up a stimulating new interest helps
you to keep an open and progressive mind.
your personality, don't try to alter it. Instead, learn to manage your strengths
and weaknesses. Likewise, stop chastising yourself for past mistakes. Learn from
them - then let them go.
AND PRIORITIZE :
your life better by tackling important issues early to get them off your mind,
and don't take on too much.
and self-doubt both erode self-esteem. Tell yourself you can do things not
merely to stay popular but because you genuinely enjoy them.
KIND TO YOURSELF :
you're stressed, give yourself physical and emotional support. Treat yourself to
your favorite foods. Pamper yourself in an aromatherapy bath or book in for a
relaxing massage. Make sure that you regularly do things just for fun. It might
be as simple as taking a walk in a park, going to movies, or even doing
something you would normally Consider as childish, such as jumping into a pile
of fallen leaves or splashing in puddles.
If you regard happiness as coming from outside, you will waste a lot of time
chasing it, because all the evidence suggest that happiness comes from within
yourself. The same lies true with all other aspects of your life physical,
mental, social and emotional life.
Dated 25 January 2009