Stress is that keyword from which we all want to get rid of. But I will suggest to go for STRESS.
Stress is an outcome of a deviation of the reality from the expectations of a person. It is generally caused by external materialistic forces. The only way to fight with stress is to accept the situation and analyze it in the light of various perceptions and angles. Being diagnostic is a pre-requisite to be able to handle a stressful situation in the right way.
The STRESS technique to overcome stress emphasizes on a positive effort to realize the possible causes of stress, be expressive, not in loud but a gentle manner and be able to reach a simple solution to curb stress. Mere getting frustrated or escaping the very situation would never eliminate stress, rather it would add to it further in future. Therefore, the need is to be pragmatic and calm, do away with stress and focus on a better future for a happy living.
Here are the 6 stress busters:
1. Feel your Breath
One of the best technique to control and reduce stress level is to Take Deep and Long Breaths. Researchers at American Institute of Stress have verified the fact that deep breathing has many benefits like the following:
- Brings oxygen to the brain
- Decreases Blood Pressure
- Steps down the Metabolism
Sit calm, close the eyes and feel the breath. The very feeling of being alive gives inner joy and pleasure. It helps us to calm down and creates the ability to sort problems out that are significant and avoid the insignificant issues that bother us.
2. Pen Down the Pain
If something is really annoying us and we want to vanish it, then, WRITE everything we feel, on a piece of paper. Let the emotions flow till our thought process becomes clear and streamlined.
Writing down is a great remedy to stress as it drains out all the negative thoughts crowding inside us. Often, we also get a solution to our problem while we are writing it down and undoubtedly, it gives a sense of satisfaction to us. Also, more and more writing would improve our skills and we will be able to express ourselves better as a writer!
3. Entertain Yourself
The best technique to disappear the stress is to perform activities that we like the most. It could be dancing, singing, photography, traveling, writing, playing or listening to musical instruments, playing our favorite sport or game, etc. It develops confidence, joy and a lot of positive energy in us.
It is essential to take time out for oneself as we understand ourselves the best and we know not just the cause but also the best solution to our problems. Doing what we like burns out the stress. These activities drive our concentration towards them as they are so joyful that they rejuvenate us.
4. Go for a Walk
Get connected with the natural environment. Human beings, by default, are a part of nature and are best connected to things that are natural. These days, people are so much engrossed into gadgets and technology that have distanced them from the reality of life. This is a major reason for stress and frustration among people. It kills our efficiency to think compositely and unnecessarily makes us gloomy.
A walk close to nature without any gadgets along, even without a verbal communication required, gives us a sense o connection with nature and all the creations of God. It fills our heart with peace and joy. Also, a silent walk gets to our memory things that we mostly avoid, memories that make us smile and several creative ideas come up. With a calm mindset, we try to find easy solutions to many of our problems. But, remember one thumb rule, Go for a walk to think nothing, only then it is helpful. Our mind is a magical tool which needs space to work perfectly. The more we set it free, the more it functions efficiently.
5. Make a Planner
Usually, as a student, we certainly have lots of assignments, exams, extracurricular activities, volunteering, managing expenses and endless reasons for stress. I would suggest rather than getting overburdened, take this positively.
Make a Planner with priority tasks and this is how it becomes so easy to manage everything. A feasible schedule is a key to getting things done on time and in the best possible fashion. It also helps us to spare time for our leisure and pursue our hobbies. Doing this can make us feel more comfortable and relaxed.
6. Meet People and Talk to them
Sometimes the best pill to overcome the pressure is to have a healthy conversation with the most influential people we know. They may be our family, friends, professors, or mentors. We just need to spend some time with them. It may not even be necessary to discuss the exact problems and seek solutions to them from people. But, conversations with people we value gives us a sense of relief and helps us keep our calm. While we communicate, we may understand things that we have been ignoring and we may get ways to come out of the stress we go through. All the problems will disappear and we will have a new angle towards life.
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