It is very well said by Hans Seyle is “The only person without stress is a dead person.”
For me stress meant fast heart beat, a temporary stop to thinking capability, turning of face color, irritation , short breaths, shivering , twitches, stomach problem, sleepless nights etc , etc , etc…..
But with the time I have learnt to a much greater extent how to manage myself during stressful situations. Thus , I define it as a signal or a telephonic ring that “I need a change “.Now the question arises what I need to change ? When I deeply moved into , I got that I actually I need to identify the thought which is creating the stress and have to take responsibility to change it.
Actually this happens with us most of the time. We are unable to find what we are thinking ? Most of the times when we feel stressful we actually focus on the wrong thought that had arose and this continuous focus may widen its horizon exponentially . This may further lead to a story which doesn’t exist. And actually we are stressed about that self weaved story. It is like that monster who never get satisfied with whatever amount of food you keep giving . In fact the more food you provide the more its hunger will increase. Under such condition we have only two choices “ Fight or Flight”.
I would rather prefer to fight , stand on ground or knock to get the ball in my court .
My punches are:
1) Relax …What happened Dear?
2) STOP!! Take a moment , take a deep breathe.
3) Take the responsibility to handle yourself.
4) Feel what is happening and what had actually created this unpleasantness in you ?
It says there are many kind of stress among which I understood better is long term and short term. Short term stresses can be due to dead lines or some physical ailment or exams which goes as the period finishes. But long term stress is actually harmful as it may lead to innumerable diseases . This is also known as chronic stress and most the time people get so used to it that they never realise that they are in stress. In such cases I would rather suggest take out time for stress management else it will cost you a lot in the long run.
For it we need to self discipline ourselves whether its our fitness or diet or emotional health .Certain other things that can help us out are Music , Hanging around with friends, Sleep , Laugh , Movies , Talking to your support system etc. But still in my opinion these are just temporary stress busters as it may change our thought process for a time being but not for a longer duration of time . In my case most of the times I preferred humour , laugh , moving out , writing or nature walk. But all the above things would not be available always.
So at last I found only two ways inhaling deep and try to change the thought into the positive as an instant remedy so that I can shorten its longevity . It says “ Change the scene to see the change “. Likewise change the thought to throw the stress. Moreover regular Physical Exercises , Self Help Books Yoga and Meditation help a lot in coming out of chronic stress scenario.
Life is short live it fully.
SO , LIVE……LOVE……. LAUGH