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Why do you think in this 21st century, from a child going to preschool to a retired person experiences stress?
DID YOU KNOW? As per the world health organization, 1 in every 5 persons (20% of the population) in India are said to be suffering from some form of mental unrest.
The world is running towards success and accomplishment. During this; we compromise on our health, sleep, food, relationships and ultimately ourselves. Stressors are increasing which in turn results in stress!
YOU MAY ASK, WHAT STRESS DOES TO ME???
Well, do you have headaches, upset stomach, chest pain, loss of sleep and high BP? Then, you have stress! Stress can increase your chances of having a heart attack by 25%, heart diseases by 40% and stroke by 50%. Stress can lead to memory problems, inability to concentrate, poor judgment, negative thoughts, inability to relax, general unhappiness and sense of loneliness. Below are given some ways you can overcome your stress.
EASY TIPS TO MANAGE STRESS
Every individual has their own style of dealing with stress. However, there are basic guidelines for dealing with stress.Here they are-
- Reframe the stressor to see a whole new picture.
During a stressful situation explain the situation in a lighter note to yourself. Remind yourself to see life as a continuous learning. Look at the positive side!
- Failure is a stepping stone to success.
- You failed so what! Get over it.
- There is no such thing as failure, only feedback.
- Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
Maintain a stress journal. Identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal as you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes.
- What caused your stress (make a guess if unsure)
- How you felt, both physically and emotionally
- How you acted in response
- What you did to make yourself feel better.
- Test your thoughts.
When something stressful happens. Assess what the outcome of the situation like its irrelevance, positivity, accuracy and the truth behind it. Like what am I think? Is it true? Could there be another way to look at this situation?.
- Manage your time. Stress is managed by simply planning your day well in advance. Like maintaining a weekly planner with all the deadlines, meetings, appointments, family time and most importantly don’t forget to throw some ‘me time’ in there too.
- You can’t control everything.
Learn to let go of things over which you don’t have a control. Without forgiveness, we experience stress in a more raw, unblocked way. When in a distressing situation, pause, take slow deep breaths and tell yourself ‘it’s okay’ I can move on.
- Count your blessings. A powerful antidote to stress.
Learn to be grateful for what you have even if you feel it’s not enough. Tell yourself, I am strong and I will put my 100%.
- Take time to relax. Ten minutes of quiet meditation a day is powerful medicine. You can pray, listen to relaxing music or just simply focus on your breathing. Guided imagery, clinical hypnosis, and biofeedback are all useful for managing stress.
If none of the above works for you, then it is a good idea you get diagnosed with a good psychologist who can best help you in giving the right treatment for managing your stress.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, or other mental health issues, extra stress is horrifying. It’s the time to get help. Visit Cadabam's Hospitals TODAY at www.cadabamshospitals.com or even you can call us @+91 97414 76476 to book an appointment with one of our psychologist or psychiatrist.