Stress Survival Plan

Stress has become a part of so many people’s lives that they have began to accept it. I am sure that, only a few know that Stress takes a toll on more than just your mood.

The number one issue faced by many people, whom I interact with on a regular basis in my Wellness Seminars is “Stress management”. I come across people succumbing to Stress & its pitfalls nowadays more than ever before.

I am not sure if it has to do with the decreasing tolerance level of people or the environment. To help you nail down a road map, I am going to touch upon a few pointers with which you can begin to manage stress better. They are –

Work on your Attitude:

Your attitude is what makes you manage your Emotions and vice verse. The smartest way to work on stress is to change your attitude. You should then learn to identify & acknowledge stressful thoughts and incidents.

Once you begin to do this you will see notable improvements in your “internal Self Change” mechanisms. Your perspective on how you look at stress will change and this will ensure that you begin the process of change.

Step outside:

Stepping out into a leafy area will do you a world of good in helping the mind become that much more relaxed. Fresh air is nature’s anti stress medication. Make time everyday to spend outside doing the things you love.

You will be surprised as to how even spending Ten minutes a day can bring in a radical shift from the inside out.In fact some of the biggest ideas have come to people when they step out of the cubicle in the open.

Put your thoughts on paper:

“When we experience stress and the negative emotions associated with it, we typically stay in our own heads and do little to address our thinking. The easiest thing you can do is to put these thoughts in paper and see it from an outside perspective.

Once you begin the process of moving the thoughts to the outside, you also have the option of viewing it objectively. If it is a past incident tearing it up & flushing it down the toilet usually helps you to work towards closure. This may sound simple, but it is one of the most effective ways to work on your thoughts which are stressful.

Focus on your breath:

While you might not be able to control what is stressing you out, you can control your breathing and feeling in control of just one thing, will make you feel immensely better. Next time you’re stressed, note your breathing. Most likely your breaths are short and shallow. “Deep, controlled and slowed breathing from the diaphragm combats many of the physiological symptoms that we experience when we are stressed.

The moment you regulate your breathing, it has an immediate effect on your thoughts & actions. Check my previous Blogs on Meditation to get a fair idea on the same and practice doing it for at least a couple of minutes a day.

Over the years I have seen that exposure to stress has a major effect on an individual, both @ the Physical & Emotional level. This according to me, does some serious damage to the quality of life that one can lead. I am sure there are other ways to manage stress but these are some of the things that I have found to be the most effective.

See what works for you and get on with it immediately without any delay. If there is something you would want to know, do not shy away from reaching out to me on my mail Id or through my Face book Fan page. As always I would love to hear from you.

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