Stress is the body’s method of reacting to a challenge. Most probably everyone suffers from stress. Stress is when we feel that we are threatened by someone or something. It is response to those perceived demands or threats.
Stress are of two types- when you respond positively, it is Eustress and when you respond negatively, it is Distress. How stressed you get or how often this happens are two things that you can have a great influence over.
Some people believe that they work better under stress. Eustress is positive reaction to stress that generates within us a desire to achieve and overcome a challenge. Distress is pain or suffering affecting the body and mind.
The main focus will be on how to deal with stress in the first place. Stress harms your health. Simply ignoring it won’t make it go away. Here some tips are provided to deal with stress.
Stop Over-thinking: One of the best ways to make your life easier, lighter and less stressful is to not build mountains out of molehills. Don’t create extra drama, overthink or create a problem out of something that doesn’t matter much or just out of air.
Ask instead of guessing: Reading minds is very hard. Misunderstandings will be plentiful. So, communicate properly instead of guessing. Avoid unnecessary conflicts and negativity.
Get More Sleep: Lack of sleep is a significant cause of stress. Unfortunately, stress also interrupts our sleep as thoughts keep whirling through our heads, stopping us from relaxing enough to fall asleep.
How to deal with Stress?
Talk to Someone: Talking things through with a friend, work colleague, or even a trained professional, can help you find solutions to your stress and put your problems into perspective.
Keep a Stress Diary: Keeping a stress diary for a few weeks is an effective stress management tool, as it will help you become more aware of the situations which cause you to become stressed.
Manage Your Time: Make a list of all the things that you need to do and list them in order of genuine priority. Record which tasks need to be done immediately, in the next week, in the next month, or when time allows.
Learn to relax: Relax your body, by whatever natural means. Don’t over think. Let your body tell your mind that everything is okay. Listen to slow and calm music.
Practice yoga and meditation: Meditation clears your mind, while Yoga gives double relaxation and makes one stress-free. The deep stretches and slow body movements will help you to relax.
Avoid negative thinking: Appreciate yourself with what you have. Compliment yourself every morning. Say something positive to yourself as you wake up every morning. This will keep your energy and mind focused on positive thinking.
The effects of stress are created by your reaction to unusual demands. If you choose to react positively, you can easily live stress free and happy life.