“God will never give you anything you can’t handle, so don’t stress.” – Kelly Clarkson
It is not uncommon to have stressful situations in life. Every one of us experiences stress in some way or another. We cannot escape it. Rather, it would be better to find the ways that help us relieve stress successfully. Here are a few simple ways that might help you in relieving your stress to a great extent.
The way we breathe is important. Often, we don’t pay attention on how we take breath. Whether we are in the habit of taking deep breaths or shallow breaths matters much in the process of relieving the stress. Especially, when the situation is stressful, it’s very important to pay attention to your way of breathing. However, as much as possible, by overcoming the habit of taking shallow breath, try to take deep breath, as it will have an immediate effect to relieve your stress. Also, it is regarded to be one of the best, used and tested techniques to reduce the stress to a considerable level. In doing so, you will begin to concentrate on your breathing forgetting everything else.
Good and blissful memories are not only a great source of pleasure, but are less likely to fade persisting longer in our mind. Bringing to mind an event that gave you a great pleasure, joyous moments that you passed, or a joke will tremendously work in lessening your stress immediately. It will also have a good cause to let you have a joyous smile, while it allows you to spread the happy spirit around you.
Changing the way of thinking when the situation is embarrassing or stressful is yet another way to help you overcome and manage your stress with immediate effect. One should know always that when the circumstances do not seem to be favorable or they are unpredictable, one should change the way of thinking. The habit of right thinking at the right time will lead one to conquer on whatever occurs to him unexpectedly.
Though it might be out of the ordinary thing to do, but bursting into laughter at the same time when you are passing stressful moments will be of much benefit. Laughter is regarded to be a best medicine to cure your anger and anxiety and stress.
The amount of sleep you get has a great impact on both your mental as well as physical health. Study suggests that the exact amount of sleep must be taken in order to stay fit and healthy. If you lack the proper amount of sleep, it may cause you to develop anxiety, depression and stress. So, get enough sleep so that you may combat stress successfully.
In fact, any physical activity or movement especially intended to keep oneself fit and healthy is good for health. Doing exercise daily not only helps you feel good and maintain your health, but also aids you greatly in reducing your stress. Yoga has got its own value and importance. We cannot deny the abiding features of yoga. Yoga is regarded as one of the most important and effective stress relievers. Yoga involves various exercises. Meditation and breathing exercise have their own value and significance in yoga. If you face stressful moments frequently, It is advisable to learn yoga and practice it constantly, so that you cannot only manage your stress, but also keep yourself fit and active at all times.
Dealing with stressful situations is to a great extent within your grasp. All is needed is to change the mind when you experience such situations in which your stress gets developed. Instead of finding lots of ways to combat stress, you need to rely on your will power and handle it accordingly. You are the one who can do it, as it goes in this saying “The only pressure I am under is the pressure I’ve put on myself.” So, next time when you get stressed, be mentally strong enough to cope with it successfully.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India