STRESS is an emotion we all experience ! But what is it ?
In day today life STRESS is something we experience more and more ! we claim ourself that we are stressed so much in our life but gained nothing in advance. We generally use the word “stress” when we feel that everything seems to have become too much we are overloaded and wonder whether we really can cope with the pressures placed upon us. This basically emphasize that we really don’t understand what stress is or why we are stressed, if so what is the solution to it.
What Is Stress?
Stress is a feeling that’s created when we react to particular events. It’s the body’s way of rising to a challenge and preparing to meet a tough situation with focus, strength, stamina, and heightened alertness.
The events that provokes the stress are called stressors, a stressor is an agent or stimulus that causes stress.
So, here you should understand the way we respond to stressors are important, This natural reaction is known as the stress response. Because Some situations which are not negative ones may still be perceived as stressful. This is because we think we are not completely prepared to cope with them effectively or the wrong stress respond.
No matter how powerless you may feel in the face of stress, you still have control over your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. First believe in yourself, Stress management involves changing the stressful situation when you can, changing your reaction when you can’t, taking care of yourself, and making time for rest and relaxation.
When i researched on this topic i found a good moral example by a psychology professor while teaching stress management principles. She starts it by raising a question towards the audience by holding a glass full of water on his hand asking,
“How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?” She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”
she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed — incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.
It is clear that the way you respond to a challenge may also be a type of stress. Think about the ways you currently manage and cope with stress in your life. Focus on what makes you feel calm and in control. There are many techniques to manage stress in your life, here are few
1. Positive self-talk — Negative self-talk increases stress. Positive self-talk helps you calm down and control stress. With practice, you can learn to turn negative thoughts into positive ones. Always think i can do this no matter how many hurdles i cross in-between.
2. Emergency Stress Stoppers — There are many ways to keep you relax by this way because when you are over stressed you won’t realise what you are doing or talking so go on wild behaviour, just calm your self take a deep breathe, drink some water, don’t speak to anyone just make yourself free or Consider meditation or prayer to break the negative reactions.
3. Managing your time — Time is also a stressor for most of the people. Your workload can cause stress, if you don’t manage your time well. This can be a key source of stress for many people.
4. Be grateful — “Being grateful for your blessings cancels out negative thoughts and worries,” says Joni Emmerling,
Stress is a part of normal life. It’s impossible to completely eliminate stress, and it would not be advisable to do so. Instead, we can learn relaxation techniques and other methods to manage stress so that we have control over our stress and its effects on our physical and mental. Remember to let go of your stresses and worries. No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you . JUST LEAVE IT and Enjoy your life !