Nobody in this entire world is free from stress. Now and then we have to face or come across some sudden circumstances or situations that cause stress and there is no way to escape it. But if we cannot escape it, at least we can manage it. Managing stress is something that is not everybody’s cup of tea, but it obviously can become the tea of everybody’s cup if practiced and followed in the right manner.
Some certain tips or tricks can help up to a great extent in stress management. Stress is not at all good for health and can lead to serious depression, too. So, here in this blog, we will go through some tips for stress management that will help you, in the long run, to stay stress free and enjoy the beautiful trials of life to their fullest!
What is Stress?
Before proceeding to the tips and tricks of stress management, it is important to understand what exactly stress is. Stress is basically a response by a body to demand or challenge. Everybody experiences stress, but sometimes, it gets triggered by a range of events. These events can be anything from a job loss to a divorce. Some physical components are also included in stress response, such as elevated heart rate, blood pressure, personal beliefs and thoughts about some stressful events, emotions, fears, and anger. Sometimes, this negative stress can also bring some positive changes in lives.
TIPS FOR MANAGING THE STRESS
Identify the Stress in your life:
Management of stress begins with the identification of the sources of stress in your life. But not that tough to identify the sources of stress in your life. It can be anything such as changing jobs, going through a break-up or divorce, and so on. However, it is difficult to identify the sources of chronic stress can be a little complicated. It simply requires examining your own thoughts, behavior, and feelings. It can also be your work deadlines or procrastination; you only need to figure out that what is troubling you or what is making you feel uncomfortable and depressed.
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Practice the 4 A’s for stress management:
The next step that can help in the stress management is of 4 A’s, i.e. Avoid, Alter, Adapt and Accept. After identifying the sources of stress, you need to avoid the reasons that cause you the stress. Alter the stress-causing reasons and sources in your life and adapt yourself to the circumstances so that they can’t affect you. And the last one accept implies for accept the situation in which you are and think for the solutions accordingly.
Learn to say no:
It is very important to know your limits and then stick to them. Be it your professional or personal life, don’t take more burden that you can’t take. If you cannot do anything, then do not agree to do it until or unless you know you can do it. Avoid spending time with people having negative vibes.
Take control of your environment:
It is very important to take the control of your environment. Taking control means don’t do what people and society want you to, do what you feel is right for you and what makes you happy from within. If you don’t feel like doing something, don’t do it just don’t do it. Always remember that you only have the key to unlock your happiness.
Expressing your feelings instead of bottling them up:
Don’t keep your emotions and feelings up to you. Don’t pile up your emotions, as they will continue to bother you. If something is bothering you, tell someone about it. Communication solves so many problems, so communicate your feelings to someone close to you. You will feel light and good after talking to someone and sharing your feelings. If you don’t voice your feelings, resentment will build and the stress will increase.
Reframe your problems:
Try to view the problems and stressful situations from a more optimistic point of view. If you find something stressful, try to look at it from a wider perspective and optimistic perspective. Just for an example, if you are stuck in a traffic jam, then don’t get stressed. Just look at it as an opportunity to pause and regroup, and listen to your favorite radio station and enjoy some time alone just with yourself.
Look at the big picture:
Take the perspective of a stressful situation. And then analyze that how important this will become in the longer run. Think, will it matter in a month? A year? Or is it worth wasting your time over it? Or is it worth getting upset over? If you get no as an answer, then realize that involves yourself in some positive task.