Tips to Manage Day to Day Stress
In the previous blog posts, we looked at how we can avoid stress and how to handle them. At times, our lifestyle is such that we cannot avoid stress. Even though we cannot avoid it, we can surely find ways to tackle or minimize it. In this blog post, we will look at some steps which will drastically reduce your stress levels and make you feel more in control of your life.
Ways of dealing with stress or taking steps to reduce it is often considered a part of stress management. In this era of hectic lifestyles, it is very tough to balance personal and professional life. We are always huffing and puffing to give our very best in every area. Here are some of the tips to manage stress ,it will helpful for you to reduce stress and find ways for a calmer pace of life.
Recognize The Sources Of Stress:
Any problem can be solved after diagnosing the cause behind it. The foremost step you need to take is to identify the things that cause you stress. For example- It might be your kid constantly asking for something which you cannot give him. It can be your neighbour or family member who is constantly nagging you about your way of dressing. Of course, there are many such situations in private as well as office life which stress you but you can explore better ways to handle such situations. The first thing is to accept people for who they are. Believe me, it not only brings down stress levels but also helps avoid a number of conflicts and frustrations.
At the end of the day, create a stress log and note down the feelings you experienced during moments of stress during the day. Identify the root cause and find ways to eliminate it. May be the cause is not so big or difficult. Perhaps, you can greet that neighbour and thank him for helping you improve your dressing style instead of steaming or fuming inside and smiling on the outside.
Find Ways to Tackle Stress:
Once you have identified the situations that cause stress, the next thing to do is find ways to handle them. You cannot be fuming from the inside and remain calm outside to say that you are not stressed. Not being stressed is a feeling which makes you feel relaxed and at peace even from the inside. Understanding that not everybody is perfect can reduce your problems to a great deal. You also need to identify situations which are in your control and which aren’t. Stress usually stems from trying to control or change things which are not truly in your control. This way you will stay calm even if things don’t go as per your expectations.
If you are stressed while meeting deadlines, then it is clear that you need to prepare in advance and not start working only when the deadline approaches. This is an example of something which is in your control and you can do something about to minimize stress levels.
Ways to Keep Mind Calm:
You must spend some calm time in order to reduce the speed of your thoughts and keep your mind relaxed. Meditation is the best relaxation technique which calms down your mind. Just as your body needs exercise, your mind needs to be slowed down to get ready for the upcoming upheavals (which are not in your control). Another technique which you can use when you are feeling stressed is deep breathing. This is something, I am sure, you must have heard of but not practiced yet. The truth is, it truly works. Just enter an empty room or space and take few deep breaths. This will help you think clearly, find solutions, calm down your mind, and bless you with renewed wisdom. Our mind is a thought factory. There must be some quiet time during the day when you can soothe your mind and let it relax.
All in all, it can be said that stress management lets you live a calmer and happier life. All you need to do is practice meditation and change the way you perceive people and situations around you.