Monday, 2 March 2015

Welcome Busters! Adieu to Stress!

The topic about stress and its related busters has constantly been in our mind for many years, even from the time we are unaware of it. If we able to timely identify this challenge and the factor creating this challenge (sometimes even before it attacks us) and take the necessary actions, it can be prevented from occurrence or recurrence.

In today’s world, one of the most important challenges we all are facing is in the nature of ‘stress’. Dictionary says that stress is ‘a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’ Sometimes simple discussions can end up in creation of stress. If we are overloaded with work or there is any continuous perturbing factor, we tend to feel the situation of stress. This can leads to a lot of health related issues including fatigue and lack of concentration and what not.

During stress, the following questions are of high relevance:

-       Why me
-       Will I be able to satisfy the requirements (of others)-expectation
-       Will this never end

Like on and so forth.

Anything that can lead to reduce or end up the stress related challenge can be termed as a stress buster. This can vary depending upon the characteristic, attitude, habits, egos, environment, etc. from person to person.  

There are a lot of ways stress can be managed and busted.  One of the difficult yet effective way goes with the contra of the word stress ie. laughter and happiness. We can remember here, Dr. Asthana of the famous Bollywood blockbuster ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’ who used to laugh when he was stressed and was in fact using the laughter weapon as a stress buster.

There can be lots of other ways which are easily accessible over the net. One of the most common stress management techniques can be through the proper and correct use of meditation and yoga. This will help to praise our inner self and give us immense power to face the intricacies of stress and in fact love ourselves and the factor creating the stress.

Breathing techniques (deep breathing) has been a proven stress buster technique.

Knowing the fact that we are not given anything which we can’t handle and the mantra of “All is Well” (Courtesy Film 3 Idiots) can give us immense confidence to face any stress related situations.

Praying to Almighty always helps us to gain strength and self confidence.

A relaxed bath, using the blender for making juice (remember the film “Enemy of the States”), a long drive, walking lonely, singing soft melodies, seeing cartoons, watching nursery rhymes with your baby, quality family time, dancing (as PK said)  etc etc.. anything and everything can be used for relaxing yourself and releasing the stress.

Come! Let’s live merrily and be stress free.

"STRESSED" spelled backwards "DESSERTS". So don't be stressed and make your life a dessert.

Remember…..“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Me, Myself and Who am I

The aspect about me, myself and Who am I are questions which we all happened to ask ourselves at least once if not on a regular basis in our lives.  Quite often when we are faced with challenges in our lives, this question becomes relevant (also the question 'why me'). But one thing for sure, I am grateful for this life that God has given me.

 Who Am I - I am the person created by the Almighty to serve His will and perform righteous acts to the extent possible.

What is right?- is a question often determined by judgement but to me it is Godly..God's will again..

There are often situations in our lives which calls for very quick decisions without further discussions. At those point of time, decisions taken by us are mostly govern by our inner will and our aptitude look at things. We do not have control over the next moment in our lives which is, has been and will be governed by the willingness of the Almighty. We however have to plan each day in our life in a manner not just to complete our days routine but to achieve a little inner satisfaction. How's that - Do something to say that you have done something out of the box. It may be singing a song, going to gym, spending time with your family etc..etc..Also never leave your basics (your natural outlook towards things) whatever situations you may fall into.

Am I a person who can make any change in this world? Mahatma Gandhi once said "Be the change you want to see in the world." Live your life in a way you can be kind and enjoy the most out of your professional/working life, personal life, family life, social life etc.. but within the purview of obedience and self discipline. This in turn automatically will lead to change in your lives. Be calm, do your karma and never work to get the best recognition out of it..If you do the best, ultimately the best will be bestowed upon you..

As said in a song in a Hindi film and as we pray to the Almighty.."Tu apni nazar hum par rakna..kis haal mein hai yeh khabar rakhna.." (Oh Almight, kindly keep an eye on us and ensure our well being)

After we are gone from this world our dear and near ones beckons us through the beautiful either sweet or sorrow moments of our lives. Be a champion and live like a champion..

Stay blessed and happy..