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.”