Stress is a part of life. Stressed situations seriously do bring out the best in an individual. Some people think that it is useless discussing these things because unless there is a pressure, we will never get our work done in time. But will you take it in the same positive manner if I tell you I lost one of my best buddies just a few days back because he could not cope up with the stress? Yes, he hung himself from the ceiling fan. I was so badly moved, after seeing his dead face and his parents crying over their dead son that I decided to motivate as many people I can with my powerful words.
STRESS MANAGEMENT STANDARDS & GOALS
A stress management program is a very important service that helps in focussing on healthier changes in behavior. If stress is well marked and checked in time, we do not have to go through such uncanny situations as the one I mentioned above. When you notice signs of something straining you continuously from the last few days, take that entity into consideration. This is the key. Just do not let it go. Analyse it as no matter how much time it needs. Stresses dealt in earlier stages are easily sublimed.
TIME TO HANDLE STRESS WELL IN TIME
This is very important to know that we must be quick aware before it hits the bottom. The ideal time to handle stress is when it has started straining you, not when you are fade up either with the life or situation.
So for this, first of all, the situation or incident responsible for the stressed condition must be recognized. Just don’t let it keep on bullying you. Understand well in the time that who or what is actually disturbing you. It is also very important to know whether you yourself are bringing in the trouble or is the trouble from outside. You just can’t put the blame on somebody else without a valid clue. Now you must be thinking, what will be signs your body shall be reflecting that you will be cautious. The points are tension, irritability, your eyes are stained with dark circles all the time, you don’t get to sleep, an overshooting blood pressure or blood sugar level, visual troubles, muscles especially in your limbs area making your body drain.
STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
In the beginning stages, stress can be easily dealt & relived through tweaking the daily activities and natural process. Here a few guides that could act as good Stress management techniques.
- Investigation & cause
The first step is the “identification” of the root of the issue responsible for the stress generated. Until you accept it by yourself, the situation can never be tackled.
- Be optimistic:
Best way to combat stress is setting up a big fat “NO” in front of the stressed situation. This positive nature would give the necessary momentum to stress relieving system of the body.
- Realize & release the stress:
There may be a thousand options available out that could make you feel stress. Don’t underestimate them, draft out a couple of minutes or hours-note them down. Be true to yourself. And draw up a proper plan to get out of the mess. This would make you feel sorted and relief you out of the situation.
For someone with a hectic schedule, this might sound fuzzy but this really does a lot to release stress. A couple of minutes spared for meditation can make you more resilient in handling stress.
If possible choose the dawn for it, wake up with a refreshed mind, & feel a pleasant nature. Sitting Straight with keeping the eyes closed try concentrating on anything that could give you peace.
Meditation brings with it, multiple benefits. It cools down your body, relaxing the muscles, makes your mind free and helps you get quicker and easier ideas for relieving your stress.
- Deep Breaths:
Try out some deep inhalation & exhalation throughout the day. This, in turn, shoots up the heart rate & lowers down the blood pressure-all these help in relieving stress.
- Socialisation & communication
Being lone is the newest addition to the directory of being stressed. Meet the people with whom you can share your stress & strain. If not daily, at least on the weekends. This would surely lighten your heart.
- Tune in music
Music is often considered as the language of the soul. Not only stressed, heartbroken ones also find this a great way to pull themselves away from the suffocating reality to a land of their choice & pleasure.Put on the headphones and tune in some music from your favorite playlist.
- Sufficient sleep & rest:
Learn to limit your hours of work. Overburdening can lead to the breakdown of your nervous system. Don’t let all the stressing signs go in vain. Just format them out, set time for carrying out your work and some other time to sleep. There is no use of getting extra payments when your body does not want you to go to work.
- Good Food:
There are only a few rare moments in the life when even your favorite dish gets ignored. A palatable dish of choice could always make you happy. Try having nutritious healthy food that makes your mouth watering.
- Routine your workout
The regularly scheduled workout would not only keep your body physically fit and all mechanism active but also boost you up mentally. , a short exercise of even 30 minutes is enough to drain out your stress. Yoga is also a good option to consider. Try out, and then you will surely trust my word.
- Avoid Drinking
“SAY NO TO ALCOHOL!” do you feel the same as the foolish folk, who think that alcohol helps in combating frustration? This isn’t true at all. Beers prove to be healthy at times, but alcohol is never a good solution for stress. It’s a band-aid on the problem and can create more problems rather than fixing them.
- A smile is the best cure
Last but not the least, smiles on the face could remove scars of thousand years. Laugh with an open heart. This could be a comedy, old friends or any favorite Tv show- try all that make you laugh until you are hit with abdominal muscles spasm.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS A COUNSELLING?
Some people, who are well concerned in time about the stress affecting them, feel a need of visiting a counselor. Yes, of course, a PAID counselor. Yes, this can be effective to a limit. He will spend some time with you, talking about a lot of much stuff. He will make you talk about a variety of things and the worldly things you have to deal with in your day to day life. He will be surely finding the key in a shorter time because he is well practiced. But be careful about a thing.
MEDICATIONS TO CURB STRESS
Stress in the extreme cases will be a serious issue to handle because this would lead to anxiety, depression and in some rear cases to frustration.
It is advised to consult a concerned physician and take help of him to resolve the situation.
Stress can be curbed to an extent by the use of antidepressants which are composed of SSRIs like Lexapro, Celexa. These pills help in the lowering down of the stress and anxieties. It is not at all advisable to take these pills in great amount. Only mild anxiolytic elements can be used which will control the stress. Still, self-medication is neither advised nor supported.
But whenever you see improvement in the signs of your health, just stop their use. The most recommended medicine is the Prozac which is often suggested by the doctors.
I just hope that the above points will be dealt by you in a positive manner for handling your stress. I suggest you quit the idea of taking oral pills as an option for removing stress. Doctors often suggest for sleeping pills. This to some extent works fine, but at the same time, they force your cardiovascular and nervous system to be seriously destroyed without even your knowledge. There is no other better medicine than trying out natural ways of staying fit. Just take my words, utilize them to the extent you can. You will surely find them to be the most beneficial.