Managing Stress by Alok Mohan

Managing Stress

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Stress Management Techniques

Stress Management ie self management is more than Anger Management and Relaxation. There are many different ways to manage stress. We must  use most effective stress management techniques For example

 

  • Feel Good about your Selves
  • Take Care of your Body
  •  Develop  Right Attitude
  • Develop Right Environment

 

1.    Feel Good about your Self

If you want to bring down your stress level in a matter of minutes, following techniques will help you. Use them as needed to feel better quickly.

Practice them regularly over time and gain even greater benefits.

 

  •  Deep Breathing from the Abdomen
  •  Meditation
  •  Having a dose of Laughter
  •  Progressive Muscular Relaxation
  •  Listening to light music
  •  Practicing Yoga
  •  Aerobic Exercises
  •  Creative Visualization

 

2.    Take Care of Your Body

 

When we’re stressed, we don’t always take care of our bodies, which can lead to even more stress. Here are some important ways to take care of ourselves and keep stress levels lower.

 

  • Eat Healthy low fats – high protein meals
  • Have six to eight hours of  regular sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Develop a Hobby
  • Have healthy Sex Life

 

3.    Develop the Right Attitude

Attitude plays a great role in managing stress. Much of your experience of stress has a lot to do with your attitude and the way you perceive your life’s events. Here are some resources to help you maintain a stress-relieving attitude.

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     ·        Let go our Ego

  • Have a Optimistic approach to life
  • Do not react under pressure
  • Stop Worrying about things not in your control
  • Accept that everything cannot be perfect
  • Find an opportunity in every problem
  • Say good things to your self – affirmations
  • Have a health sense of humor

 

4.    Develop the Right Environment

 

Having ambiance and pleasant environment make stress management very easy. Our physical and emotional surroundings can impact our stress levels in subtle but significant ways. Here are several ways we can change our atmosphere and lessen our stress.

 

  • Clutter free home, office and working desk
  • Green and Clean surrounding
  • Light instrumental music
  • Motivational Posters
  • Words of  Wisdom

 

5.                 Short Tips for Busy People

 

Busy People add a lot of stress to their already stressed life. People who may have more stressors in their lives is because they have more activity in their lives, and less time to devote to stress management. If you’re a busy person, these resources can help you to manage stress efficiently in a short amount of time, and eliminate some of

what’s causing you stress in the first place.

 

  •  Time Management Tips
  •  Communication Skills
  •  Listening Skills
  •  Managing Priorities
  •  Enhancing Team Work
  •  Enhancing People Skills

 

     Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of our thoughts, our emotions, our schedule, our environment, and the way we deal with problems. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun – plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on. We must try to be Calm and have clear thoughts and possess quiet confidence.

 

  Stress management starts with identifying the sources of stress in our lives. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Our true sources of stress aren’t always obvious, and it’s all too easy to overlook our own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We may know that we are constantly worried about some or other issues. But maybe it’s our our procrastinations rather than the actual requirement that leads to the deadline stress.

We generally tend to adopt unhealthy ways of coping with stress and these  coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run.

 

6. Following are common unhealthy ways

  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much
  • Overeating or under eating
  • Zoning out for hours in front of the TV or computer
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities
  • Using pills or drugs to relax
  • Sleeping too much
  • Procrastinating
  • Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems
  • Taking out your stress on others (lashing out, angry outbursts, physical violence

7.  Following are healthy ways to cop with Stresses

We can increase our resistance to stress by strengthening your physical health and adopt following healthy ways 

  • Exercise regularly. Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress. Make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times per week.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress, so be mindful of what you eat. Start your day right with breakfast, and keep your energy up and your mind clear with balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day.
  • Reduce caffeine and sugar. The temporary “highs” caffeine and sugar provide often end in with a crash in mood and energy. By reducing the amount of coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, and sugar snacks in your diet, We will feel more relaxed and sleep better.
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Self-medicating with alcohol or drugs may provide an easy escape from stress, but the relief is only temporary. Don’t avoid or mask the issue at hand; deal with problems head on and with a clear mind.
  • Get enough sleep. Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body. Feeling tired will increase your stress because it may cause you to think irrationally

8.  Recognizing Stress

Stress symptoms include mental, social, and physical manifestations. These include exhaustion, loss /increase of  appetite, headaches, crying, sleeplessness, and oversleeping.

Escapism through alcohol, drugs, or other compulsive behavior are often indications. Whenever we feel alarmed of these indications, we must start exercising, run in a nice area or a park and keep our mind out of such behaviour!  Remember God as is prescribed in our Religion during such situations. He is  the only one person, who  can completely help us. I’m not saying this in a religious way as  I’m not a religious person at all, but whenever I remember my God, whether I’m in trouble or not, He answers me, make me calm and shows me the love that I could never imagine before. Frustration, or apathy may accompany stress, therefore keeping cool even when we are angry definitely helps. Controlling anger, diverting mind in doing things we like and in this process we may even get the ways of solving a problem. We must select a suitable place where we can calmly think, ie a place,  where no one can disturb us. You shall find that such Stress Management Techniques have worked for you. People may have wrong  opinions about you, but you  must have faith in your self and  must not fear pain due such people surrounding you. You  must be  truthful only and see the Ugliness in the lies of such people.. You shall definitely experience beauty of your life.

Remember, Death is not an end, but a beginning of another life and God has given us the power to change our existing  life only.

Hate is nothing more than Ignorance and Love must touch our hearts. Love removes  the darkness of our life. If  we  learn to laugh at our self then we shall realize that we have  gained wisdom every day and our life just keeps getting Better & Better .

Past shall  no longer hurt you. Truth would always give you  Strength and you shall  never fear in  life.

 

Self Development

1. Manage Stress

  • Handle stressful situations.
  • Raise your Self-esteem whilst you lower your blood pressure.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Recognize causes and symptoms of stress.
  • Convert fears and negative feelings into positive tools.
  • Inspire confidence in all.
  • Be more positive and productive at work and at home

 

2. Attitude for Success

  • Build powerful attitude to improve quality of your life
  • Ease difficult situations with humor.
  • Trigger enthusiasm in everyday life.
  • Build positive approaches to problem solving.
  • Boost your self-image by enhancing your appearance.
  • Increase your confidence.
  • Enhance your creativity.
  • Share you positive attitude with others it s contagious!

 

3 Organize for Success

 

  • Avoid drowning in a sea of paperwork.
  • Find anything in seconds.
  • Enhance your productivity with efficient paperwork systems.
  • Improve information flow.
  • Sort and act on incoming mail with ease.
  • Stay abreast of reading.
  • Enjoy greater freedom and creativity.
  • Reduce stress.

 

 

 

4 Learn Powerful Communication Skills

 

  • Write compelling reports and memos.
  • Overcome writer s block.
  • Conquer your fear of public speaking.
  • Run productive meetings that stay on schedule.
  • Learn time-saving alternatives to meetings
  • Improve your leadership and team-building skills.
  • Build stronger relationships.

5 Manage Time

 

  •  Develop a Time Management System that works for you.
  • Balance multipurpose priorities with ease and confidence.
  • Accomplish more in a short space of time.
  • Learn to recognize and make maximum use of your peak energy periods.
  • Meet deadlines with ease.
  • Improve efficiency in day-to-day tasks.
  • Plan for long term goals now.
  • Become more positive and gain a sense of accomplishment from your work.
  • Have more time for fun!

Alok Mohan

www.mqc.co.in

 


 


 

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