Life can be stressful; sometimes you’ll have to deal with ongoing stress positively. Stress can have a variety of causes such as family problems, job problems, financial difficulties, poor health, mechanical breakdowns, false expectations or even the death of someone close to you. It is important to recognize the causes. Knowing the cause will make it easy to overcome the same too. Everything can be put into place and things can be extremely fine only if you want to be. So overcoming stress is completely in your hands. It is easy until you believe it to be. All it takes is some time and sincere efforts made by you. Some of the tips to overcome stress are:
- Exercise: Start doing exercise when you are under stress. This helps the body to excrete adrenaline and cortisol, which are released by adrenal glands. The secretion of these glands causes the feeling of stress. It also activates pituitary and hypothalamus glands which secrete “feel good” hormones called as Endorphins. These also have the capacity to reduce pains and improve the “well-being” sense.
- Diversion: One of the reasons behind stress is letting your mind obsess over things that you can’t change. If you think on that issue, divert your mind. Go on a small walk, meet your old friends, if not call them, watch your favorite movie, go for window shopping, check out your old pictures, play with your pet or visit a park and see children playing.
- Self-Hypnosis: If you feel how to overcome stress with self-hypnosis, the positive aspect in hypnosis is that, it will make you strong from inner side to overcome stress and depressions. It controls your mind and develops a “well-being” and “feel-good” environment around you.
- Find a Hobby: Hobbies can be active or reflective; sometimes they can be both, like gardening. Hobbies may be shared, but often it’s enjoyable activity pursued or engaged in solitude. Hiking in forests and mountains work wonders for me. Helps me get perspective, step back from my troubles, see a bigger picture, be at one with nature. Also, try your hand at creative writing, poetry or keeping a journal. Research shows writing that analyzes our problems and expresses our emotions is stress relieving. If you can’t discover a hobby, I’d take that as a warning sign. You may actually be depressed. Loss of interest in things we once enjoyed, or loss of vitality in general, is a common symptom.
- Learn to Let Go: When people are depressed/stressed they often are clinging to a belief, a situation or a person that is ignoring or denying key aspects of reality. They are reluctant to have a face-to-face, heart-to-heart talk or confrontation. And loss doesn’t just mean the death of a loved one. Loss can occur with the breakup of a relationship, having to start a new job or school (loss of familiar colleagues and friends) or a sense of losing control…as in excessive yelling and screaming. Loss of face or self-esteem along with anxiety and uncertainty often result.
- Live in your means: too much of expectation can lead you to stress so make things simple and learn to live within your means. Sort out the complex things in your life may it be work load, studies or finance. Plan and act so that you achieve the desirable result.
So keep things simple and sorted and enjoy life without any stress.