Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stress??? Whats that??? everyone is complaining of having stress.

It may be because of work, or unsuccessful married or love life, or family fights, or may be unhappy for not being able to do what you really want to do. Why has the degree of stress increased tremendously? Or was it the same a few years ago too??? Or is it that since now we have grown up, we understand what is stress? Did our parents go through the same phase in their times too???

My purpose of writing this post is to ponder upon ways that we can seek to as stressbusters.

1. Love your self - Keep your body fit. Go to a gym, dance, aerobics, yoga, morning walks, beauty parlours (y not men too? caring for your body is important irrespective to your sex).

2. Do a generous act - Feed a hungry child; offer lift to an old lady; join an NGO where you can engage your self every Sunday; donate clothes, books, toys at orphans; sponsor a lunch/dinner at old age homes and make sure you personally serve them; teach poor kids (it may be a kid of your servant coming at home dont always have to get out of your comfort level to help someone).

3. Surround yourself with kid(s) - a child's smile is so relaxing. Trust will forget all your worries. A child's smile is so innocent, pure and beautiful that you will reciprocate the child in the same way. No matter how sad are you or how worried are you, but if a child smiles at you, you will definately forget your worries for a moment and smile back to the child. though you know that the child is never going to complain if you dont do so...

4. Smile - Have you ever tried looking yourself in front of the mirror and smile? try it when you are feeling extremely low. Its scientifically proven that a smile generates chemicals in your mind that makes you feel happy and relaxed. Similarly a frown on face can make you feel irritated and angry. So next time you are really angry or sad, make sure you smile at yourself or even at a stranger.

Ofcourse there are other ways too. As men have a very good reason to smoke and drink. For them this is the best stress buster...Well thats just an another excuse...
You may share your ideas for relieving stress... However stress is all in your mind. If you know how to tame your emotions, you can control stress....Stress??? Whats that???


  1. i think you missed one thing "find some one too love you "

  2. Aww.. such a cute kid!!!

    I agree, stress is such a pain...!! and no matter how you much you try to avoid it, it somehow creeps inside you...!!!

  3. I read this somewhere on the web. It gives a good idea for stress relief :

    In today’s hectic world we all could use a little calm. By following the simple advice I read in an article, I have finally found inner peace.

    The article read: “The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you’ve started.”

    So I looked around the house to see all the things I started and hadn’t finished, and before leaving the house this morning I finished a bottle of red wine, a bottle of white wine, the Bailey’s, Kahlua and Wild Turkey, the Prozac, some Valium, some cheesecake and a box of chocolates.

    You have no idea how good I feel !

  4. @abhi...well as i mentioned, love itself is a getting love for a stress relieving..i dont know, it may work out in some cases when you are stressed out with some other factor, you can resort to love. that is my cousin's kid and he was my stress relieving factor for a few days atleast...:)

    @Nilay...well seriously...finishing up an incomplete task gives satisfaction and pleasure...thats a nice point raised...

  5. Nikita... nice post!!! Stress is all in the mind really isnt it?? I've beleive breathing helps... Also sometimes if you are mentally prepared for the worst.. you cant really be stressed.. can you??

    Hey.. the other thing is.. where do people have time for stress???

  6. Listening to music is also one stressbuster you can try out...I generally listen to ghazals to calm down myself.

  7. @well ya...watching good movies, listening to music of your choice and even dancing helps to relieve stress...and ofcourse YOGA!!! :)

  8. Check this link...

    Which really has some good ways to practice mental fitness

  9. @Bindu
    nice one...a similar kinda article came in the sunday newspaper of times of india some time back. trully, there are many ways to come out of the mental trauma that we impose it on ourselves. engaging yourself in what you like and doing good things to others as well as self gives satisfaction.