What is the reason for our stress and pressure? Why does it affect us so much?
The answer to this question will help you to manage your problems and to lead a motivated and peaceful life.
In simple terms, stress is an external event that affects an individual. It could be due to work, family, travel, and society. The reaction to this stress and the resulting behavior and action affects the individual as well as the surrounding environment.
It exerts its influence on more ways than we can imagine. It has an impact on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the individual. It may result in emotional instability that may in turn provoke an individual to perform any act that may be detrimental to the self as well as the society.
How do we overcome our stress?
The fundamental step to overcome your stress is to have faith in yourself that you will be able to conquer it. With this belief strongly imprinted in your mind, you should follow the various techniques available today to overcome it. It starts with identifying the underlying cause of your pressure and stress. You may be very surprised when you find out the reason. It could be something related to work or family or physical exertion.
Once you have identified the basic cause, it is time to take steps to overcome it. For example, if you’re traveling about 100 miles a day to get to work, then the main cause of your stress is your travel and the ensuing effect it has on your physical body. This could have made you scream at others for insignificant things. Such an act will not only cause frustration and irritation for you, but it may disturb others as well resulting in estrangement with the other person. All these complications can be avoided by a simple self-introspection to know what triggers you to be so irrational and insensitive. Now that you know the cause, travel in our example, you can take steps to avoid it. Say you can try to find a job closer to home, or you can move your home closer to work, whichever is comfortable. This will relieve you from your pressure and will in fact improve your mental and physical health, besides improving your relationship with others.
In order to help you to overcome pressure and anxiety, there are various techniques available today. Some of them include meditation, yoga, physical exercise, massage, soothing music, etc. These techniques will help you identify your stressor and will always help you to build your physical and emotional reserves.
Meditation is a technique that will help you to focus all your attention and concentration on a single point, which can be a thought or an object depending on the individual. It helps you to attain a sense of calmness and tranquility. It will soothe your mind, and you will be in a position to understand your thoughts and feelings. It will help you to dig deep into your inner-mind to understand its nuances and intricacies.
Yoga is another method that will help you to achieve your goals. It not only relaxes the mind, but it also tones your body. The body can shed its stress-related hormones in the process. Physical exercise helps you to take your mind away from your mental pressures, and it throws out the stress-causing hormones from your body.
Music and massage are techniques that are used to relax the mind. Massage also relieves the physical tension from your body.
When you adhere to these steps and when you follow the above-mentioned methods and techniques, you will soon the peace and calmness that had been eluding you for a long time.