Being totally well is also being healthy in
every aspect of our life. We may have a delicious meal every
day, an exercise activity to perform and an active social life.
But we must not forget that there are still many things that
could make us unhealthy. One of the problems usually encountered
by people is stress. Stress could also be detrimental to one's
health. Once a person feels stressed, the physical and emotional
aspects of life is totally affected, if not manage properly.
This is why; more seminars and workshops are now open to teach
people how to properly manage stress.
A good burst of stress can be good for you, it jolts your body
into a repair mode and can even help you relieve stress, but
when your stress is chronic and unmanageable, it could make you
unhealthy and may affect many aspects of your life.
Techniques to manage stress and reduce the tension in your life:
1. Stop and relax - when you feel so stressed with your work,
family, boyfriend/girlfriend and other issues in your life, stop
what you are doing, relax yourself, and let go of all your
thoughts. Try to meditate for 10-15 minutes, think of how God
work wonders in your life for the past years, how you survive
previous problems and how lucky you are compared to other
2. Enjoy other things - stress can cause too much tension in
your body, now try to be calm, breathe in, and breathe out.
Enjoy other things around you, take time to look outside and
appreciate a beautiful view. Keep your mind focused on something
away from things that gives you stress.
3. Listen to music - each person must have a favorite song,
whatever it is as long as it keeps you relaxed and happy. When
the going gets rough, it is helpful to listen to some
inspirational song and visualize something comforting like
places you want to visit; this will make your heart beat normal
4. Share and spread the love - try to call or see your friends
and have an interesting and enjoyable talk. Social interactions
could help you forget worries for a while and gives you time to
relax which could make you think clearly of new solutions to
situations later on. Hug a family member and draw strength from
them. Cuddle your pets if you have, studies show that the
sweetness of pets could also help people relieve stress.
5. Take an attitude break - you can break the negativity, think
positive, start with changing negative feelings to positive
ones, think of the people who love and cares about you. Try to
focus on other people, maybe inspiring the life of someone, a
co-worker, a janitor or maybe a gardener. It is a great pleasure
and achievement when we can inspire other people who are also
going through tough times in their lives.
We are not the only person who experienced stress. Everybody has
frustrations and stresses in their lives. We just have to know
how to manage, relieve and reduce stress to help ourselves fight
and get over with the stresses we are going through and stay
healthy, active, happy and totally well.