Stress is a major problem to man, especially to youngsters. To get rid of stress, we must understand what actually this stress is. Stress is a state of a physical, mental or emotional state which is caused due to adverse or demanding circumstances. In other words, it is simply said as tension.
Out of several ways to get over stress, I will introduce simple 10 techniques:
1. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and aerated drinks and Nicotine
We often see people immediately rush to these things when they experience stress. These substances act as stimulants and increase stress rather than decreasing the stress level. It is on a man’s psychological set up that when they have caffeine or nicotine they become stress-free.
2. Involve yourself in a physical activity
The more you sit in a place and act like a couch potato the more you feel stressed and irritated. It is better to go into the open air and breathe fresh air and feel relaxed by inhaling more of oxygen into your lungs. This will supply more oxygen to your blood and carry oxygen to the brain and you will feel better.
3. Try scientific methods to sleep well
There is a saying: “early to bed, early to rise is the way to be healthy, wealthy and wise”. People in the olden times were less stressed. It is not a myth; it is a fact. They followed a regular timetable. They worked from dawn to dusk. They were extremely energetic and passionate about what they did. Most of this happened because they slept well.
4. Be healthy
Today people work at night shifts, the time in which they have to sleep, they work. It is actually sad that people are working at the cost of their health to earn the daily bread and butter. But later, ridiculously, they spend the same money earned for gaining back their health.
5. Pray, Meditate or Relax
We are well aware of our religious teachings. It is true that prayer helps a person to connect with God and this will, in turn, help him to be stress-free. For atheists, meditation helps in knowing and realizing our own self. Try relaxing by going to spas and body massage centers where they give you an exotic feeling and make you feel rejuvenated.
6. Talk to someone
If you have a best friend or your loved ones, then you can always talk out your heart to them and they will be the best as they don’t judge you for talking out your heart. This will help you overcome stress and you can also get expert advice for your problems from someone trustworthy. If, not having anyone is the reason behind your stress, then a psychologist may help you in a scientific way of counseling.
7. Take charge of your life
People often get stressed as they have to wait and depend on others for their work. Sometimes it is important to prioritize your actions and take complete charge of your actions. This will help you to be stress-free.
8. Manage your time
Time management plays a very critical role in dealing with stress. If you are late to work or you miss an appointment, then it becomes a reason for your stress. Learn to manage time so that it helps you to reduce stress. A well planned day completes maximum work. This happens if the time is managed accurately.
9. Say no to unwanted situations
By learning to say ‘no’ you can avoid any unwanted situations. This will help you a lot in being stress-free.
10. Rest if you are ill
A short time of rest will cause no harm. It is better to rest than do something out of stress and tension. It saves a lot of double work.