>> Nov 2, 2012
Stress is the reason for most of the problems of modern day society. The first step to a healthy and happy life is to identify and find a solution to the causes of stress. It need not necessarily be any life-threatening situation. Even mundane daily activities like driving to work, job deadlines to meet, and demands of kids and family can be reason for your stress. Stress is a silent killer, often manifesting itself when things go out of hand. It is the reason for some of the life style diseases common in today’s population.
Stress management is very important, and needs immediate attention. Learn how to relax. There is nothing more important that enjoying life to the fullest. Laziness is not a solution, but a cause of stress. Don’t push things away into the closet. Address the situation in hand systematically and logically. Every situation will look simple depending up the way you handle it. Avoid things that are adding to your stress. However there may be situations, which you dislike but are rather unavoidable. In that case, acceptance is the mantra to be stress free.
Gift yourself the much-needed relaxation. It does not necessarily mean that you need to spend a lot of money on some exotic massage or holiday. Sometimes scheduling these appointments can themselves be hectic and stressful. You do not have to go too far to enjoy the benefits of a relaxed body and mind. Take out few minutes form your daily routine for your own self. Follow any technique that you are comfortable with, to let your body relax. It may be as simple as looking out of the window, without any body or anything to disturb you. Pamper yourself with a nice relaxing bath, or just do any physical activity that you like. Meditate for a few minutes each day. As much as the name may sound exotic, it just needs you to focus and train your thoughts in one particular direction. You can practice it anywhere you like. Channelize all unwanted thoughts out of your mind for those few minutes. You will definitely be a changed person after the time well spent on yourself to relax.