Sometimes life seems to overwhelm you with plied up work, annoying children, pending housework, and partner asking for your help. You need a respite. When under stress, you become hostile towards other people as a form of stress-release, or you simply become submissive by hiding the stress.
When you suppress stress, it can blow you from inside. Aggression to people is not a wise thing to do, though you temporarily feel some relief. When reality bites, you feel more stressed from the idea of hurting people around.
Why not learn the ways to relieve stress, so that it doesn’t get the better of you and the people around you! Stress can sometimes be a motivator but it can work against us as well. Let’s mull over these easy and manageable ways to de-stress:
I. Treat People Appropriately: When people are not responsible for your stress, why get them involved and release your stress on them! Treat your fellows as they deserve to be treated. Not doing so, you build up more stress they will be happy to put back on you. If there’s someone causing you stress, talk to the person explaining how you feel, why you feel that way, and what can be done to change your hard feelings.
II. Take Responsibility: Responsibility creates more realistic actions and you are less likely to become a victim of others. You begin to control and create your feelings. A responsible person won’t go on blaming others but becomes proactive to control thoughts, feelings, and stresses. You begin self-control, when you assume responsibilities.
III. Stop Worrying for Future: When you worry too much, you increase the chances of a heart-attack. Being miserable can only ruin relationships around you. The future is not us to see – believe that. Don’t over-anticipate future events and crowd your head with ‘what if’ thoughts. Stop living in the future; think of today and how you can control things now, at present.
IV. Self-control: You are the controller of your emotions and when you know to control it better, you can better deal with stress. Self-control makes you more in control of your emotions and actions. However, you’re ability to be in charge of your emotions and actions will depend on the levels of your desire, discipline, and skill sets.
V. Know Yourself: You need to know that you are stressed and causing pain and discomfort to others. You need to be aware if you are treating a person inappropriately. Figure out the reasons behind your stress and ways to stop the stress.
VI. Don’t Give up: It is easy to give up when things go wrong. Only thing that can save you from a complete chaos is your zeal to keep going. Don’t stop and give up. If need be, stop, take a pause, think and relax, but don’t lose the perseverance to keep going. If you are going through harrowing times, you cannot get ahead of that if you stop.
VII. Unwind: You’ll need a ‘get away’ and leave everything behind those are causing you stress. Think of a holiday, if you can’t manage, go for a short walk or work-out. When you’re active you release hormones that counter stress. Distancing yourself from a stressed situation clears your mind and let you contemplate better.
We are allowed the ability to produce stress to complete tasks, or else we would be sitting pretty and be complacent about our lives. With proper stress management tips, you’ll have stress working for you and not you for it.