Sunday, October 05, 2008

Managing Stress

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Stress is a very common word in our fast day to day life. In one's life everyone suffers from stress at some point or the other. Stress can be due to workplace pressures, tensions in relationships etc. etc. Stress normally disturbs our physical and mental health. Due to stress a person fails to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism.

Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and accelerated heart beat. Otherwise stress can also cause backache, insomnia, fatigue, hypertension, eating disorder etc.

Now as per one report Stress makes people more superstitious:

Believe it or not, stress makes people “more superstitious”.

A new study has revealed that stress makes people not only believe in rituals but also in conspiracy theories and as a result, they are more likely to “see” things that actually do not exist.

However, volunteers who were made to feel more secure about their lives were less likely to fall back on conspiracy and superstition, the study found— the results of which are published in the Science’ journal.

So it is very clear that STRESS can create havoc with your life. So it is imperative that we need to be cool & calm in life. Stress needs to be avoided in all cases in life. Now how can a person remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances so that he/she never experiences any stress?

As per another article Be Calm like an Ocean :

The main reason why our mind remains disturbed is that we are not satisfied with our present state. If you have something, you are not happy with it. If you have your family, sons, daughters etc. then you may not have harmonious relations with them. If you have a particular amount of money with you, it seems less to you & you want more of it. Same is that, you have Greed for other things & don’t know how to enjoy the one’s you are already having.

To be peaceful at mind, the first & foremost thing is to be satisfied with what you have at present & try to make harmonious relations with the people all around you. Once you are able to do that then you shall find that you are better off & much peaceful.

So if we want to come out of stress then first of all we need to change our lifestyle. Other than following above advice, we need to learn some relaxation techniques such as meditation, doing deep breathing exercises, listening to soul soothing music etc. Having a long simple walk, doing some physical exercises, massaging the body can also help in reducing the stress.

Finally as per teachings of "Bhagwat Gita" we need to be happy with our present state of life & should not hanker after the material desires. We need to have faith in God & should do our own duty as while doing one's own duty only one can be happy.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the information here. This is very informative!

6:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you please send me that article link or article itself.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my first time visiting the site and so far I am really enjoying reading it. I like the fact that you have explained what Lord Krishna is saying in english in Gita.
Thank you so much =)

8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's useful information !

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very informative post.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is really the fact of life.thanx for such a motivational information.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Gurinder said...

Stress has been killing me since Ive known myself.. feels like im cursed by God.. cant sleep, cant work..

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gurinder, please try chanting the lord's name to get some relief. Hare Krishna Hare Rama mantra will help to relieve your stress slowly. Stress is just a state of mind. Naam simraan will help to control your mind.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading these stories it helps to relax me after a stressful day at work

8:13 AM  

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