We encounter stress daily and we all know that it is inevitable, in fact most of the times its well beyond our control. We stress over little things from the colleague that doesn’t revert to an urgent email on time, to the maid turning up late, to the perpetual traffic problem. Stress in turns leads to bad health which leads to additional tension and ultimately can become like a vicious circle which cannot be broken.
There are various types of stresses you may encounter in your life and there will be different reactions to each type. They may emotionally drain you ,be physically detrimental; what needs to be understood is how to deal with stress and ensure that we do not get stuck in a rut with no solution in the hand.
Here are three simple life hacks you must adopt today to help you lead a more relaxed and fruitful life.
1. Reformulate your equation with stress
Career, finances, work ,family andalmost everything can lead to stress and anxiety which can bog you down.Re frame your mind towards stress. You do not need to work differently, all it needs you is to face stress in a different manner. Start with accepting that there will be a number of things each day beyond your control and its okay.Ask yourself if the thing you are stressing about will matter after a few weeks or years. If the answer is no, then you know you are unnecessarily burning yourself up. Let it be. Get busy with things that you can actually change.
2. Take up a hobby
taking up a creative pursuit is not only relaxing, but helps us to focus on fun events that we often forget about in the daily grind. Whether it's painting ,drawing or dancing, even half an hour everyday is and will really help in relieving stress. Reading a book before going to bed is a great way to distress. It helps relax and helps to sleep as well.
3. Get a dog
Keeping a dog may itself sound stressful however a pet is a great stress buster that not only helps keep calm and relaxed, but also physically fit.Thus it's all about how we train our mind and react to strenuous situations and identifying better coping mechanisms.