According to the research, 89% of population in India is suffering from stress in comparison with global average of 86%. There are numerous drives due to which you feel anxious and stressed. Although everything is not in our hands but certain things are, like, the following ways to deal with stress:
Take Some Time Out:
One should spare some time for themselves on a regular basis. It can be via practicing yoga, listening to music, doing Zumba, aerobics, regular meditating, getting a massage, or learning relaxation techniques from professional therapists.
Limit Alcohol & Caffeine:
One should not take excessive amount of alcohol and caffeine as it can aggravate anxiety and trigger panic attacks. Instead drink water.
Exercising can help you feel better and maintains your health.
Slowly Count to 10:
Repeat, and count to 20 if required.
Accept that you cannot control everything:
It is you who is giving stress to yourself by thinking a lot. Put your stress in aspects; is it really as bad as you think?
Here, sharing a house wife’s experience who is now a successful entrepreneur. Once she was a mental health patient with Anxiety Disorder. She, with the help of a Psychiatrist, started to prioritize things. She first started to stop fighting for small issues like who gossips what about her at her back. Then she stopped putting extra efforts to please her in-laws, stopped putting so much efforts to get her husband’s attention, stepped back from spoon feeding her grown up kids and got away from other little concerns and started to fight for bigger things like her dreams, her visions, her ideas and destiny and there she was, “A Successful Entrepreneur”.
Give back to your community:
You should volunteer or find another way to help your community, which helps you to create a support network and gives you a break from everyday stress.
Talk to someone:
Tell friends and family you’re feeling overwhelmed and let you know how they can help you. Consult a Psychiatrist, Psychologist or Therapist for help.
Eat well-balanced meals:
Intake of balanced diet is essential for healthy mental well-being and most importantly, one should never skip meals.
Get enough sleep:
When you are stressed, your body needs more sleep and rest. You should at least sleep for 8 hours daily.
Take deep breaths:
Take a deep breath ten times when you are feeling stressed. It will help you feel better.
Do your best:
Instead of targeting for perfection, which is not possible, you should be proud of however close you get. Give the best and leave the rest – To destiny
Maintain positive attitude:
Maintain an effort to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. One can stay motivated by staying with positive people, reading motivational articles or quotes or joining a social group and maintaining decent distance with negative people.
Learn what triggers your anxiety:
You need to figure out is it work, family, school, or something else you can identify? Write a journal when you are feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern.
Get help on time:
You should seek timely help from mental health expert. Delay can cost you very high, like, lesser chances of recovery of loss already done to the brain.