If you want to manage your stress successfully you must first know what is
Stress is nothing but a constant long standing physical, mental and
environmental pressure. As health is defined as physical environment
and mental well-being so stress is directly going to have an effect on
your health. Stress is not a scary affair if you know how to manage
it properly. Stress is not always negative it has lot more positive
side. If there is a target to achieve or a time limit to finish the
work; your efficiency will increase manifold to achieve the goal or to
finish the work on time. This is a simple example of a positive side
of a stress. So a constant stimulus of stress in a tolerable limit
is always positive. But if the stress crosses the threshold of
tolerance it starts showing its negative results, in the form of many
stress related diseases.
Normally people react to stress in three stages:-
Stage 1: Alertness it is positive side of the stress and it acts as
stimulus and help in increasing the efficiency. It makes you more
tolerable more alert and more result oriented.
Stage 2: It is the stage of resistance this is the time when you
start resisting and it is this threshold when the positive side of the
stress might change into the negative , if not taken care off on
time. So you should be more watchful more careful about you health
and should promptly react to combat the stress.
Stage 3:- It is the stage of exhaustion this is the final stage when
persons gives in to the stress and signs of stress related complications
creeps in. And this is completely the negative side of the
stress. It starts with irritation, anger, dizziness pell, blackouts
leading to palpitation, hypertension, insomnia ( lack of sleep), Migraine,
Neck Pain, Sweaty Palms, Trembling of Fingers. Diseases like
Coronary hard disease Diabetes, Ulcers and even
Obesity can be the outcome of stress. Obesity is seen with people
who unconsciously find comfort in eating and thus easing the tension.
In reverse cases some people may go in depression lethargy and they
lose interest in eating and thus become very weak, frail and underweight.
Some psychological problems and can also arise leading to even
partial madness that is the reason people say there is a hairline
difference between genius and mad. People who take stress as the
positive stimulus will remain genius but person who cannot take stress in
the positive way form land up into madness and leading to suicidal
tendency also. The moral of the story is people with courage fight
the tension and people without courage will flight away. Check on
migraine. MIGRAINE is nothing but a headache following psychological
or emotional stress, seen mainly in adolescents girls or over sensitive
The commonest causes of the stress are pressure at work, economical
problems family problems, physical or mental trauma and even to much of
heat, cold or pollution may precipitate stress.
Also seen in Nuclear family with no crushing effects -- parental
There are certain kind of food which may release toxins in turn giving you
stress, even the nagging wife, over bossy boss and undisciplined children
can give tension. there is no end to this list but this is a fact
that Businessmen, Big Executive, Working Ladies, Elderly and Children are
more prone to this state of mind which is called stress.
Now how to cope up with stress. Easy said than done. Remove
the stimulus but that is not practically possible you cannot leave your
wife you cannot leave you job you cannot run away from your
responsibility, so when you are under stress remember to follow certain
1) Don’t react immediately count ten and take long deep breaths to
dilute the effect.
2) Think positive and try to divert your mind towards something
3) Work on your attitude and try and see positive side of it like
glass is half full not half empty.
4) Always keep your hobby alive to keep you all charges up.
5) Take mental vacation, reciting anti stress mantra like Om namoh
6) Get up and leave. Just look away from the problem for
7) If you are upset express your feeling if you have to yell or cry
do it because crying is as healthy as laughing.
8) Never try and pent up your feeling venting out will release you
from the tension thus protecting you from the negative effect of the
9) If you can behave like a child even for 10 minutes it not only
releases your tension it increases your longevity. That is the
reason in joint family where grand parents interact with their grand
children on a regular basis they are much healthier and fitter as
compared to the old people living a solitary life. So after
the hard days work if the home atmosphere is more free and child like it
is tonic for the stressed out executive to revive the courage back.
10) Whenever you are tensed, stand up, massage your neck and
press your temple drop your jaw and roll it left and right.
11) Drinking warm milk before going to bed releases serotinne which
has soothing effect on your sensory organs making you calm and sareme and
you can have a peaceful sleep.
12) Soaking your body in warm water acts like a Band-Aid on your
13) Exercises is the best pent up for your pent up feeling. So
plan going for long walks exercise in the gymnasium, golfing ,etc. are all
helpful to release stress
14) Massages like accupressure massage releases lot of tension and
makes you more relaxed. Yoga - meditation with different
“asanas” acts as a magic wand to combat tension.
15) Aromatherapy as known to everybody, ease tension.
16) Listen to the soothing music it has enormous power to make you
17) Last but not the least share your feeling with a harmless person
who can be a doctor, counselor or you very close friend. So next
time when you are all worked up stress out you know what to do and where
Table chair exercise for executives for managing their stress which can be
done by sitting on the chair.
HEAD- eyes movement, forehead, jaw, mouth smiling
Why we say that laughter is the best medicine because that is when we are
making 22 sets of muscles contract in the direction of their insertion, so
it is the positive side of your exercise
Relaxation / Concentration:-
Stress:- All of us must have read a lot about stress those days
because our life style has changed in such a way that we can not afford to
lead those talked about relaxed life. Every where there is rat race,
cut throat competition. So, how can perfect relaxation be achieved.
The aim lies in relaxing your pent up feeling and relaxing through
meditation and laughing technique.