New Delhi: Stress is part of everyone’s life and the reasons vary from person to person. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health.
Also, one of the most frequent concerns and complaints of people today is that they don’t have enough time to do their work which causes even more stress.
Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive.
Here are a few ways to manage stress
1.Always try to identify your stress as it brings you one step closer to manage your stress. Take time to sit and think about the cause and come up with a solution.
2.Regular exercise and physical activity are necessary to maintain good health and is also a great and healthy way to manage stress. It is said that it will reduce some of the emotional intensity that you are feeling, clearing your thoughts
3.Do what you love in your free time like painting, reading a book etc. It helps you divert your mind and also lets you think calmly about your problems
4.Spend time with friends, family, and people you enjoy. It would be better if you share your thoughts with atleast one person as it helps in clearing your mind and also come up with better solutions.
5.Try to find a balance between work and family life, social activities and solitary pursuits and daily responsibilities
6.Usually stress occurs due to our urge to be perfect and our fear of accepting failures. This is classified as avoidable stress. Always Set reasonable standards for yourself and makes sure that you do not get disappointed which will lead to stress.
7.Stress levels and a proper diet are closely related as when we are stressed we often forget to eat well and resort to using sugary, fatty snack foods. Try to avoid sugary snacks and eat more of fruits and vegetables
8.Avoid caffeine as much as possible and drink green tea as it has less than half the caffeine of coffee and contains healthy antioxidants and theanine, an amino acid that has a calming effect on the nervous system.
9.Look for the positives in life and things for which you are grateful. Try writing down 3 things that went well, or for which you are grateful, at the end of every day.
10.Although stress leads to lack of sleep and it can also be a cause of stress sometimes. to get a good amount of sleep by listening to calming sounds or drinking warm milk before bed.
11.Practice meditation and Yoga as it activates a state of restfulness that counterbalances your body’s hormones
On the other hand, Time management helps you to reduce long-term stress by giving you direction when you have too much work to do.
Time management methods involve finding ways to work more efficiently, so as to maximize one’s use of time.
A variety of techniques and tools for list-making, task analysis scheduling, and task prioritization are typically used for this purpose.
Here are a few effective ways to manage time:
1.Make a list of all your tasks and activities for the day or week and rate them according to their importance.
2.Too many and too few commitments can lead to stress. Do not commit to things that are not important to you. On the other hand, make sure to give yourself to a new commitment as fully as you can.
3.If you feel that the stuff you are doing is too much to handle. Do not stress, rather politely ask your coworkers to help you out.
4.Lastly, schedule 10 minutes to do nothing. That time can be used to just sit and clear your mind and you will end up thinking more clearly, resulting in more time in your day.