Stress and Young Professionals: How to deal with it?
Stress is a fact of today’s life. It can affect any one, anytime. You can also be
affected by it. Managing stress effectively is a constant need in today’s society.
Stress situations are constant feature in today’s life, whether traffic jams, deadlines
at work, or coping with family demands.
Stress is the way you react physically and mentally both to change. These changes
can be positive and negative. All individuals feel it in different amount and react
differently. Stress is an unseen ailment which disturbs equilibrium. Stress should
not be taken lightly as it has become an established medical problem affecting both
body and mind. Our personality, behavior and lifestyle influence our stress levels.
Constant excessive demands in life, lead to an inability to cope with stress, which
result in physical exhaustion, fatigue, poor concentration, impaired attention and
stress related illnesses like: high blood pressure, heart attack, insomnia, hair
loss, rashes, bowl disturbance, ulcer, depression etc. it also disturbs the mental
state of person leading to anxiety, anger, boredom, restlessness and frustration.
Stress becomes harmful to our body when we are not able to control or modify our
reaction to the simple or tricky situation. Overcoming stress successfully in daily
life plays a key role not only in our survival, but also in leading a successful
life. Here are some tips which I found helpful in dealing with stress before it
Develop a positive attitude:
One of the finest ways of tackling it is to looking on to the brighter side of life,
as it will give you mental strength and determination to take stress as way of life.
Start enjoying the situations which are not in your hands or are caused by others
to make things difficult for you as there is not much you can do about it. Try to
smile in tough situations as it relaxes all the major facial muscles. Have a good
laugh as deep as possible.
Discuss your stress situations with your family members, friends and colleagues
who are positive and supportive. Socializing regularly, participating in conversations
and sharing of deep feelings and thoughts always help to reduce stress to a great
Be more organized:
Try to plan a realistic schedule of daily activities that includes: time for work,
sleep, recreation, relaxation and to take care of personal relations and hobbies.
Hobbies are good stress busters.
It is always good to reduce time urgency. Don’t check your watch frequently. Try
to take things a bit slower or let them come on their own. Plan your schedule ahead
Don’t be extremely competitive:
No one can always win. Adjust your approach to an event according to its demand.
Every situation in life doesn’t require you to win or lose.
Diet and exercise:
Always eat balanced meals and that too on time and don’t ever skip any meal as it
will regularly give you energy you will need during the day. Exercising is found
to be the best stress buster. Try to develop a regular exercise programme. Stop
Take small breaks from work, deep breathing, Sit down or get up and go for a small
walk. Practice Yoga and meditation as they are really effective. Learn them from
experts before starting. A good sleep at night or small nap during the day is really
The advantages of managing stress well are:
You look better, enjoy life to full, feel happy, stay active and more over everybody
would love to come close to you to talk and you will be in better control of your
life and path you wish to take.