Stress Management: 4 Strategies You Deal With That Properly

Stop Stressing

Stop Stressing

How is stress beneficial?

Are you kidding? Let me explain on this. You see, stress is a “double edged sword” when it comes to brain health, this feature makes stress management very important. The kind of stress you experience in daily life like while preparing for exams, facing the deadlines of an important task and narrow escape during an accident etc. can actually help improve the learning and problem solving abilities of our brain.

Brain, like all other natural things, has the ability to adapt to the changing environment. So, when you face any threat, danger or stressful condition then human brain starts to function at a much faster rate to come to a logical solution to the problem.

During stress conditions, human brain releases a hormone called “glucocorticoids”. This hormone increases the supply of nutrients to brain and help it work in an efficient way.

Stress also helps you remember important events of your life. For example if you have been in a road side accident then you would remember that event vividly as compared to other activities performed on that particular day. So, stress helps in the consolidation of memory as well.

Stress Management

Stress Management

How is stress harmful?

Management of stress is necessary because there are more harmful effects of stress on brain health as compared to its beneficial effects. During the periods of chronic and repeated stress, human brain cannot control the levels of “glucocorticoids” produced in the body. The uncontrolled production of this hormone starts to affect the memory and behavior control centers of brain.

It makes a person agitated, angry, with impaired learning and problem solving skills, restless, delusional and it makes difficult for him to concentrate on the give task.

How to manage stress?

Stress management is important as it gives you a sense of control over your life. Stress management helps to improve the working, sharpness and responsiveness of your mind. Stress can be managed in following basic ways:

Strategy # 1:

The first strategy of stress management includes avoiding anything that causes stress. It involves:

  • Avoid discussion with people that worsens your stress.
  • You should avoid getting into arguments that make you agitated and stressed.
  • Try to know your limitations. Never strain yourself in doing a task that is beyond your power or control.
  • Take control of your environment by switching off the TV or anything that induces stress.
Stress Management Strategies

Stress Management Strategies

Strategy # 2:

Another important strategy in stress management includes making time for fun and relaxation. It can be done in following manner:

  • Don’t stress yourself with excessive work load. Always give away some time for fun and relaxation.
  • Try to be social. Make good ties with your friends, family and neighbors. It will help you manage your stress.
  • Don’t try to be extra serious all the times. Try to smile and add humor to your routine conversations.
  • Try to adopt a hobby that makes you feel good. It might include playing golf, hanging out with friends, gardening etc.

Strategy # 3

Adopting a healthy life style is another important strategy in stress management. These tricks of stress management include:

  • Try to exercise regularly. Exercise helps improve both your physical and mental health.
  • Always eat a healthy diet. Try avoiding junk food and add food stuff like vegetables and fruits in your diet.
  • Try relaxing activities like yoga, meditation and aerobics.
  • Reduce the consumption of sugar and caffeine. Use natural alternatives like honey.
  • Always get a proper good sleep. Make a “go to sleep” and “get up” time.
  • Avoid consumption of drugs, medicines, alcohol and sedatives.

Strategy # 4

Change in way of handling situations can help in stress management.

  • Manage your time in a better way. Spend more time in productive activities.
  • Try to compromise over different issues.
  • Always think of the bright side of the issue.
  • Try to express your feeling rather than suppressing them.
  • Don’t always seek revenge. Try to forgive others’ mistakes.
  • Don’t try to control the uncontrollable things.

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