Stress is said to be a silent killer and this killer is now days with almost every one’s life. it is a fact of life but it doesn’t need to be. Stress can affect both your body and your mind. People under large amount of pressure can become tired, sick and unable to concentrate or think clearly .Sometimes they even suffer mental breakdowns also. Stress is a kind of pain in negative sense. Generally we use this word when we feel that everything seems to have become too much we are overloaded and wonder whether we really can cope with the pressure placed upon us . Anything that poses a challenge to the well being of an individual is in tension. However it is positive in sense also as without pressure all our lives would become boring and pointless. But when the pressure undermine both your physical and mental health this is bad. It can be defined as body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. This can be caused by good and bad experiences of life. When there is something good and positive we tend to take this to complete something with an expectation that if we complete the assigned task something good will happen.   However when we are stressed that we will loose something then the same stress is negative for us and we tend to move to the dark situation of life. When people are stressed with something going on around them their bodies react by releasing blood chemicals into the blood and these chemicals give more energy and strength which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing if their  is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. There are no specifications through which there is stress but even sometimes you don’t know what has happened and you are into a mental stress totally tired and lost and you actually don’t know why. Many different things can cause stress from physical such as fear of something dangerous to emotional such as worry over family , job , your lovable ones and many things which actually come with every step of life as we move forward . There are almost four types of stress. One is the survival stress which we are able to digest when we are physically hurt but our body naturally responds to it with a burst of energy. Second one is Internal when you are caught with yourself worrying about things you can do nothing about or worrying without any reason or about the things we cannot control but ultimately we know or feel from inside that this will happen which is not good and in this situation this acts just a parasite damaging our mental bent and thinking ability with passage of time. Third one is Environmental stress which is a response to things around us that causes stress such as noise, crowd, pressure from work and family . Fourth one is Over work stress and fatigue and this kind of stress builds over along time and can take a hard toll on your body. This can be caused by working too much or too hard at your job, school or at home. Everyone is aware of the negative effects of stress as it decreases performance, potential, harms relationships and creates physical damage. In short it ruins life and curtails the enjoyment of life. God has given us this life to enjoy and do something good and we should not allow stress to damage our body and mind which the almighty has gifted us. But yes in this competitive and fast world one cannot totally escape this but yes we can manage this and this is known as Stress Management. Stress management refers to the wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling level of stress of an individual especially chronic stress which is essential for the smooth functioning of an individual’s life. Stress produces mental and physical symptoms in an individual distracting his life and makes life miserable and difficult. These include physical health decline and depression. The process of stress management is named as one of the key management process to a happy and successful life in modern society. Now days many stress management techniques are available some for use by healthy professionals and others for self help which helps an individual reduce their pressure level provides positive feeling of control over one’s life and for the well being of an individual . Some of the techniques of stress management are (a) Autogenic training (b) Social activities (c) Cognitive therapy (d) Conflict resolution (e) Cranial release techniques (f) Developing hobbies (g) Meditation (h) Mindfulness (i) Listening to music (j) Deep breathing(k)Yoga (l) Reading novels (m) Doing prayers (n) Physical exercises (o) Progressive relaxation (p)natural medicines (q) Time management (r) Clinically validated treatments (s) Proper planning and decision making (t) Spending quality time with friends and pets .

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tension is such a thing which cannot be completely neglected in day today life as now day’s life is not simple. From morning till the end of the day life is so fast and complex that we all are distracted by it at some point of our life. We all should try to manage it by some of the above mentioned techniques and through positivity and will power. Now days especially many corporate firms use stress management programs for employees who are having trouble adapting to pressure at the workplace or at home. Organizations feel that pressure is the biggest factor which hampers productivity and employees should be made tension free to give their hundred percent to increase productivity. So we can conclude that whether at family or at work place we all should fight this monster “Stress” and we all should make ourselves free from it to lead a happy and prosperous life.

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  • December 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

    At times it is good to be stressful as it keeps you focussed on your work but excess of anything is bad

  • December 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    For me, stress in no way is good. “PRESSURE” can be turned to good impact as far one’s efficiency is concerned. But when the pressure is overloaded it becomes STRESS.
    Sometimes when we don’t and / or can’t solve any PROBLEM, it turns to be stress. So handle any problem carefully and immediately till it becomes your “STRESS”.


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