how to deal with stress

What is stress?

Posted On : 18 January 2017.

Posted By : Yogi Mahesh Chetan.

What is stress?

A business comparison to stress is demand and supply. Just like there should be a demand to focus on supply, there are reasons that create stress. Stress is the mental or emotional strain caused by demanding or adverse circumstances. So, there are factors that contribute to stress.

What causes it?

Causes of stress can be different from person to person. The causes can vary from: a busy work schedule, a demanding boss, relationship problems to health issues. What causes stress for one person may not cause stress to another. So, a bit of soul searching and mindfulness is required to really narrow down the causes of stress.

How to tackle stress with yoga

Whatever the cause may be, identifying the triggers is a good starting point to dealing with stress. Whether it’s a stress ball, a walk in the park, a mid day meditation session, identifying and taking measures to deal with stress is better than letting it affect your life.

A regular yoga practice and meditation can help you identify your triggers by making you more aware of your body and your reactions to situations. As it is with most things in life, if a person or a situation is constantly making you tensed, perhaps it’s time for you to move on. Removing yourself from toxic environments and toxic possibilities is different from running away from your problems!

Life can be challenging. And one should face life’s challenges and overcome them. However, health and quality of life also matter. You can’t win a race if you over train yourself and make yourself susceptible to injury. To win a race you need to be physically and mentally ready. So, the next time you feel stressed, take a minute or two and bring awareness to how it happened. Was it something that someone said or did? Was it because of your workload? It could be a combination or all because of the fact that you are unhappy about your life.

Lastly, don’t think of stress as a totally negative thing. Sometimes it’s an indicator that you need change. Maybe you need to change your lifestyle or your job. Or both! The important thing is that you recognize the cause and take steps to overcome it. You may be going through growing pains. So, the next time you feel stressed, take a deep breath and see what your body and mind is telling you. No one knows what’s going on inside of you than yourself!

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