Debunking Stress- Stress Busters, COVID and How to Move On


We've all been there; it's difficult to specify the feeling of stress. When we say "This is burdensome", we may mean it stresses us. When there are a lot of things to do and when we have less control over events, we get tired, making the situation stressful for us. The emotions we experience when exposed to conditions that we find hard to deal with is influenced by stress.

 

According to Wikipedia, Stress, either physiological, biological, or psychological is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition. Stress is the body's method of reacting to a condition such as a threat, challenge or physical and psychological barrier”.

 

Doing things in the right amount is a treat! It's only poison if you take too much of it. Besides, smaller doses of stress may not be bad for you, a spot or two here and there can help you get yourself out of bed in the morning. You can damage your body and your mind if you're constantly under chronic or extreme stress, which lowers blood flow to the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and emotional-brain parts of the nervous system (limbic system). Your stress levels will skyrocket if you let these two systems compete for control.

 

ANGER MANAGEMENT

Beware when you find yourself being irritated by trivial things or when you become exasperated by trivial situations. Practice releasing anger through conscious decisions, like deciding not to let your emotions rule you, and being firm in the decisions you make regardless of the situation. Don't squander your energy on ideas that are not well thought out. Whether you like it or not, effective stress management is an effective stress reducing method. 

 

THE SOOTHING POWER OF MUSIC

Whenever you find yourself tense and overstimulated, try to relax and listen to soothing music. Playing mild music has a healthful effect on the brain and body, helps alleviate stress hormones, and has a favorable influence on the cardiovascular system.

Try listening to piano master Yiruma play River Flows in You, or alternatively, we recommend listening to ocean sounds or nature sounds. They have a similar relaxing effect to music; it may sound cliché, but it's true.

MINDFULNESS

In addition to exercise, there are many other factors in maintaining a healthy weight that influence your bodyweight as well. An increasing number of meditative and somatic approaches have used the concept of “mindfulness” recently.

Stress can be broken down into two main categories: mental and physical, with the system of yoga and Pilates being able to subdue mental stress and meditation able to counter physical stress. Now is the time to join a class.

 

For many of us, COVID-19 has upset our daily routines and has challenged our work for the loved ones. These changes can create a feeling of stress, dread and nervousness, as well as general uncertainty about this pandemic. These feelings are normal and after challenging times, people typically bounce back. Children and young people can react more strongly to COVID-19 stress and anxiety and are afraid they will get sick or loved ones. Take some time to speak calmly and assure kids that they can understand what is going on.

 

What people do, not only what they feel, influences their emotional states. To help people deal with stress, here are a few ideas:

  • Reach out to those that you're important in your life via Skype, phone, texts, or social media.
  • To stay informed, it's critical to trust accurate and reliable sources. Keep away from social media and news outlets that propagate fear or unreliable information.
  • Put the well-being of your loved ones first. Drink plenty of water, eat healthy, and rest a lot.
  • You should get in touch with the elderly or those with chronic health problems and offer to help. For example, volunteer to help do the grocery shopping, help with the medication, or other household tasks. As you deal with difficult subjects in person, stay at least six feet away, but keep in touch.
  • Be concerned or bothered to show kindness to those who may not have a support system or who are cut off from society.

Kindness may be all you can give in getting hold of, but it is all you can get away with.