Everyone passes through these moments.
Moments full of stress.
More stress, more worries. It makes your life horrible. You can’t live this horrible life for long. Then what to do?
How to handle stress?
How you handle stress determines the quality of your life.
Don’t you want the quality of life?
Then read this post on how to handle stressful moments in life.
Stressful moments: Definition
Stressful moments cause stress. How do you describe stress?
Dr Hans Selye described stress as “the rate of all wear and tear caused by life.”
What can they cause?
If you can’t release them, they destroy the charms of your life. So you live a life of poor quality.
What do mean by the good quality of life?
It means you have very good health, positive and clear thinking, strong character but modest behaviour.
What do stresses do internally?
They affect the biochemical reactions within your body, increases your heartbeat, blood pressure, blood sugar, tightens your muscles, quickens your breathing, disrupts your metabolism so on so forth.
How did I handle the moments of stress?
Recently I visited a Factory at Coimbatore where I saw stress relieving of Fabricated Gear Box covers and castings. The stress developed during fabrication and casting processes, if not released by stress relieving impairs the quality of the products.
Similarly, human beings develop stresses during the different stages of our life journey. so from time to time, we must release these stresses from for our body and mind with the help of some stress-relieving processes.
In a particularly stressful situation, how I responded gives an insight on how to cope with stress in life.
When my elder son was fighting for life in ICU, we the parents practised chanting of OM mantra silently in the hospital. Why? It took our mind off the critical situation of my son. It relaxed our mind and body, reduced our worries and decreased our blood pressure as well. Consequently, it helped our hearts to beat with the regular rhythm. As a result, we maintained our calmness in such critical situation. When we became calm, we could think and view things more clearly. So, we decided not to shift my son to a better hospital. Then we asked for help from friends and relatives.
We approached the situation from a fresh perspective. How?
We used to focus on the smiling pictures of Mainak on facebook.
How did it help us? It created imprints of those smiling pictures in our subconscious mind. To put it differently, we indirectly ordered our subconscious mind to reproduce those pictures. As a result, my son recovered slowly.
The experts recommend regular meditation, exercise, positive attitude towards life and so forth to cope with stress in life.
How to handle in life
However, based on my life experiences, I recommend the following practices to deal with stress in life
- Chant OM mantra silently or in a loud voice.
- Maintain calmness.
- Practise positive affirmations.
- Order your subconscious mind.
- Believe that reality will change in time.