Stress is a part of our life and there is nothing that we can really do to completely do away with it. Don’t agree? An APA survey done in America showed that more than 4 out of 10 American adults had reported having increased their level of stress in the last 5 years. 4 out of 10 people said that stress affected their overall happiness. So, here it is! Stress does affect a great part of our lives and here is a short discussion on the different types of stress that we are naturally addicted to and how we can let go of them.
About 30 percent of the participants in the APA survey said that their stress levels had a strong or very strong impact on their health. Stress makes one feel fatigued, tensed, and obsessive and burned out. This further leads to malnutrition or obesity. One of the best ways in which one can get rid of physical stress is by letting the body to move around. You could hit the gym or take a walk a couple of times in a week.
One of the biggest reasons why we have stressed is because we try to control the outcome despite knowing that we can possibly have no control over it. The same survey found that money, economy and work were the most commonly reported causes of stress. To let go of this type of stress, do not compare yourself with other and focus on what you have and things that you should be grateful for. If you think that you have been envying someone too much lately, instead of pulling out differences, try to see what it is that you like in them and learn them.
We are fashionably living in a culture of deadlines, which makes us panicky at least a few days for some and weeks for others before an upcoming event. When you are experiencing such a time-related stress, take a deep breath and gulp down a glass of water. Imagine the water to drain out all the negativity that has been getting accumulated in your body and mind because of the rushing lifestyle that you have been living. You could also take a warm bath and watch the water flowing off and away from your body.
About 46 percent of adults who took part in the survey had lost patience or yelled at their partner, spouse or children when they were stressed in the previous month. Try to stay calm by avoiding reacting and getting defensive no matter what your partner does or says. Let the person complete talking before you respond. Stop trying to control relationships.
Sickness makes people depressed. So, every time you get sick, think about the positive things that your body is trying to do to get you back in shape. Tell yourself that you trust in the healing powers of your body. Sleep when you need to and participate in activities that make you energized instead of exhausted.
The key to letting go of all sorts of stress from your life is by pulling out the thought of control from your mind. Try to realise that you cannot control what you cannot mend and by that, we mean the future.