Follow These 4 D’s To Effectively Deal With Stress

There are various strategies for managing stress. If you constantly feel stressed, try this 4D method to manage stress.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Sep 28, 2020 13:53 IST
Follow These 4 D’s To Effectively Deal With Stress

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Is there any person who hasn’t felt stressed, anxious or retarded in the past few months? Probably no one is so brave and composed to not have gotten affected by the ongoing pandemic situation. Anxiety and stress have become a part of our lives. Stress is detrimental to mental health and anxiety affects the overall health. It is important to deal with stress because it takes your mental peace and physical soundness away. In this article, we will tell you the 4D method to manage stress. If you religiously follow these, you’d find yourself miles away from stress.

Deep breathing

Do you believe in the power of breathing exercises? If not, you must try deep breathing in times of stress. This is the best way to relieve stress and control anxiety in some minutes. Breathing helps in eliminating negative thoughts and allowing entry of positive thoughts through breaths you take. Whenever you feel low, sit down in a peaceful corner with your back erect and practice deep breathing. This would increase energy flow in the body and give peace of mind.\



Drink a glass of plain water. As you finish the glass, you’d feel cool and relaxed. It acts as a medicine for instant stress relief. Water helps in breaking the chain of negative thought while increasing hydration levels. Always drink water in the seated position as drinking water while standing up is bad, according to health experts. You can also have coconut water instead of plain water to get nutrients but do not drink any juice or tea or soda or caffeinated drinks. These would make your stress condition worse.

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Delay overthinking as it is the prime cause of stress. People who overthink situations often live a stressful life. Overthinking also triggers negativity which would refrain you from taking up any challenging work. Thus, avoid unnecessary stress and stop overthinking. Instances where these thoughts surround you and you are not in a position to address them or unwilling to pay heed to them, console your mind and tell yourself that there are other things more important than this right now that you need to address. Negative thoughts can wait. Doing this would strengthen your command on the mind and boost your willpower.

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The last D of this 4D method for stress management is 'distract'. The best way to keep oneself away from negative thoughts and deal with stress is to distract your mind. Attending to these thoughts would trigger anxiety and take away mental peace. Thus, distraction is the best feasible option. To distract your mind, you can do various activities that make you happy. It could be art painting or making crafts or sewing clothes or gardening to playing a musical instrument, etc. The list is never-ending. Just find what helps you disconnect with negativity and channelize your energy in a positive direction.

If you frequently deal with stressful episodes, this 4D method is surely going to help you fight with stress and anxiety.

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