Let’s Face Stress and Bust it!

meditation_sunIt’s almost the end of mid-term and many of us are already stressed. Most of us are stressed from increased assignments, the upcoming tests, or even because of running out of money for your spring break. Whatever the reason may be, one should know how to bust stress. Your assignments are not going to be cancelled; neither are you going to get money growing from trees. Life continues, what is important is to know how to manage stress. Here are some strategies to cope with stress:

  • Keep yourself near to nature and its sounds. Get some sunlight that may boost your happiness.
  • Get engaged in activities you usually love to do. Assignments are bothering you? You can take about half an hour off of your schedule to refresh and then start with your assignments.
  • Think about spiritual ideas or chants. If you usually don’t practice that you can think about some inspirational quotes.
  • Close your eyes and meditate. You don’t have to sit idle for 20 minutes, but just close your eyes, concentrate on your breathings, and imagine about a peaceful or beautiful place. Boost the imagery building up, it really works.
  • Take a bath. Do not forget to pick a scent to put in the tub, in fact some scents has those stress reducing properties.
  • Exercise; the healthiest and best strategy ever.

What not to do?

  • Cross out smoking and drugs. Avoid excess drinking and too much of caffeine.
  • Don’t ignore stress, face it and just bust it.
  • Don’t eat to deplete your stress levels. That can turn into a habit and get you more stressed with additional problems.
  • Don’t focus on the negative. Turn optimistic.
  • Don’t even think about hibernating, it’s going to make you more lethargic. So maintain your activeness.

No matter how stressful the situation is, you have control over it. It is your life and you can not be judged for it. So, try to tackle your problems smartly and keep the spirit going on. Just a few days before spring break and that will bust your stress.

Girija Ganeshan

Staff Writer

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