So, for the last few days, you are feeling lethargic to indulge in fun and frolic even on the weekends. After returning home from the office, you are even finding it weary to smile back when your kids smile at you. Have you pondered what the reason behind this tiredness is?
Medications, long-term illness and poor diet are some of the common causes of weariness. And you donâ€™t suffer from illness, youâ€™re prescribed no medications to take, you follow a healthy diet; then, whatâ€™s exactly tiring you?Â Apart from the three, there is another major cause of tiredness. It is stress which is hampering your lifestyle.
Whether it is for your job or for something personal, it is essential to find out whatâ€™s making you stressed out. It should be your first attempt to feel better.
Exercise â€“ Feeling strong both mentally and physically is the ideal way to deal with stress. Engaging in physical activity helps to get in the right state of mind and it becomes easier to identify whatâ€™s actually causing your stress and then, come across a solution. Exercise is one such physical activity which may not overcome your stress but, itâ€™ll surely help you to clear your thoughts, stay calm and deal with your problems effectively.
Donâ€™t be Passive â€“ Youâ€™re stressed and this doesnâ€™t mean the end of your life. There is solution to every problem and you must take control of your situation. Cornering yourself from your family and friends, locking up yourself in your room, staying aloof and feeling lost- these wonâ€™t reduce, but increase your stress levels. Instead, do what makes you feel happy. Indulge in your hobbies. Talk to whom you are most candid with. Go for a weekend trip with family and friends to enliven your spirits. Set goals and take up challenges. There are so many good things to do in life. These will boost your confidence and make you strong emotionally.
Always remember passivity and stress goes almost on the same line. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Connect â€“ A problem shared is a problem half-solved. You can share problems only when you connect with people. Family, friends, relatives and colleagues are a good support whom you can turn to in the hour of need. Accompanying family members daily in household activities, involving in frivolous conversations with friends and laughing your heart out are some amazingly effective stress relievers.
Devote some time to yourself â€“ You need some â€˜me timeâ€™ when youâ€™ll just relax and rejuvenate yourself. â€˜Me timeâ€™ is the time that you spend with yourself only. Think about positive things, what you love to do, what youâ€™ve achieved so far, what you want to accomplish in future and what you want from life and so on.
Spending â€˜me timeâ€™ prevents the habit of working overtime.
Steer clear of bad habits â€“Â Escaping into the world of alcohol and tobacco is certainly not the way out. Instead of alleviating your stress, theyâ€™ll aggravate your situation by putting your health at risk. Smoking and drinking do offer a temporary relief but they can make way for a long-term health disorder.
Be a smart worker â€“ Many suffer from stress because their work has taken a toll on their personal life. If this is your case too, you must learn how to balance your work and family life wisely. For this, you need to be a smart worker. Prioritizing your job duties, paying attention to tasks that are most important and leaving the least important assignments to the last will make you a smart worker and a great family person.
Accept what you canâ€™t change â€“ You may come across difficult situations that arenâ€™t possible to change. In such case, it is wiser to accept things as they are and focus on those you can control. Being stubborn and making constant efforts to change things wonâ€™t generate any positive result.
Help people â€“ Look around and youâ€™ll find many people trapped in worse situations. Keep aside your problems and do what you can alleviate their pain and suffering. Youâ€™ll feel happier. Youâ€™ll feel satisfied with your life.
Stay positive and say goodbye to pessimism. Stress will fear to bother you.