Obviously, a person cannot escape stress. Lifes worthwhile accomplishments require dealing with stress in one form or another. It is not by avoiding stress but by learning to adapt to it that a person removes the basis for anxiety and lives happily. The real solution centers in the development of appropriate thought patterns and wholesome attitudes. Uncompensated stress has a physical component as well as a mental one. The person who has not learned to adapt to stress is not a healthy person either physically or mentally. The organs of his body react unfavorably to the unsettled state of his mind. Instead of resorting to medicines and other forms of drugs, there are wholesome and effective ways to deal with stress. These are as follows: Work and play balance The definition of work and play varies here. In fact, one mans definition of work may be other mans definition of play. Whatever a persons work happens to be, he should have some sort of contrasting activity each day from which he derives personal satisfaction. Allow time for wholesome recreation This can be in the form of playing with the children; some physical exercise such as swimming, cycling, walking, or participating in some active outdoor sport. Ones weekly program should be so planned that a block of time- at least half a day- is filled with pleasant activities that crowd out awareness of the weeks ordinary routines. In addition to the daily let down and weekly recreation, everybody needs a leisurely vacation period also at least once a year. Best results are obtained when this is in the nature of pleasant low-key outdoor undertakings. Learn how to relax momentarily Those whose occupations are strenuous or stressful should take time out for a few minutes two or three times a day to rest their brain, their muscles, o both. The best way is to lie down, close the eyes, and let the thoughts drift in neutral. One need not fall asleep during this brief period. The thoughts should be trained to ignore completely the days usual activities. Such a custom helps to rejuvenate depleted energies and enable s a person to start afresh. Once you are able to practice these, you would be able to know more about stress and find better way to combat it. Stress is only as good as how you are affected by it. So, it is best that you have to properly manage it.
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