In this fast-paced and schedule-driven world of today, it has, unfortunately, become common for people to get stressed easily. Everyone is occupied with the concerns of their assignments and deadlines. And in doing so, they forget to pay attention to their very life process. So what is stress? Why does it happen? And what can you do to manage it? Keep reading to discover the answers.
When something happens in our lives that force us to go through unpleasant emotions like fear, anxiety, irritation, frustration, anger, agitation, etc., we are stressed out. It is in essence our body’s emotional response to an unpleasant situation.
Why this happens is because essentially, the particular event did not happen our way. Hence, our expectations are shattered, and our pre-made plans of action are of no use. Because of this, we do not know what to do and how to face the situation, which causes physical and emotional tension inside us.
It is unfortunate that a vast majority of people today are going under stress and other related mental health issues that stem from it. We are all so focused on our work, achieving the deadlines, satisfying other people’s requirements, etc. that we forget to look at what it is doing to us.
As a society, we have given so much importance to money that we are ready to do anything for it. it does not matter whether the job we are doing is causing us to stress out and the hard work that we are doing is draining our energy.
How to Manage It?
Many people ask how to manage their stress. The first thing to know about this is that we manage something that is worthwhile for us or matters to us. It can be our work, our hobbies, schedule, and health, whatever that is important for us.
Stress is not something that is worthwhile at all. Then why manage it? It is not something to be managed, controlled, or dealt with. It is something to be gotten rid of. People think that stress is a normal part of life because almost all of them are going through it and doing the same things.
Just because everyone is going through it, does not mean it is normal or a part of our lives. Do not focus on managing it.
Getting Rid Of It
As mentioned above, we haven’t paid attention to our very own lives in the pursuit of our work. In doing things we don’t like, just for the sake of money, we cause immense harm to ourselves and become ignorant of our lives.
To get rid of it, it is important to pay attention to yourself and see the consequences of what you are doing. See the hard work, time, and skill that you invest in doing something and the impact it is having on you. You will automatically know the cause of your stress and what to do to remove it.
Furthermore, it is important to note that in life, there will be many situations that will not go as you’re your expectations. Outside situations are not in your control, but what you make out of it is. The spiritual path urges you to manage yourself, everything gets taken care of.