How do you define stress? According to Paul (2015). Stress can be defined as “a condition of psychology strain occurring in people and animals, usually in response to adverse events and capable of causing symptoms and signs such as increased blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability” (p. 1). It can be show as a personal reaction to an internal and an external event or demand. There are many causes that can lead to stress such as family problems, financial difficulties, poor health or even the death of someone we love. It is important for us to recognize the causes of our stress, make progress to deal with the roots of the problem and try to cope with the sign of stress. Although it is hard for us to avoid stress in our life with so many of competing demands for our time and attention but here some of the way to overcome stress; exercise regularly, avoid negative thinking and get some restful sleep.
First and foremost, we should have to exercise regularly to overcome our stress. Physical exercise can reduce and prevent the effects of stress. We can do exercise at least 22 minutes daily (the minimum threshold for capillary development), three times per week. When we do the exercises, its can help us towards freeing our body from stress hormones and increasing our endorphins level. As for example, we can jog around a park about for 2 or 3 round and you can realize that after jogging you will feel better. We can also try to do yoga. Yoga can help us to ease our mind and relax our muscle from everything that burden us. But whatever we choose to do, make sure it is something that we enjoy and happy to do it so we are more likely to stick with it. Lastly, regular exercise can help lower our stress by releasing endorphins and improving our sleep.
Moreover, we can avoid our negative thinking. Focus on the positive. When stress is getting you down, take a moment to reflect on all the things you appreciate in your life, including your own positive qualities and gifts. This simple strategy can help you keep things in perspective. Prevent focusing on only bad things that happened during your day but consider the good as well. Every morning as soon as you wake up, saying something positive to yourself helps you to feels better. This also helps you to keep your energy and mind focused on positive thinking.
Furthermore, we should get some restful sleep to avoid our stress. A lack of sleep also lead us to stress. Restful sleep means we don’t have to think anything that happened during the day but we just have to sleep peacefully without any interruption. This is our time to catch one’s breath from all duty and recharge our batteries. When we do not get enough sleep, we would feel tired and it will increase our stress because it may cause you to think unreasonable. We should have the regular sleeping habits. Try to make it same every time you want to sleep at night or wake up in the morning.