Power over stress
Stress is one of the least noticed, but most effective in bringing the morale and enthusiastic nature of humans to the ground, making us feel we are wasting our time in trying to achieve that set goal. But little did we know that we have the power over stress. Let take a look at the analogy of a psychologist.
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience, as she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they would be asked the general question of “ is the glass half empty or half full ? “, instead with a smile on her face, she inquired “How heavy is this glass of water?”, answers called out ranged from 8 grams to 20 grams, she replied “The absolute weight does not matter, it depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I will have an ache in my arm.
If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed.
In each case, the weight of the glass does not change but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. The Stresses and worry in life, are like that glass of water….
Think about them for a while and nothing happens.
Think about them a bit longer and they will begin to hurt.
And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed and incapable of doing anything meaningful.
Excessive worries about our various challenges or unpleasant circumstances brings about stress, lets fight the nature of stress and worry in other for us to have a productive life.
Stress have no power over us, we only let it weigh us down when we give it attentionKanu Mike
Other ways to deal with stress
- Getting a hobby
- Finding a good relationship partner
- Getting a pet
- Talking to friends or Love ones
Getting a hobby
A hobby is a regular activity done for enjoyment, typically during one’s leisure time, not professionally and not for pay. Getting a hobby may seem like a challenging tasks, but it is not at all. you can pick up different hobbies that suits you best. This helps in keeping to away from over thinking about unpleasant things or worrying and in turn reduces your stress level. examples of hobbies are:
- Book reading
- Art & Design
- video gaming
Finding a good relationship partner
Finding a good relationship partner helps in reducing your stress level, as it it said that love heals the heart and brightens the darkest of days. Get love and also give love, it helps a lot to deal with stress issues
Getting a pet
From wikipedia, a pet, or companion animal, is an animal kept primarily for a person’s company or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock or a laboratory animal.Getting a pet is also a well know way of dealing with stress, these little animals have a way of brighten our day, you can decide to get a dog, an fish, a rabbit, a pet snake or any one of your choice. as long as they can keep you company.
Talking to friends or Love ones
Talking to your love ones or family member about how you feel or what seems to give you worry, can help a lot in dealing with stress , as they can give you listening hears and advice. Just make sure you find someone you feel comfortable with and relaxed to talk to.
A problem shared is often times half solvedKanu Mike