Tuesday, 17 April 2012


 hai! assalamualaikum =) 
today I want to share an article that I just read
I think this is the best time to share about this article with my fellow friends
this is because we are very busy with an examinations and due date for submit an assignments
and I'm sure that, most of students like to do their work last minute
they rushing to finish up their work and lastly got stress
so, please read this article 

Life can be stressful; sometimes you'll have to deal with ongoing stress positively. Stress can have a variety of causes such as family problems, job problems, financial difficulties, poor health, mechanical breakdowns, false expectations or even the death of someone close to you. It is important to recognize the causes (some stress is natural) and, if possible, take steps to deal with the root of the problem or do simple stress relievers like, squeezing a stress ball or taking a hot and relaxing bath. Ask for help from friends and, in severe cases, professionals

1. Take control of your life and take a moment to think about all you have been given and how blessed you are.
Be thankful for everything you do have in control and dismiss everything you don't. Be thankful for even the simplest things such as having a roof over your head, having a bed to sleep on, having quality food, warmth, security, and mostly good health. This is something that many people in the world don't even have so think how lucky you are.
2. Be aware of your choices; you always have a choice.
This is true for emotions as well as work. Sometimes you need to let your emotions out but still stay in control.
3. Say something positive to yourself as soon as you wake up every morning.
This will keep your energy and mind going.
4. Start every day with a reflection, spiritual or otherwise.
5. Set goals for what you need to achieve that day, then write a "to do list".
When writing your "to do list":
    • Know your limits - Be realistic about what you can accomplish in a day.
    • Prioritize your tasks and work to finish them starting with the highest priority (urgent/important).
    • Do your most unpleasant or most difficult task at the beginning of the day when you are fresh, thereby avoiding the stress of last minute preparation. Procrastination feeds stress!
    • Emphasize quality in your work, rather than sheer quantity.
    • Schedule your day and your stress as this can reduce the number of stressors you must juggle at any one time. Stagger deadlines for large projects.
    • Add some "breathing" space that will allow you time for "recharging" and creative thinking. You will also be better prepared when an unanticipated task arrives. Too much logical and systematic thinking creates stress - you need to give that part of the brain a rest and stimulate the other parts of the brain.
    • Review your goals at the end of the day and think about everything you have achieved. This is cathartic and will help you sleep better. Check off the things that you accomplished on the "to do" list.
    • Know your limits and do not push yourself too hard or beat yourself up when you do not achieve your goals. Tomorrow is another day, start writing tomorrows to-do-list before you lie down so that it is off your chest.
Much stress arises from feeling overwhelmed. Being organized and getting your priorities straight can help you break responsibilities down into manageable pieces and focus on the things that really matter.
7. Identify the things that put you under stress.
Make sure you understand why you become stressed so that you can try to avoid these circumstances.
8. Stop worrying about what you cannot change.
This especially comes with things such as politics. Learning to accept things as they are is an important coping mechanism, but not as easy as it sounds.
9. Take responsibility for making your life what you want it to be.
It is less stressful to make decisions and take action than to feel powerless and react to other's decisions. Decide what you want and go for it!
10. Treat your body right - You will have more self-confidence and energy, and be less likely to experience the physical side effects of stress:<
    • Eat a healthy breakfast and healthy snacks only. Your choice of food is very important when dealing with stress; stay away from sugary snacks and have unsalted nuts and fruit available.
    • Drink water it is the best beverage and stay off alcohol which always adds to stress one way or another. Caffeine is also known to raise stress levels, so again it is best to drink water.
    • Get fit. Exercise a little every day. This releases endorphins that can lower stress levels, also eat chocolate it also releases endorphins, but only in a small to moderate dosage.
    • Get enough sleep, and, if possible, get into regular sleeping habits.
11. Listen to music. Stress can inspire intense emotional reaction. Utilize it. Vent the spleen to a favourite piece of music and experience a happy release. Also, positive and relaxing music can be helpful.
    • Listen to calm and soft music. It really gets you relaxed and happy. Try listening to music with no vocals and pick music with instruments like the flute, piano, etc.

12. Use positive self-talk –
One of the first things you can do in facing stressful situations is to reinforce your resolve through positive statements such as, "I can handle this, one step at a time," or "Since I've been successful with this before, there's no reason why I can't do it again".
13. Rehearse (visualize) - When you know that you are going to face a stressful situation, rehearse how you are going to handle it.
 Picture yourself overcoming it successfully. Create a mental "videotape" that you can play over and over in your mind.
14. Visualize positive things; this does not take long but can help you regain focus.
15. Develop a sense of humour - One of the barriers to stress reduction is the temptation to take things too seriously.
It's okay to back off from your intensity and see the humour in life's situations. Laugh a little or better yet, laugh a lot! See the humour in stress.
16. Talk to friends
This is one of the most important things, as keeping things bottled up can only cause more stress.
17. Learn to say no; you cannot do everything you are asked.
18. Accept and appreciate the turmoil around you, without it there couldn't be anything you could call a good thing. Understand, that to feel frustration and anxiety only indicates your own humanity, and it's nothing to feel ashamed of.
19. Take a bath this will give you private time and relax the body.
20. Chew gum
It has been shown that the action of chewing can reduces stress; this is why many people who are under constant stress tend to overeat. Chewing gum is a healthier alternative.
21. Try some relaxation techniques or breathing techniques.
See one of the following articles for some suggestions on how to relax

22. Lie down on a bed with your eyes closed for a few minutes.
Try to let your mind go blank. You may eventually fall asleep if you are relaxed enough

Sources : http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-With-Stress

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