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Stress Management

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the stress levels are increasing throughout the world. It is due to the fear of pandemic and the associated economic problems. Economic problems are increasing due to the loss of wages, employment and financial losses. School enclosure and social distancing is also playing its rol     e in increasing the stress levels.

At this time there is need for stress management, while staying at home one need such techniques which could help manage it carefully. We are presenting here something which you can do every day to manage the stress level.

Stress produces numerous physical and mental symptoms which vary according to each individual’s situational factors. These can include physical health decline as well as depression. The process of stress management is named as one of the keys to a happy and successful life in modern society. Although life provides numerous demands that can prove difficult to handle, stress management provides a number of ways to manage anxiety and maintain overall well-being.

Many practical stress management techniques are available, some for use by health professionals and others, for self-help, which may help an individual reduce their levels of stress, provide positive feelings of control over one’s life and promote general well-being. Following is a technique which can help many people. It is easy and everyone can do it at home.

Identifying the sources of stress

First of all you will have to identify the sources of stress. This can be done best by taking a paper and writing down all the things which are causing the stress. After making a list you will already be feeling better.

Now as a next step start identifying on the things you have some control, the things you cannot control, and the things which you can control by changing your attitude towards these things. This can be done by making a table like this:

Sources of stressFull controlSome controlNo control

When you have prepared this table you will be in a position to control some of the reasons off stress, which will in turn lower the stress level.

At the same time do the following:

  1. Remain active while you are maintaining social distancing. You can engage yourself in household chores, or can cook a new dish for the family, can watch a movie, play with kids, walk on the roof, read a book, can write daily diary etc.
  2. Do some exercise? There thousands of exercises available which can be done without going outside. I will say yoga is the best.
  3. Pray to God and ask for peace;
  4. Complete your pending work;
  5. Spend time with your family, play indoor games etc.
  6. Use Epsom salt every day, soak your feet, it will help you manage the stress level.

I am sure that this technique will help all.

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