Put that stress to restOct'18
Stress is like part and parcel of our daily lives now. That’s because we
are playing multiple roles and multi-tasking on-the-go. Working longer hours
and spending more times on smart devices rather than fitness, has made us
prone to unhealthy lifestyles. This situation becomes a perfect breeding
ground for stress.
- 57% of workers in the corporate sector reported an increase in stress
over the last two years
- 46% of the workforce in firms in India suffer from some form of stress
- 43% had a skewed BMI
- 30% have diabetic risk
- Another 30% with hypertension
So what causes this stress?
For one, when there are more tasks than you can handle on the plate, it
creates tension and anxiousness. This can be on a physical, mental or emotional
Stress has its ups too
Stress can also be good, provided it is channelized in the right way. Many
athletes are stressed or nervous before a race but then it helps them focus and
Consistent stress takes a toll
Stress over a long period of time can create an unhealthy mind and body. This
includes tiredness, mental block, body ache and sleeping disorders. It can even
worsen your existing health conditions and immune system.
Here’s how to deal with stress?
Make time on your side
Manage your time and tasks by creating a schedule. Complete the most
important tasks first.
Clear out your mind
Prioritize your long-term goals and list them down to get clarity and reduce
Relax and unwind for a bit. Rest well and change your lifestyle habits like
cutting down on smoking and drinking.
Keeping thing inside yourself add negativity and stress. As much as possible,
put your point forward with a pragmatic and positive approach.
Exercising is a great stress buster. And by that, we don’t mean going to the
gym. Just 30 minutes of walk is good to start with.
Try meditation and yoga to beat that stress.
Pick up a hobby
Everyone has certain passions or hobby and once a while it’s good to pursue
them as they have shown to reduce stress. Be it music, painting or even writing.
Spend quality time with friends and family as they can guide and support you,
which reduces stress.
If you are looking for professional advice, opt for
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offers Behavioral Assistance Program. It covers three counselling sessions
(through telephonic mode) to provide support, be it pre-marital matters,
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