How to reduce Stress and stay Calm

Effects of excess Stress in the Mind and Body

Stress is a way one’s body responds to an unpleasant situation. Stress helps you to face day to day challenges, drives you to study hard for exams and conclude all that you want to achieve then. But if this pressure crosses the limit your body can handle, stress buildup can be really dangerous and can ruin the quality and the objective of ones life.

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleeping issues
  • Digestive complications
  • Memory issues and thinking problems
  • Weight snags
  • Skin problems like eczema
  • Autoimmune bug
  • Reproductive problems
  • Heart sicknesses
  • Any other kind of ache in the body


Symptoms of Stress overloading

When stress comes up to such a level that you are no more the normal person you used to be, it is high time to identify if you are overloading yourself with stress. Find out if you are experiencing any of the symptoms cited below:

  • Emotional symptoms
  • Depression, anxiety, agitation
  • Overwhelmed feeling
  • Annoyed, bad mood or an irritated feeling
  • Loneliness or feeling lonely
  • Other mental issues
  • Cognitive indications
  • Poor verdict
  • Constantly worrying
  • Anxious
  • Running thoughts in the mind
  • Lack of concentration
  • Inspecting only the negatives
  • Behavioural symptoms
  • Eating and sleeping either too much or too less
  • Neglecting their own responsibilities
  • Nervousness, habit like biting nails, pacing
  • Using drugs, alcohol, smoking just to relax oneself
  • Getting away from others
  • Physical symptoms
  • Pain
  • Dizziness or nausea
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Constipation
  • Swift heart rate and chest pain
  • Cold or flu often


What causes Stress?

Perceived and/or unfavourable conditions cause stress in life. The inability to access what you want or uncertainty is another reason to stress. An adverse situation, difficulties and unrealistic experiences in life all develop a stressful mind.


Ways to reducing Stress and staying Calm

The following are some of the ways that can help to reduce stress and approach a peaceful life:

1. Meditate

Meditation is an exercise one should practice for a few minutes every day. Meditation helps ease anxiety and stress. A research by Robbie Maller Hartman states the meditation helps in altering the brain’s neutral trails to make you more robust to stress. All is required, initially, is to close the eyes, sit straight, keep both feet on the ground and focus on yourself or on your deep breaths. Let the distraction be like clouds moving by.

2. Regular exercise

Regular exercise for a few minutes of the day can help reduce stress. Exercising helps improve mood and can make you feel happier. Dancing, running, walking, swimming is all a part of the exercise one should try.

3. Conversation with others

Talking to others can again be a stress buster. But a good choice of people is the need to get a resolution to the problem. Surround yourself with individuals who can be good listerners and ones who can pull you out of the situation. 90% of the time all one needs is a good lister, to vent tout the pent up emotions.

Spend time with the ones who do not make you feel like you have a lot of obligations in life. Chill out with them, go for a walk together, party, play and most importantly laugh together.

4. A Healthy Diet

Healthy eating is imperative. For example, if you eat some fatty food early in the morning, you will feel lazy for the entire day. This will stop you from working well ultimately putting you to through work pressure and STRESS. On the other hand, having fruits, high-quality protein and fats, vegetables are some of the options you could opt for. They just not make you feel fresh, they help you stay activated and ready to face the ups and downs of life.

5. Take rest

Sleep deprived people are most likely to get stressed compared to the other people. Though these people feel tired, they do not sleep either due to tension or due to some downfall in life. Even when you sleep, the stress is such that it, again and again, disturbs your sleep. It is vital to have a good sleep to get more active and fruitful for the next day. A good sleep works…

6. Break each task, if lengthy

Suppose you are stressed up with your exams or work at the office, all you have to do is cut down your work into small parts and then start working on the same. This not just gets you reduce stress but also yield better and precise results for each mini portion of work you do.

7. Take a break

Sometimes, to get rid of stress faster at a particular point of time, it is better to take a break. A break could refresh yourself with a number of things. You could make a phone call to your friends or family, watch some entertaining show, work on some other project and get back the present one later on.


Stress is a very common factor in our lives. Anything in surplus is never good to health, nor is the stress. Ensuing the stated approaches should surely help you get rid of stress and stay calm.

Aashish Nanda

I am not a Spiritual Guru. I am not a Healer. I am not a Coach. I am not a Transformer. After trying to define myself, with various labels, I realized that I am simply a Muser... I just pen down what appeals to me. Please consult a professional guide, in case you need any advice.

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