How to Maintain Your Mental Sanity? Job Stress Vs Life Stress

Life and Stress

Pressure, stress, depression are the new age labels for disease and are very common among people because of many direct or indirect factors. Western Analysts ascribed this stress to the modern city life. Psychological pressure builds up daily and makes us so judgmental, irritable, and causes us to have serious wrong interpretation about the outside world which can narrow itself to reach our families. Couples may break up, we may turn to crime, be neglectful and irresponsible, we may scream without a reason and erupt in tears. Hence, we should take a stand to analyse our inner feelings for a moment and extract some remedies out of this mess surrounding us. When the pressure reaches the peak, we automatically cling to our old beliefs, convictions, habits…etc so we should first detect our failure and foibles to be able to subjectively alleviate that stress.

Be flexible. While you argue, try to accept others’ views and meet them half way because in dispute and stubbornness lies the stress. So, if you’re right in what you’re advocating, fight for it but calmly and flexibly.

Be patient. When nothing rhymes out as you wish. When everyone including your family kept on criticizing you, don’t be frustrated and depressed. Reserve your right to defend yourself but practice to receive negative reactions and responses kindly.

Be open. Don’t attempt to hide your inner feelings of stress or anger but express them and speak of them and say you are able to face them. If you feel like crying, go ahead and shed some tears because crying is a great relief.

Don’t dwell on the past. Don’t remember your old bad days and experiences but leave that behind and think of other positive things. Don’t count what you lost. Cherish what you have and make your own present and future.

Smile. It improves your health, your stress level, because smiling tricks your mind to make you feel good. Also, studies show that smiling releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin. Those three factors are natural drugs to our bodies.

Be spontaneous. Don’t show yourself as an idealist or perfect. Avoid acting, incarnating other people or behaviors because being YOU is just healthier.

At last. Make sure to be spiritual and pray. Try to come closer to God because this will help you reach a state of self-control and help your body to stabilize. The impact is also effective on the body where the brain equally organizes the whole body.

I have read in the eastern beliefs that if you feel outraged and pissed off, change your posture to allow blood circulation to run smoothly. Viz, sit down if you’re standing; walk away from the pressure resource, or straighten up if you’re leaning. We can see much advice, interpretations, solutions coming from specialists telling us this and that, but what really matters is the person because the cure lies inside and we have to warn ourselves and grow awareness. I am known to lose my temper quickly, escalading those feelings of rage at really nothing. I sometimes get annoyed if the traffic signal turns red. This hysterical behavior may constitute a barrier with society!!! Anyhow, I don’t believe there is a definite cure for this up-to-date illness called stress, but I do believe there are some mechanisms that could help us remain calm to some extent, and here are some of them:

Be realistic. Don’t burden yourself with responsibilities or issues you can not handle and know that no one is perfect! Deal with your problems instantly with awareness.

Do one thing at a time. Accomplishing things makes you feel whole and satisfied. So, if you immerse yourself doing multiple tasks, you will hinder your job, fret yourself and generate pressure and stress.

Finally, those above mechanisms are just samples, and every one of us can come up with his/her own methods or ways to kill the stress. Just control your emotions before you regret by losing a loved one. Curb your responses, move slowly and breathe deeply. Step away from any reason or cause of pressure and always always repeat: I will become happy. I am optimistic. I am strong.

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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks Peggy, very sweet of you :)


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Your photos are great! I also loved the zebra one. All great advice in addition to the photos.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks Kirsa.


kirsa 7 years ago

I think this one is an excellent hub!!! a real stress buster.....


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

yes 3cardmonte, everyone can use some stress-keller :)

Wish you the best.


3cardmonte 7 years ago

excellent tips, I will try some of them as I do tend to get quite stressed!


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Good idea dear shibashake...


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shibashake 7 years ago

Very good advice. It would really be nice if we had some wearable device that could measure our stress (through pulse rate, etc.), and then alert us to it. When we are too stressed we would get an automatic phone call and start hearing Yanni :)


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks


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rashedalbattah 7 years ago

Great Hub!!!


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Right my friend RN4072, stress is our companion now :)


RN4072 7 years ago

You've provided some great advice, and it's coming just in a nic of time. As we become more and more advanced, our lives are fuller and fuller. There's very little time left to stop and smell the roses. Heck, there's very few roses.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Dear GeneriqueMedia, I'm overwhelmed... thank you very much. And I just have one comment on your comment: (Carpie Diem) or seize the day.


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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

Ohh! You've got my fav. HubNubbget this round thus far. I like everything here, its well written, and excellent use of pix. =)

"Be flexible. While you argue, try to accept others’ views and meet them half way because in dispute and stubbornness lies the stress. So, if you’re right in what you’re advocating, fight for it but calmly and flexibly."

Being flexible rawks! I try to see the best in the darkest of days--if someone, something, or what not screws me up I'll just tell myself "if this is the worst thing that happens to me today, I'm having a good day!"

Life's too short to stress. I've learned that in my equally short existance, through the worst of trials and tribulations.

But fear not, my fellow Hubbers and Humans...there's always a light at the end of the tunnel. And hopefully its not from a chu chu.

And one last life lesson:

"If at first you don't succeed, sky diving wasn't for you." =P

Great job shame, and welcome to HubPages!


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks k@ri for stopping by.

And yep dea Shirely, i did vote for myself :) thanks


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Shamelabboush, I understand the stress thing! Your advice is very good. Sometimes, it's hard to remember to stop and breath and switch mental gears, but it really helps.

Hope you voted for yourself in the HubNuggets hub!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

I have had times like that zebra, when things just start unraveling! Take a deep breath, move slowly and think positive thoughts...great advice!


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks for dropping by.


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paulkoson 7 years ago

Maintain Your Sanity

I like your hub. I think it very good.


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thanks to you all. This is a very nice site where everyone gets to read and meet new fabulous people like you.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I love that Stress poster you have in the beginning!


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Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

A Great hub.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

The zebra photo made me chuckle out loud.  We all need to maintain sanity in this crazy but wonderful world of ours.  But before I get carried away, I just want to deliver you the good news.  CONGRATULATIONS!  This hub is a hubnugget nominee!  What's that? Just click this link to know what it is all about:  http://hubpages.com/community/Writing-hubs-HubNugg

Don't forget to vote and help eveyone maintain a healthy perspective to life! Now go and join the hubnugget fun! :)

 


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Glad you liked it. Thanks


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rashedalbattah 7 years ago

I liked it, Realy interesting


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thank you Cindyvine. Appreciate it.


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cindyvine 7 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

Hey, some great tips here! Welcome to Hubpages!


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

Thansk dear Blondepoet. This is so nice of you.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Wow what a great layout, great info for your first hubs.Congratulations


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shamelabboush 7 years ago Author

True true :)


Cris Traspe 7 years ago

STRESSED = DESSERTS :-) Sugar makes you happy!!!

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