July 1, 2009
Some Ways To Counter Tension And Stress
A philosopher of the Victorian era has said that a life is not complete without problems. Truly, problems are a part and parcel of one’s life. Everybody has his or her own share of problems. One cannot choose to bypass the problems and get away with them. There is only one way to overcome those problems, and that is to face them without even thinking of running away from them. This is a stark reality of life and the Almighty has supposedly given us no choice in this matter. It has been observed that childhood is the only phase of life when most of the individuals, but certainly not all of them do not have to face problems.
Generally, there are parents who can shield their children in bad times. However, when an individual grows up, that shield goes on diminishing. However, this is not all as bad as it may seem because it is only by coming out of that parental shield that one can become self-reliant, confident and ready to take on the world. In other terms, one gradually develops his or her own shield. It is during this time that an individual undergoes a lot of experiences, which ultimately occurs as wisdom for an individual.
The lifestyle or the way of living in this period of time can certainly cause stress and tension in one’s life. This is so because at this time, and individual has got most of the responsibilities such as maintaining a family, looking after parents and saving money for one’s own future. These factors of stress and tension, if prolonged can lead to an underrated performance levels in individuals and an ultimate failure if not recognized and treated in a proper manner. Some of the commonly known ways are to take a break from regular, monotonous work or if possible, some change in one’s style of living can be effective.
However, the most important and one of the most effective ways to keep stress and tension at bay are to be happy. A common indicator of happy people is that they are always cheerful. These days, even the pursuit of happiness is being commercialized as there are are various health clubs springing up which offer laughter therapy as one of their packages. The cost of these so-called stress-relieving packages itself can cause stress in individuals! It is not required to join any of these clubs to be happy, but by changing one’s own outlook towards life, one can remain happy for whole life.