How to De-stress a Stressed Life?

Too busy to find some time out for yourself? You may be heading to stress. BEWARE! Dr. Chandra Shekhar exposes some of the significant elements of stress which could verily help to change your life from being stressful to cheerful.

What is stress?

Stress is the body’s physiological response to something that makes us feel threatened or upset in some way or the other. It has become an unavoidable factor to deal with in our everyday life. Stress inculcated in a limited amount is helpful – it keeps us focused and makes you feel energetic, but beyond a certain limit, it can be harmful for our body.


What are the common causes of stress?

  • Financial irregularity
  • Workplace stress
  • Strained relationships
  • Different food habits (indigestion)
  • Diseases


What are the characteristics of stress?

  • Change in normal behavior (attitude)
  • Sudden mood swings (too happy or too sad)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Being socially aloof
  • Getting easily frustrated


What are the symptoms of stress?

  • Being lethargic or anxious
  • Increased heart rate (palpitation)
  • Cold and sweaty hands
  • Muscle cramps
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased or loss of sexual activity, lack of sexual desire
  • Tremors (trembled hands)


What are the prolonged side effects of stress?

  • Severe depression and anxiety
  • Aloofness
  • Severe cardiac problems (increased blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, paralysis)
  • Effect on daily eating habits (increased or decreased diet)
  • Heartburn due to gastritis
  • Disruption of regular bowel habits (irritable bowel syndrome)


How to get rid of stress?

  • Identifying the cause of stress (focusing on the cause, carrying out tasks you love to perform)
  • Letting go your ego (acknowledging and rectifying your mistakes, learning from them)


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