Source | LinkedIn : By Kavita Yadav
Stress! What is Stress? Everyone now a days so commonly uses the term. Sometimes I feel as if it is available free, free, free.
You must be thinking what??? Have I lost it or am I under too much of stress. Well, let me first begin by giving the dictionary definition for the term Stress, “It is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.”
Yes, I am talking about this mental or emotional Stress and not about making a point either in writing or through speech (this also means to Stress)
Leave aside adults even children use the term stress so frequently and with such an ease. Don’t you think we are unnecessarily giving so much importance to a condition or state of mind, which actually is of no use to us? I know this point is debatable. However, if you look at the extreme side of the whole situation around you, you will find people simply giving in to stress. They talk a lot about it, read a lot about it, even discuss and debate about stress but actually do nothing to throw it away from their lives.
No, No, No, it does not mean that they are not aware of its adverse effects on their lives but they have accepted it to be that part of their being that now they have actually started enjoying living with it. I am not joking, not at all. They use it as a wonderful excuse for not doing things rightly or on time. Before you start preparing a counter point to it please introspect and spend some time to ponder over the point that I want to stress over here.
It is so easy to lead a happy, stress free life. I mean it and am a living example of it. It is not that I do not have any responsibilities or I do not have people around me for whom I am responsible and accountable or I am leading a life of a saint away from all the so-called worldly chores. At times, I too start feeling overpowered by this demon called stress. However, I am quick to become aware of it and pull myself out of it. I enjoy my life, do what my heart says without any guilt, and balance my both worlds – personal and professional with equal enthusiasm and passion.
How, I will share it with you. I assure you if you start taking actions and do these small activities, you will see the positive and healthy change not only in your own life but also in the lives of those around you.