When we have been discussing an important topic about managing stress, I would like to shed light on some of the biggest causes behind this situation.
There is a famous saying in India.
The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself.- Ramakrishna
The same is happening in today’s modern world. People are running from pillar to post for seeking peace or happiness but ignore to look within. Do not cherish or appreciate what already they have. In fact, they are chasing after one thing to another and behaving like a machine. They ignore to listen to the alarm their body and mind continually give until it burns out. There are many people who have everything but lack of time to enjoy those things. They are exhausted but forget to press the pause button of life, that has a pernicious effect on their health. Unhealthy lifestyle is one of the main reasons for suffering. We should not ignore that our mind and body also need a break, in order to maximize their productivity and for a good life.
Have you ever noticed that the same job that makes some people happy, makes other distress? Why it is so? The answer is simple, a person who constantly looks at the clock rather than focusing on their work has picked the wrong career path. They feel stuck, trapped that often leads to boredom in life. They get home exhausted and mentally tired. it’s normal some of the time but if it most of the time, it’s a warning sign of being in the wrong career. So, the problem is not always in your job or business but what you make out of your life. So if you are suffering or struggling, then you are missing your real purpose.
People are broken within but put the fake smile all the time. They prefer to bottle-up their emotions that behaviour pushed them into the deep depression, and they feel overwhelmed. We always do what we have always been told, even at the cost of our own happiness.
Also, people are afraid of conflict therefore often avoid saying “No”. Many of us feel if we say no then people will stop loving us. But at one point in life, we have to set boundaries that require to lead a good life. Well, I am not saying that we should say no to everything but before accepting something, think about the implications. Living life what others want you to have is causes of grief, stress, anxiety, and many more issues.
There are countless reasons that spur negative emotions and create stressful situations. Think about what makes you unhappy and try to fix it. Do what makes you happy and spend some quality of time with yourself. If you love painting than do it or it could mean anything. For me, I love reading and writing my thoughts on the paper that gives me sense of purpose…In fact, doing something that distracts you from the stressful situation will help you to alleviate tension. And when mind and body work at their best, you can explore many ways to overcome the stressful situation.
Last but not least, social media has been linked to a higher level of loneliness, anxiety or depression. Now people, especially teens are more self-conscious than ever, because comparison takes place 24/7 online.
Feeling overwhelming for a long period of time can lead to many health problems. But stress can be good for you sometimes. Here, I am not talking about depression but stress.