I know am too late to post this but I remain very much occupied these days.Well, the passion for writing is never gonna end. The lessons of life gets beautifully portrayed through poems and sharing experiences. It has acted as a stress buster for me. Always ready to make me feel better. I thank WordPress for making such a platform,for encouraging young writers and poets to share what they feel. Its really a proud moment for me to complete 2 years of blogging and reaching the milestone of 100 posts. And I thank all my followers for their love and support. 🙂
“Stress- a psychological state of emotional strain or tension.”
It’s a common condition faced by most of the people in today’s life. Poor work-life balance, emotional hardships, job issues, family problems are major causes of stress. When your heart gets involved, you mentally get weakened which results into stress. But the worst part of stress is that it kills you before any acknowledgement and you become its victim. Its like a monster that eats up your body, mind and soul.
Do you know how stressful a stress can be? I myself didn’t realized it until I had to go to doctor. It was a condition of preponed menstrual cycle. I never knew stress can be so destructive that it will slowly start weakening me from inside. But I had to face its consequence. I am still on the medication and hopefully condition will be under control. So beat the stress before it starts beating you. The best ways to do so and the ones which worked in my case are:
- Stay happy and cheerful.
- Don’t worry about anything because its not the end of the world.
- Take breaks in between. Relax.
- Speak out your heart. Share it with your family and friends.
- Pursue your hobbies as they act as stress busters.
You can find your own ways to deal with it but its good that you tackle it as early as possible. This drives me to write a haiku on stress. It goes this way…
Giving killer shocks-
poisoning the mind and body
Its a deadly stress.
As a famous quote says, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending….” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.
1. Stop spending time with the wrong people
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You don’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
2. Stop running from your problems
Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We are not supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
3. Stop lying to yourself
You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not
One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
7. Stop trying to hold onto the past
You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
8. Stop being scared to make a mistake
Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success. You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
9. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes
We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
10. Stop trying to buy happiness
Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.
11. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness
If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else
12. Stop being idle
Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.
13. Stop thinking you’re not ready
Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.
14. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons
Relationships must be chosen wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company. There’s no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.
15. Don’t reject new relationships because old ones failed
In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
16. Stop trying to compete against everyone
Don’t worry about what others doing better than you. Concentrate on beating your own records every day. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
17. Stop being jealous of others
Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”
18. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself
Life’s curve balls are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you. You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough. But reflect back on those negative curve balls thrown at you in the past. You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation. So smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.
19. Stop holding grudges
Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself! And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too. If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.
20. Stop letting others bring you down to their level
Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise .
21. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others
Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway. Just do what you know in your heart is right.
22. Stop doing the same things without taking a break
The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
23. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments
Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
24. Stop trying to make things perfect
The real world do not reward perfectionists; it rewards people who get things done.
25. Stop following the path of least resistance
Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Don’t take the easy way out. Do something extraordinary. Make it phenomenal.
26. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t
It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
27. Stop blaming others for your troubles
The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.
28. Stop trying to be everything to everyone
Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out. But making one person smile CAN change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus.
29. Stop worrying so much
Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time? Three years? Five years?” If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.
30. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen
Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.
Every human being is an idealistic creature by nature.Everyone tries to find his ideal goal, one which is the very best for him. Hard work and perseverance are absolutely necessary for it.Winning and losing is a part of life.;neither is permanent. Today’s victor is tomorrow’s or yesterday’s loser and today’s loser might well be champion next year or the year after that.While we are fully aware of this, we continue to crave for victory and live in dread of losing.Living in constant fear will worsen the situation.
The best formula is: Try, try by all means to achieve the very best…but somewhere along the course of life,often having exhausted human possibilities,one must sit back, get detached from the outcome of one’s efforts and accept the second best gracefully.Don’t associate it as the price to pay for your failure. Accepting second best is not accepting the failure…in fact…it is postponed success.It is the competitive world and this could be formidable obstacle to everyone getting the very best in life. We have numerous instances where students commit suicide because they didn’t live up to their expectations. So be realistic and live tension free life. So it’s not about setting for less ;its about realizing that what you have is in fact the best and you should make the most of it. 🙂