Recently I was stressed about what to write on my next blog. Nothing came to my mind. I kept trying to think by sitting in front of my laptop hoping that something would click and words would flow like always. But alas! I sat there for hours and nothing happened. Was I having the dreaded writer’s block? The thought itself stressed me out. I was planning to give up. With no ideas popping, what could I write? Eventually, I calmed myself by saying “It’s ok the idea will appear, I need to give it time.” The more I stressed the more I faced a blank page. So I gave myself a couple of days’ time. I tried helping myself by reading, thinking and seeing things with an alert mind. When I calmed, I realised I was stressing too much. The cause of a blocked mind.
To help yourself from stress one needs to relax. Take a deep breath and avoid imagining the consequences of your actions. The more you think, the more stressed you get.
When you keep reciting the mantra ‘I can’ things will work out automatically. Believe in the mantra that you recite, just the way you’ve been believing that the worst will happen. Now start thinking the reverse without wavering.
When you are stressed, the best way to relieve yourself is to go for a long walk. For some, cooking a dish is a stress buster. And for some, it is shopping! Music and meditation are the other sure-shot relievers of stress.
Not helping yourself when you are stressed can lead to innumerable physical problems. These are signals your body emits to say that all is not okay and you need to be wary. Therefore do not press your mind, don’t stress or remind yourself of things that hurt. Relax and give yourself time to get back on the road that was left halfway. Be assured you will be able to end the journey to your satisfaction, just don’t stress.