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Stress Management!

Effective stress management allows you to free yourself from the grip that stress has on your life, allowing you to be happier, healthier, and more productive. Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun – plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on. 

The two-hour session, centralized on the theme “Stress Management: Relief from Stress of Life & Work”. The session started with the introduction of the facilitator; Ms. Sita Bhandari, Psychologist at Koshish Nepal. KOSHISH is a non-governmental, nonprofit national self-help organization working in the field of mental health and psychosocial disability at the grassroots community level in Nepal.

The session delivered the following learnings;

Skills you have learned

  • Emotion Management
  • Stress Management
  • Productivity
Develop self-understanding about Stress

Self-understanding is defined as a clear understanding of one’s own personality, including strengths and weaknesses, thoughts and beliefs, emotions, and motivations.

Self-understanding is the first step toward manifesting your desires and taking control of your life. It enables you to see where your emotions and thoughts are leading you. It also enables you to gain control over your emotions, behavior, and personality in order to make the changes you desire.

Techniques of Stress Management

Stress is a major contributor to a wide range of illnesses and lifestyle disorders. If stress is taking a toll on your health, this presentation will teach you how to cope with stress and maintain good health. There are many techniques to manage Stress. However, if you use the basic stress management techniques listed below, you’ll soon find yourself free of stress’s suffocating grip.

  1. Deep Breathing
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Movement
  4. Positivity
  5. Self-care

Stress management can assist you in reducing stress and improving your overall health. We must keep in mind that we cannot change other people’s minds; instead, we must prepare ourselves to prove our point. Nobody is perfect, so don’t put yourself down. Always make an effort to practice various relaxation techniques. Always think positively and maintain a positive frame of mind.

Tips to Deal with Stress

We are all familiar with stress, unfortunately, it’s a fact of life. With the fast pace of modern living, it feels more and more difficult to keep up. Sadly, the adverse effects of stress are common and rising.

Here are a few tips to deal with stress;

  1. Recognize the symptoms of stress
  2. Take your time to enjoy yourself
  3. Schedule regular exercise, to help cleanse your body
  4. Give yourself time to relax & recentre every day
  5. Find someone to talk about your worries.
  6. Take your time to enjoy yourself

Overall the session helped participants to learn the best stress management plans and also helped to develop resilience and coping skills.