Enjoy Stress!

The mention of the word 'Stress' itself spouts out feelings of pressure, tension, strain, etc. However, as per the Hungarian Scientist Hans Seyle, the first person to recognise the results of Chronic Stress- "Stress itself is neither good nor bad; it is simply challenging." He believed that without stress, life would be so unexciting, a monotonous routine of the same things over and over again. He has written a book on how to enjoy stress. Yes, you read it right- Enjoy Stress!!


On the contrary, what happens with us? Due to stress, we suffer badly at both- the physical and psychological dimensions. How? Throw a glance at some of the symptoms listed below and see if you are able to correlate with them...


PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:

  • You feel tired when you wake up in the morning even if you've taken a good night's sleep
  • You have difficulty sinking into sleep and subsequently...
  • You often have headaches; your blood pressure is...
  • You need constant supply of coffee/tea and...
  • ...

PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS:

  • You are easily offended
  • You are dull and depressed
  • You often have nightmares. You sometimes have an intense longing to cry
  • You find it difficult to concentrate

In the present day world, the word 'Stress' has taken on such negative meaning. ...

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In earlier times people worked hard during the day but incorporated time for meals, prayers, etc. ... But today life seems to be more like a 24 hours emergency. Meetings, home, kids, neighbours, assignments, traffic, etc. etc. ...non-stop work... non-stop tensions!

When stress becomes chronic, there is no relaxed state. ...

But Hans Seyle feels stress can be enjoyed. ...For stress to feel like an enlivening challenge instead of crippling drain, the solution lies in... How can this be done? To know this and furthermore, read the complete article in June'15 edition of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine.

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