Saturday, October 23, 2010

Aaargh! I'm so stressed out!!!

Assalamualaikum and a nice day to you all,

So, a lil bit dramatic on the title ain't it? There's something that I want to share with you all pertaining STRESS.

First and foremost, I'm pretty much sure that all of you know what is stress right? According to this link, stress is simply a fact of nature -- forces from the outside world affecting the individual. The individual responds to stress in ways that affect the individual as well as their environment. Some may take it positively while others may take it negatively.

What causes stress?
It could be divided into two; external factors and internal factors.

External factors may include the physical environment, including your job, your relationships with others, your home, and all the situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations you're confronted with on a daily basis.

Internal factors are nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, emotional well-being, and the amount of sleep and rest you get. To add up [just my opinion], the inner feelings that you think you could handle well,personally but lastly eat you simple words: BROKEN-HEARTED  [ hohoho]

Well, the specific details of stress could be found in the link I've given earlier and I don't want to bore you to death reading the same thing in S2S...The thing that I want to share is somehow, well....TIPS on how to handle stress? 

Bear in mind, I'm no expert but the tips are taken from various real-life experiences, not from me only but from the people I've known throughout my living years.

So, what should you do when you are down with stress?

Guilty pleasure

Heard of it before? I think this would be the most personal favourite by many people. Just go and do whatever that will make you forget the reason why you are stress. Examples?

- read a book  [ maybe lame for some but it works for others]
-ice-cream and junk foods  [ don't be a devotee of it though ]
- be spontaneous and go somewhere foreign  [ money-loaded? feel free to try out]
- take the LRT and buy a ticket to the last station and go back to where you've started  [ don't forget to bring along a book to read or a camera to snap random photos ]
-feed stray cats or visit the animal shelters [this one I read in one of my friend's blog...seems therapeutic enough]
-do some exercises, go jogging with your MP3 on, go rock-climbing, abseiling, you know, bungee-jumping [dies at the thought of it ]....something thrilling and gives you the adrenalin vibes  [ oh no, a sudden flashback of riding the deadly roller-coaster in Thorpe Park ]

what else eh?


-visit the orphanage and less-fortunate people [that way you'll appreciate life better]
-go to the park [ try finding a cosy one...don't wanna end up tighted up even more ]
-watch movies  [ please avoid teary-sad-dying ending ones ]
-dance to the rhythm of your choice  [ oh no, i mean like be alone first, don't go applying for So You Think You Can Dance pulak! ]
-play games

moving on to the most therapeutic ones:

-read the Quran, the stories of our Sahabahs and Sahabiyyahs
-play on Quranic verses or soothing nasheeds
-do additional prayers [solat sunat ]
-Seek forgiveness from Allah as the burden feelings inside you may be a sign of how far you are from Him T_T
-be content at the same time feel grateful that you are still alive and able to do things

Those are just some 100 from 1001 ways of how to handle stress [the non-scientific explanation way ]. Different individuals may have different ways on how to handle stress. One thing, don't let it EAT YOU UP  until there's no way out anymore....

Oh yeah, don't forget to SMILE ^___________________^.... the power of a smile is really enchanting you its the prophet's sunnah summore,right?

So, don't stress2 [ PCK sikit ] people or else pustule will haunt you down  T_T  [ konon2 nk bg nama sedap la ni..huh ]

That's all from me for today,



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