Exercise increases blood flow to the brain which is good for us. Exercises also releases hormones, and stimulates the nervous system in ways that are good for us. Exercise produces chemicals in the body such as beta-endorphin, which is proven to have a positive effect on how we feel.
the brain, depression and stress susceptibility. Vitamin B1 deficiency is associated with depression and nervous system weakness .. B2 deficiency is associated with nervous system disorders and depression. B3 is essential for protein synthesis.healthy nervous system. .
to protect against stress too: it maintains a healthy immune system, which is important for reducing stress susceptibility (we are more likely to suffer from stress when we are ill, and we are more prone to illness when our immune system is weak).
Irrespective of your tastes, it's easy these days to have a balanced healthy diet if you want to - the challenge isn't in knowing what's good and bad, it's simple a matter of commitment and personal resolve. You have one body for the whole of your life - look after it.
Sit comfortably either on chair or in Sukhasana on the floor. Cross your legs, clasp your fingers. Take few deep breaths. Relax. Slowly close your eyes. Do nothing. Just watch within Watch stillness within. Relax. No analysis, no judgment, nothing.
When in doubt, practice the pause. When angry, practice the pause. When tired, practice the pause. When stressed, practice the pause. Breathe… Clear the mind… View from a different perspective… Smile… Laugh… Sleep… Dream… Even your heart needs rest.
Have thorough medical check up at frequent intervals
Mental Techniques…..Useful to avoid internal sources of stress,
(e.g., fears of flying, heights, public speaking, chatting with strangers at a party).
Repetitive thought patterns.
3 Worrying about future events .
4 Unrealistic or perfectionist expectations
Mental Techniques…..Useful to change habitual behaviour patterns that can lead to stress.
Habitual behavior patterns that can lead to stress include: • Over scheduling. • Failing to be assertive. • Failing to set and maintain healthy boundaries. • Procrastination and/or failing to plan ahead.
Time, and time again To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed his exams...
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby... To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper... To realize the value of ONE DAY, ask a daily wage laborer...
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet... To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train... To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided an accident... To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics...
work-related stress and it's beginning to affect, or already affecting your health, stop to think: why are you taking this risk with your body and mind? Life's short enough as it is; illness is all around us; why make matters worse? Commit to change before one day change is forced upon you.
6.forgive. This is the most powerful aid to peace of mind. We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We nurture grievances. This in turn results in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. This insult or injury was done once, but nourishing of grievance goes on forever by constantly remembering it. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive, Forget, and march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.
6.forgive. Two children playing in a park begin to argue. One says, “I hate you! I’m never going to play with you again!” For a few moments, they play separately, and then they are back playing together and sharing toys. How do children manage to be so angry one minute and best of friends the next? The answer is simple, - it is more important to them to be happy than to be right.
“ Please forgive me.” Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults, foibles and failures. A man should never be ashamed to own up that he has been in the wrong, which is saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
13- CRYING. Not much is known about the physiology of crying and tears, although many find that crying - weeping proper tears - has a powerful helpful effect on stress levels. Whatever the science behind crying, a good bout of sobbing and weeping does seem to release tension and stress for many p eople.