Stress is something so common for everyone.
Obviously you have been experienced exam stress in your school school days.
I think, school days stress are good, because they are actually force us to some extent at least to cram books at the night before the exam day which is somehow helpful to pass the examination.
A short term stress may be good for many people. But being stressed for long time will burn out you and bring you many health problems which will ultimately lead you failure.
So in today’s post, I’am going to talk about how you can keep yourself calm, happy and avoid stress in your upsc preparation days.
Why I hate being stressed
Focus – Stress won’t let you focus on your tasks that you want to finish. When you sit down to read history, you will start to think about geography.
Energy – As you loose focus, you will also loose your mental and physical energy.
Self confidence – Stress lowers your self-esteem.
Your impression – Many people think that good impression is all about having a pretty face. That’s totally wrong, A good impression is all about the confidence that you have on your face and how charming you are. Stress doesn’t make good impression.
And much more…
Here’s some ways you can get rid of your stress.
Explore morning sun
Sun is a powerful weapon 🌞
According to mirror publication,
SUNSHINE boosts levels of serotonin – the body’s natural happy hormone. That’s why we tend to feel happier and more energetic when the sun shines. Regular sun can stave off moderate depression, particularly if combined with exercise, such as a walk in the park. It’s also been shown that exercising outdoors creates more endorphins in the body than exercising indoors.
Particularly its better if you explore sun early morning between 6 am to 7:30 am. Just a 30 minutes daily morning session is enough.
But if you can’t dedicate a session. Try to brush outside in balcony or Terrace.
Meditation isn’t a rocket science.
You don’t need to go any classes to learn meditation.
You can do it in your chair as you sit. Just close your eyes and breathe in deeply and let it out slowly.
Whenever you’re stressed, just close your eyes; breathe in and breathe out, but deeply and slowly. That’s it.
The benefits of yoga are limited to the sky.
You don’t need to do complex yoga positions as professional do. A simple 3 or 4 positions is enough to reduce your stress and increase concentration.
Here’s the list of simple yoga positions to get you started.
Skip the junk food
This is big. Because many of us eating excessively unconsciously.
The more you eat, the more stress you will get. The more you’re stressed, the more you will eat. It is a vicious cycle.
In India, there is no limitation when it comes to junk food. Every state has its own variety.
Researchers found, junk food consumption increases the level of chronic stress tremendously. Over the time it also causes overweight, physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation and a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
It makes no sense to spend your money to eat this unhealthy junk foods.
One thing that improved my career over the years is having some hobbies that I could rely on whenever I bored, stressed or burned out.
It could be anything like taking a little walk, bike riding, watching ted talks on youtube or your favorite tv series, reading etc.
But make sure that you don’t spend excessive time on your hobbies. The purpose of taking breaks is to relax your mind and regenerate your body energy.
You don’t need to do everything that said in this article. No one has time and will power to do everything perfectly.
Just pick 1 or 2 things and implement them gradually.
Observe yourself that what makes you stressed, stop pushing so hard when you’re tired.
Also remember you can’t achieve anything without stress. A body builder can’t build his muscles without putting stress on them.
Remember this quote,
Life doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger