In every day-to-day life aspects, stress has been noted to wedge its way in. With the ever demanding lifestyles, people are confronted challenges that make them fail to meet personal, family, career or business obligations. Stress is said to be highly pronounced among people and is part of life. People are constantly feeling threatened by the inability to mobilize personal and social resources to meet to demands. Stress is an emotional ill-feeling which is induced by the fear or threat of failing to achieve obligations. Due to challenging lifestyles, people must learn to cope with stress. Channeling the ill-feelings which trigger stress into constructive and objective aspects helps people reduce stress and its effects.
In the mental and physical relaxation, there is a reflexology or biochemical activity that takes place in the body by coordinating the body, mind and soul to produce calm, peaceful and sensationally comforting feelings. These feelings of calmness usually erode away the bad emotions and a person regains mental concentration and alertness (mental rejuvenation) as well as physical revitalization.
Imagery relaxation is also said to aid people do away with the bad feelings that evoke stress. This is practiced by imagining of beautiful, pleasant, breathtaking and safe scenes which overwhelm the bad thoughts and feelings. The ill-emotions faint away and the positive scenes occupy the mind. The result is happiness and positive thinking.
Often people are stressed because they have developed too much of negative perceptions. They view every aspect with some pessimism. This is a subjective feeling which can be turned into objective feelings. Positive thinking is one of the approaches which have received high response in mitigating stress. Negative thinking usually places one in constant threat of being stressed almost always. Positive thinking can be nurtured by learning to accommodate the ideas, views and expressions of other people, even if they don’t go along with ones wishes and opinions.
Listening is fundamental in understanding the feelings of others. One must learn to listen to other people. Building trust is also another way of developing positive thinking. One must trust other people so that they can also trust him. Trust cements a positive perception and one does not feel threatened by the ideas or actions of other people.