Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird?s throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
But winter and rough weather
Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer of mind destroy;
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy.
Its simple. Just read the above lines again and again, and get at the meaning of the words, through your heart!
Step 2: Introspect
What is stress?
Stress is the state of your mind!
What is mind?
Mind is a bundle of thoughts.
When your mind unnecessarily ponders about the bundle of thoughts, stress takes control of your personality!
What is the solution then?
The stressful thoughts will have to be changed to sincere and pleasing thoughts- and as the wise saying goes:
When the Thoughts are changed, the Mind is changed,
When the Mind is changed, the Man is changed,
When the Man is changed, the Society is changed,
When the Society is changed, the Nation is changed,
And when the Nations change for the better, we say there is plenty and prosperity all over the world!
It is so simple-oh, man, you have complicated the issue, beyond the tolerable proportions and that is the reason for your stress!
Step 3: The modern stress management techniques:
All the modern stress management techniques, the lengthy lectures on causes of stress, the bulky books on the subject, become a kindergarten stuff, as compared to your ability to control your mind. When you establish control on the rapid and agile movements of the mind, where is stress?
Do not think that by controlling the mind, you are curbing its normal and useful activities. It is just like the horse, galloping ahead, but well-controlled by the jeans!
If the stress is related to your health, it is another matter, it needs to be tackled in consultations with health professionals and good psychologists. Severe health problems, combined with stress, can be fatal also. Share your views, sorrows and health related concerns with your friends and well-wishers. You may get valuable advise and unburdening the stressful thoughts in your mind, will itself relieve you to a great extent!
The mind tools, thus, have a definite role to play in taking the stress out of your personality.