Stress (तनाव) in psychology, is a feeling of strain and pressure, which is a type of psychological pain. Small amounts of stress may be desired, beneficial, and even healthy. Positive stress helps improve athletic performance. It also plays a factor in motivation, adaptation, and reaction to the environment. Excessive amounts, however, may lead to bodily harm. Stress can increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, ulcers, and mental illnesses such as depression and also aggravation of a preexisting condition. Having considered the stress a risky psychological condition, Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System appeals to our valuable readers to read this article and learn how to stay stress-free with Siddha energy remedies.
Stress Definition (तनाव की परिभाषा)
In medical or biological context stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure). Stress can initiate the “fight or flight” response, a complex reaction of neurologic and endocrinologic systems.
Types of Stress (तनाव के प्रकार)
Acute stress (तीव्र तनाव)
Acute stress is the most common type of stress. It’s your body’s immediate reaction to a new challenge, event, or demand, and it triggers your fight-or-flight response. As the pressures of a near-miss automobile accident, an argument with a family member, or a costly mistake at work sink in, your body turns on this biological response.
Episodic acute stress (प्रासंगिक तीव्र तनाव)
When acute stress happens frequently, it’s called episodic acute stress. People who always seem to be having a crisis tend to have episodic acute stress. They are often short-tempered, irritable, and anxious. People who are “worry warts” or pessimistic or who tend to see the negative side of everything also tend to have episodic acute stress.
Negative health effects are persistent in people with episodic acute stress. It may be hard for people with this type of stress to change their lifestyle, as they accept stress as a part of life.
Chronic stress (चिर तनाव)
If acute stress isn’t resolved and begins to increase or lasts for long periods of time, it becomes chronic stress. This stress is constant and doesn’t go away. It can stem from such things as:
- Dysfunctional family
- Unhappy marriage
- Bad job
Chronic stress health risks include:
Causes of Stress (तनाव के कारण)
Neutrality of stressors (तनावों की निष्पक्षता)
Stress is a non-specific response. It is neutral, and what varies is the degree of response. It is all about the context of the individual and how they perceive the situation. Selye defined stress as “the nonspecific result of any demand upon the body, be the effect mental or somatic.”
Types of stressors (तनाव के प्रकार)
A stressor is any event, experience, or environmental stimulus that causes stress in an individual. These events or experiences are perceived as threats or challenges to the individual and can be either physical or psychological. Researchers have found that stressors can make individuals more prone to both physical and psychological problems, including heart disease and anxiety.
This type of stressor is unforeseen and unpredictable and, as such, is completely out of the control of the individual. Examples of crises and catastrophes include:
- Devastating natural disasters, such as major floods or earthquakes
- Wars, etc
Though rare in occurrence, this type of stressor typically causes a great deal in a person’s life. A study conducted by Stanford University found that after natural disasters, those affected experienced a significant increase in stress level.
Combat stress is a widespread acute and chronic problem. With the rapid pace and the urgency of firing first, tragic episodes of accidentally killing friendly forces may happen. Prevention requires stress reduction, emphasis on vehicle and other identification training, awareness of the tactical situation, and continual risk analysis by leaders at all echelons.
Major life events (प्रमुख जीवन की घटनाएँ)
Common examples of major life events include:
- Going to college
- Death of a loved one
- The birth of a child
- Moving houses, etc
These events, either positive or negative, can create a sense of uncertainty and fear, which will ultimately lead to stress. For instance, research has found the elevation of stress during the transition from high school to university, with college freshmen being about two times more likely to be stressed than final year students. Research has found major life events are somewhat rare to be major causes, due to its rare occurrences.
Daily hassles (दैनिक परेशानियां)
This category includes daily annoyances and minor hassles. Examples include: making decisions, meeting deadlines at work or school, traffic jams, encounters with irritating personalities, etc. Often, this type of stressor includes conflicts with other people. Daily stressors, however, are different for each individual, as not everyone perceives a certain event as stressful. For example, most people find public speaking to be stressful, nevertheless, a seasoned politician most likely will not.
There are three major psychological types of conflicts that can cause stress:
- The approach-approach conflict occurs when a person is choosing between two equally attractive options, i.e. whether to go see a movie or to go see a concert.
- The avoidance-avoidance conflict occurs where a person has to choose between two equally unattractive options, for example, to take out a second loan with unappealing terms to pay off the mortgage or to face foreclosure on one’s house.
- The approach-avoidance conflict occurs when a person is forced to choose whether or not to partake in something that has both attractive and unattractive traits – such as whether or not to attend an expensive college.
Travel-related stress results from three main categories: lost time, surprises and routine breakers.
Ambient stressors (परिवेश तनाव)
As their name implies, these are global low-grade stressors that are a part of the background environment. They are defined as stressors that are “chronic, negatively valued, non-urgent, physically perceptible, and intractable to the efforts of individuals to change them”. Typical examples of ambient stressors are air pollution, noise, crowding, and traffic. Unlike the other three types of stressor, ambient stressors can negatively impact stress without conscious awareness. They are thus low on what Stokols called “perceptual salience”.
Organizational stressors (संगठनात्मक तनाव)
Studies conducted in military and combat fields show that some of the most potent stressors can be due to personal organizational problems in the unit or on the home front. Stress due to bad organizational practices is often connected to “Toxic Leadership”, both in companies and in governmental organizations.
Physical effects of Stress (तनाव के शारीरिक प्रभाव)
The body responds to stress in many ways. Readjusting chemical levels is just one of them. Here are some examples of adjustments and changes.
Evidence for a link between stress and cancer is unclear as of 2019. This can be due to practical difficulties in designing and implementing adequate studies. Personal belief in stress as a risk factor for cancer was common in the UK, though awareness of risk factors overall was found to be very low.
Sleep allows people to rest and re-energize for another day filled with interactions and tasks. If someone is stressed it is extremely important for them to get enough sleep so that they can think clearly. Unfortunately, chemical changes in the body caused by stress can make sleep a difficult thing. Glucocorticoids are released by the body in response to stress which can disrupt sleep.
Social impact of Stress (तनाव का सामाजिक प्रभाव)
When someone is stressed, many challenges can arise; a recognized challenge being communication difficulties. Here are some examples of how stress can hinder communication.
The cultures of the world generally fall into two categories; individualistic and collectivistic:
- An individualistic culture, like that of the United States, where everyone is an independent entity defined by their accomplishments and goals.
- A collectivistic culture, like that of many Asian countries, prefers to see individuals as interdependent on each other. They value modesty and family.
These cultural differences can affect how people communicate when they are stressed. For example, a member of an individualistic culture would be hesitant to ask for pain medication for fear of being perceived as weak. A member of a collectivistic culture would not hesitate. They have been brought up in a culture where everyone helps each other and is one functional unit whereas the member of the individualistic culture is not as comfortable asking others for aid.
Language barriers (भाषा अवरोध)
Language barriers can cause stress by making people feel uncomfortable because differences in syntax, vocabulary, different ways of showing respect, and different use of body language can make things difficult, and along with a desire for successful social interactions, being uncomfortable with the communication around a person can discourage them from communicating at all.
Changes in the home (घर में बदलाव)
Divorce, death, and remarriage are all disruptive events in a household. Although everyone involved is affected by events such as these, it can be most drastically seen in children. Due to their age, children have relatively undeveloped coping skills. For this reason, a stressful event may cause some changes in their behavior. Falling in with a new crowd, developing some new and sometimes undesirable habits are just some of the stress of the change may trigger in their lives.
Social support and health (सामाजिक समर्थन और स्वास्थ्य)
Researchers have long been interested in how an individual’s level and types of social support impact the effect of stress on their health. Studies consistently show that social support can protect against the physical and mental consequences of stress.
Stress Management (तनाव के प्रबंधन)
Stress management refers to a wide spectrum of techniques and psychotherapies aimed at controlling a person’s levels of stress, especially chronic stress, usually for the purpose of improving everyday functioning. It involves controlling and reducing the tension that occurs in stressful situations by making emotional and physical changes.
Decreasing stressful behaviors is a part of prevention, some of the common strategies and techniques are:
- Material reinforcement
- Social reinforcement
- Social support
- Contracting with significant other
- Shaping, reminders
- Self-help groups
- Professional help
Although many techniques have traditionally been developed to deal with the consequences of stress considerable research has also been conducted on the prevention of stress, a subject closely related to psychological resilience-building. A number of self-help approaches to stress-prevention and resilience-building have been developed, drawing mainly on the theory and practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Exercising to reduce stress (तनाव को कम करने के लिए व्यायाम)
Studies have shown that exercise reduces stress. Exercise effectively reduces fatigue, improves sleep, enhances overall cognitive function such as alertness and concentration, decreases overall levels of tension, and improves self-esteem. Because many of these are depleted when an individual experiences chronic stress, exercise provides an ideal coping mechanism. Despite popular belief, it is not necessary for exercise to be routine or intense in order to reduce stress. As little as five minutes of aerobic exercise can begin to stimulate anti-anxiety effects. Further, a 10-minute walk may have the same psychological benefits as a 45-minute workout, reinforcing the assertion that exercise in any amount or intensity will reduce stress.
Theoretical explanations (सैद्धांतिक स्पष्टीकरण)
A multitude of theories has been presented in attempts to explain why exercise effectively reduces stress. One theory, known as the time-out hypothesis, claims that exercise provides a distraction from the stressor. The time out hypothesis claims that exercise effectively reduces stress because it gives individuals a break from their stressors.
Coping mechanisms (तंत्र मुकाबला)
The Lazarus and Folkman models suggest that external events create a form of pressure to achieve, engage in, or experience a stressful situation. Stress is not the external event itself, but rather an interpretation and response to the potential threat; this is when the coping process begins.
There are various ways individuals deal with perceived threats that may be stressful. However, people have a tendency to respond to threats with a predominant coping style, in which they dismiss feelings, or manipulate the stressful situation.
Highly adaptive mechanisms (अत्यधिक अनुकूली तंत्र)
These skills are what one could call as “facing the problem head-on”, or at least dealing with the negative emotions experienced by stress in a constructive manner. (generally adaptive)
- Affiliation – involves dealing with stress by turning to a social network for support, but an individual does not share with others in order to diffuse or avoid responsibility.
- Humor – the individual steps outside of a situation in order to gain a greater perspective, and also to highlight any comic aspect to be found in their stressful circumstances.
Mental inhibition mechanisms (मानसिक निषेध तंत्र)
- Displacement – This is when an individual redirects their emotional feelings about one situation to another, less threatening one.
- Repression – Repression occurs when an individual attempts to remove all their thoughts, feelings, and anything related to the upsetting/stressful threat out of their awareness in order to be disconnected from the entire situation. When done long enough in a successful way, this is more than just denial.
- Reaction formation – An attempt to remove any “unacceptable thoughts” from one’s consciousness by replacing them with the exact opposite.
Active mechanisms (सक्रिय तंत्र)
These methods deal with stress by an individual literally taking action, or withdrawing:
- Acting out – Often viewed as counter-normative, or problematic behavior. Instead of reflecting or problem-solving, an individual takes maladaptive action.
- Passive aggression – When an individual indirectly deals with their anxiety and negative thoughts/feelings stemming from their stress by acting in a hostile or resentful manner towards others. Help-Rejecting Complaining can also be included in this category.
Stress management strategies (तनाव प्रबंधन रणनीति)
There is an alternative method for coping with stress, in which one works to minimize their anxiety and stress in a preventative manner. If one works towards coping with stress daily, the feeling of stress and the ways in which one deals with it as the external event arises becomes less of a burden.
Suggested strategies to improve stress management include:
- Regular exercise – set up a fitness program, 3–4 times a week
- Support systems – to listen, offer advice and support each other
- Time management – develop an organizational system
- Guided imagery and visualization – create a relaxing state of mind
- Progressive muscle relaxation – loosen tense muscle groups
- Assertiveness training – work on effective communication
- Journal writing – express true emotion, self-reflection
- Stress management in the workplace – organize a new system, switch tasks to reduce own stress.
- HeartSpeak – a novel method for reducing stress and other stress-related conditions such as anxiousness, depression, and low self-esteem.
Depending on the situation, all of these coping mechanisms may be adaptive, or maladaptive.
Stress & Free Siddha energy remedies (तनाव और नि:शुल्क सिद्ध ऊर्जा उपचार)
1. Siddha preventive measures (सिद्ध निवारक उपाय)
Everybody must practice Siddha preventive measures, whether a person is affected with stress or not, but preventive measures are the primary steps for switching on to any other Siddha energy remedies, and hence they are important. It helps in one’s capability, effectiveness, and productivity, decision making power, intellectuality and removing minor health problems. There are three types of preventive measures:
- Earthing – performed for earthing the negativity of our body
- Field Cleaning – cleans energy field (Aura) of our body
- Siddha Brain Exercise/Energizing – energizes our brain for proper functionality
Everybody’s tendency is to get attracted to the word ‘free‘, however, don’t neglect even these Siddha preventive measures are free. Avail the benefits by practicing them sincerely, and regularly. For the ease of understanding Siddha preventive measures, please watch a video for a live demonstration.
2. Siddha Shaktidata Yog (सिद्ध शक्तीदाता योग)
This unique Siddha Shaktidata Yog of Siddha Spirituality can solve the problems related to stress with free Siddha energy remedies. There is no compulsion of training of ‘Swami Hardas Life System’ methods. This not only gives benefits to self but also it can be used for other affected persons, whether a person is in the same house, distantly available in the same city, same nation or might be in any corner of the world, however, both the procedures have been explained here.
3. Siddha Kalyan Sadhana (सिद्ध कल्याण साधना)
Recite this Sadhana with a Sankalp “My problems of stress are solved as early as possible and I should gain health”, which should be repeated in mind 3 – 3 times every after each stanza. Any person irrespective of caste, creed, religion, faith, sex, and age can recite this Sadhana for free, which should be repeated at least twice in a day. To know more, please click on this link.
A daily routine (एक दैनिक दिनचर्या)
In general, a daily routine to manage stress includes:
- Carry out all medical checks as suggested above and follow the advice of your doctor
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle and a Sattvic diet
- Do aerobic exercises regularly
- Apply free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, as explained above
- Perform Swayamsiddha Agnihotra daily, if feasible
- In case, if someone wishes to learn advanced methods of Swami Hardas Life System, undergo unique training
Ensure to sprinkle in some fun during the day, however, don’t forget to relax and laugh in between. Laughing is a great way to boost your immune system and help you.
Along with all the above activities, apply above explained free Siddha energy remedies minimum 3 times a day, the more is good. Just try the methods of Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System. I am confident that you will surely find improvements within 30 days.
Training of Swami Hardas Life System (स्वामी हरदास लाइफ सिस्टम का प्रशिक्षण)
Any problem with regard to health, peace, and progress can be solved independently without money and medicines by undergoing training of Swami Hardas Life System. Any person irrespective of religion, caste, creed, faith, sex, and age can undergo this unique training.
In view of the above, I am confident that you have learned about stress, definition, types, stressors, symptoms, causes, physical effects, social impacts, diagnosis, management, prevention, stress management strategies, and learned effective free Siddha energy remedies. Now, you have become self-sufficient, hence its right time to use your acquired knowledge for solving problems as per the provision available in Siddha Spirituality of Swami Hardas Life System.
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