Hobby Or Addiction Of Your Stress Buster.

Hobby is a thing everybody can’t live without. But nowadays, hobby has turned into Addiction. Which means, “I do this, because I want to do this”. Rather than, “I do this, because I love to do this”. So, Dancing is my hobby. But as I said, Dancing is my stress buster too.  Some listen to music,  some smoke,  some drink,  some drink tea, etc.  My stress buster is listening to music and dancing.  Watching all kinds of choreography on social media had led me to learn those.  At times,  I used to believe that everybody can dance, not a big deal. But when I came across to such choreography then I was unable to even move my legs.  So fast and yet so gracefully they dance.  Each step is so clearly stood-out.

But is it necessary to keep any kind of addiction just to keep our-self out of stress. Well it depends on what kind of addiction you have. Since I have mentioned, some even drink and smoke, I have seen heavy smokers too. Obviously we all know heavy drinking and smoking can lead to health problems. Even at times, I used to eat 4 to 5 vada pavs (Indian Burger) at once for my stress buster. So, Is dancing and listening to music good? What if I say that even this is not good. Yes, Listening to soft music makes you more sad. Because when you are sad you not only understand the lyrics but also you feel it. Loud music can make you more tired and  also sleepless at night. Dancing is good for health. But again, how do you dance? How hard are your steps? This again not only will make you physically but also mentally tired.

Dance at marriage function

Dance at marriage function

I was a good dancer in my childhood days.  And I was very proud of this.  Flaunting my dance moves,  teaching others,  really makes me proud. For them, I was “the” Saroj Khan. Days went on and then came the reality show of dancing “Dance India Dance – Season 1” which literally put down all other dancing shows.  The dance of each n every contestant was so unique that whoever said “I know dancing” put them to shame.  And so was I. Shaking hands and legs doesn’t mean that you know dancing.

Days went on and there were lots of dance centers around.   Along with that came the social media. Where all choreographers started uploading their own dance moves.  Which  made them “The Social Media Star”.  But also a quite disappointment because people started learning their dance without their consent.

Hint: If a video is uploaded on YouTube.

-> Go to that link.

-> Click on the ‘settings’ of that media player.

-> Click on playback speed. Default is normal.

-> Click either on 0.75 or 0.5 and learn the moves.

See, what not you can do, just sitting at home.

But to be honest, such addition is just our mentality. We have “trained” our minds to get out of stress when performing such tasks. Change your addiction and see.  Like how I have changed mine, from vada pav to Dancing. If u really want to tackle any situation or stress , the best is meditation (A proper meditation course). Try it.

Ways To Stay Top Of Stress

Exercise.

Believe me, they’ve helped me many days with my perspective. If you have to work out, then go take a brisk walk and get that blood flowing. It isn’t about working out to lose weight — it’s about being healthy and staying sane.

Ways To Stay Top Of Stress
 

Eat the real stuff.

Crappy food (fast, processed, and loaded with sugar) doesn’t help your chemical brain and body handle stress. Living food, real food, helps support your mind and body while it’s trying to deal with the million things coming its way. Every time I reach for the chocolate, I’m looking to feel something from it. Don’t get me wrong — if it’s just a little here and there because I enjoy the taste of it, great. But if I’m using it the minute I feel overwhelmed, then that’s when that food is no longer OK to eat. It doesn’t make the problem go away, and then I just feel bad about eating the food to pacify myself. Grab green food instead. Put things in your mouth that are going to support your immune function and keep you level headed.

Ways To Stay Top Of Stress
 

Notice.

Try not to let the stress overtake you. Recognize the situations that cause the stress and notice them coming your way. You have a better shot at fending off the full effects of the stress when you can anticipate it.

Ways To Stay Top Of Stress
 

Get it off your chest.

Talk to a friend or partner about the stress. Sometimes just getting it off your chest can help unload some of the burden.

Ways To Stay Top Of Stress
 

Keep your sense of humor.

If you do have the chance to talk about it, try to see the irony and humor in the wacky bits. I think someone is dead in the water once they lose their sense of humor.

 

Stay grateful.

My daughter has large lungs and verbal skills she likes to display. Just when I start to wishfully think about her being quiet, I remind myself to be grateful that she can talk to me at all. In almost all of our problems are boatloads of blessings. “Oh, I don’t feel like going to the gym.”  Well, Amen that you have the means and the health to even be able to wrestle with the idea of going to work out. Make a habit of saying thank you. You will notice the sunny spots a lot more often, and not just the gray skies and storms.

 

Ask, “What’s the hurry?”

Have some fun. We’re always so busy going somewhere, we miss just enjoying the moment. If an opportunity comes your way to do something fun, take it.

 

Take a deep breath.

When you feel the stress getting to you, take a moment. Get away, even if it’s just for an hour, to be with yourself and your thoughts. Some people like to take a walk, meditate, lock themselves away in a beautiful bath, or go to church. Find the peace and the silence.

 

Keep it simple.

Simplify where you can. Does Junior really need to be in 78 activities at the age of 5?  Do you have to go to every little party or gathering you’re invited to?

 

Sleep.

If you’re rested, you have a better shot at handling things. Not to mention, you may not stress out as easily if you have a chance to recover at night.

Ways To Stay Top Of Stress
 

Drink water.

I have said it before: Americans consume 21 percent of their calories through liquid consumption. Hydrate with water. Help you entire system function better just by drinking enough water. Oh, and by the way, if you don’t think that weight loss and proper hydration have a relationship, think again. Shift the paradigm on its side — don’t think about exercise and nutritional eating just as something you have to suffer through to get into those jeans. Instead, think of them as armor that will protect you in this crazy world, with all of the bazillion details you deal with every day.

Ways To Stay Top Of Stress