Simply stated, emotional stress is the feeling of being suddenly overwhelmed by the tasks of your everyday life. You feel as if you are losing control over the things happening with you and your life. This feeling of helplessness in improving things around us can be very disturbing in one’s life. Due to this emotional stress only people take huge steps like committing suicide without understanding that suicide is no solution either. Emotional stress can force one to do harmful things.
The several factors causing emotional stress include:
1) Academic pressure - This includes feeling of being behind others in batch in terms of getting a good cgpa.
2) Family issues – This includes constant pressure from family to perform well to get a good job and other issues like conflicts within the family.
3) Health issues - There are a lot of health conditions that can cause emotional stress in students, both directly and indirectly. Health problems, usually the critical diseases, indirectly affect the emotional well being of a student.
Tips to ease emotional pressure:
To relieve our mind of emotional pressure we should try to keep calm in every situation. Relaxing is one of the best ways to relieve ourselves of emotional pressure. Relaxing can be done in any way for ex. listening to music, playing, having a walk in the garden or any such light activity which relaxes our mind.
Another very efficient way of relieving ourselves of emotional pressure is regularly doing YOGA. The different asanas of yoga relax our mind, increase our concentration power, increase flow of oxygen to our mind which refreshes it and relieves us of the pressure.
One thing should always be kept in mind that taking stress and getting emotionally affected by it is not going to help us in any way to improve the conditions which cause stress. Only acting wisely can help us in that.