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Stress and Anxiety: Problems of Generation Y

Let’s talk about stress and anxiety today. We are living a very fast paced life. Keeping up with the trend and still maintaining the aesthetics of life has become like an everyday task. We are constantly trying to prove ourselves and most of us end up being anxious.

Stress and anxiety have become a part of life and we need to consciously put efforts to find a balance. Whether you are a working professional, freelancer, working mom or stay at home mom, you always have a list of things you have to do and there is always a deadline you have to meet.

Adding to all this is internet. We either work or check out what’s happening in the world. It’s the era of FOMO and we are trying hard to always fit in and staying updated.

For me overthinking and over analyzing the situation brings in the anxiety. Another major reasons of anxiety for me is procrastination. I swear it’s the worst thing.

Is there a way to get out of it?

There’s always a way out if you try just enough. Stress and anxiety keep deepening their roots if you don’t take them seriously. It may transition into depression, increasing of blood sugar levels, exertion and even blood pressure problems.

So it’s important to take care of yourself and give yourself blessing of self-care.

There are certain things that have helped me to manage the stress and anxiety that used to affect my mental health. Let’s quickly list them.

  • No one will care about you the way you will. So don’t expect others to ask you, “What’s the matter?” “Why are you upset?” “Can I help?” Instead reach out for help. Talk to your partner, talk to your friend, have a chat with your mom or dad. Share your insecurities and never bottle up.
  • Don’t make a list in your mind, instead pen down. It will help the load get off your mind.
  • After you have penned down, prioritize. Divide the work according the priority and work according to it. Make sure to tick it once done. This will help you make feel good about yourself and you will know what the progress is and how you have to deal with the pending work.
  • Take time off the internet. Fix the screen time and stick to it. Start with taking an hour off.
  • Count your blessings. This will help you to focus on positive things.
  • Read self-help books. Listen to podcasts. These help to bring clarity in life.
  • Take breaks. Watch some series, movie, take a nap, dance or listen to music. Empty your mind and relax your body.

Other than these there are various things that you can do to keep your mind relaxed.

  • Learn something new. Internet is flooded with easy DIYs and beginners lessons. You can start with learning new language, photography tips, dance steps, painting or anything of your interest.
  • Painting and doodling helps a lot as you get focused on your art rather than over-thinking. I got an adult coloring book and it has helped to de-clutter my mind.
  • Yoga and breathing exercises always help. Give 30 minutes to your body every day. Go for a walk or just dance on random songs.
  • At last, a vacation is always a good idea.

I am a much more relaxed person now. Although I have to work on procrastination but I can say that I don’t get anxious frequently now.

 Everything I mentioned is from my experience. And if you think your problems are much more deeper and these things won’t help you, please get professional help. You deserve to feel better.

If there is something you would like to share that helps you, please feel free to share with me.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva andNoor Anand Chawla, and generously SPONSORED BY Bugshield Clothing – Don’t be Bugged!

24 Comments

  1. Stress and anxiety are becoming very common these days. Credit goes to our lifestyle and to technology to a great extent. We tend to compare ourselves with others and it gives us stress. The best practice can be to indulge ourself in something we like to do, be happy, and live in the present moment.

  2. Both of these words have become catchphrases..Stress and anxiety. Even kids are going through it. Wish we could erase these words forever and move on with our lives starting on a clean slate. But yes, you have rightly pointed pout how to deal with it. The mantra is to keep trying and never give up.

  3. I really liked the last line of your post which says you deserve to feel better. Me time, self awareness and acceptance can bring lots of positivity and reduces stress and anxiety.

  4. Unfortunately our generation is gifted with the two common problems anxiety and stress, no wonder our imbalanced lifestyle is the main culprit. The penning down thoughts, 30 minutes daily work out, chit chat with near and dear ones are definitely the ways to keep ourselves happy. Touchwood, the lockdown period, has taught us a lot that, how to value our life and understand our lifestyle in a better way to live a stressful, free, long, happy life. You have well picked all the pointers—very beneficial post.

  5. Your thought resemble my own. Stress and anxiety are so loosely thrown around these days, their severity is taken for granted and in the long run it negatively affect our lives. Journaling helps too…

  6. The Lockdown has increased stress and anxiety in most people. These are very helpful tips to handle both. I love how you ended the post with ‘You deserve to feel better’.

  7. these days stress and anxiety is common even in kids. And it is important to manage it and nip the problem in the bud so that it doesn’t lead to other health complications. Glad u shared ur personal experience. It is very helpful.

  8. Monidipa

    Unfortunately, no one seems to have an exact answer as to why anxiety is so common, but many attribute this presumed increase in anxiety disorders to factors such as social media, poor sleep habits, lowered stigma, and underreporting in the past.

  9. I have said this before and I will say this again. Mental health issues are on the rise. The many posts that we read is a proof of this. But iam also so glad that people are talking about it and sharing their experiences. Nice tips to keep oneself mentally agile.

  10. Good points. I really stress on the point that no one will Care for you, as you care for yourself!
    I was in the phrase post delivery. It was hard, I gradually over came. And talking to someone would really make a lot of difference

  11. Suhasini I.P.

    Really nice post. Yes, Stress and Anxiety go hand in hand most of the times.

  12. Such an important post for this pandemic times. Yes doodling does help a lot in combating negative thoughts and stress

  13. We are living in stressful times and the internet has a major role to play in it. You have listed some great tips They are completely doable and we are all aware of them. But rarely do we implement them.

  14. I think it’s hard to avoid stress and anxiety these days. Great tips shared to avoid stress. I usually prefer vacation or reading self help book to avoid stress and anxiety.

  15. These days, stress and anxiety are inseparable from human beings. We see everyone in stress, right from children to elderly people. We people get irked at the tiniest of incidents, and always worry about the future, thus being anxious about every aspects of life. You have shared some great tips to combat stress and anxiety. For me, reading a book, cooking a new recipe or listening music gives a great solace.

  16. We can surely not escape from the stress in today’s world, but as you mentioned we can work on it. We can begin with acceptance and find ways for ourselves. It can be different from others and it’s a continuous process.

  17. Stress and anxiety are becoming part and parcel of life these days especially in lockdown. Your tips are very helpful.

  18. Chintan karo chinta nahi
    This is the mool mantra of staying mentally fit. Always think of solution instead of problem.
    You have pointed out that we should spend some time without internet, I think that is the main cause of our anxiety and depression.
    A good pot for the human benefit.

  19. This is definitely the topic of discussion in 21st century !! It’s not easy growing up.in the fast paced society and giving importance to everything else except our happiness 🙂 very well pointed out and highlighted!!

  20. Aishwarya Sandeep

    Agree with you. But today even with the youngsters, a lot of stress is unnecessarily brought upon them by themselves. The kids sometimes knowingly or unknowingly due to peer pressure end up becoming victims of stress.

  21. Definitely agree that we deserve to feel better . I’ve been engaging myself in a lot of let out activities which has helped me calm and be stress free. Mandala and colouring are few

    1. Coloring has helped me too! Cheers😇

  22. Yes these two words Stress and anxiety have become so synonyms to today’s lifestyle .These are very helpful tips to handle both.

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