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Monday, June 23, 2008

managing stress 2

modern way

1.Become a Good Listener

Being a good listener is one of life's important skills; it helps prevent misunderstanding and helps build friendships. Poor communication is a major cause of stress, so learn how to talk, write and listen effectively.

2.Take Breaks and Vacations

Remember, stress is often called the "fight or flight response." It's probably not a good idea to flee from problems; but it is often a good idea to take a break. Research shows that people who take regular breaks and vacations are more productive than those who work straight through without any breaks.

3.Get a Good Night's Sleep

A good night's sleep is also important for managing stress. Try to relax before sleeping to improve the quality of your sleep.

4.Learn To Relax Or Meditate

Relaxation doesn't come naturally, especially when you're under stress. Tension is part of the body's natural response to stress. You can significantly reduce the impact of stress by learning relaxation skills such as progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, massage, mental imagery, deep breathing or certain types of yoga.

5.Use Your Creativity

Yesterday's solutions probably won't solve the problems of tomorrow. We need to be creative—try new ways of solving problems. There is creativity within all of us. Bring out your creativity by experimenting, asking lots of questions, and playing around with ideas.

6.Laugh, Develop a Positive Sense Of Humor

Laughter may not be the "best" medicine, but it is a powerful tool for reducing stress and having a better quality of life. Laugh with people, not at them.

Combine this two methods insyallah

Managing Stress In Your Life

Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world. Common stress reactions include tension, irritability, inability to concentrate, and a variety of physical symptoms that include headache, blister and a fast heartbeat.

Islamic way

1. Leave the world behind you five times a day

Use the five daily prayers or solat as a means to become more Hereafter-oriented and less attached to this temporary world.

2.Seek help through Sabar

Seek help through Sabar and Salat (Quran 2:45). This instruction from Allah provides us with two critical tools that can ease our worries and pain. Patience and prayer are two often-neglected stressbusters. Sabr is often translated as patience but it is not just that. It includes self-control, perseverance, endurance, and a focussed struggle to achieve one’s goal. Unlike patience, which implies resignation, the concept of Sabr includes a duty to remain steadfast to achieve your goals despite all odds

3 Do Zikr, Allah, Allah!

"… without doubt in the remembrance (Zikr) of Allah do hearts find tranquility" (Quran 13:28).
If you commute, use your time in Zikr. Pick any Tasbeeh and do that instead of listening to the radio or reading the newspaper. Maybe you can divide it up between Zikr and planning. Personally, I recite the Tasbeeh of "Subhana Allahe wa be hamdihi, subhan Allahil Azeem" 100 times as I drive. The Prophet taught us these two short phrases which are easy to say but will weigh heavy on our scale of good deeds in the Hereafter.

4.Pray for Others to Heal Yourself.

The Prophet was always concerned about other people, Muslims and non-Muslims, and would regularly pray for them. Praying for others connects you with them and helps you understand their suffering. This in itself has a healing component to it. The Prophet has said that praying for someone who is not present increases love.

5. Make the Quran your Partner

Reading and listening to the Quran will help refresh our hearts and our minds. Recite it out loud or in a low voice. Listen to it in the car. When you are praying Nafl or extra prayers, pick it up and use it to recite portions of the Quran you are not as familiar with. Connecting to the Quran means connecting to God. Let it be a means to heal your heart of stress and worries. Invest in different recordings of the Quran and their translations.

(25 Ways to Deal with Stress and Anxiety
by Abdul Malik Mujahid)

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