Stress Management In Pandemic Times

February - 2021
Stress Management In Pandemic Times

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Thought Mailer                                                                       Vol. 11 1 No. 07 1 February 2021

Mr. Nikhil Desai

Stress Management In Pandemic Times

The world changed in 2020. COVID 19 brought the entire world to its knees.

Martin Luther King's words are even more relevant today.

“Modern man has brought this whole world to an awe-inspiring threshold of the future. He has reached new and astonishing peaks of scientific success.”

"Yet, in spite of these spectacular strides in science and technology, and still unlimited ones to come, something basic is missing. There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.

"Every man lives in two realms, the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.

Our problem today is that we have allowed the internal to become lost in the external.

If we are to survive today, our moral and spiritual 'lag' must be eliminated.

So, in the face of adversity, we have a choice. We can be bitter, or we can be better.

We can become stressed or we can heal.

What is Stress:

Stress is our internal response to a situation we find hard to manage.

Always remember that it is not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.

Thoughts create our destiny. After every hour or two, pause for a few seconds to check if your mind is fine. If it is disturbed remind yourself that you are a powerful being. Remain stable, calm and happy in every situation.

Your mind takes care of your body, your relationships, your work.

The Effects Of Stress:

Stress Can Reduce Productivity

Stress contributes to decreased productivity, absenteeism, and employee turnover.

Stress Affects Health

Stress can strain your body and mind and make you physically ill.

Stress Drains Energy

Worry and anxiety can drain you of energy, causing your personal and professional life to suffer.

Stress Can Strain Relationships

Stress can negatively impact relationships – both at the work place and at home.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates

Remember that:

- You are not alone in what you’re going through.

- Some of the situations are beyond your control.

- Here is an opportunity for all of us to mend our lifestyle.

Give a NEW START to your life from today

*N - Nutrition*

Eat healthy food: The effects of stress can be reduced to a certain extent by just adding the right foods in your diet. Have well-balanced, nutritious meal.

*E - Exercise*

Devote some time from your day to physical fitness. Do some form of exercise that you like.

*W - Water*

Start your day with a glass of water. Have enough water during the day.

Do not have cold water.

*S – Stress Mastery*

We can dissolve stress through asana, pranayama, laughter, music and meditation.

Sit down in a comfortable place 3 times a day. Breathe in and out slowly. Let go of doubt and worries.

*T - Tolerance*

Understanding and empathy are the need of the hour. Do not complain that you are locked at home. Say that we are blessed that we have a home.

Sometimes, we are tested not to show our weakness but to discover our strength.

And this is the best time we can ever get into our lifetime to discover ourselves, This is the time when we can flush out the toxins within us. This time when we cant go out as much as we would like to is the time to go within.

*A - Attitude*

Make sure of your inner development.

Time teaches us that even the darkest and most depressing times also contain the seeds of new learning and possibilities.

Radiate Positivity. The need of hour is to think positive because we cannot afford to think negative. When we think positive no matter we can create powerful vibrations in our home, colony and radiate positivity to the universe.

*R - Rest and Recreation*

We generally don’t give priority to self-care, It is only when things become serious we look into it. This is the time to rest well. Many people in the world are sleep deprived. Some suffer from lack of quantity of sleep and some from the poor quality of sleep. Proper sleep rejuvenates.

*T - Trust*

In life, there are good times, there are difficult times. This time will also pass.

Tough situations and challenges will make us tough. Always remember, tough times never lost but the tough people do.

Have trust in some power that is superior than all of us.




Suhas S. Paranjpe



Abhay R. Mehta



Hon. Secretaries

Mihir Sheth



Samir Kapadia



Hon. Treasurer

Chirag Doshi


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