Stress and stress busting

Life is not a bed of roses,it scatters some thorns in it too.If anyone says that life is race without any hurdles, then he might be talking about a fictious story.Each and every person in this world,at some point of time,has come across many problems and obstacles.And this leads to tension and stress.Many have a tough time coping with it.Still we find some unique ways to shatter the chains of stress in us.

The level of stress underwent, varies from person to person.A big corporate boss faces daily tension of profit and loss,whereas,a poor man gets stressed to keep the wolf from the door.And their management of tension too are different.My daily life faces a melange of problems.To some,these might seem silly.One of the prominent one is that, I am really nervous about exams,so on exam dates I skip my breakfast even though I know its not healthy.And to reduce tension I always pluck leaves of tulsi and smell it,it is a wonderful adaptogen.When I inhale it, it just infuses a calmness in me.

Music is another soother,listening or humming a tune just relaxes the nerves.Prayer is the key to the soul,some questions that cannot be answered by anyone could be easily answered through prayer. I have Guppies and a Fighterfish at home,merely feeding them and staring at them for some time, I forget all my issues.Food too is a great one,eating your favourite food or cooking recipes from internet and decorating it are some of my time pass.One of the funniest one is that I like kneading flour for chappathis,through it I can pour out all my frustrations๐Ÿ˜‚.I also like drawing which consumes most of my tensions.Another stress buster is photography,I love to take photographs,try new techniques,light and shadow photos,foliage,nature,sunsets,creatures etc.And the most impressive one is,talking,when tension surges in me, I chatter a lot which preoccupies my mind and takes of all the issues from mind.

One cannot always remain tension free.What matters is that how we cope with it.Let stress not overpower you.Find yourself ways to tackle it.Never take a decision under tension,because that might be a wrong one.Every problem has a solution,try to remain calm and act according to the situation.Let tensions be like bubbles which seem big but when you touch it pops and becomes invisible.


All have their own ways of stress management.Let me know how you tackle them๐Ÿ˜Š.

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  1. Orvillewrong says:

    An interesting and well written blog

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    1. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Its Roshni says:

    I have been reading all your blog posts non stop and I absolutely love each and every one of them and could find them so relatable!!

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    1. Thank you so much! This means a lot ๐Ÿ’™

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  3. petrel41 says:

    Congratulations, Malavika!

    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/real-neat-blog-award-congratulations-my-fourteen-nominees/

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  4. OJ's Pride says:

    Your way of writing is so beautiful, & meaningful. Facing our fear is a healthy way to over come fear. And every one of us, at some point in our life must encounter stressors.

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    1. Thank you so much, I absolutely agree with you.๐Ÿ˜‡

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  5. Krishna says:

    Very informative post dear Malavika ๐Ÿ˜Š I do deep breathing, recite om namah shivaya, om namo narayanaya, sometimes talk with friends, watch clouds, walk in garden and touch plants, read spiritual books and children’s books, if I feel very much stress I cry out too ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Crying is another good option.Thanks for adding that๐Ÿ˜ƒ.Its true that chanting mantras too are greatly helpful.

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  6. Alien Poet says:

    this article is very useful for the stress management..music is my companion always where in office or home i won’t leave the player turned off

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Music is always a great companion in our good and bad times๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  7. This was number one on my top 10 list last week. My images I found from Pinterest really added to it I thought.
    God bless you Malavika. How have you and your family been?

    Paulette Motzko

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    1. Thank you so much!!..I am fine and my family too is fine.

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  8. Interesting ways to cope with stress. Plucking leaves of Tulsi and smelling it is interesting. Maybe I’ll try that out. Lovely pics, by the way!

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    1. Thank you sir.Yes, do try it out, it really helps๐Ÿ˜‡.

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      1. Sure! And you don’t have to call me sir. My first name is fine ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Inspirational post… thank-you! Multiple hobbies come in handy as they all provide a stress relief for different times of need; I relieve stress with writing, reading, drawing, jogging, swimming, baking, and crocheting.

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    1. Than you so much for your kind words!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    2. Hi Christy! Thanks for sharing some of your strategies. I was able to heal from my stress long term by wiring new neural pathways in my higher brain, thus displacing prior habits of chronic stress. I found it was the most effective out of all the different strategies I tried. -Warmly

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      1. Thank you Kathleen! Nice to meet you.

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  10. Mahesh says:

    Malavika your thoughts reflects your mind, in which your woes are being dealt with an analyitical mind, were you formulates custom made solutions to your problems . Virtually you are practising a self healing technique which every one should practice that suits their state of mind. Great thinking my child . keep scribbling

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    1. Thank you Chittappa๐Ÿ˜‡

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    1. True!Thank you for reading the post!๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. Geet says:

    lovely post…especially liked the ending lines…face fear/stress in the face and it will vanish like bubbles…dough kneading ….I need to give it a try…

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    1. Thank you very much!!
      Yes,do try it out.Punching and making the dough soft,our tension gets dissolved just like that๐Ÿ˜‚.

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      1. Geet says:

        most welcome…haha..will try it…

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  12. Just_Me :) says:

    Taking a walk or jogging is a very good stress reliever for me. And a cup of brewed coffee while reading a good book. I try my best to avoid/stop stress-eating.
    Nice post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Happiness is caffeinated reading๐Ÿ˜ƒ.

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      1. Just_Me :) says:

        ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Kurian says:

    Good motivating post Malavika. And nice picture too

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    1. Thank you sir!๐Ÿ˜Š
      And sorry for not able to join the club.I had exams and classes to attend.

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      1. Kurian says:

        Hey, all the best for exams.
        And join and start writing only when you feel comfortable. You can learn from the club, especially from Manju Nambiar whose new book is lovely

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          1. Kurian says:

            You are welcome Malavika
            KJ

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  14. Bravo Malavika! You really wrote an outstanding article here with a lot of wonderful word pictures in it and ways of helping people like myself even, we’re going through some struggles right now but I’ll make it through, but none the less they are. Also I am going to be following your work from now on and I look forward to hearing more about the chip at ease that you make and the things that you bake the things that you do where you live pretty I love your metaphor of stress being like bubbles that pop into the air period is a really wonderful visual.

    Paulette Motzko

    TotallyInspiredMind.com

    CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com

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    1. Aww! Thank you so much for spending your time reading the post and commenting.This is a sweet gesture for even pointing the lines you likeโค๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. You better believe it my dear. I read a lot of things from a lot of sources and what you wrote read like a beautiful, touching novel to me.

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        1. Thank you so much for mentioning my post in your blog.I am really privileged.That is beautiful gesture,it will surely notivate me to write more.๐Ÿ˜

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          1. That is wonderful Malavika. I simply tell the truth to the world as I see it and I want to encourage you when I want to be a catalyst that helps inspire you to keep doing greater and greater things. If I do that, then I can’t really ask for more except our friendship.

            Pauette Motzko

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          2. I am in short of words,thank you is a word which will not completely convey my happiness.The most happy thing is that, a person whom I have never met,now has turned out to be my constant source of encouragement!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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          3. That’s how friendship works, especially creating blogs on WordPress.com. one of the biggest selling points to me of WordPress was that I could reblog other people’s material without asking permission. That way I can just hit 3 blog button, exposing my readers to content that I never would have been otherwise. The beauty of that is I usually make friends with whoever it is that I share their material, and we both get new readers that we never would have had.

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          4. True! Friendship blossoming even from two corners of the world๐Ÿ˜.I have lots to learn from the blogs.

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          5. Are you on Skype? I do have an account there and though I don’t use it very often to talk to people, you would be one that would be fun to have a conversation with sometime.

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          6. No, I don’t use skype๐Ÿ˜Š.

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          7. You can talk to anyone anywhere in the world with a voice video call for free via your smart phone, as long as it has a 2 way camera.

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          8. I will surely contact you mam๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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          9. Your article Stress and Stress Busting is number 1 on my top 10 on the site today. Just thought I’d tell you congratulations!

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          10. Thank you so much๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ˜

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          11. Pretty cool, huh?

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          12. I just saw there are two girls named Malavika Nair. Are you the one in Australia?

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          13. No, I am from India๐Ÿ˜

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          14. I live in Kerala๐Ÿ˜.

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          15. That’s what I thought

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  15. Anand says:

    For me, watching a movie works as a stress buster.

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    1. Thats great,for a few hours we are away from tensions๐Ÿ˜€.Thank you for reading the post!

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  16. Kranti says:

    Excellent post!! So true ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you so much!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  17. Amartya says:

    Each and every line is so true.

    And good to read about your pastimes. You keep yourself engage in some light hearted activities that keep your mind off. I completely agree.

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    1. Thank you so much! What are your stress relieving activities? I can use them if it helps me๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Amartya says:

        One of them is reading story books. I just love that! Sometimes listening music or watching a movie.

        But when you are too much stressed atleast for me sleeping helps.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

        You are welcome.๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒธ

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        1. Thats really nice,but I cannot get good sleep if I am stressed๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†

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          1. Amartya says:

            Yes that happens though. ๐ŸŒธ

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  18. Music, drawing and cleaning up the house helps me overcome my tensions.

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    1. Thats really nice, but cleaning is not in my list๐Ÿ˜œ.But I love ironing.Thank you for sharing your stress busters!

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      1. You’re welcome Malavika.

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  19. Riman Ray says:

    Great post malavika!!
    Keep sharing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Thank you so much..โค

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      1. Riman Ray says:

        My pleasure…and yes…be happy

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