Connect with us

Life

5 Stress Management Techniques to Find Bliss in Life

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

If you’d like to learn how to develop stress management techniques so you can find bliss in your life, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown.


Life is a joyous journey and this is what most of us felt as kids. But, as we grow up our perception about life witnesses a drastic change and we no longer find joy in living. Life becomes a struggle and stress is primarily the reason behind it. We spend our days overburdened by the exhaustion of stress, looking for the slightest joy in materialistic things such as getting a job promotion, buying a bigger house, and so on. But, the joy that we feel on our accomplishments is sad, short-lived and our search for joy and bliss seems like a never-ending journey.

So, we often wonder if there is a way through which we can bring this never-ending journey to cessation and find true bliss in life. Luckily, there is one way to find never-ending joy in life and it is effective stress management. Yes, it is simply by managing our stress levels effectively that we can reclaim the joy of living. This is because there is actually no need for us to look for joy elsewhere. It is ever-present within us all. But, it is just that the clouds of stress prevent the light of our inner joy from shining through.

Given below is a list of some stress management techniques which have helped me in scattering the clouds of stress and basking in the light of inner joy. I am hopeful that these techniques will also help you in finding stress relief and consequently, bliss in life.

1. Slowing Down a little

Living a life of haste is one of the leading causes of stress. The constant state of hurry entangles the mind in knots of anxiety, which results in stress and saps away inner peace and joy from life. 

So, for you, the seekers of bliss, it is vital to slow down a little. Slow down to look at the things around you. If you see a beautiful flower, don’t just pass by quickly. Instead, pause to look at its petals, color, and absorb its fragrance. This little pause will give your mind a break from stress caused by the constant haste and bring you home to inner joy and peace. It is with the establishment of mental peace that you’ll actually realize over time, that being at peace enhances your productivity and thus, there will no longer be the need for you to rush through your days in life.

2. Not giving undue importance to thoughts

Thoughts are like hovering clouds in the sky of your mind. Stress seeps in when you start giving undue importance to the negative thoughts hovering in your mind. So, it is by simply learning the art of not giving undue importance to your thoughts that you can prevent yourself from being stressed and thus, safeguard your inner joy from being disturbed. 

In order to learn the art of remaining detached from intruding thoughts, you just have to stay conscious of your thoughts and look at them from a distance, without actually getting involved with them. It should be as if you are watching a movie being played on some random device without being involved or bothering about the content. This exercise may be a little hard to practice initially, but over time, you’ll gradually learn the art of letting your thoughts just be and rediscover the joy of being.

“Calmness is the cradle of power.” – Josiah Gilbert Holland

3. Coming home to the ‘Now’

‘Life happens only in the present moment.’ Most of us are so occupied with the worries of the past and the future, that we are barely present in the now. 

The absence from the present moment as highlighted by the famous spiritual personalities of all time like the Dalai Lama, Eckhart Tolle, and Deepak Chopra, is the biggest cause of stress, which saps away our joy of living. So, in order to retrieve your joy of living, coming home to the ‘Now’, is a necessity. 

For this, you can simply start with the practice of mindfulness. Being mindful involves being conscious of your actions at all times. For instance, if you are drinking water, then you should drink it in the light of consciousness, feeling its temperature, movement down your throat, and so on. This exercise may seem a little difficult to practice in the beginning, but eventually, you’ll develop the habit of being mindful without putting in the slightest effort.

4. Being a little crazy

Being a little crazy is really effective in busting the stress out and reclaiming back your inner joy in life. Although you can’t just be crazy in front of people, there is no harm in being crazy with yourself. 

In fact, it is really beneficial to let go of the reins and let yourself be mad when nobody is around and I am sure you’ll actually love doing it. So, if you are alone in your room, let your inner child out and don’t shy away from indulging in some crazy things like playing some music and dancing to it with your crazy moves or singing out loud and crazy when nobody is around.

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy

5. Connecting to inner peace with meditation

Meditation is a simple, yet profound practice when it comes to inducing stress relief and discovering the inner fountain of joy. It draws you closer to the self and empowers you to cut through the trap of stressful thoughts that drain away from your inner peace and bliss. It also enables you to retreat into your inner silence, where you are free from the burdens of the past and the anxieties of the future. This unlocks your pathway to a blissful stress-free life. 

Being stress-free doesn’t mean that you won’t be worried when things in life go downhill, but it means that you’ll become powerful enough to not succumb under pressure. Rather, you’ll sail your way out of the difficulties with a calm mind.  

It is best to connect to your inner peace with meditation. In order to meditate, you just have to sit in a peaceful place with your eyes closed. Then, you should start taking long deep breaths and pay subtle attention to your breath, while letting your thoughts flow without any resistance.

Thus, the joy you are looking for in life, is already present deep inside you. But, the clouds of stress prevent you from connecting to the light of your inner joy. So, in order to connect with your inner joy, you should try practicing the effective stress management techniques mentioned above.

How do you handle stress? Share your thoughts with us below!

A firm believer of the saying, ‘a pen is mightier than a sword’, Jessica Robinson boasts an enthralling experience of 10 years. She puts a lot of research effort along with the analysis of the points searched, before shaping it into a final piece. This is the reason, you would generally find her write- ups loaded with a lot of facts and viewpoints. At the education front, she holds a doctorate degree in the field of management, which certainly aids her intelligence and interpretation skills that instills in her content.

Life

Self-Sabotage: How to Stop Holding Yourself Hostage

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

It was easy to put the blame on “2020” but now we are here in a New Year…so how long are we going to use that line? While the turbulence of last year certainly shook things up, it’s not a license for us to no longer hold ourselves accountable. At the end of the day, choices and perspective can make a huge impact on the trajectory of our lives. So…is it time for you to assess whether or not your decisions are the ones actually holding you back?  (more…)

Continue Reading

Life

Here’s When Self Improvement Becomes Ineffective

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on self-help books and seminars over the past three years. I’ve devoted thousands of hours reading blogs and listening to podcasts about personal growth and self-improvement with the goal of finding the answers that would “fix” me. After my divorce I became addicted to the idea that the answer to my happiness and healing was in a book, podcast or a blog. I kept waiting to read or hear that magic “Ah Ha” tip that would change my life forever. (more…)

Continue Reading

Life

Your Life Has a Meaning: Here’s How to Find Out What It Is

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

Knowing the purpose of one’s existence in the world is a lingering thought for everyone. Some people may interpret it as a quest, as they try out new adventures and learn new skills. Meanwhile, others may view it as a mystery that slowly reveals itself as they spend their time on Earth. They say that their complete realization of their purpose would not come in this life but the next. (more…)

Continue Reading

Life

10 Life Lessons I Learned in 2020 and What to Expect Next

Avatar

Published

on

Image Credit: Unsplash

The year 2020 has been full of ups and downs. And it is something that this generation has never been through before. And like most people, I put a lot of effort into planning, organizing, and setting goals for everything I wanted to achieve. The beginning of the year 2020 was great until the pandemic hit, everything changed. (more…)

Continue Reading

Trending