So during these two weeks i thought, the next theme has got to be on stress remedies. Then while doing my little jewellery i had time to ponder on this word; STRESS! it's actually quite a STRESSFUL word when you think of it! See before people were sad, anxious, nervous, busy, under pressure, depressed now they are just STRESSED! Words are only spoken by mankind and there is a reason for us having the right to use this powerful tool so why are we using it so carelessly! The moment someone says ''I am stressed' It gives them a good excuse for acting like an ass!
I think the best remedy is to use the proper word in the appropriate situation. Instead of saying '' I'm sorry for shouting at you, i am pretty stressed'' how about changing it to ''i am a bit under pressure'' or i am a bit tired or sad or whatever. I think the words stressed would be a stigmata, or self inflicted sado mazo phenomenon. Like instead of saying i am tired you would use Stressed meaning that it can be anything in the following recorded symptoms :
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in digestion -Nausea, vomitting, diarrhea
-Loss of sexual Drive
-Dizziness, sweating and trembling
Lack of concentration
-Difficulty in taking decisions
- Appetite changes
-Bouts of depression
-Impatience or irritability
- Fits of rage
-Deterioration in personal hygiene and appearance
Are you with me? Do you get what i'm trying to say? What i mean is that the Monster invading our world, Mr Stress, must have been invented by a very lazy doctor who found it easier to categorize anything and every thing under one single topic that would give therapist a lot of money! Like when you go to a Doctor and say i have this and that they would put their pen in their mouth, look into the emptiness for a while, scribble something that only pharmacist understand and then look at you with wise small eyes and say ''YOU ARE STRESSED'' kiching kiching Rs500 thanks for your visit babye!
Ok I am probably a bit mean here... One should not say mean things about Doctors because they studied a lot and save a lot of lives. Plus they've got big houses and big cars!
What i mean is that, if we change our words a bit and pretend for a second that the word Stress does not exist, don't you think that already makes you feel a lot better. Instead of saying i am stressed just say i am sad, i have a lot of work, i am nervous about my exams. Don't you think that the fact of saying the word ''sad'' gives you a clue that what you need is something that can make you happy. If you say that you have a lot of work makes you realize that you should take shorter lunch breaks or avoid photocopy break gossips and concentrate on moving on with your work. If you say ''i am stressed'' It could be anything and everything so how would you know how to make it better and most importantly how would your surrounding know how to help you! If you say to your colleague i'm stressed she would just piss off maybe but what if you told her '' i've got a lot of work'' Maybe she will offer you to get lunch for you and bring it to you at the office or make a nice cup of tea for you while she is at it because she knows that you don't have time to go to the mess room and do it yourself. See what i mean? One can't help you if you are not precise and stress is sooooooooooo vague!
Did that help? I hope it did because it would be the ideal remedy but if it didn't here are some other remedies
I cannot give remedies for stress relief because it depends on your case. Instead i'm gonna give you remedies for some other real emotion that society has decided to ignore and give a vulgar name. And yes, stress is not an emotion! In simple biological words, stress is the state of increased arousal necessary for organism to defend itself when faced with danger. It is just the automatic fight-or-flight response in the body activated by adrenaline or other hormones. Ok enough brain wash, solutions now.
Prepare a blend that you will keep in your handbag and inhale when you have a panic attack. I use it with my dog on new years eve as well,
You will need
3 drops of Lavender
1 drop of True melissa (ha that's the name of my cousin who is getting married)
2 drops of rose Otto
Blend them all together and put in a dark glass bottle, open and inhale whenever you feel a panic attack. Like shit deadline to submit this project in 2 hours and i havent started yet? Breath the mixture, tell everyone else at the office to shut the fuck up and let you do your work and work hard on it! (P.S i swear a lot but never tell your colleague or your boss to shut the fuck-up ok, pff that's rude)
If you are anxious about something it's a good sign, it means you are alive so relax and take a step back to think of the options. I was
2 drops of May chang
3 drops of Petitgrain
1 drop of ylang ylang.
Blend them together and store in a dark glass bottle.
When you feel under pressure
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How about creating your own perfume? that can be fun! all you need is:
15 ml of Vodka
1 drop of fennel
3 drops of Geranium
2 drops of Grapefruit
mix them all together and put in a vaporizer. Here we go madame, you've got your own perfume made by you!
So how's that my darlings? Helpful? Fun? yes? no?
We'll continue with more emotions next week... We'll check-in about depression, insomnia, loss of sexual drive, bitchiness, well everything to help you feel good about life. And remember '' You have the power to attract people by being in the spiritual state of cheerfulness'' So go on smile in the inside. sing a joyful song in your head, whistle, dance and sing when you are in the traffic jam ( not when you are driving because i learn the hard way that mimicking the song it's all so quiete by Bjork is considered as Dangerous driving :-S