Stress- What Is It?

 


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Whenever we think of ‘stress’, negative thoughts come into our minds. Most of us believe that stress is similar to worries, tensions, failures, sadness, pressures, and what not. Basically negative things. Dictionary meanings of stress are mental pressure, physical pressure, illness or an extra force on a word or syllable. These meanings also signify the negative attributes of stress whether directly or indirectly.

Stress is negative. This is what most of us believe or I must say we have started believing. This negativity ruins us. Whenever a person is under stress he feels strange, afraid, dull and weak in a way that now he can do nothing and needs a medicine or rest. This slows down our lives and destroys our creativity. In this world one thing is very interesting most of the people are mostly under stress. So how will be this world if we start believing stress as a positive force than a negative one.

Then this world will be a great place to live in.

Great philosopher OSHO emphasizes on positive side of stress. He believed that we suffer because of stress because we treat it as a condition or a position. So whenever we people are in a position or condition of stress we find ourselves weak and search for some cure. BUT stress is an indication not a condition or a position. It is an indication of more strength, more energy, more enthusiasm and more life. Whenever someone has a cut on his body blood and pain are there. These are the indications that something is going wrong inside your body.

In same way, stress is an indication that something is going wrong around you and your body is ready to fight, so fight. If we take an example of business professionals they are mostly under stress. This stress is not gone if they start resting their bodies. This stress will go if they will work on their projects and finish them. It is the case with students also. When they are to take tests they are under stress and they go to a doctor or take a medicine and sleep. But then also stress is there. When they try and finish the syllabus stress is gone without any medicine.

So stress must be seen as a positive force and not a negative one. It should be treated as an indication of more power, more energy more enthusiasm and more life.

This will change our lives.

Bharat Gaurav Kapur
(Lecturer in Commerce)
Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management,
Ludhiana, Punjab India.
E-mail - bgkapur_bg@yahoo. co.in
bgkapur_bg@rediffmail.com

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