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Many researches have revealed how stress is badly affecting the people in modern times. All the lifestyle diseases are either because of stress or aggravated due to it. You can then very well conjure how lethally it’s affecting our systems.

If you think stress is a mental or a psychological phenomenon then you are getting it wrong. It is in fact a physical occurrence. Diabetes, Cardiovascular issues, cancer are the big demons while stress works every day on our bodies in the form of headache, body pain, nausea, hair loss, skin problem, weight gain and weight loss. Very few people understand this and try combating it by taking daily measures. If the stress is too chronic it affects our digestion system making the body bloat, affect the large intestine resulting into constipation and cramps.

We are living in the times when just breathing and telling people to stop taking stress will of course be result less. What we have to do is take small, concrete lifestyle measures to combat this stressful business. Why not start with talking to friends, sharing a good laugh over a phone call? Yes, that small a start! Log in, search for a good joke online, call a friend and tell them this joke, and both of you laugh aloud. It’s that simple! You not only calm yourself but spread happiness around and also stay connected to people all the time. The major issue city dwellers face is staying physically closer but mentally away from friends. Come on make that call and laugh it off. Make it a habit, everyday a call to some near and dear one’s and one joke or funny incident each. It’s the most fruitful exercise you will experience. And one’s you are at it make a plan to meet up on the weekend to cook and eat together or visit some good eatery if you live in the same city or use social media or skype to connect with the long distance friend. Good food and good chat have worked since ancient times.

It is difficult sometimes to pin point what exactly causes this stress. It can be the morning hour rush, a meeting, fights at home, losing people from your life, or even daily stress of standing in the lines to take the local transport to office. It can be so small or trivial a reason that you might not be able to consider what caused it. But make small changes in your routine. Talk to the stranger beside you in the bus, read a good book, listen to music from all over the world, become part of a community online.

If you are willing to talk the world it’s actually listening. Have you tried listening to music from the other part of the world? Please do! You will feel a strange type of connection as if the person is talking about you and you will figure out that world indeed is a small place, made distant by useless issues. The concerns everywhere are the same, the way to look at things may be different. Reach out, stretch out and mainly stress out friends.

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