Research clearly shows that hardy people are healthier and are less likely to become anxious under pressure. As a result, the spiraling effect through which stress can lead to illness will be avoided. The three characteristics of control, commitment and challenge are the most important traits, which people should enhance in their lives to safeguard against the harmful effects of stress.
If a person dear to us is seriously ill, we would not mind inconvenience to ourselves to be available for them as support. The physical stress or the hardship matters in the least because we feel a strong sense of commitment. This sense of commitment or passion for something can build resilience in a person and create a buffer to effects of stress.
Studies on hardy people have shown that they have healthier pasts, many activities involving social service and personal growth. In an era where stress is becoming a way of life, hardiness would make a world of difference to people's health.
I realize that set backs are a part of the game. I have had them, I have them now and I have got plenty more ahead of me. Seeing this 'The big picture puts it all into perspective no matter how bad things get.'
- Develop a variety of interest and travel different places
- Learn to clearly prioritize, based on your level of satisfaction
- Visualize successful outcomes for your actions
- Try to be passionate about what you do
Pick one of the above tips and start implementing it in your lifestyle for better mental hygiene.
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Cheers - Dr. Lata Hemchand (Director)