Lybrate Mini logo
Lybrate for
Android icon App store icon
Ask FREE Question Ask FREE Question to Health Experts
Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

Dr. Munish Aggarwal

MBBS, MD

Psychiatrist, Chandigarh

13 Years Experience  ·  400 - 500 at clinic
Dr. Munish Aggarwal MBBS, MD Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
13 Years Experience  ·  400 - 500 at clinic
Submit Feedback
Report Issue
Get Help
Feed
Services

Personal Statement

I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care....more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
More about Dr. Munish Aggarwal
Dr. Munish Aggarwal is a popular Psychiatrist in Sector-17, Chandigarh. He has been a practicing Psychiatrist for 13 years. He has done MBBS, MD . You can meet Dr. Munish Aggarwal personally at Chuttani Medical Centre in Sector-17, Chandigarh. Book an appointment online with Dr. Munish Aggarwal on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has a number of highly qualified Psychiatrists in India. You will find Psychiatrists with more than 43 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Psychiatrists online in Chandigarh and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

Info

Education
MBBS - GMCH, Chandigarh - 2004
MD - PGI, Chandigarh - 2009
Languages spoken
English
Hindi

Location

Book Clinic Appointment

Sco 52/54, Sector 17CChandigarh Get Directions
500 at clinic
...more

Plot No.1, Sector-7Panchkula Get Directions
400 at clinic
...more
View All

Consult Online

Text Consult
Send multiple messages/attachments
7 days validity
Consult Now

Services

View All Services

Submit Feedback

Submit a review for Dr. Munish Aggarwal

Your feedback matters!
Write a Review

Feed

Nothing posted by this doctor yet. Here are some posts by similar doctors.

How can I increase my memory. I forget things after some time. Please suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 26 year old male. I have a problem of getting stress and depression. I take small mistakes too serious and due to that over thinking I am unable to sleep. Please can anyone provide a tip and help me get rid of tis pain. Thanks in advance.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
I am 26 year old male. I have a problem of getting stress and depression. I take small mistakes too serious and due t...
Hi, we all do make mistakes learn from it and get over it. It seems you have a perfectionist personality and get affected by small mistakes and take it too seriously. You need to forgive yourself when things are not completely forget. You can not work with so much rules and boundations. Be carefree and learn to take life lightly.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Dear sir My problem in my full body. My full body pain in evening time everyday when I do work. please tell me solution. Thanks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dear sir
My problem in my full body. My full body pain in evening time everyday when I do work. please tell me soluti...
Hello.... Its due to exertion... Eat healthy diet...... Include fresh fruits and all green veges in diet...... Drink lots of water....... Eat enough calories in diet and also enough protein in diet....... Nuts are good for healthy body.. Its a good source of energy. Take them daily....... Take homoeopathic tonic Alfa alfa tonic ( 2 spoons twice a day half an hr before meal ) .. Take this for one week and update me after 10 days for follow up....... For more advice and medicine consult me....... Good luck.......
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Respected Sir/Madam It is the beginning of the collage Life. So please suggest me useful remedies and a proper diet by which I can be fit & fine , And concentrate to my higher studies. Thankyou.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
Respected Sir/Madam It is the beginning of the collage Life. So please suggest me useful remedies and a proper diet b...
Hi there ~ I would need to know you a little better to suggest you useful remedies and a proper diet to be fit and fine and be able to concentrate better in your higher studies. This would involve getting to know what your preferences are and so on. However, exercise is something everyone needs to practice to be able to maintain good health in addition to a healthy and wholesome diet. I hope this helps. Take care
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am suffering from anxiety and thought problems. My problem might sound very stupid and immature but it has been eating my mind badly. I got so much emotionally attached to a girl, that I feel highly obsessed with her. But she happens to be the partner of one of my very close friends. I've never been in a relationship with a girl before. I am not able to sleep from the past fifteen days and keep thinking of her all the time. I never wished this to happen but it just happened. Now, there's a sudden feeling of depression and heartbreak and it's ruining my life. I am literally not able to do anything productive or enjoy healthfully with my other friends. PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I am suffering from anxiety and thought problems. My problem might sound very stupid and immature but it has been eat...
Hi, this is good to know that you know the root cause of your problem. Half the work is done. For the rest half I would suggest you to talk to that girl directly and tell her about your feelings towards her. Because you know that she is attached to your close friend and it is not correct for you to feel that way about her is making you uncomfortable. You might be having a guilt feeling. First understand that it is quite normal to feel like that. It is NOT your fault. When you will communicate your feelings to her, I'm sure she will console you and you will feel relaxed. Secondly, divert your mind from her by engaging yourself in positive activities. Even after doing all of above you are not relaxed then meet a counselor in person.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi, I am 27 years old. I am going through divorce process and that is really killing me inside. It's been a year but now i am losing all my hopes and patience.

BHARAT JYOTI, MRACGP, INCEPTOR, MD-PhD, MD - Psychiatry, FIPS, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
It is quite natural for anyone to go through this process whether you initiated or not. This will develop guilt in you and depression. If you have already decided and you cannot reunite ,keep up and be decided to face the situation in future. Take a firm stand whatever the decision you make. Indecisiciveness may not help.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Sir I have recently shifted to surat first I was in mumbai I only use to be with friends and my family is in surat and now I do not have my freedom as I come from a orthodox family I am stressed out a lot because of which I am facing many issues an I have become completely alone I have a bf but he is also least concerned now n I can not get him out of my mind an I have put on weight in a week I put on 2 kg n it seems my body is not responding to me at all my life is not that happening the way it was.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Sir I have recently shifted to surat first I was in mumbai I only use to be with friends and my family is in surat an...
Dear lybrate user. Every human being is capable to adjust with any given situation. Refusing to adjust is the problem. Once you accept the situation, things will be more clear. Also remember that you were born and brought up in the same orthodox family atmosphere. You need online counseling. Take care.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I feel extremely sleepy during afternoon and I don't sleep. Or try wake up before that sleep finishes. I end up having severe headache. I have my exams during that time only. I am unable to give my 100%in the exams. My brain is not working. Please help me know what my problem is. I am dreaming even during my exam. I sometimes feel that I have some mental problem. I don't have presence of mind. Please help.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear , you do not have any mental problems. You are having stress disorder. You can't say you have presence of mind. You are sleeping in the afternoon and that is the cause of your head ache. Avoid sleeping inthe afternoon. Engage in outdoor games daily so as to keep stress at bay. Enjoy life. I request you to post a private question to me. I will help you. Take care.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Since I lost my only 2 children, am always on shocked, am depressed any solution for it sir?

M.D,Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Amritsar
Really very sad to read it. But life has to go on. God has some other plans for us. You can start with tab escitalopram 10mg daily after breakfast. Take tab etizolam0.5 mg twice a day.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I feel very irritated if I don't cut my nails and pubic hair, But I don't know why I feel such a way Why I get irritated and angry if I don't cut my nails ,I want to know the reason behind it My self esteem decrease a lot if I don't cut my nails. So why I feel so down as there are many people who don't shave pubic hair and also grow nails but I feel very bad if they grew. What is the psychology behind nails, hairs and mind The question might look silly but still its rational one.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I feel very irritated if I don't cut my nails and pubic hair,
But I don't know why I feel such a way Why I get irrita...
Don't worry, you are perfectly normal. Some people are more hygiene conscious than others. All of us have a habit of doing something in our daily routine and if we don't do that we start feeling low. Try to meditate every morning for 5 minutes to keep yourself calm and composed.
2 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
Submit FeedbackFeedback

She lost somebody last time and feels very depressed and lonely. Prefer keeping to herself all the time. Please help her.

dpm,dnb
Psychiatrist, Noida
She lost somebody last time and feels very depressed and lonely. Prefer keeping to herself all the time. Please help ...
This is normal grief reaction. Which lasts for months, so it's normal, but when it starts extending beyond time limit, or starts disrupting normal life it is high time to consult a psychiatrist.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Hi doc, from past few days m in depression please suggest what to do .quick .thanks.

Hi doc,
from past few days m in depression please suggest what to do .quick .thanks.
Depression may affect all the people during some part of their life. In some people it comes and passes away soon whereas some individuals are not able to cope with the depressive situations of life and they continue to suffer which affects their physical and mental health.  Please make a note of it that it's a phase and it will pass. *it is necessary to take enough sleep to get relief from depression. Insomnia or loss of sleep is one of the important causes of depression. Therefore, people who lack sleep should calm down their brain by taking normal sleep. *you should go out with friends and enjoy in the company of others. Do not sit alone for longer periods of time. One should engage in several activities of recreation to get some entertainment. * Morning walk increases the supply of oxygen to the brain and it helps in removing the symptoms of depression. *Healthy food is very necessary to get relief from the state of depression. *drink more water to remove the waste chemical substances from the body. *Exercise also helps in the treatment of depression. *Yoga asana and mild exercise helps to increase the supply of blood to the brain and gives quick relief from depressive state of mind. Try following these ,and report me after 15 days .if need be felt we can go for some ayurvedic medicine s and counseling. You can consult me personally for that .
4 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Helo maim I have problem .i am suffering always tension my mind .i do not why all time I have tension in my my mind .so you give me any solution plz.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Helo maim
  I have problem .i am suffering always tension my mind .i do not why all time I have tension in my my mind...
Hello, there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress, but first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (the mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids). Medication: take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

We have severe family problem,which had affected mentally as well as physically each and every one of us but now it's almost solved.but my mother doesn't listen to us she doesn't like to eat anything and also doesn't consult a doctor what to do in such situation?...

MD - Consultant Physician, Doctor of Medicine, MD
General Physician, Ahmedabad
Children old and monkeys are alike in many ways go with love taming and compassion. you will succeed with mother once you apply compassion reason out with her.do not force issues
Submit FeedbackFeedback

What are the terms and conditions of Anxiety? What are the precautions should be taken?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
What are the terms and conditions of Anxiety?
What are the precautions should be taken?
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. There are no precautions against anxiety. Live well, live happy and enjoy life. Exercise, sleep, diet etc are important factors. Take care.
10 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am 64 years and work as an accounts manager. I have to earn for myself and my wife. I have two daughters and both are married and settled. What is the alternative to working on a computer in the office or how can I reduce the strain. I am addicted to watch programmes and film songs on computer at home in the evenings. Your advice please.

Masters in Clinical Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology
Psychologist, Chandigarh
I am 64 years and work as an accounts manager. I have to earn for myself and my wife. I have two daughters and both a...
Sir, these days most of the work requires to be done on computers. .but after office, you can enrol yourself in some yoga classes or any other recreational activities. That would keep your mind healthy and you will do some physical activity.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have Fear phobia to move alone. What I should do and suffering with gastro too.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, phobia is a kind of anxiety. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you tips to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I am a 30 years old man I am a very weak in my iq so I want to improve my iq so kindly suggest me how to develop my iq.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
The best way to develop your iq is involving yourself in all round reading and learning. You should also exercise, play, get entertainment and eat nutritious food. Take care.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I feel lot of stress. Gets worried unnecessarily. Lack of proper sleep. Could some one guide to get rid of this.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist,
I feel lot of stress. Gets worried unnecessarily. Lack of proper sleep. Could some one guide to get rid of this.
Hello Lybrate User. We all respond to stress differently so, there’s no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. But if you feel like the stress in your life is out of control, it’s time to take action. Identify the sources of stress in your life Learn healthier ways to cope with stress Get moving Connect to others Practice the 4 A’s Make time for fun and relaxation Maintain balance with a healthy lifestyle Tip 1: Identify the sources of stress in your life It’s easy to identify sources of stress following a major life event such as changing jobs, moving home, or losing a loved one, but pinpointing the sources of everyday stress can be more complicated. It’s all too easy to overlook your own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to your stress levels. Sure, you may know that you’re constantly worried about work deadlines, but maybe it’s your procrastination, rather than the actual job demands, that is causing the stress. To identify your true sources of stress, look closely at your habits, attitude, and excuses: Do you explain away stress as temporary (“I just have a million things going on right now”) even though you can’t remember the last time you took a breather? Do you define stress as an integral part of your work or home life (“Things are always crazy around here”) or as a part of your personality (“I have a lot of nervous energy, that’s all”)? Do you blame your stress on other people or outside events, or view it as entirely normal and unexceptional? Until you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating or maintaining it, your stress level will remain outside your control. Start a stress journal A stress journal can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed, keep track of it in your journal. As you keep a daily log, you will begin to see patterns and common themes. Write down: What caused your stress (make a guess if you’re unsure) How you felt, both physically and emotionally How you acted in response What you did to make yourself feel better Tip 2: Learn healthier ways to cope with stress Think about the ways you currently manage and cope with stress in your life. Your stress journal can help you identify them. Are your coping strategies healthy or unhealthy, helpful or unproductive? Unfortunately, many people cope with stress in ways that compound the problem. Unhealthy ways of coping with stress These coping strategies may temporarily reduce stress, but they cause more damage in the long run: Smoking Using pills or drugs to relax Drinking too much Sleeping too much Bingeing on junk or comfort food Procrastinating Zoning out for hours in front of the TV or computer Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities Taking out your stress on others If your methods of coping with stress aren’t contributing to your greater emotional and physical health, it’s time to find healthier ones. No single method works for everyone or in every situation, so experiment with different techniques and strategies. Focus on what makes you feel calm and in control. Tip 3: Get moving Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress, but you don’t have to be an athlete or spend hours in a gym to experience the benefits. Just about any form of physical activity can help relieve stress and burn away anger, tension, and frustration. Exercise releases endorphins that boost your mood and make you feel good, and it can also serve as a valuable distraction to your daily worries. While the maximum benefit comes from exercising for 30 minutes or more, you can start small and build up your fitness level gradually. Short, 10-minute bursts of activity that elevate your heart rate and make you break out into a sweat can help to relieve stress and give you more energy and optimism. Even very small activities can add up over the course of a day. The first step is to get yourself up and moving. Here are some easy ways: Put on some music and dance around Take your dog for a walk Walk or cycle to the grocery store Use the stairs at home or work rather than an elevator Park your car in the farthest spot in the lot and walk the rest of the way Pair up with an exercise partner and encourage each other as you workout Play ping-pong or an activity-based video game with your kids Managing stress with regular exercise Once you’re in the habit of being physically active, try to incorporate regular exercise into your daily schedule. Activities that are continuous and rhythmic—and require moving both your arms and your legs—are especially effective at relieving stress. Walking, running, swimming, dancing, cycling, tai chi, and aerobic classes are good choices. Pick an activity you enjoy, so you’re more likely to stick with it. Instead of continuing to focus on your thoughts while you exercise, make a conscious effort to focus on your body and the physical (and sometimes emotional) sensations you experience as you’re moving. Adding this mindfulness element to your exercise routine will help you break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that often accompanies overwhelming stress. Focus on coordinating your breathing with your movements, for example, or notice how the air or sunlight feels on your skin. Getting out of your head and paying attention to how your body feels is also the surest way to avoid picking up an injury. When you’ve exercised, you’ll likely find it easier to put other stress management techniques to use, including reaching out to others and engaging socially. Tip 4: Connect to others Social engagement is the quickest, most efficient way to rein in stress and avoid overreacting to internal or external events that you perceive as threatening. Expressing what you’re going through can be very cathartic, even if there’s nothing you can do to alter the stressful situation. There is nothing more calming to your nervous system than communicating with another human being who makes you feel safe and understood. This experience of safety—as perceived by your nervous system—results from nonverbal cues that you hear, see and feel. The inner ear, face, heart, and stomach are wired together in the brain, so socially interacting with another person face-to-face—making eye contact, listening in an attentive way, talking—can quickly calm you down and put the brakes on defensive stress responses like “fight-or-flight.” It can also release hormones that reduce stress, even if you’re unable to alter the stressful situation itself. Of course, it’s not always realistic to have a pal close by to lean on when you feel overwhelmed by stress, but by building and maintaining a network of close friends you can improve your resiliency to life’s stressors. On the flip side, the more lonely and isolated you are, the greater your vulnerability to stress. Reach out to family and friends and connect regularly in person. The people you talk to don’t have to be able to fix your stress; they just need to be good listeners. Opening up is not a sign of weakness and it won’t make you a burden to others. In fact, most friends will be flattered that you trust them enough to confide in them, and it will only strengthen your bond. And remember, it’s never too late to build new friendships and improve your support network. Reach out and build relationships Reach out to a colleague at work Help someone else by volunteering Have lunch or coffee with a friend Ask a loved one to check in with you regularly Accompany someone to the movies or a concert Call or email an old friend Go for a walk with a workout buddy Schedule a weekly dinner date Meet new people by taking a class or joining a club Confide in a clergy member, teacher, or sports coach Tip 5: Practice the 4 A’s While stress is an automatic response from your nervous system, some stressors arise at predictable times—your commute to work, a meeting with your boss, or family gatherings, for example. When handling such predictable stressors, you can either change the situation or change your reaction. When deciding which option to choose in any given scenario, it’s helpful to think of the four A's: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept. Avoid unnecessary stress It’s not healthy to avoid a stressful situation that needs to be addressed, but you may be surprised by the number of stressors in your life that you can eliminate. Learn how to say “no” – Know your limits and stick to them. Whether in your personal or professional life, taking on more than you can handle is a surefire recipe for stress. Distinguish between the “shoulds” and the “musts” and, when possible, say “no” to taking on too much. Avoid people who stress you out – If someone consistently causes stress in your life, limit the amount of time you spend with that person, or end the relationship. Take control of your environment – If the evening news makes you anxious, turn off the TV. If traffic makes you tense, take a longer but less-traveled route. If going to the market is an unpleasant chore, do your grocery shopping online. Alter the situation If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it. Often, this involves changing the way you communicate and operate in your daily life. Express your feelings instead of bottling them up. If something or someone is bothering you, be more assertive and communicate your concerns in an open and respectful way. If you’ve got an exam to study for and your chatty roommate just got home, say up front that you only have five minutes to talk. If you don’t voice your feelings, resentment will build and the stress will increase. Be willing to compromise. When you ask someone to change their behavior, be willing to do the same. If you both are willing to bend at least a little, you’ll have a good chance of finding a happy middle ground. Manage your time better. Poor time management can cause a lot of stress. But if you plan ahead and make sure you don’t overextend yourself, you’ll find it easier to stay calm and focused. Be more assertive. Don’t take a backseat in your own life. Deal with problems head on, doing your best to anticipate and prevent them. If you’ve got an exam to study for and your chatty roommate just got home, say up front that you only have five minutes to talk. Adapt to the stressor How you think can have a profound effect on your stress levels. Each time you think a negative thought about yourself, your body reacts as if it were in the throes of a tension-filled situation. Regain your sense of control by changing your expectations and attitude to stressful situations. Reframe problems. Try to view stressful situations from a more positive perspective. Rather than fuming about a traffic jam, look at it as an opportunity to pause and regroup, listen to your favorite radio station, or enjoy some alone time. Look at the big picture. Take perspective of the stressful situation. Ask yourself how important it will be in the long run. Will it matter in a month? A year? Is it really worth getting upset over? If the answer is no, focus your time and energy elsewhere. Adjust your standards. Perfectionism is a major source of avoidable stress. Stop setting yourself up for failure by demanding perfection. Set reasonable standards for yourself and others, and learn to be okay with “good enough.” Accept the things you can’t change Some sources of stress are unavoidable. You can’t prevent or change stressors such as the death of a loved one, a serious illness, or a national recession. In such cases, the best way to cope with stress is to accept things as they are. Acceptance may be difficult, but in the long run, it’s easier than railing against a situation you can’t change. Don’t try to control the uncontrollable. Many things in life are beyond our control—particularly the behavior of other people. Rather than stressing out over them, focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems. Look for the upside. When facing major challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth. If your own poor choices contributed to a stressful situation, reflect on them and learn from your mistakes. Learn to forgive. Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world and that people make mistakes. Let go of anger and resentments. Free yourself from negative energy by forgiving and moving on. Practice gratitude. When stress is getting you down, take a moment to reflect on all the things you appreciate in your life, including your own positive qualities and gifts. This simple strategy can help you keep things in perspective. Tip 6: Make time for fun and relaxation Beyond a take-charge approach and a positive attitude, you can reduce stress in your life by carving out “me” time. Don’t get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that you forget to take care of your own needs. Nurturing yourself is a necessity, not a luxury. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation, you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors. Set aside relaxation time. Include rest and relaxation in your daily schedule. Don’t allow other obligations to encroach. This is your time to take a break from all responsibilities and recharge your batteries. Do something you enjoy every day. Make time for leisure activities that bring you joy, whether it be stargazing, playing the piano, or working on your bike. Keep your sense of humor. This includes the ability to laugh at yourself. The act of laughing helps your body fight stress in a number of ways Tip 7: Maintain balance with a healthy lifestyle In addition to regular exercise, there are other healthy lifestyle choices that can increase your resistance to stress. Eat a healthy diet. Well-nourished bodies are better prepared to cope with stress, so be mindful of what you eat. Start your day right with breakfast, and keep your energy up and your mind clear with balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day. Reduce caffeine and sugar. The temporary "highs" caffeine and sugar provide often end in with a crash in mood and energy. By reducing the amount of coffee, soft drinks, chocolate, and sugar snacks in your diet, you’ll feel more relaxed and you’ll sleep better. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. Self-medicating with alcohol or drugs may provide an easy escape from stress, but the relief is only temporary. Don’t avoid or mask the issue at hand; deal with problems head on and with a clear mind. Get enough sleep. Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as your body. Feeling tired will increase your stress because it may cause you to think irrationally.
3 people found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback
View All Feed

Near By Doctors

88%
(46 ratings)

Dr. Rajeev Trehan

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist
Psychiatric Clinic, 
300 at clinic
Book Appointment
91%
(28 ratings)

Dr. B.K. (Simmi) Waraich

MBBS MD
Psychiatrist
Dr. B.K. Waraich, 
500 at clinic
Book Appointment