Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Keep those cortisol* levels down . . .

Stress can be deadly. It can take away your life or even worse, it can paralyze you for life.
I am sure, you must be thinking . . . that here comes the newly baptized Health and Fitness guru giving those healthy fundas.
But hey, I am basically not going to do this because I go by the belief that all you people out there who take a peep in my blog are pretty intelligent and talented.
When I think of stress management, the first person that comes to my mind is indeed Britney Spears who suffered from a major breakdown (Year 2007-2008), caused due to her personal struggle and divorce. And worst was still to come when she lost the custody of her two children.
I have been a great admirer of Brtiney's style, music & lyrics, hip hop moves and was waiting for her comeback after she suffered from the huge mental meltdown. I was waiting to see that talented girl back on stage with her live performances.
And yes, indeed Britney fought it out bravely and this toxic and firecracker pop singer has made a major comeback with her super-duper fast selling pop album "Circus", released in Nov 2008.
Stress had taken its toll on Britney, so much so that she had to check-in a rehab to get over this disease.
This is just an illustration, which justifies the saying by Winston Churchill, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
One cannot really avoid stress but we need to beat it by not taking things too seriously. It’s the determination that will get you out of it. Remember, when you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
And if you know of a person who is depressed, we shouldn't treat it as an illness or a disease. We should try to help this person to come out of the trauma. There are various programs and rehabilitation centers in India and in the world such as the Art of living, which help traumatized individuals to come out of depression and lead a healthy and great life.
Before I sign out, I will leave you with a quote from Paulo Coelho, who says, “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.”
This saying was re-quoted in the super-hit Hindi movie Om Shanti Om by Shah Rukh Khan, “Kehte hain agar kisi cheez ko agar dil se chaho to saari kainath tumhe usse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai."
So friends live life king size and be happy with the little that you have. Wealth is important but it shouldn’t be a reason for living.
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Before I sign out, as I always say take very good care of yourself and God Bless!
(*Cortisol is a stress hormone)

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