The 80/20 rule popularly known as the Pareto Principle was born by an Italian, Vifredo Pareto, after observing that approximately 20% of the people living in Italy owned an astonishing 80% of wealth. It reflected a simple symmetry of inequality then, and the principle gradually spread to other areas of life, particularly stress relief. According to Pareto, the majority of any output comes from the minority of any input.
From a wellness perspective 80% of your health problems will come from 20% of the lifestyle choices you make. Smoking for example, is a small thing that causes many people several health problems. When it comes to stress something that seems trivial would be enough to trigger major problems in some people. Someone might say something about your appearance thinking it’s a joke but if you take it to heart, chances are that it will weigh down on your mind. To deal with the negative thoughts you will probably run to the pub for a drink but end up spending money that was meant for your bills. Later you might have to lie and the domino effect of stress continues. Depression easily steals 80% of one’s quality of life and most often, we fail to realize that its root cause is not what people say but low self-esteem. Simply working on your confidence would in this case be the 20% you need to do to avoid stress.
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Stress and tension has taken a toll on almost everybody’s life in the present scenario. Everybody seems to be sitting in a pressure cooker and has commitments and deliveries to make in the personal and professional front. There are times when it becomes difficult to handle the pressure anymore and you might have a nervous or a psychological breakdown.
Before reaching that extreme stage, it is always good to find out ways to combat the pressure. In worse situations, it may happen that you will need to see a doctor and take medicines to overcome the stress and tension from your life. It is better to opt for meditation techniques for stress as they are natural and will do only good for you.
Are you a newcomer to the world of yoga and meditation? Worry not! There are innumerable kinds of meditation for beginners that you can start with and then you can practice the general meditation procedures, once you are comfortable with the initial meditation techniques. You must be thinking now as what will be the requirements for these meditation techniques for stress. It is simple. You will just need a serene and tranquil ambience to practice these meditation techniques. You can do these at any time of the day, but doing the exercises right in the morning will keep you fresh and revitalized throughout the day. Your capacity of handling stress and tension will also improve manifold times. You will feel the change from within and this is where meditation techniques excel over other forms of stress busters.
Here are some very important tips for meditation for beginners for reducing stress:
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