Monday, April 03, 2006

Stress Release?

I'm burdened with work
I need to file my taxes

My car just met with an accident
My dear one is in the hospital
This peer-pressure is getting out of control
My boss is pissing me off by his satirical remarks

I had a fight with my girl-friend
Do I even have a friend?
Can't seem to do anything right... Dammit!

Who in this world is not bogged down by worries, woes, pressure, competition, failure, solitude, frustration or as we call it all as STRESS! Is smoking the only solution to all these?

I'm asking you... Are you even listening? Well, I shouldn't even be questioning you. You should interrogate yourself...! Don't quit because the world is watching, quit for yourself. Else you'll soon feel like a dead man.

"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." ~ Arabian Proverb. Take care, else you'll lose everything...


Anonymous ashish said...

in Japan, where stress levels among young are the highest, there are cool stress relief clubs. They give you a protective suit & a baseball bat. You go into one of their rooms & break stuff in there...there was a documentry on BBC on this...more guys use it than grlz tho...

2:19 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger SOO-BEER said...

y r u so much against smoking?

5:03 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger purvins said...

nice post....
it will be worth even if one guy leaves smoking after reading your post...

5:23 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@Ashish: uske liye Japan jaana padega ;)

@Soo-beer: As my profile says, "its for me to know and you to guess" ;)
I guess now u know y!

@purvins: Thanx :) Very true, really worth it then. However, it'll be more than worth it, if for whom it is written will quit smoking. That'll b the best thing that cud happen :) How I wish...!

5:31 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger Chintan said...

Stress occurs when things are not going as planned/intended. There is generally time pressure involved. The mind becomes overwhelmed & tries to do multiple things at the same time without success in any of them. Everyone deals with it differently. Nicotine is scientifically an excellent stress reliever as it clams the restless mind (unfortunately it is addictive). But intake of nicotine is not any less harmful than intake of ethanol or caffeine.

Smoking tobacco has traditionally been a source of nicotine. So, although I am completely against smoking (because it affects those around too & passive smoking is not agreeable to non-smokers), I'm not against using special chemicals to reduce stress. So for smokers, I recommend nicotine gum.

Other common techniques to reduce stress are:
- using caffeine/tanin
- over eating (generally indulging in chocolate/fatty foods/dairy products)
- alcohol intake
- exercising
- listening to music
- talking to a friend/family member/(therapist?)
- journal writing therapy

chalo bahut paka ya. Thought a different perspective was required to justify the actions of about 1/3rd of world population who smoke on a day to day basis.

6:03 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous ss said...

ok.. i quit :)

8:47 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger s! said... have a lot on your plate! all the best!

8:57 PM, April 03, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@chintan: That looks like google work ;)

@ss: ;) If thats the case, u shud b happy for urself...!

@The Outlaw Torn: Thanx :)

10:10 PM, April 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mus say...thts although its bad for health...its a great stress releiver!!! :) it's like...when u puff out the smoke...all the stress goes out along with it ;)

7:25 AM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger Aadil said...

ure post came at the right time for me.. thanks!

7:40 AM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger Vikas said...

and just this morning I had this setup for the next photograph in mind, checkered table cloth, coffee and a lit cigarette...'Coffee and Cigarettes' - have you seen the movie?

I already see the comment in the post here!

8:43 AM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger SOO-BEER said...

@Date: When did u start smoking ???

9:41 AM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@anonymous: If that puff is so relieving, y r u shy to disclose ur identity. Shows it all buddy...

@Aadil: All I wud say is - "Take care to get what you like or you 'll be forced to like what you get." - George Bernard Shaw

@Vikas: U sure read the comment...

9:56 AM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger kavin said...

I think the discussion here can go and on...I know Smoking is a bad addiction and is injurious not only to u but to others too...but there are soo many other personal habits which also become an addiction...I am not trying to defend anything here...I also dont believe that it is not a stress reliever...its more of an excuse to take a break from something ...

10:27 AM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger Praveer said...

as an old saying goes...

Money gone, nothing gone,
Time gone, something gone,
Health gone, everything gone.

And with a cigarette, you are not only hurting yourself, but also those around you...

10:32 AM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@kavin: If smoking is an excuse for a break, it soon will become an excuse that'll cost u ur life... sudharjaa saale!

@praveer: Yup agreed, passive smoking does even more harm. The unintentional suffering too, with no fault of theirs :(

12:58 PM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

Found this poem on orkut written by someone called "Jessie". Loved it! Thought I'll post it here. Kudos Jessie...

4/2/2006 7:33 PM
why, daddy, why?

AS I sit here
and begin to cry,
I have to ask you,
Why, Daddy Why?

Daddy, why do you have to
open another beer?
And fill my heart
with so much fear?

Daddy, can't you stay sober
for just one day?
So that my bruises
can lighten to gray?

Daddy do you love that beer
more than you love me?
Does it taste so good
that you could knock me to my knees?

Daddy, when you finish that beer
why do you have to open another?
Why, Daddy, does it make you
hit me and my mother?

Why is it that beer
always makes me cry?
Answer me this question,
Why, Daddy, Why?

2:08 PM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger Chintan said...

... and I thought this a post was on "stress release", comments look more like anti-smoking compaign.

Here are my 2 cents supporting the campaign:
Smoking is injurious to health (even the cigarette box says so). Passive smoking is also injurious to health. If you think you need to smoke to release stress, try nicotine gum or other stress reducing techniques which will not be harmful to anyone (esp. not ppl other than yourself). Try to follow "Health is wealth" life-style.

3:08 PM, April 04, 2006  
Blogger sumit said...

Smoking definately is bad for everyones health ... but does it really help release stress ?? I myself havent tried(and dont wanna try) so cant comment on tht issue ...

Wouldnt it be better to get down to the root cause of the stress and eliminate it rather than tax your already taxed body with smoke ??

3:35 AM, April 06, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@chintan: More-or-less it was a question, whether Smoking is the only remedy to Stress Release.

@Sumit: Agree completely!

12:20 AM, April 07, 2006  

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