June 11, 2011

Assalamualaikum. How are you guys lately? My life has been really hectic nowadays. Not busy with assignments but busy preparing for this upcoming final examination. Medicine is a really wide branch to study and we cannot just study only one part of it. Well we can, but to be a good doctor you have to have the capability to study it as a whole. This year, I studied Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Community Medicine, Forensic and Toxicology and also Human Right as an elective subject. 

Anyway, i am not going to chatter away about my subjects. Instead, I want to tell you guys about ways of handling stress. Studying medicine is really stressful. Well nothing is easy right and i think our life is basically about stress actually whether its studying or work or even our problem is correlated with stress.

For some people, they handle their stress with communicating with others. Sharing and asking for advices are very nice ways to cope with our problems. Don't you think that people who has less problem tend to smile more than ones whose life is miserable? I think this is one of their secret.

Take a vacation. Changing our sceneries for a while does not mean we are escaping from our problem but if we have the chance to breath in a new view maybe we can think of lots of ways in solving our problems. Other than that, when you go out with your friends they can also comfort you and cheer you up. So no more worries in handling the stress.

Pray. Having a good bond with God enable ones to think that living and stress is not a big deal as there is a greater purpose of living. They apprehend that stress is a must in life. Besides, praying, reading Quran and dzikr always bring tranquility and serenity to the people who performed them.

"Do the people think that they will be left to say, "We believe," without being put to the test?
We have tested those before them, for GOD must distinguish those who are truthful, and He must expose the liars." Al- Ankabut ( Verse 2 & 3 )

Eat. It is really not a good method. Actually, when we are stressed, our body tend to secrete "cortisol" hormone into our blood stream. It can create cravings to salty and sweet food when the level is high. So, it can relieve stress but it can also create stress when we realized our weight gain right?

Do something you love. For me, I like this method best. Know why? Because I loovvee cooking. I like to try new recipes. And i also like to travel. Traveling makes you ponder upon the greatness of Allah's creation and make you realize about your surroundings more. This actually brighten you up for you will then think and know that your problem is just small compared to others. Besides that, I also like to blog of course. Thats why i love to write during my leisure.

"On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith." Al-Baqarah ( Verse 286 )

Anyway, remember that, stress is the thing that can change you into a better person. Without stress, we will take things for granted and will not realized that the importance of certain things in our life. Besides, only you yourself can change stress into a good one or a bad one. Think positive. Try to think that everyone have their ups and downs. 

Allah knows what we face and do believe that if He gives us this test, He loves us and He wants us to become nearer to Him. So pray to Him, Allah The Almighty. Put your faith in Him. This way, you will slowly relinquish your stress and head for the solution and a better future.

"When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me; Let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me; That they may walk in the right way." Al-Baqarah ( Verse 186 )

Well. This is basically my own study. Care to share yours okay~ :)


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