7 Easy Steps to Bounce Back in Life

7 Steps to Follow to Bounce Back in Life 

Life seems to be meaningful to most of us only when we are - tuned with consistency. To simplify, the meaning of life interrelated with how much life events are making sense to us. People who are distracted from the tune or rhythm of life, often fall prey to " daily life stressors". In order to be in tune with the flow of life, first of all, we all must utilize our e e energy towards learning the coping methods that would assist us to deal successfully with our day to day stressful events of life. It is high time that we should not only have a thorough knowledge of the hassles that we face on a regular basis but at the same time formulation of strategies would be of utmost importance in order to help us regain focus and bounce back in life. The recognization of the existent major and minor stressors impacting our mental health.

The aftereffect of distress can be categorized under three distinctive stages :

Acute Stress  

This form of stress is usually caused due to short term traumatic life events capable of leaving us with a long-lasting impact on our mental health.

Episodic Stress  

It also falls under the umbrella of short term life events under which we often find ourselves suppressed on a regular basis. For example, regular hassles faced on the commute to the workplace, or other related hassles and politics in the job or academic sector.

Chronic Stress 

This kind of stressors usually leaves an individual with a long term effect. Since the stressful situation usually prevails for a longer tenure. For instance, the stress of illness whose cure has not yet been found, a fraction of a relationship.

These major and minor life stressors lead us towards a destination from where it is often difficult for most individuals to bounce back in life.  Identifying these types of stress is of utmost priority in order to head towards its management :

Work Stressors 

We usually spend most of our time at work, so it is not surprising that the workplace is the prime source of stress. According to a  survey published in 2012, it has been found that 70% of working individuals have reported suffering from stress at their workplace. Professional strain can affect the individual concerned, but can also cost employers dearly.


It is understandable, the loss of a loved one can be one of the most painful experiences for a person to endure. The shock or enduring worry of losing a parent, spouse, friend or relative can lead to stress, especially when the person we lose is a relative or close friend. Events after the loss, such as end-of-life care and funeral arrangements contribute to stress and it can take a long time to adjust to not being able to meet or speak to the person, and acceptance of the new circumstance seems difficult.

Past Events  

Past events are the prime source of stress. While any stressful situation that a person has experienced or may have passed, the stress of the trauma can continue to affect them for many years afterward. According to various research studies it is estimated that around 50% of women experience a traumatic event at least once in their life, and are more prone to be victims of sexual violence than men. However, 60% of men also experience trauma related to child sexual abuse at a very young age especially childhood, which leaves the trauma to last long within them until adulthood or it may take even longer tenure.


Even the happiest relationships can be at stress at times especially in the prevailing scenario of cohabiting. Adjustment with the partner's style of living may at times become a source of disharmony for both the partners thereby leading to stressful arguments.

Life Changes   

Relocating to other locations for convenience in commute to the office or availability of medical facilities, one may find it extremely stressful. Any upcoming event in life that requires us to adapt to changing circumstances is considered to be a source of stress.

Financial Worries  

Excluding recession, financial worry can definitely be a cause of stress for almost all the classes of society. It turns into a burden for those who are under loans or dues. Being able to live comfortably during the period of emergencies or even after retirement is a factor of worry for many individuals. The ongoing worry can lead to negative health impacts on both the concerned person and his or her close ones. At times leading towards episodes of depression.

After acquiring a brief knowledge of the levels as well as types of stressors, an understanding of the strategies of skillfully managing stress levels is equally important in order to bounce back in life. The essential steps are as follows :

Step 1: Realistic Thinking 

At certain circumstances when an individual is overwhelmed due to a stressful event such as the pressure at the workplace, one needs to hold a positive attitude and be realistic. In case one is not capable of dealing with the burden using tactfulness and soft skills, saying " no " would be a better solution.

Step 2: Accept Imperfections  

Various research studies to date have stated the fact that none of us are perfect. Therefore what one needs to do is, to shed the urge of perfectionism. It is essential that judgment should be made on standardized and realistic grounds. The understanding of the fact that mistakes are inevitable is the need of the hour.

Step 3: Assertive Statement 

Instead of behaving aggressively in times of crisis one needs to be sensible and assert the feelings, opinions, and beliefs.

Step 4: Practice Relaxation Techniques  

Relaxation techniques such as practicing routined exercise, yoga and meditations are effective measures that help us gain control of our emotions.

Step 5: Time Management  

The era of multi-tasking has changed the daily routine of mankind completely. Our complete exposure to the systems has hindered us from engaging ourselves into hobbies and leisures or even spending quality time with family. Therefore routine time management can essentially strike a balance between work and leisure.

Step 6: Rest and Sleep  

Healthy eating habits along with proper rest and sleep are essential steps towards managing stress levels. Furthermore, it will assist in the recovery from higher levels of stress or trauma.

Step 7: Seek Social Support

Its high time to realize that socialization is an important factor in the regulation of stress levels. Speaking out to the heart's content with one's reliable close friend or relative will allow one to not let the stress pile up deep within. As it is strongly capable of destroying one's physical as well as psychological peace.


The above-mentioned techniques are formulated to enlighten the readers with effective steps to deal with distress. It is highly advisable to reach out for professional help for effective and sustainable coping.

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