Lingering Negative Responses to Stress Linked With Health a Decade Later

Ok. So what causes stress? And how do we respond to them? All depends upon our mental digestion process and our inclination or non-inclination for dharma-based living.

What is Dharma?

Dharma is that which sustains the Universe. In materialistic lingo, it is about following natural laws and adjust life according to it.

When we don’t do that , we generate mental stool.

12 types of mental stool that will arise in your mind for sure. Purge them as soon as they develop in your mind-space (मानसिक शरीर)

शोकः क्रोधश्च लोभश्च कामो मोहः परासुता।
ईर्ष्या मानो विचिकित्सा कृपासूया जुगुप्सता॥
द्वादश्ौते बुद्धिनाशहेतवो मानसा मलाः।

– इति कालिकापुराणे १८ अध्यायः

These are stresses generated by us. Response to them decides our health in future.

One of the finest tools suggested by Sastra is , follow your duty and don’t think much about fruits. निष्काम कर्म योग!

युक्तः कर्मफलं त्यक्त्वा शान्तिमाप्नोति नैष्ठिकीम्।
अयुक्तः कामकारेण फले सक्तो निबध्यते।।5.12।।

कर्मयोगी कर्मफलका त्याग करके नैष्ठिकी शान्तिको प्राप्त होता है। परन्तु सकाम मनुष्य कामनाके कारण फलमें आसक्त होकर बँध जाता है।

This, we being entangled in the prospects of the fruits, is nothing but lingering on stress!

निष्काम कर्म योग is not just for being healthy but optimum health is surely an outcome of your urge to realize answer for “Who am I?”. Selfless actions is a tool to achieve it.

Another tool suggested by Sastra for any interpersonal conflicts is: क्षमा

विपदी धैर्यमथाभ्युदये क्षमा सदसि वाक्पटुता युधि विक्रम: ।
यशसि चाभिरूचिव्र्यसनं श्रुतौ प्रकॄतिसिद्धमिदं हि महात्मनाम् ॥

आपात्काल मे धेेैर्य , अभ्युदय मे क्षमा , सदन मे वाक्पटुता , युद्ध के समय बहादुरी , यशमे अभिरूचि , ज्ञान का व्यसन ये सब चीजे महापुरूषोंमे नैसर्गिक रूपसे पायी जाती हैं ।

धृतिः क्षमा दमोऽस्तेयं शौच मिन्द्रियनिग्रहः ।
धी र्विद्या सत्यमक्रोधो दशकं धर्म लक्षणम् ॥

धारणा शक्ति, क्षमा, दम, अस्तेय (चोरी न करना), शौच, इन्द्रियनिग्रह, बुद्धि, विद्या, सत्य, अक्रोध – ये दस धर्म के लक्षण हैं ।

 Now let us understand what modern studies have to say about science of “Let-it-go!”

Lingering Negative Responses to Stress Linked With Health a Decade Later

People whose negative emotional responses to stress carry over to the following day are more likely to report health problems and physical limitations later in life compared with peers who are able to “let it go,” according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

“Our research shows that negative emotions that linger after even minor, daily stressors have important implications for our long-term physical health,” says psychological scientist Kate Leger of the University of California, Irvine.

“When most people think of the types of stressors that impact health, they think of the big things, major life events that severely impact their lives, such as the death of a loved one or getting divorced,” Leger says. “But accumulating findings suggest that it’s not just the big events, but minor, everyday stressors that can impact our health as well.”

Evidence from previous studies suggests a clear association between same-day responses to stress and long-term well-being, but the impact of lingering emotional responses remained unclear. That is, does it make a difference if a stressor – such as a flat tire, a bad grade, or an argument — leads to negative emotions that spill over into the following day?