26 Tips For Stress Management
August 17, 2012
Stress Less: 'A' To 'Z' Of Stress Management
- Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.
- Be aware of your own stress meter. Know when to step back and cool down.
- Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.
- Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.
- Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water; give your body the best for it to perform at its best.
- Forgive others. Don't hold grudges and be tolerant. Remember, not everyone is as capable as you.
- Gain perspective on things. How important is the issue?
- Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don't be afraid to share your feelings with others.
- Identify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time.
- Judge your own performance realistically. Don't set goals out of your own reach.
- Keep a positive attitude. Your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.
- Limit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants; they affect your perception and behavior.
- Manage money well, seek advice, and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.
- No is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.
- Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax.
- Play your favorite music rather than watching television.
- Quit smoking. It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.
- Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them; learn to listen more and talk less.
- Sleep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.
- Treat yourself once a week with a massage, dinner out, the movies, or something you really enjoy. Moderation is the key.
- Understand things from the other person's point of view.
- Verify information from the source before exploding.
- Worry less. It really does not get things completed better or quicker.
- Xpress: Make a regular retreat to your favorite space. Make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget.
- Yearly goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.
- Zest for life: Each day is a gift. Smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture.
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren Covington
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