03 July 2008

A to Z of Stress Management

Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes a 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 to perform better. Forgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you.
Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue?
Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and share your feelings with others.
Identify stressors in advance and plan to deal with them better next time.
Judge your own performance realistically; don't set goals beyond 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 behaviour.
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, wherever necessary, without feeling guilty
Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great fun and a way to relax. Play your favourite music rather than watching television.
Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention about its killing effects. Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to LISTEN MORE AND TALK LESS.
Sleep well, with a firm mattress & a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.
Treat YOURSELF once a week with a massage, dinner out, a movie etc.; 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 favourite 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 part of the bigger picture

_________________ "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."


Vitallywell said...

Great points! Outlook, perception and evaluation of how important the situation really is will help to take a step back, breath deep and say "does this really matter?". Almost always, it doesn't - not worth the effort of worrying about it.

Thanks for the thoughts - much appreciated!

ZELMARQ said...

Yes, thats true. Thank you for dropping and sharing your view on this matter.