Vista Online by Friends Of Vista, Inc. - A Texas Nonprofit Corporation | Informative Articles For Your Life | Click Here To Return To Index Page Of Site

Escape The Stress!

   By: Kim Beardsmore

In the western world, there is one thing common to many work places. Stress. There are many causes and all of us could spend a lot of time and dollars analyzing our life and situations to eliminate stress.

What may be far more useful however, is to learn the skills of dealing with every day stress to keep the stress levels within a healthy level. These eight points will help you reduce stress as you go about your daily activity.

1. Lower your expectations and you will suffer less disappointment. Try seeing everything as already perfect and accept things as they are, then you can strive less and relax more.

2. Learn to say NO. Next time someone asks you to do something, before the word ‘yes’ slips out, pause, say you can’t give an answer just yet – you’ll get back to them. This technique gives you time to think. Now you can choose to say NO, calmly, politely and kindly.

3. Do one thing at a time. SLOW DOWN! If you are racing, so is your heart! Write yourself a list, prioritize your tasks and work through your list methodically. You need to enjoy what you are doing, not just the results of your efforts.

4. Stop trying to fall asleep. So many people go to bed desperate to fall asleep as quickly as possible, and then suffer the frustration of wakefulness. Quit struggling – you need to relax before you can sleep! Be thankful that you are warm, safe and cozy, be glad that your body is resting. Breathe deeply, slowly, gently and listen to your heart beating peacefully.

5. Laugh more! Get serious an about humor. Laughter is seriously healing. The special chemicals released when we laugh are nature’s finest form of natural medicine. When you’ve suffered a stressful day, make sure you ‘suffer’ some serious humor in the evening. Watch a comedy show or film, one you know will produce copious laughter, to counter the stress you’ve endured.

6. Treat yourself to a catnap and don’t feel guilty. When your body is pleading for rest, “40 winks” works wonders but only if you don’t feel guilty about this.

7. Get out in the fresh air! Drab office, the whir of computer hard drives the drone of your boss’s demands. Get outside during your lunch break, find a patch of green, some flowers, even wander around a garden center! Lose yourself in nature and feel your tensions dissipate, for a while at least.

8. Live in the now. The past is gone, you can’t change it. The future is mysterious and seductive, but only with you in your dreams. What you need is with you NOW so make the most of it. Be creative and give everything you’ve got to NOW.

About the Author

Kim has achieved work balance between her Human Resource Management career and teenage family...with a home business. If you are interested in work-life balance and want to earn $500-$5,000+ per month we would like to hear from you. Full training and ongoing support to ensure your success.
http://free2liv.com/?refid=Stress-567883313


Article Source: http://www.friendsofvista.org/articles/article3060.html





Related Articles

-
How Papyrus Sheets Are Made - Dr.Nabil Elkhawaga
Avoid The 11 Costly Mistakes Career-Seekers Make - Bill Dueease
Avoid Mistakes And Gaffes In Your Job Resume - Michelle Roebuck
-
Rethink Your Career Transition - Richard Hanes
The Broken Children - Lisa Harp
Interview With An E Book Author - Liana Metal
Claim Your Successes, Blow Your Own Horn - Daisy Wright
School Bullies Stopped With The Cops! - Paula McCoach
   

 
Website Design and Logo Design by InfoServe Media, LLC

Copyright © 2014 Friends of Vista, Inc. TM - A Texas Nonprofit Corporation
Privacy Statement | Contact Us