It's been a long time since I haven't posted anything in a while as I have been busy with work and stuff (or just plain lazy). Anyway, here are some tips that I stumbled upon while browsing Facebook which I think will help those who stumble upon this blog on managing stress. Especially in this fast-paced in generation where everything seems automatic and everything seems to be in our reach (thanks to technology), this is quite helpful. So here it is:
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- 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 -- 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 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 without feeling guilty.
- Outdoor activities by yourself, with friends or 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 or the movies. 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.
- Make a regular retreat to your favorite space. Make holidays a 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.