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Thursday, 9 April 2009

A TO Z OF STRESS MANAGEMENT

Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.

B
e aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.

C
oncentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.

Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.

E
at lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.

F
orgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you.

G
ain perspective on things, how important is the issue?

H
ugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don't be afraid to share your feelings with others.

I
dentify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time.

J
udge your own performance realistically; don't set goals out of your own reach.

K
eep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.

L
imit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour.

M
anage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.

N
o is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.

O
utdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax.

P
lay your favourite music rather than watching television.

Q
uit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.

R
elationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to listen more and talk less.

S
leep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.

T
reat yourself once a week with a massage, dinner out, the movies: Moderation is the key.

U
nderstand things from the other person's point of view.

V
erify information from the source before exploding.

W
orry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker.

X
press: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget.

Y
early goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.

Z
est for life: Each day is a gift, smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Nice list for stress management. I enjoyed reading your post. Your stress reduction techniques are really nice. I would like to share my stress reduction exercise. It helps me a lot, not only in reducing stress but also in developing a better personality with simple habits.