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Sunday, February 5, 2012

A to Z of stress management

A to Z of stress management

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

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

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

D aily 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. 

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 theissue? 

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. 

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