is a funny thing. Do you think you hide your emotions well? When you
are stressed your family can pick up on the clues very quickly. Did
you know your customers and total strangers can pick up on this too?
Usually when you are in a stressful situation it’s fairly obvious to
those around you. Total strangers can see it on your face and hear
it in the tone of your voice. How can you effectively deal with the
stresses that are natural in your daily life?
know problems don't always go away - at least not as quickly as we
want. So what can you do to turn things around? Have you experienced
a set back or obstacle that weighed heavily on your mind? Is it
affecting your work? Can people detect something in your voice…your
behavior? What stress are you facing today and how can you turn
stress less? There isn't a person alive that doesn't experience a
difficult situation. Learning how to cope better so the burden isn't
too heavy is how you can release some of your stress.
you lift up a glass of champagne for a toast the glass is filled and
it's a joy to hold - not so burdensome. Suppose you keep that glass
raised high in the air for say an hour...your arm is going to get
kind of tired. Try to keep the glass raised for a few hours your arm
is going to give out...might even turn numb. Stress is just like
that, the longer you hold on to it the more troublesome it becomes.
would happen if you put that problem down -even if for just a little
while? Sure the problem might continue to exist but for just awhile
your load isn't quite so heavy. It's okay to let go and take a rest
- leave your troubles in the office or just take a break from the
you have had a little rest you will be ready to re-enter and tackle
the stressful situation with more gusto and a renewed positive
attitude. And sometimes with a little time the stressful situation
goes away completely!
Often the stress we
have is caused not by us but by others placing their priorities on
us. Others send us their urgent email and we rush to answer. People
call us during the day to chat and throw us off schedule. There are
many stress producing situations. Here are some ideas to help keep
your life a little less stressed.
the things that are your priorities not everyone else’s.
Concentrate your thoughts and energy on the things that matter most
to you. Ask yourself what really matters. Don’t let distractions get
your attention. Once you rid yourself of the distractions you can
focus more clearly on the issues that are of importance to you. Now
you can think clearer to find solutions
and learn to walk away. Take a walk outside, step into a different
room or environment. Take a break from the situation…it will be
there when you get back or perhaps it will go away completely. Time
has a way of curing many problems. Thinking about a negative
situation only exasperates the issue. Take a hot bath or do
stretching exercises. Practice deep breathing exercises. Take in a
long slow breath and then exhale slowly. Stretch the muscles in your
neck and shoulders. You will be concentrating on relaxing and taking
your mind off the stressful situation. Learn to relax and think
calmly and logically.
are great ways to get your mind off your troubles. Pick up a model
to build or a canvas to paint or read a good book. Working on a new
project takes concentration and a hobby gives you pleasure.
have a few ideas to help you live a more stress less life. You can
get creative and come up with many other ways to release the stress
in your life. Try these simple and pleasurable remedies to help you
cope with stress and before you know it you will be refreshed and
ready to tackle the tough situations that pass through your life and
that glass that was filled with stress yesterday might just be a
little less heavy today.
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