Wednesday, May 23, 2012


You may feel like there is nothing you can do about stress.  Family, business and career responsibilities won't stop from being demanding.  Bills keep coming.  Managing stress is taking charge of your emotions, thoughts, schedule, attitude and the way to deal with the problems. Some helpful tips:

Identify the source of stress.  Look closely at your habits, attitudes and excuses; eg is it your procrastination not the actual job demand that is stressful.

Avoid unnecessary stress by learning how to say "no".  Avoid people who stress you out.  Priotize your to-do list and daily tasks.  If you can take control of your environment, do so.

If you cant avoid stressful environment, alter it.  Express your feelings instead of bottling them up.  Be willing to compromise.  Be more assertive and manage your time better.

If you cant alter your environment, focus on the positive.  Adjust your standards and look at the big picture.

Accept the things that you can't change.  Don't try to control the uncontrollable.  When facing challenges, try to look at them as opportunities for personal growth.  Learn to forgive.  Free yourself from negative energy by forgiving and moving on.

Make time for fun and relaxation.

Adopt a healty lifestyle.  Exercise regularly, eat healthy diet and get enough sleep.

How do you manage stress? Please share with us and have a stress free day.

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