The Best Handful of Tips 64 –
Reduce Your Stress Levels
A relaxed approach can add years to your life. One of the best ways to reduce your stress is to get organised. Stress is an indicator you have not got your life fully balanced.
The five best tips to reduce your daily stress
Review your lifestyle
Try to “switch off” occasionally so you return to work fresh and creative. If possible try getting away for a relaxing break. When you return rethink your daily activities.
Take control of your life. Organise yourself so you can work more effectively and enjoy your leisure more. Be balanced in all things.
Organise your work better
Spend more time planning your work and your leisure. Prioritise your jobs.
Don’t procrastinate. Learn to make decisions quickly. Meet deadlines early so you don’t have to worry about uncompleted tasks.
To relieve pressure, delegate tasks to people you trust. Let others make some of the decisions.
Reward yourself with healthy breaks when you have done a good job.
Balance your activities
Set aside time each week for leisure, for family time and do the things you enjoy.
Only work hard for limited periods. Take a relaxing lunch break.
Do not take work home!
Be moderate in all things.
Watch your diet and seek healthy foods.
Don’t sit in front of your computer or your television set for long periods. Walk about and get plenty of exercise. Make time to chat to people. Walk up stairs.
Learn to relax and control your anger if things go wrong.
Get plenty of physical exercise and refreshing sleep. Reduce your electronic screen times well before going to bed. A good night sleep is vital to your success.
Have regular physical checkups.
Learn to relax
People tend to worry more about things they cannot see than what they can see.
The best way to reduce stress is to do the things you enjoy, so set aside times for sports, for music, for reading and things you enjoy doing.
Join organisations to network, to play, to learn and to have fun.
Lead a balanced life with strong social contacts. Make the time to enjoy life. Moderation in all things is the key to overcoming stress.
“The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.”
SOURCE: “Time-Savers” Moss Associates Ltd New Zealand, McGraw-Hill Australia and as “Time Management Secrets”, Cengage Learning Asia.
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