A to Z to Stress Management
Cebu City, Philippines
July 1, 2008 7:03pm CST
Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes a day. Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down. Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else. Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals. Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best to perform better. Forgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you. Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue? Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and share your feelings with others. Identify stressors in advance and plan to deal with them better next time. Judge your own performance realistically; don't set goals beyond your own reach. Keep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you. Limit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour. Manage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn. No is a word you need to learn to use, wherever necessary, without feeling guilty Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great fun and a way to relax. Play your favourite music rather than watching television. Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention about its killing effects. Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to LISTEN MORE AND TALK LESS. Sleep well, with a firm mattress & a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation. Treat YOURSELF once a week with a massage, dinner out, a movie etc.; Moderation is the key. Understand things from the other person's point of view. Verify information from the source before exploding. Worry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker. Xpress: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget. Yearly goal setting; Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc. Zest for life: Each day is a gift; Smile and be thankful that you are part of the bigger picture _________________ "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."
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2 Jul 08
That is all such good advice, you have spelt it out fully. I am actually going to print that out and read it when I need to. I guess what we all have to do is think of things more deeply especially our inner self and I guess we have to take time to love ourselves a lot more and be more appreciative othe our life...thank you...
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 08
You are very much welcome my friend, its nice to share this kind of things here to encourage and also to remind us. I am also reminded everytime I read this discussion and also glad that mylotters appreciate it. have a nice day and take care.
2 Jul 08
Hi Zelmarq! I have been familiar with A to Z management but not the stress management itself. Thanks for sharing this. It is really very informative and an eye opener although I have been aware of the kind of stress I am in. I have already identified the kind of stress I have but it is really beyond my control but I do agree with you that at least i can plan for my alternative actions in dealing with the stressors in my life. Take care and God Bless!
2 Jul 08
A very nice advice! Wow i think I have to memorize all those things to lessen my stress. but I am pretty sure that I am relax today as its a holiday in my place and i want to spend a few hours in here to de-stress myself since tomorrow were going back to work and deal with the same level of work and hopefully this would make things work for me.
2 Jul 08
Some really really good advice to us all. There is too much stress in the world these days. The better care we take of ourselves, bore we worry about everyone else, te better a place this world will be. Thanks for harin this with us here on MyLot. Happy Canada Day!
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Jul 08
All of these are very good but I just try to be good with everyone. The thing is I do take a mild tranquillizer which is supposed to help my blood pressure and this does not prevent me from getting annoyed when something annoys me. There are some things that get to everyone, regardless. That is part of our nature. No one can always be totally calm and receptive all the time. We do try however to be good that way and a lot of it is in our spirituality. Nevertheless these are points to note and some things to try, no doubt.
• United States
2 Jul 08
Thanks this is all good to go by and I feel like I always have I dont beleive on falling back on the word stress out most times I beleive it is a cop out . each situation is different and most times ya can just smile and every thing is good again. hugs