stress condition seems
relative in nature. Extreme stress conditions, psychologists say, are detrimental to human health but in moderation stress is normal and, in many cases, proves useful. Stress, nonetheless, is synonymous with negative conditions. Today, with the rapid diversification of human activity, we come face to face with numerous causes of stress and the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Ways to relieve stress
Know your limitations and let others know them too
Take a different route to work
Leave work early (with permission)
Put air freshener in your car
Watch a movie and eat popcorn
Write a note to a far away friend
Cook a meal and eat it by candlelight
Recognize the importance of unconditional love
Remember that stress is an attitude
Keep a journal
Practice a monster smile
Remember you always have options
Have a support network of people, places and things
Quit trying to "fix" other people
Get enough sleep
Talk less and listen more
Prepare for the morning the night before
Avoid tight fitting clothes
Avoid relying on chemical aids
Set appointments ahead
Don't rely on your memory...write it down
Practice preventative maintenance
Make duplicate keys
Say no more often
Set priorities in your life
Avoid negative people
Use time wisely
Simplify meal times
Always make copies of important papers
Anticipate your needs
Repair anything that doesn't work properly
Ask for help with the jobs you dislike
Break large tasks into bite size portions
Look at problems as challenges
Look at challenges differently
Another Ways to Reduce stress
Touch, hug someone, hold hands, stroke a pet, make non-sexual physical contact with people, and brush your hair.
Communicate; be honest with your Self and others. Ask for what you want. Express your true feelings when they occur.
Drink at least eight, 8 oz. glasses of good water a day. This flushes toxins out of our body.
See the humor in life. Laugh at your self and life. Have fun and "play" at life.
Meditation 15 minutes a day. Take time to relax, sit, breathe deeply, quiet your mind. Record In-sights and dreams in a journal.
Be Human. Let up on yourself. Forgive your self and others. Slow down and enjoy being alive.
Communicate with friends. Spend time with each other. Share the good stuff.
Hug three people each day. Relax and enjoy the feeling of
Quit worrying about the Future. Concentrate on what you can do NOW.
Make a TO DO list of your agreements for each month. Schedule both play time and free time, and do both activities.
Write it down. Make notes to yourself. Make a list. Write special dates down on your calendar. Put it on tape.
Clean it up Recycle old junk and papers. Clean your physical and mental house of old garbage.
Wear comfortable, clean clothes that make you feel good about yourself.
Avoid doing anything to excess, even having fun.
Express and receive love as often as possible to yourself and others.
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