Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Stress

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To help avoid/reduce stress:

  • Exercise
  • Concentrate on doing the things that you feel have to be done
  • Take action, even if small steps, towards completing things you feel you have to do
  • Eat properly – eating junk food usually increases your stress 1-3 hours later
  • Take up a relaxing hobby

If you feel stressed:

  • Take some deep breaths
  • Write down what you feel stressed about and possible solutions
  • Remember that you don’t have to do everything perfectly
  • Make a list of the things you feel need to be done, then:
    • Prioritize the list
    • Delegate as many items as feasible to others
  • If feasible, have sex
  • Be aware of the following symptoms of harmful stress:
    • Increased anger
    • Frustrated by little things
    • Losing confidence
    • Not feeling good about yourself
    • Inability to concentrate
    • Sleep problems – difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
    • Apathy – lack of interest in things
  • Consider massage therapy

Comments


  1. On October 30th, 2008, Carrie J said:

    Massage therapy is being prescribed more and more by health care professionals and alternative medicine as a way to manage stress. Some health insurance companies are even starting to pay for this as preventive health care. Stress management through massage therapy has been medically proven to lower blood pressure as well as to help cope with physical stresses.

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