21 Mar, 2012
Top 10 Tips for Stress Relief
According the the NHS Choices website, stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. There is no doubt that we have all felt a little stressed at some stage of our lives – that feeling of being unable to cope with a situation. Many people have different ways of reacting to stress and its important to remember that what may be stressful to one person could in fact be motivating to another.
Whether you thrive under pressure or don’t event enjoy reading that dreaded word, here are our Top 10 Stress Relief Tips:
1.) Think Positively. Break the habits of putting yourself and everything else down. When you catch yourself thinking negatively, stop it.
2.) Learn to see problems as challenges that can be overcome. Remember: you always have options.
3.) Never say never again. Everything is possible.
4.) If you make a mistake, don’t dwell on it. Learn what you can from it and move on.
5.) Cut the big problems down to size. Think of one thing you can do today to improve a situation. Focus all your energy on achieving it.
6.) Tackle challenges head-on. Procrastination only delays things, it doesn’t solve them.
7.) Spend at least a minute every day contemplating all the things you have in your life to be grateful for.
8.) Ask yourself empowering questions. In the midst of a crisis, for example, don’t ask why you got into this mess; ask how can you improve it.
9.) Do what you can to minimise stressful situations. If you face a mad rush in the mornings, for example, get up earlier, have your clothes and paperwork ready. Be prepared.
10.) Look for at least one reason a day to laugh. Research shows laughter releases feel-good chemicals in the brain.