Some helpful advice on reducing stress
|Articles - Medical|
Develop a positive attitude.
Think of yourself as somebody who is capable and can do what he wants to.
Try to convert problems into challenges.
Upon being asked on how he felt on "failing" 9999 times in his attempt to perfect an electric bulb, Thomas Edison replied that he had "not failed" but learnt 9999 ways of how not to make an electric bulb - a positive attitude that conclusively led to one of most useful scientific creations ever. Expect frustrations and failures at times, that's why they call it "work".
Put your mind at work. On the social front if you have friends call them in manageable groups to your house and treat them well with simple things rather than flashy parties with unmanageable numbers.
It's the quality which counts and not the jazz.
Or just understand the importance of living a clean life instead of becoming a cleanliness freak.
On the job learn to delegate work and avoid unhealthy competition.
Learn to pace your activities so that you can achieve your targets.
Learn to take out time wasters from your day and schedule things in order to avoid procrastination and bad time management.
Learn to invest your money well (and for heavens sake don't borrow if at all possible).
Start living a healthy life. Have the right diet and exercise.
Leave out smoking totally and remember there is no use trying to watch that late night movie on the cable if you have got to get up at 6.30 next morning.
Exercising is a must.
Some of the Indian ways like Yoga etc help to manage stress better than anything else.
Know how to relax. Don't attach undue importance to everything.
At times its a great idea to forget the work in the office, leave it pending and going for your child's painting competition.
When is the last time you ditched your office and took your children to park or took your spouse shopping?
Spend time with nature. Visit the local park for a morning jog.
Decorate your room with plants and try to have a nice garden at home.
Finally, be God conscious and only do things which please him. Without His mercy and blessings everything else is just nothing. Keep the thought of your Creator all the time