Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ten Stress Management Tips (cont)

3) Relax with a stress reduction technique every day.

Try guided relaxation or self-hypnosis – they are very easy to be do and can be done in virtually any surroundings.  If things are tough, each time you feel yourself losing control, just mentally re-hearse  statement "Calm" as you breath in and "Relax" as you breath out.  Repeat this for 6 to 10 times for times a day or just before you have to go into a meeting or talk to your spouse or kids and you will be surprised at the impact it will have.

4) Get enough sleep.

Sleep is essential for the body to function properly. Sleeping pills are not necessary. If you’ve habitually skimped on sleep, you probably won’t even remember how it feels to wake up fully rested. Give yourself a week before assessing whether there is a change.

5) If you’re ill, rest.

Don’t just carry on regardless. Recognise when your under the weather and give yourself a break.

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