Monday, March 2, 2009
Simple and and basic ways to prevent stress are listed below. They have been learned through personal experience and following experts' advice.
Shutting down. Switching off. People, like finest machineries, need time off. During this time, the body repairs itself as it replenishes the cells that have been used up during the day, tunes up the body organs and recharges the life-batteries for the next day's use.
Check my previous post about why you should consider putting "sleep" into your schedule. People who have had a good night's rest are less irritable and more productive at work or school.
Isn't it said to be the best medicine? Have a good laugh today! The more you laugh, the less likely you are to get sick and studies have shown that. If you're feeling sad or depressed now, humor yourself by recalling funny experiences, watching comedy shows or observe the baby's playful smile - your blues will surely go away, even just for a while.
3. Having the right attitude
Often in life, we get stressed because we have too much expectation. The pressure to acquire more; our demand for time and attention from people; we keep grudges and refuse to forgive and we don't know we're ruining ourselves by doing that. You can check the list I wrote about the things that I learned I need to do in life.
4. Knowing what are important and prioritizing them
We are trying to chase too many things, trying to have everything, we have to many things in our to-do list. Why don't we simplify life by doing the things that are most important. PROCRASTINATION always gets in the way though. It's one of the things I always struggle against. Important things that have been put off until "tomorrow" never get done - increasing the load for the next day. The result? stress....
5. Taking a rest
It does not matter if it's a long vacation or a very brief one, always remember to take days off from work. Even God rested on the seventh day. If you work hard enough you'll eventually burn out. Here's my experience!
Anxieties and worries can rob our joy. Turn them over to God and let Him lift your burdens. A prayer a day does not necessarily mean keeping the problems away but is does frees our mind from the anticipation that something bad will happen to us. If our minds are not preoccupied with the negative thoughts, then we are free to do whatever we want to.
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