Tips to Reduce Stress
Life is full of deadlines, frustrations and demands. For many people, stress is so common that it has become a way of life. Here are a few effortless ways to reduce stress in your life!
What caused your stress
How you felt both physically and emotionally
What you did to make yourself feel better
Start a Stress Journal
A stress journal can help you identify the regular stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Every time you feel stressed, write it down in your journal. You will begin to see patterns and common themes.
Record in your journal:
Give yourself a certain amount of time each day to do activities that you enjoy. Going for a walk, reading or gardening are simple ways to relax and reduce stress.
Also try taking 15-20 minutes each day to quietly reflect. Learn and practice relaxation techniques like yoga, stretching and deep breathing.
Healthy Tips: Learn to let go!
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle can improve your concentration, focus and efficiency so that you can complete your work in less time.
Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and recreational drugs. Exercise regularly and make sure you are getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
Healthy Tips: Exercise 20 minutes per day.
Prioritize and Plan Ahead
Planning your day can help you feel more in control of your life, allowing you to accomplish more. Write a to-do list, putting the most important tasks at the top.
If you need additional help, consider taking a time management course through your employer or local university.
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