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Ten Tips to Ward Off Stress at the Office
CHICAGO - According to a recent article in the September 27 issue of Newsweek magazine, 60-90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related illnesses. Stress affects us all and it is especially rampant at the office, where it is not only costly to employees but also to the companies they work for in terms of absenteeism and poor performance.
Reduce Stress and Enjoy More Sleep
If you suffer from insomnia of any kind, the chances are you don't need to be told that there's a significant connection between sleep problems like insomnia and stress. In fact, as cases of insomnia and related sleep problems increase, more and more people find themselves caught between the pressures and responsibilities of daily life and their desire for a good night's sleep.
Have you ever said the words, "This job/my life is so stressful!" Or something else along those lines?Most people believe that stress is something that happens in their lives. They believe it is the result of outside circumstances beyond their control.
Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
"Slow down, you move too fast, you've got to make the [moment] last!"Do you ever hear that nagging voice that says, "Stop!" "Slowdown!" "Meditate" "Breathe" "Enjoy your kids while they're still young"?What is the wisdom here for you in that nagging voice? We tend to ignore this wisdom and forge ahead. We have places to go, committees to run, projects to do - we don't have time to slow down!Expense ~But, at what expense? What is the cost TO YOU if you don't slow down? Peace, balance, health? Are you taking time to look at the amazing flowers, enjoy a cook out with friends and family, play a game of badminton with your children, soak up the warmth of the sun, or read a good summertime book?Slow Down This Week ~How can you slow down this week, take care of yourself, and nurture yourself? It doesn't have to be a substantial amount of time, perhaps just taking a few hours off from your merry-go-round life style.
Ease Your Stress ? Change Your Life!
Feeling stressed? Who isn't!! In today's society, feeling "stressed out," overwhelmed and exhausted is the norm. However, moderate day-to-day stress takes its toll on our minds and bodies.
Journal Your Stress Away
Writing down our thoughts and feelings, as in keeping a journal or diary, is a proven method to relieve stress and improve well being. The expression achieved through writing in a journal on a regular basis, or during times of high stress, helps to clarify and focus what we are actually feeling and experiencing.
Aromatherapy Candles Release Stress
Have you been feeling so stressful and almost losing your patience over anything? Everything seems to be shattered and you think that you cannot handle it anymore. This is definitely the perfect time to lighten the burden! Aromatherapy is a great conclusion.
How To Cut Down On College Stress
Probably the least appreciated form of stress is college stress. This is mostly due to the fact that adults simply see a lot of college students sitting on their rear ends playing video games and drinking, instead of seeing students who are under pressure to succeed all the time.
Keeping You Stress Free!
We function at our best when we are free from stress, relaxed, confident and focused. Feeling the adrenalin flow and achieving a deadline by the skin of our teeth may be exhilarating in the short term but as a way of life can be detrimental to both health and happiness.
Haris Stress Inventory
Conceptualizing stress: Stress often has a negative connotation. Failure, illnesses, distress are often marked as stress.
Taming September: Avoiding Fall Frenzy
When September rolls around, does it generally hit you like a ton of bricks? Do you feel as if that invisible being in charge of your life has suddenly ratcheted up the speed on your treadmill? WAY up?This year, take on September with some new tools and expectations. See if you can stand up to it more strongly than you have in the past.
Permission to Play
At what age does the benefit of play cease? Child development experts agree that play is very important in the learning and emotional development of all children. But do we ever grow out of a need for play? I answer with an emphatic no.
"We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.
Planning Stress Management
Deadlines at work, demanding bosses, bills to be paid at home, kids demanding for time and attention, changes in the environment, etc. AAARRRRGH.
Talk Yourself Out of Stress
Seventy-five percent of all our problems - both emotional and physical problems - come from the same source. If you could identify that source, would you want to eliminate it?For most people, the answer is obvious.
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