COPING WITH STRESS
Stress activates the emergency response system in the body.
Prolonged stress can negatively affect our physical and mental well-being.
Possible Causes Of Stress:
1- Demanding Lifestyle or Routine
2- Challenging Personalities with family and associates
3- Unrealistic Expectations for Yourself and Others
4- Health Problems
Ways To Reduce Stress:
1- List task in order of importance
2- Schedule some downtime for relaxation and rejuvenation
3- Enjoy time in nature
4- Do not add the stress of tomorrow on today
5- Avoid bing a perfectionist and have realistic expectations of yourself and others
6- Will moving a task to a later date make today easier and not create needless stress for the future.
7- Make a practical schedule and stick to it
8- List the the most important first
9- Look for ways to manage time more efficiently
10- Eliminate Clutter from your life and work space
11- Take care of your physical health
12- Eat well and exercise regularly
13- Get sufficient amount of sleep each day
14- Treat others kindly to promote good health, happiness & successful relationships
15- Look to the positive side of things
16- Limit negative news and associates
17- Do not assume bad motives. Everyone has a bad day.
18- Keep a good sense of humor. Laughter can relieve built up stress