Understanding What Causes Stress
The first stage in preventing
and lowering your own levels of stress is recognizing what stress
is and what the major causes of stress are.
How is Stress Affecting YOU?
How stressed out are YOU?
Let's take a look into what may
be causing your stress levels to
be where they currently are.
Develop a Stress-Relief
Here are some tips for staying
healthy throughout the year on campus and more.
YOUR Stress Relief PLAN : Managing Daily Habits
Knowing how to manage stress
on a day-to-day basis can be just
as tough as dealing with the
stress itself. Here is a guide to
help you along the way.
Stress Relief Products
In addition to a regular stress management program, there
are many tools available to
assist you on your path to a
Add a Little Slack Time
f holiday stress has got you down, schedule in some time to chill out. You need to disconnect from your responsibilities periodically so that you can recharge your outlook. Even if you're so busy that you can't find a big block of chill-out time, make a point to take it little bits at a time. Let the following suggestions head you in the right direction for easing up.
Take time for a quiet lunch -- even if it's a short one.
Take a walk outdoors. Use al lyour sense to really observe your surroundings.
Get up a few minutes earlier each day to read, exercise or pray.
Listen to calming music.
Schedule a massage. Some massage therapists even make workplace appointments.
Take an unscheduled day off from work if doing so won't put your co-workers in a bind.
Do something with your hands that requires little concentration. Brush your dog, whittle, paint, play the piano or write in your journal.
Do relaxing stretches. In particular, do ones for your neck, shoulders, chest and back.
Call a friend who always makes you laugh.
Read an inspirational or light-hearted book. Even just a few minutes of reading can be a relaxing escape.