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
Performing Better : On the Road Again
requent business trips can take their toll. You're forced to be away from your family often or for long periods of time. You may become lonely, bored or apt to adopt unhealthy habits such as overeating or not getting enough exercise or sleep. Consider the following suggestions for making your life on the road a lot healthier and less stressful.
Exercise. Use your hotel's workout room or pool. Bring some portable equipment and work out in your room in front of the TV. Or do your stair-stepping on the hotel's stairs.
If you don't sleep well at night, take naps when you can.
Pack earplugs just in case you end up with a noisy room.
Reduce stress by allowing yourself plenty of time to get acclimated. You may need time to adjust to a different time zone, to learn how to get around or to make sure you're organized for your presentation.
Take along a digital camera and shoot pictures of your trip. Then you can e-mail them to your family from your laptop, your hotel's computer or one at a cybercafe. (For help finding a cybercafe where you'll be traveling, visit netcafeguide.com/textindex.htm on the Internet.)
Maintain a consistent diet. Don't overindulge just because the company may be picking up the tab.
Drink plenty of water. Coffee, soft drinks and alcohol can have a dehydrating effect.
Keep fruit, vegetables and healthy drinks in your room to satisfy your snack cravings.
Stay busy so you won't become bored or lonely. Pay your bills, play games on your computer or take advantage of cultural activities in the town you're visiting.
Make your hotel room as homey as possible. Unpack your luggage. Liven up your room with a plant. Bring your pillow or a favorite photograph from home. Or pack your CD player and several of your favorite CDs.
Look for ways to participate in your favorite sport when away on business. Check out local golf and tennis courses or batting cages. Or find out if there's a running or bicycling club you can tag along with.
Improve your attitude by reading self-help or inspirational books.