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Sunday, 15 February 2015

10 points that: Eliminate stress and have more fun in your life!

I chose this particular photo of mine as I think it shows that stress can give or force the opportunity 
to explore other options; some of which can be interesting, beautiful and/or productive. M'reen

Eliminate stress and have more fun in your life!

In today’s hectic 24/7 society, it is a constant battle to balance our lives between work, family,
our social lives and have time to relax from the stresses and pressures of modern day living.
Stress is not harmful in short bursts and in fact necessary to cope 
with life’s demands and challenges.
In situations where you sense danger, whether real or not, 
your body kicks into action automatically in the form of the “fight or flight” reaction. 
This stress response is your body’s way of protecting you and it helps you stay focused, 
alert, motivated, energised and ready to face anything. 
It is only when the levels of pressure do not subside and become prolonged 
and on-going that stress can become harmful.
This in turn causes damage to your health, relationships at home and at work, mood, productivity 
and quality of life. We all deal with stress differently and what may adversely affect one person, 
another may thrive upon.
The key thing is to understand what causes your stress, the emotional and physical impact
of long term stress and how to put in place coping mechanisms to manage that stress.

10 tips for managing stress
1 Keep a diary of your feelings and emotions. What are your stress triggers?
2 Get plenty of sleep
3 Eat healthily and exercise regularly. 
    Avoid relying on smoking, alcohol or any other harmful habits as coping mechanisms
4 Make time to socialise with friends and family
5 Do more of the things you love – hobbies, interests
6 Keep a positive attitude and accept the things you cannot change
7 Manage your time effectively and learn to say no if demands are being made on your time.
8 Break down your to-do lists into bite-size chunks to avoid overwhelm
9 Be aware of your physical and emotional state
   and DON’T be afraid of asking for professional help
10 Remember the positive things in your life!
  Give yourself a much needed pat on the back and celebrate your many achievements
  Pamper yourself!

Taking some “me time” out on a regular basis is very important 
for your emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
It is essential to give yourself the space to reflect, refocus, reboot and re-energise in order
to maintain inner calm and peace in an otherwise demanding world.

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