Thursday, February 10, 2011

Three Simple Techniques to Handle Stress!

All people have stress to one degree or another.  But it's the way you deal with it that complicates your life.  Yet, there are some people that know how to manage stress better than others because they rely on three helpful techniques.

For starters, write everything down that is troubling you and concentrate on the one thing that bothers you the most.  Concentrate on changing that problem first.  Working on one problem at a time instead of losing your focus will enable you to channel your negative energy more productively.  After all, taking one baby step toward correcting your problem is better than sinking down into those awful problems pulling you down.

Another way to help yourself is to do something you know will take your mind off that consuming problem even for a little while.  Go out for a walk, visit friends, play with your kids, pet, or read a book so you can relax and give your mind a needed break. 

Last of all, make a list of tasks in order of importance.  If you have a plan and follow through, you'll feel less rushed and overwhelmed.  The more you finish, the more you'll feel those stress levels go down. 

But remember, you don't have to be perfect.  Allow yourself to let go and relax.  After all, life is a roller coaster of highs and lows.  Just settle in your seat and enjoy the ride!

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