Tuesday, November 15, 2011

50 ways to cope with stress

Stress is everywhere around us. At work, in our homes, even on each word (yes, that's English humour!).

Here is a list of things I find useful to fight stress away. Doing all of them every day is difficult, somewhat impossibile. But if you are interested in this post, then you should definitely give them a try!

  • Get up 15 minutes earlier
  • Prepare for the morning the night before
  • Don't rely on your memory... write things down
  • Repair things that don't work properly
  • Make duplicate keys
  • Say "no" more often
  • Set priorities in your life
  • Avoid negative people
  • Always make copies of important papers
  • Ask for help with jobs that you dislike
  • Break large tasks into bite sized portions
  • Look at problems as challenges
  • Smile more
  • Be prepared for rain
  • Schedule a play time into every day
  • Avoid tight fitting clothes
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Believe in you
  • Visualize yourself winning
  • Develop a sense of humour
  • Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today
  • Have goals for yourself
  • Say hello to a stranger
  • Look up at the stars
  • Practise breathing slowly
  • Do brand new things
  • Stop a bad habit
  • Take stock of your achievements
  • Do it today
  • Strive for excellence, not perfection
  • Look at a work of art
  • Maintain your weight
  • Plant a tree
  • Stand up and stretch
  • Always have a plan B
  • Learn a new doodle
  • Learn to meet your own needs
  • Become a better listener
  • Know your limitations and let others know them too
  • Throw a paper airplane
  • Exercise every day
  • Get to work early
  • Clean out one closet
  • Take a different route to work
  • Leave work early (with permission)
  • Remember you always have options
  • Quit trying to "fix" other people
  • Get enough sleep
  • Praise other people
  • Relax, take each day at a time... you have the rest of your life to live

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