'A’ TO ‘Z’ of Simple Stress Management, continue after the break.....
'A' - Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day.
'B' - Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.
'C' - Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.
'D' - Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.
'E' - Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.
'F' - Forgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you..
'G' - Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue?
'H' - Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don't be afraid to share your feelings with others.
'I' - Identify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time..
'J' - Judge your own performance realistically; don't set goals out of your own reach.
'K' - Keep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.
'L' - Limit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour...
'M' - Manage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.
'N' - No is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.
'O' - Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax....
'P' - Play your favourite music rather than watching television.
'Q' - Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.
'R' - Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to listen more and talk less.....
'S' - Sleep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.
'T' - Treat yourself once a week with a massage, dinner out, the movies: Moderation is the key.
'U' - Understand things from the other person's point of view......
'V' - Verify information from the source before exploding.
'W' - Worry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker.
'X' - X press: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget.......
'Y' - Yearly goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.
'Z' - Zest for life: Each day is a gift, smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture........