THREE TIPS TO ZAP STRESS BEFORE IT STRIKES
The symptoms of stress usually sneak up on us — building slowly, then
culminating in physical discomfort, like headaches, back pains, or stiff
necks. Why not stop stress in its tracks? There’s no one-size-fits- all
approach, but a combination of stress management techniques can keep
everyday tensions and anxieties from getting the best of you.
1) Take one minute per hour each day to just breathe and do nothing — no
phones, no lists, no responsibilities. Just as your cell phone needs
recharging, so do you.
2) Get better organized. Many people spend 20 percent of their time looking
for things. Label your belongings, alphabetize files. It may sound mundane,
but order will help you save time and energy.
3) Laugh at yourself and try to make others laugh. Playfulness and a sense
of humor can take the edge off some of life’s situations.
— Author Unknown