Here we are recently back from holidays and already we are running with not a minute to spare,so let’s concentrate on reducing that stress rate before we go of the charts. It is possible and we don’t have to take gigantic steps to reduce the stress, but, you must recognize it’s presence……From the moment we leave our homes every morning the pressure begin’s and the stress count starts going up, sometimes we are aware of this and other times we are not, we start to railroad ourselves with what we have in store for ourselves during our day,this is when we need to be totally together,calm and have the ability to organise our day, your mind is actually calling out to you for order and how it can help you,your mind is your best friend at that moment and is telling you to take control. Order mentally your jobs for the day, from urgent to important, then visualize yourself doing this one by one, in detail,take time out to do this, it does not take long, if you walk or take public transport to work it would be the ideal time.
As you work through the morning, the next big hurdle will be lunch time,and your relationship with food, stress here can go both ways, you will eat as if there is no tomorrow or you can have a lack of appetite, anxiety can start a chain reaction of total des-control. This is why it is very important to have a set time for your lunch break and keep to it, just as you would with an important appointment within your work place,DON’T eat in front of your computer, and still work. Take time out exclusively for your lunch,before starting your lunch take 3/4 deep breaths,the oxygen in take will take your tension down and bring you the serenity you need, you should be having a varied diet, meat is advisable only 3 times a week along with fried and battered food,you should include vegetables fruit and fish rich in omega 3,which will reduce your stress levels. remember sugar will give us more anxiety and lots more problems in your health. Eat slowly and take in small amounts, even better if you can eat small amounts every 2/3 hours, this way your body will adapt to this and you will not feel tired all day long,eat fruit outside your meal times the same goes with coffee, coffee will make you more tired and you will want more and more !!
Once you are out of your work place, try to reduce your activities,the ones that our not necessary, just don’t do them….take away the ones that stress you must, leave your work at work, don’t take it home with you, make your meal at home a good enjoyable time with your family and if you live alone, take your time, spoil yourself take a nice bath before going to bed, relax and sleep well.
As you know i did a blog not long ago on the importance of sleep,a good night’s sleep is as important as the air we breath,
Stress is a number one enemy, it will bring premature ageing and our chronologic age will not correspond with our biological age,and nobody wants that, many of you will think that stress is hard to avoid and I would agree with you,but, the way we look at it and handle it can make all the difference,this is your life and your health issues, which is in our hands the stress may come from the exterior and we do not control how and when it comes,but, we can control our own interior and how to deal with it, for the good of our ourselves…………Happy stress-free October
Brooke Universal Life & Relationship Coach