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Mozquitoo: 10 Ways to Beat Stress

Friday, January 20, 2012

10 Ways to Beat Stress

1. Avoid and Nicotine, alcohol, caffeine and refined products are all stimulants, so will not calm . If you're stressed, steer clear of tea, coffee and cigarettes-keep yourself well-hydrated by water instead or chamomile tea.

2. 'I can definitely deal with this' Think up a self-affirming mantra to repeat to yourself (eg 'I deserve calm in my life', or 'I have a choice in every situation'). Repeat it to yourself whenever you feel tense.

3. Agree with others once in a while Life should not be a constant battleground. so even if you disagree with someone, avoid every now and again by just agreeing or keeping quiet. They have a right to their (even if they are wrong!), just as you do.

4. to your body When you are tired, hungry or thirsty, do something about it: rest, eat or drink.

5. Learn how to say 'no' Simple, but effective. Where a 'no' is the appropriate response, say it without guilt.

6. Get organized make a list of all the things that you need to do list them in order of genuine importance what you need to do personally and what can be delegated priorities things that need doing immediately demote tasks that can wait you may find some tasks don't actually need doing at all.

7. Get When stress strikes, take five and calm down if you can on a favorite website or , or a social networking portal. Taking a break gives you valuable cooling and enables you to get back to the issue in hand with a fresh .

8. And breathe it out...Try this breathing exercise: Sit or stand in a relaxed position. Slowly inhale through your nose, counting to five in your head. Let the air out from your , counting to eight in your head as it leaves your lungs. Repeat several times. As you breathe, let your abdomen outward, rather than raising your shoulders. This is a more relaxed and natural to breathe, and helps your lungs fill themselves more fully with fresh air. Repeat a few times to tension, or for several minutes as a form of meditation. If you like, make your throat a little tighter as you exhale so the air comes out like a whisper. This type of breathing is used in some forms of and can add additional tension relief.

9. Acupressure : You have acupressure points either side of the bridge of your nose. Rub there gently, and around your eyes.

10. Face exercises : Relieve tension in the face by lifting your eyebrows, drag your fingertips - pressing firmly - from your forehead to the back of your head.


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