It is not possible to eliminate stress completely. But we can do some things to reduce it. Here are 7 effective way to reduce stress in your day.
Give yourself a time-out
Take the breaks that are given to you. People often work through their breaks, claiming they have too much work to do – this will lead to serious repercussions in the future. Try taking a 15-minute powernap on your lunch break. If you only have five minutes to spare, just close your eyes. Even this brief rest can reduce stress and help you relax.
Slow Down and be in the present
Work at a slow and steady pace with full awareness will have better result and fewer mistakes than you work too hard. And it also makes you feel better while doing it.
Breathe deeply all day
Most people who are under a lot of stress or tension breathe shallowly, up in the throat area. When you breathe deeply into your lungs, you are naturally bringing in more oxygen and activating energy in your body.
Learn to respectfully set your boundaries and say no. Write a note in you agenda to make sure you are not over-scheduling yourself after work.
Bring nature inside
As much as possible, let natural light and fresh air permeate your workspace. Surround yourself with the inspiring colors of beautiful flowers, which have a powerful influence on a person’s mind-set.
Perk up naturally
Skip the second latte, which stimulates your central nervous system, makes your mind race, and adds to your stress. Instead, try to take a tea during break, eat lunch outdoors or just take a walk around the block, and find ways to keep moving all day.
Meditation brings relaxation
Meditation gives your body a rest and produces slower brain waves that are similar to sleep, effectively combating tension. Regular practice of meditation can help you slow down and bring peace in your life.
By Dr. Maoshing Ni, via Yahoo.