Wednesday, 22 June 2011

How to cope with stress

The theme for Thursday (from 5 a day for wellbeing) is 'Keep learning'. The card offered to commuters on Thursday morning suggests learning a bit more about how to cope with stress.
 These are the words:


HOW TO COPE WITH STRESS
Cultivate gratitude.
Carve out an hour a day for solitude.
Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, and reflection.
Keep it simple.
Keep your house picked up.
Don’t over-schedule.
Strive for realistic deadlines.
Never make a promise you can’t keep.
Allow an extra half an hour for everything you do.
Create quiet surroundings at home and at work.
Go to bed at nine o’clock twice a week.
Always carry something interesting to read.
Breathe, deeply and often.
Move… walk, dance, run, find a sport you enjoy.
Drink pure spring water. Lots of it.
Eat only when hungry.
Be instead of do.
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Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal.
Laugh more often.
Luxuriate in your senses.
Always opt for comfort.
If you don’t love it, live without it.
Let Mother Nature nurture.
Don’t answer the telephone during dinner.
Stop trying to please everybody.
Start pleasing yourself.
Stay away from negative people.
Don’t squander precious resources: time, creative energy, emotion.
Nurture friendships.
Don’t be afraid of your passion.
Approach problems as challenges.
Honour your aspirations.
Set achievable goals.
Surrender expectations.
Savour beauty.
Create boundaries.
For every ‘yes’, let there be a ‘no’.
Don’t worry; be happy.
Remember, happiness is a living emotion.
Exchange security for serenity.
Care for your soul.
Cherish your dreams.
Express love every day.

From Simple Abundance

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