Prepare well and be ready to give your best. Nothing is more stressful than being unprepared, which in turn leads to freaking out at the eleventh hour. Remain organised. It will help you get the situation under control when things do not go as planned.
Researchers at Montclair State University in New Jersey confirmed that dieters are more likely than non-dieters to overeat when under pressure, craving the very same high-fat foods they normally try to avoid. Simple solution: neither binge eat nor deprive yourself. Keep three or four healthy snacks on hand that you know you’ll probably want–peanuts, if you like salty; string cheese, if you crave protein; a small piece of chocolate for something sweet–so you aren’t tempted to binge.
Wash Hands Properly
Your immune system is suppressed when you’re under pressure, which makes you more susceptible to cold viruses. So, wash your hands properly. Lather up with soap and warm water for 10-20 seconds, or the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday.
British Journal Heart published, listening to slow or meditative music acts as a good stress buster, so subscribe to a stress burst playlist and calm yourself on your daily commute. You can find dedicated playlists on the web.
Limit cash withdrawals
Let go of all stress pertaining to your finances by keeping track on your spending by visiting the ATM only once a fortnight. Maintain a ledger, so you can see exactly where you stand financially – what you owe, what you own, your monthly income and your budget. Since it’s always in the back of your mind, it bothers you. But once you have the information down, you can begin setting concrete goals using real figures.
A Swedish study published in the International Journal of Stress Management found that floating in water triggers the body’s relaxation response, helping lower stress-hormone levels. Who doesn’t feel relaxed in the pool?
Our personal time is lost by constant bombardment of posts and tweets and emails. Inform your friends colleagues about the time frame you’ll be unavailable on chat or email and remember to catch up later. Meditate and focus on your breathing. It’ll bring more positive vibes in your life!
Count your blessings
Even if you are feeling depressed right now doesn’t mean you are worthless. Go back to the time when you accomplished something, maybe a medal you won or the time you helped a child cross the road. Each one of us has a unique set of talents. You just need to figure out what can you do best with yours.
One Step At A Time
Our mind races at unbelievable speeds pondering questions not crucial right away. Focus only at the task at hand. Carry a tiny diary to note down random thoughts to review later. You can only accomplish something successfully when you are completely involved.
Strict Morning Routine
Getting up early and repeating the same routine would motivate and energize you for the whole day. Working out is one of the most effective stress relievers. Even if you can’t hit the gym, simply go for a run, sweat a little, do some cardio, your heart will appreciate it.
Why so serious?
Laughter not only relieves tension, but actually improves immune function. Watch a funny video. Crack a funny joke. Life is awesome. Enjoy it with a broad smile!
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