Top Five Stress Busters

September 25, 2009 | by Nikka Sarthou

How to Beat the Stress Virtual Assistants Pepper Philippines

Do you feel easily irritated or annoyed recently?  Is there a significant change in your eating or sleeping habits?  Are you feeling listless or having trouble concentrating?  Hopefully, you haven’t answered “yes” to all of these questions or else you would be on the verge of being stressed out.

It’s easy to manage stress once you’ve identified it but the thing is, people experience it differently.  Its signs and symptoms vary from one person to the next.  You just have to be attuned to your body and know whether you’re acting normal or stressed out.  But don’t worry, you can easily relieve stress by doing the following things:

1.    Manage Your Time

Sometimes you may feel that you have so many things to do and so little time for it.  Yes, it all might be overwhelming and stressful so it would be a good idea to be more organized and learn to prioritize your tasks.  Make a to-do list if it helps.  It would also give you a sense of accomplishment when you tick off each item on your list.  And if you’re becoming too stressed with so much work, why don’t you try getting a virtual assistant instead of waiting for a nervous breakdown to happen?  Delegating tasks to others is an effective way of reducing stress.

2.    Have a Support System

Have you ever felt so tense or anxious that you just want to let it all out?  Well, instead of hurling expletives at an innocent bystander, you would be better off talking about your concerns with a close friend or family member.  Communicating with someone can help you calm down and take the pressure away.

3.    Exercise Everyday

Bring out your sweat pants and go to the gym!  Getting fit is a nice way to loosen up and alleviate stress – a 30-minute run on the treadmill or a boxing session might do the trick.  When you do strenuous exercise, your body releases endorphins, which actually act as natural pain relievers and make you feel good as well.

4.    Reflect and Unwind

When was the last time you did nothing at all?  Sometimes it helps to just take a break for a while, think of nothing and do nothing.  This would clear your mind and help you de-stress.  Or you could choose to relax by getting a massage, listening to music, or even do some retail therapy.  These would all uplift your mood.

5.    Veer Away from Vices

Taking advantage of that “Happy Hour” won’t really do you much good.  Although having a drink or two after a hard day’s work could temporarily reduce your stress, it would actually leave you feeling bad since alcohol has an effect of giving you a depressed feeling.  So stay away from vices like alcohol and drugs to guarantee you a stress-free life.

Remember, once you notice that you’re getting somewhat stressed, just try out some of these stress busters to see which one works best for you.

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2 thoughts on “Top Five Stress Busters

  1. Jenny

    The truth is I am really stressed right now and I am looking for an article that could help me reduce my stress. Luckily, I found this site. When I was reading the first paragraph of the article, I was a little bit worried on how I answered the questions and all my answers are YES. Acknowledging this kind of feeling is quite normal for me since I am a person who loves to work. Despite all signs of stress, I would like to thank you for sharing these very reliable tips to help me live in a healthier way. Those stress busters are really helpful especially for those workaholic people who need some advice on how to manage their life in a normal way. You have mentioned that we should be aware on the signs of stress which is much recommended and we should have a good stress management techniques that is very likely helpful in reducing our worry about problems, works and assignments. Those 5 techniques are really great and not to say you have express it well. I’ve never read an article as excellent as this. Thank you so much for the help and sharing these fabulous tips. :)

  2. Ryan Chua

    Stress Stress Stress. Just thinking of the word “Stress” can even give you stress. These 5 techniques are very effective.

    I think the most important technique among the five is Technique Number 1, “Manage Your Time”. Why? How would you do techniques 2-5 if you can’t manage your time to do those? Time management is the key to any goal. If you can manage your time well it means you can also manage your life and even your success well.

    Other than the four techniques, I have one more technique to add on the list. Technique number 6, “Don’t think of STRESS, not even the word STRESS”.
    Why? How can you avoid stress if you also think of it. Don’t stress your self out on thinking that you are stressed. It’s really very basic. Like what others say the key to happiness is simply thinking of happy thoughts. It’s all in the mind folks.


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