How To Reduce Stress? Lets find a very easy way out.....

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  1. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    How To

    Reduce Stress with the SPARKLE Formula

    S – Sleep well.

    • Your bed is for sleeping, reading and intimacy.
    • When your head hits the pillow, it's time to sleep, not think
    • Your bed should NOT be for: watching television, balancing your checkbook, planning the next day, arguing with your spouse, checking your e-mail, or making phone calls.
    • When in bed, books are OK, laptops are not.
    P – Plan every day.

    • Create a to-do list every morning. This gives you a) a roadmap of what you need to do at the beginning of the day, b) a reminder of what still needs to be done throughout the day and c) a place to check off your accomplishments at the end of the day
    A – Anticipate less.

    • Recognize the false assumptions you make that lead to anxiety. Will things really turn out to be as bad as you think? Probably not.
    • When you look to the future, visualize success rather than failure. After all, you really don't know which it will be. So why not expect the best?
    R – Relax.

    • Breath deeply when you feel stressed. Get up and change your environment, if only for a short time.
    • Go for a walk at lunch.
    • Relaxation means taking a break from what you were doing, not just "vegging out." For instance, watching television isn't always relaxing; it can be dumbing and dulling. Find activities that calm your body and stimulate your mind.
    • Create a time for your own kind of meditation. Find a quiet space and a quiet time that's just for you.
    K – Keep Anger under control.

    • Be empathetic and forgiving to others when they make mistakes. Like you, they're trying to do their best.
    • Learn to give constructive feedback rather than destructive criticism.
    • When someone makes you angry, remember that you have a choice in how you react. Instead of yelling at that bad driver who cut you off, do a running play-by-play on his erratic driving techniques. It's more fun.
    L – Laugh.

    • Use positive affirmations to keep yourself on track.
    • Affirmations should use the 4 P's; personal, positive, passionate and present. For instance, "I am a confident and successful manager who always runs an amazing team."
    • Find time to share a joke. Laugh at the curves life throws at you rather than fretting over them.
    E – Eat Well and Exercise.

    • Your body needs to be a well-tuned machine to manage all of the stresses that act on it.
    • Avoid eating packaged snacks – anything that comes in a wrapper or plastic bag. Try natural fruit instead.
    • Add more colored vegetables to your meals.
    • Reduce caffeine in your diet. It's a stimulant and can exacerbate physical symptoms of stress that you may already have. Choose water instead.
    • Avoid the escalator or elevator and take the stairs.
    • Find opportunities to go for a walk. Ideally, get exercise that causes you to sweat for twenty minutes at least three times per week.

  2. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    good one,Viji. You sparkle. Am logging off now to exercise.
  3. krishnaamma

    krishnaamma Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Realy useful ideas. Thanks for sharing with us.:-D
  4. mohana

    mohana Silver IL'ite

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    very good post vivbas.:yes:

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