Get away. If you begin
to feel the effects of stress, take a break. Getting away,
if even for a couple of minutes, will help you relax, catch
your breath, and return with a clearer head.
Limit the events in your diary. Reduce the number of
events you attend. It's impossible to be everywhere, so
decide which events you must attend, to which ones you can
send a representative, and which ones you can skip.
Get organized. Your office can be the most stressful
area. Reduce that by labelling, filing, scheduling, and
Take one step at a time. Looking at your entire workload
can cause you to get worked up. Avoid that by concentrating
on one task at a time, if possible.
Find support. Everyone needs someone with whom he or
she can talk. Spouses, colleagues, or friends can be supportive
during stressful times. Use the resources of your local,
regional, state, and national associations when looking
Do it now. Procrastinating only prolongs the inevitable
and could lead to a more stressful situation later.
Relax. Meditate, practice yoga, or get a massage.
Eat right. Good nutrition helps reduce tension. So grab
an apple instead of a doughnut or chocolate bar.
Get enough sleep. Sleeping allows your body time to
recuperate. Make sure you are giving your body the time
it needs. Don't be shy about taking naps.
Exercise. Working out is a great way to relieve stress
and stay in shape.
Reward yourself. Take some time to reward yourself for
all that work. Go to the cinema, go for dinner with friends.
Whatever you decide, you deserve it.