Beating Stress 20 Ways


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Beating Stress 20 Ways

  1. 1. Beating Stress- 20 Ways <ul><li>Stress – </li></ul><ul><li>a feeling of discomfort or ill health as a result of excess pressure at home or at work. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>About half a million people in UK experience work-related stress at a level they believe is making them ill. </li></ul><ul><li>About 1 in 5 of all the working individuals thought their job is very or extremely stressful. </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 5 million people in the UK feel “very” or “extremely” stressed by their work. </li></ul><ul><li>Work-related stress costs the society about £3.7 billion every year (1995/6 prices). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>S eek support – understand the situation, the causes and </li></ul><ul><li>possible solutions; contact your doctor. </li></ul><ul><li>T alk over the problems and Take actions. </li></ul><ul><li>R est and Read your Bible </li></ul><ul><li>E at wisely and Exercise daily – do not eat on the run, relax. </li></ul><ul><li>S top smoking and drinking </li></ul><ul><li>S trengthen your faith in God, and in what you believe. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>De-cluster your life-spend time to organise your home or office. Have set places for items which tend to disappear when you are in a rush, such as keys and glasses. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut the creases- buy wash-and wear clothes, or iron and get clothes ready for wear </li></ul>
  5. 5. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>Always be prepared-get what you will wear, take for breakfast, etc., ready before sleeping. Car owners, always fill your tank, bus catchers, weekly or season tickets are advisable. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave your answer phone on. It is not rude to screen your calls. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>Junk the paperwork – Have a clear policy: deal with mails immediately; throw away all junk mails immediately. Set up a good filing system in the house. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to say “NO”. Cut out activities and people that are a drain on your time and energy. Be polite but firm. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>7. Sort out your Wardrobes – keep away your seasoned clothes, free up your wardrobes for the seasoned clothes. Organise your socks, ties, pants, skirts, etc. know where they are. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Organise your social life well. Be very selective with friends you go out with. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Beating Stress- 20 Ways <ul><li>Invest in low-maintenance hairdo that does not take your time. </li></ul><ul><li>Reach for the off-button – plan one or two Tv-free evenings and use the time constructively. </li></ul><ul><li>Cook for the future – prepare soups, stew, in large quantities and store in fridges or refrigerators, it saves time during the week. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>Do not waste too much time in the gym. Use the stairs instead of the lift, drink water instead of juice, walk instead of driving or catching the bus. </li></ul><ul><li>Be a number cruncher – keep important telephone numbers at your reach. Keep proper telephone directory; it saves your time. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Beating Stress- 20 Ways <ul><li>Double up on tasks – think of all the things you can do while you do something else- eg. Buy a hands-free and chat while ironing, cooking, driving. </li></ul><ul><li>Shop in bulk – it saves time and money. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a “what-to-do list” –draw up a list everyday and every time; prioritise important things and omit non-essentials. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Beating Stress-20 Ways <ul><li>Avoid the routine rut – just because you always do things in a particular way does not mean it is the best way of doing it, or most time-efficient. Always be open to suggestions and be positive about change. </li></ul><ul><li>Become a calendar person – buy a big calendar and ask all the family to put down important dates and their commitments. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Beating Stress- 20 Ways <ul><li>Manage your time well- allocate time for everything need doing. Be in control of yourself, do not panic when late doing something, you will end up doing more stupid things. Relax, take deep breaths and start all over again. Always rember to be in total control of what you are doing. Seek advice, advice, and do not feel be- littled. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Beating stress-20 ways <ul><li>20. Look after your finances well. Try to live within your means. Avoid impulse buying, do not use anyone as your yardstick. If possible avoid the use of credit cards, or keep only one and use it cautiously. If you are married couples, discuss your finances together. Return your tithes and offerings faithfully, and look to God for directions. </li></ul>