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18 Tips for Dealing with Stress and Tension The following are suggestions to get you started on managing the stress in your life. 1. Recognize your symptoms of stress . 2. Look at your lifestyle and see what can be changed – in our work situation, your family situation, or your schedule. 3. Use relaxation techniques – yoga, meditation, deep breathing, or massage. 4. Exercise – physical activity is one of the most effective stress remedies around. 5. Time management – do essential tasks and prioritize the others. Consider those people who may be affected by your decisions, such as family and friends. Use a checklist so you will receive satisfaction as you check off each job as it is done. 6. Watch your diet – caffeine, sugar, fats, alcohol and tobacco all put a strain on your body's ability to cope with stress. A diet with a balance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and foods high in protein but low in fat will help create optimum health.
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Unformatted text preview: 7. Get enough rest and sleep. 8. Talk with others – talk with friends, trusted adults, professional counsellors, support groups or relatives about what is bother you. 9. Help others – volunteer work can be an effective and satisfying stress reducer. 10. Get away for awhile – read a book, watch a movie, play a game, listen to music or go on a vacation. Leave yourself some time that's just for you. 11. Work off your anger – get physically active, dig in the garden, start a project, get your spring cleaning done. 12. Give in occasionally – avoid quarrels whenever possible. 13. Tackle one thing at a time – don't try to do too much all at once. 14. Don't try to be perfect. 15. Ease up on criticism of others. 16. Don't be too competitive. 17. Make the first move to be friendly. 18. Have some fun! Laugh and be with people you enjoy!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2011 for the course ASP 121 taught by Professor Bourdon during the Winter '11 term at Lahore School of Economics.

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