Don’t bottle it all up.

When you treat yourself kindly you will take the ups and downs in life in your stride. Learn some strategies to keep up your sleeve to help you cope when the going gets tough.

Stress-proof your life.

Don’t rely just on summer holidays to de-stress you. Chances are that you will be so exhausted when you arrive that you will just collapse in a heap.

Make plans to take a trip out of town once a month. It doesn’t need to be expensive and even a day trip can be enough to blow the cobwebs away. Think of doing something new or different that will help you to feel positive and refreshed.

Start as you mean to go on. Find a few minutes in the morning to plan some relaxation into your day, building in time to meet friends or give yourself a treat. Spending some time in the garden perhaps and just staying still with a tea or coffee can work wonders and stay with you for the rest of the day.

It’s not personal!¬†

Relationships can be our greatest joy and can also cause the most stress. Friendships, power struggles at work or family feuds can frequently cause tension.

We must learn to not take it personally. We can often assume that it is something that we have done but you know often it is the other person who feels insecure or grumpy. It might be they are simply reacting under pressure. If you think it could be you, just ask.

Get out of your Head.

Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress and restore a sense of well-being. If you are obsessing about a problem it’s time to get your body moving. You know just a gentle walk in the fresh air can be all that is required. The key is that whatever form your exercise takes you focus on your body and this in turn will calm your mind. Make this a habit and you reap the benefits.

Be sure to get enough rest too. Learn to unwind completely in the evening so that you are already relaxed by the time you go to bed.

Keep Calm.

Don’t panic, few things are as bad as they seem. If your worried phone a trusted friend. Sometimes just hearing a friendly voice makes it all feel better.

Talk a good game. Keep your inner dialogue positive by using mantras. if you are feeling pressured or downhearted say to yourself¬† ‘I have all the time I need’ or ‘I trust that all will be well’.

Make yourself your No.1 priority.

 

You always have a choice about how you feel. It may not seem like it at times, but if you really want to, you can shift your mood and turn a bad day into a fabulous one by simply making the choice to take care of yourself.

I hope this helps.

Adrian Chase

With Your Success in Mind I Coach People to *Achieve Rapport Quickly *Listen more Effectively & *Gain Client Confidence