Thursday, November 17, 2005

100 Ways To Reduce Stress

Getup 15 minutes earlier
Prepare for the morning the night before
Avoid tight-fitting clothes.
Don't rely on your memory
Practice preventative maintenance
Make duplicate keys and store them where you can get to them
Say no more often
Set priorities in your life
Avoid negative people
Use your time wisely
Simplify everything you can
Make copies of important papers and store them where you'll be able to find them
repair anything that doesn't work properly
Ask for help
Chunk down big jobs into little ones
View problems as challenges
Look at challenges as opportunities
Unclutter your life.
Be prepared for rain
Laugh at something
Pet a dog or cat
Don't try to know all the answers
Look for the silver lining
Say something nice to someone
Teach a kid to fly a kite
Walk in the rain
Schedule some time each day to play.
Take a long shower or a bubble bath
Be Conscious of the decisions you make
Believe in yourself
Stop beating yourself up
Stop saying negative things to yourself.
Visualize yourself winning
Develop your sense of humor
Stop thinking that tomorrow will be a better day
Set goals for yourself.
Say hello to a stranger
Ask a friend for a hug
Give a friend a hug.
Look at the stars
Breathe slowly
Learn to whistle
Read a poem
Listen to some music you've never heard before
Watch a ballet
Read something
Do something new.
Stop a bad habit.
Buy yourself a flower
Smell the flower
Find support from others
Give support to others
Do it today.
Work at being cheerful and optimistic
Put safety first.
Do everything you do in moderation.
Pay attention to your appearance
Strive for excellence, not perfection
Stretch your limits a little each day
Look at a painting or a sculpture
Hum a song.
Eat nutritiously
Plant a tree
Feed a bird
Practice grace under pressure
Stand up and stretch
Have a "plan B"
Draw a picture
Buy some crayons and color
Learn a joke.
Be responsible for your feelings
Meet your own needs.
Know you limitations and let others know them, too.
Throw a paper airplane
Learn the words to a song
Get to work early
clean out one closet or one drawer
Go on a picnic
Take a different route to work
Put an air freshener in your car
Watch a movie
Eat some popcorn while you watch a movie.
Write a note to someone you haven't heard from in a while
Take a walk.
Go to a ball game and scream
Eat a meal by candle light.
Recognize the importance of unconditional love.
Remember that stress is an attitude.
Keep a journal
Practice a smile
Remember that there are always options
Develop a support system
Quit trying to "fix" people.
Get enough sleep
Talk less
Listen more
Praise others
100. Stop counting things.