Relieve Your Stress

Stress taking a toll on your body? If you have a job that requires you to sit all day, especially in a cubicle while staring at a computer all day long. Your work load can start to stress you out, back tension develops, and potentially unwanted weight gain from lack of movement and sitting to long. But these issues can be nearly diminished with daily practice to restore the energy high you once had before the tension started.

Here are a few tips on how to relax while at work:

 

  • Pay attention to your shoulders as often as possible. Remember to keep them down because as tension builds we unconsciously raise them, holding tension in our shoulders and neck.
  • Invest in a lower back pillow. A pillow promotes good posture and leads to a sustained amount of energy through out the day.
  • Practice breathing from your abdomen instead of your chest. Lower abdomen breathing cleans out toxins from the lower lungs which is better than regular breathing. Practicing this form of breathing lends to a calm relaxed feeling.
  • Drink warm beverages. Hot coffee and tea are wise choices to help release stress because of the warm fuzzy feeling they provide. But remember to stay focused on work!
  • Get up and away from your desk. Move. Take advantage of breaks when needed.
  • Isolate yourself. Some days sitting in your car, given a safe environment, can be all the relaxation you need. Listening to music, watching surroundings, being silent and getting away from the office is a good stress reliever.
  • Play with a stress ball. It’s a great mental exercise for staying alert and sharp because if used in intervals, for short periods of time, helps build a positive attitude while working.
These 7 tips are just a few tips to relax more while on the job. Its likely there are many more out there for whatever the working environment you maybe in. So, stay happy relieving stress and leave a comment on how the above tips have worked out for you. Or, if you have any more ideas that are mentioned here, please share. Thanks!

 

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Stay Focused On Your Goals

Life is too short to sit around watching what everyone else is doing. Get moving with your life and really focus on your goals. Make a list on how your going to reach those goals, and get to it right away. Like the old cliche says, when you fall, get up and try again. Perseverance is essential to making dreams a reality, right?

However, distractions are an everyday part of life and cannot be avoided, but it’s up to you to manage your time adequately. If some of your distraction is worrying about what other people are doing in comparison to yourself, then clearly your energy needs to be redirected back onto yourself and only yourself. Because, maintaining the habit of comparing yourself is only feeding insecurity. Be positive and make the decision to put an end to comparisons, because ‘all that glitters, ain’t gold’.

 

Useful Tips To Staying on Track With Your Goals:

 

  1. Time is valuable. Plan out your day and work at sticking to a routine. Keeping busy will leave little time to think and dabble on things that are of no significance to your self development and goals.
  2. Beliefs. What do you stand for? Grew up with parents that instilled a certain belief system in you? If so, rekindle the beliefs that make sense and matter to you. Apply them to situations that tempt to you start comparing yourself. You maybe surprised at what you discover! Your happiness is a greater priority than, doing something that is not in alignment with your beliefs and well-being.
  3. Love yourself and be the best you can be at everything you do!

Leaving the Past Behind & Discovering Lessons Learned

As another year comes to an end, sales ads are running every where! News shows are reporting this year’s trends in sales, top online searches revealed, and the big moneymakers are ranked. Families start rushing to pick up gifts at the local mall, while preparations for holiday gatherings are underway. Chaos is inevitable this time of year but it’s arguably the most wonderful time of the year. However, the need to slow down is vital. Give yourself time to think for yourself and do it by yourself. Reflect back on this year’s events that effected you positively and negatively. What can be learned from these experiences?

If you have already set goals for yourself, you may want to think about your progress on those goals. Were there any setbacks? If so, try to think about what areas need more work because giving up on a goal is not always such a great idea. Especially, if it is something you really want to do. Don’t give up! Understanding the situation from an objective point of view and concentrating on the lesson that can be taken away from it, can very well lead to a new beginning. A closer step towards accomplishing a specific goal.

Sometimes looking back at positive experiences for lessons is worthwhile too. For example, let’s say a friend invites you to a restaurant to try Vietnamese food. You hesitate because you have never eaten Vietnamese before and you don’t really like trying different types of food but you accept the invitation anyway. Once you and your friend meet up at the restaurant, he or she takes it upon themselves to explain all there is to know about Vietnamese food. Plus, you discover that you like the restaurant, atmosphere, and food. Turns out you had a great time! The lesson learned, is that being open minded can broaden your awareness of the world outside of your own life and it can be fun! Because of this experience you maybe more likely to suggest new and different food ideas to others in an effort to enhance someone else’s world. Rather than sticking to the norm.

Focus on the future and what you want for yourself. It may not always be easy to find a lesson but if you look hard enough there is a lesson to be found. The past is easy to leave behind when the lesson is receives all of your attention.

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! Happy Holidays!