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Stress Busters-Part 3

October 22, 2010

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Feeling stressed? Not being able to focus on work properly? Is stress causing a constant rush of adrenaline? Here is the solution! We have quick stress busters for you AGAIN. Our stress busters blogs have been so successful that we thought we’d provide you with more:

Take a mental vacation. – Give yourself a 10 minute mental vacation by imaging yourself on a real vacation. It doesn’t matter whether or not you’ve been there before simply guess what it would be like and dream away. Be sure to think of who you are with, where you are, what you are doing, and all the other fun details (e.g. weather, food etc.). Soon you’ll be away from your stress and return to work relaxed and with new energy.

Laugh– Break out the cartoons, funny shows, and hilarious quotes or try laughter yoga Also consider getting together with a colleague for a short break to kid around. According to Dr. William Fry of Stanford University, 20 seconds of laughter is equivalent to 3 minutes of hard rowing.

Laughter is the perfect stress buster because it reverses all the physical signs of stress (e.g. tense muscles, rapid shallow breathing, and presence of stress hormones). It also gives you a psychological break and distance from your stressors. Visit http://www.laughter-yoga.ca and click on Need a Laugh to help get you started.

Perspective – Stress often results when your perspective on a situation gets out of whack. A good way to put things back into perspective is ask yourself: “Will this matter in 5 years?” Taking a longer time horizon can help you manage through the stress.

For even more Stress Buster tips, you can purchase e-book

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