Sunday, May 15, 2011

DIY Sundays- Avoiding Stress

I woke up this morning feeling like i have been whipped. This, i guess, is as a result of a stressful week.  I am sure you often have stressful situations yourself. How do we deal with stress? Here are some tips you can use to avoid unnecessary stress.

Stress management strategy #1: Avoid unnecessary stress

Not all stress can be avoided, and it’s not healthy to avoid a situation that needs to be addressed. You may be surprised, however, by the number of stressors in your life that you can eliminate.

Learn how to say “no”Know your limits and stick to them. Whether in your personal or professional life, refuse to accept added responsibilities when you’re close to reaching them. Taking on more than you can handle is a surefire recipe for stress. 
Avoid people who stress you out – If someone consistently causes stress in your life and you can’t turn the relationship around, limit the amount of time you spend with that person or end the relationship entirely.
Take control of your environment – If the evening news makes you anxious, turn the TV off. If traffic’s got you tense, take a longer but less-traveled route. If going to the market is an unpleasant chore, do your grocery shopping online.
Avoid hot-button topics – If you get upset over religion or politics, cross them off your conversation list. If you repeatedly argue about the same subject with the same people, stop bringing it up or excuse yourself when it’s the topic of discussion. (I make it a point to never argue about religion or politics.) 
Pare down your to-do list – Analyze your schedule, responsibilities, and daily tasks. If you’ve got too much on your plate, distinguish between the “shoulds” and the “musts.” Drop tasks that aren’t truly necessary to the bottom of the list or eliminate them entirely.

Resource site: http://www.helpguide.org/

15 comments:

  1. These are some great recommendations! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm stopping by from this week's Super Stalker Sunday hop! Thanks for participating! I hope you'll join us again next week and I hope you'll stop by and visit me!
    Mariah, FormulaMom

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  2. Thanks for Popping by Little Miss Mama... glad you did!

    XO
    Tairalyn

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  3. Good advice! Trying to avoid stressful situations is the best way to avoid stress. But it is unfortunately not always possible...

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  4. What a great post for a relaxing sunday!!

    Found you through a blog hop. I'm your newest follower through your blog and on Twitter. Would love a follow back, too!

    www.kindertravels.net
    @Kindertravels

    Have a great day :)

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  5. Great lists of DONT'S. I am going to Twitter and Facebook this. Others need to read it and benefit.

    Margot’s Magic Carpet
    Kids Books With a WOW Factor!
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  6. Hi there, I am a new follower from Stalker Sunday. Hope you can drop by and follow back at Obstacles & Glories, thanks!

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  7. Hi! Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog; much appreciated. I've added you to my list of blogs I follow ;-) Have a lucky weekend!

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  8. Found you from the Swinging By Sunday Hop, and glad I did! Am a happy new follower :)!

    www.marleeindebt.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi! Following you from the Finding
    New Friends blog hop! Hope you visit
    my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    -Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

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  10. These are all great suggestions, I know saying no is hard for me, but I've learned to say it!

    Great meeting you!

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  11. Just browsing some of the blog hop blogs and I wanted to say hi! I will follow you as well. We also have a Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/aiasdotca that you should check out! We always like and follow back, just leave us a note <3

    Monika @ Aias Dot Ca (http://www.aias.ca)

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  12. Great suggestions. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

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  13. What great tips!!! I just graduated with my Bachelor's degree on Sat, so I've been living a stress ball lately. I'll definitely have to apply this! I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you'd stop by Modern Mom, Redefined and join our Memory Mondays blog hop!
    http://modernmomredefined.blogspot.com/2011/05/memory-mondays-516.html Thank you!!!! Have a great week!

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  14. Good Tips! Following you from the Sunday blog hope. Hope you follow me back, too!
    http://lilbabybootie.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great tips! I meditate and journal on a daily basis.

    I'm now following you.

    Regards,
    Donna
    Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog
    The Golden Pathway Story book Blog
    Donna M. McDine’s Website

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