SELF HELP RESOURCE - Self Development / Stress Management


Here are a few changes one can incorporate into the daily routine to manage stress better.

• Make a ‘To Do' list. Make a realistic prioritized checklist each day, and tick it off as you go along. This will help you feel more in control.

• Practice letting go. The next time you find yourself becoming annoyed at something trivial, make a conscious effort not to get upset. Do not allow yourself to waste thought and energy where it isn't deserved.

• Look away. Keep a reminder to take a break every half an hour from staring at your computer screen. Close your eyes, blink rapidly, wash them with cool water, look at something other than the screen.

• Sit up straight. Bad posture can lead to muscle tension, pain, and increased stress. Hold your head and shoulders upright and avoid stooping or slumping. Take a few minutes every hour to stretch your back, shoulder and neck muscles.

• Don't go hungry. Eat small, nutritious snacks and drink plenty of water. Even though you may not have noticed it yet, the hunger or dehydration can increase feelings of stress.

• Breathe slowly and deeply. Before reacting to a stressful occurrence, take three deep breaths and release them slowly.

• Speak slowly. When stressed there is a tendency to speak fast and breathlessly. Slowing down your speech helps you think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations.

• Look at something relaxing. Use a calming picture or motivational quote as your wallpaper which will help you relax when you look at it through the day.

• Plan something rewarding for the end of your stressful day. It could be something simple like a favorite TV programme, time to read, playing with the dog or the kids. Remember that you need time to recharge and energize yourself to be better prepared to face another stressful day.

It may help you to take a Stress Audit to understand what specifically is causing your current stress. You can then work towards dealing with these issues. If you would like to discuss this further, do contact a counsellor.

Latest Comments

girishdkumar on 29 Jan 2021, 08:00 AM

Thank you

SSJ19 on 02 Jun 2020, 11:47 AM

These are useful and practical tips for managing workplace stress, and also gives each person the chance to creatively tailor each tip in a way that suits their lifestyle or workplace setup.

Sanjana J

SakthilaS on 24 Aug 2017, 10:44 AM

Learn to handle or ignore interruptions

ThejopraK on 27 Jun 2017, 11:46 AM

Thank you for your valueble thoughts.

rahmane on 13 Jun 2017, 02:21 AM

Yes , Meditation is also

birjuram7 on 02 Mar 2017, 17:40 PM

Taking deep breath and holding for 5 seconds every half hour will reduce stress and will keep you fresh all time. Try it out and please comment.

423200 on 10 Jun 2016, 09:37 AM

Nice information!!

SermarajM on 12 Apr 2016, 11:07 AM

Eat and sleep well. Exercise everyday. It will reduce stress.

sachinborse on 22 Mar 2016, 08:03 AM

Dance on a fav. song can bring the stress level down

MohanaprS1 on 04 Mar 2016, 11:35 AM

mind also free