Have regular physical exercise
Having regular physical exercise does not only improve your physical stamina; it also relieves you from stress. The exact mechanism as to how it relieves you is still unexplainable at the moment, but the point is, by engaging in physical exercise, you momentarily forget your worries and problems that soon you feel great, relaxed, and relieved! In fact, it is possible that as you do your regular physical exercise, you are at the same time solving and figuring out your problem; it has been the experience of some people that as they end their exercise, they have solution(s) to their problem!
Select work near your home
It has been found out and established in a research that if your place of work is so far away from your place of residence, you will have more stress than if you live nearby. The stress comes mainly from driving faster so that you can catch up your reporting time and negotiating heavy traffic as you travel. Living near your place of work has many advantages: (1) you save time, energy and money, and (2) you are less stressed.
Organize your file and place of work
One situation that could irritate and stress you is when you cannot find a thing, or two, which you need very badly at the moment! It could be a missing document; it could be a missing raffle ticket which won you a prize; it could be a billing statement! To avoid all of these, organize your file! You should know exactly where you placed your things! By having an organized file, you will spend no time at all in retrieving what you need, and you will not be stressed!
Organizing your file is one thing; organizing your place of work is another. If your table, computer, cabinets, chairs, and sofa in your working room are not well placed, it could, consciously or unconsciously, distract you. Unknowingly, the poor set-up in your room has been stressing you, and it could be manifested in the form of: (1) headache, (2) poor concentration in your work, (3) irritable mood, (4) less tolerance to provocations, and (5) sleepiness. If you experience one or two of the aforestated symptoms of stress, try to re-arrange the furnitures in your working room; improve the ambiance in terms of lighting and spaciousness. Appropriately lighted room perks up your psyche; avoid cluttering; remove a lot of display items that could crowd! When your working room is relatively spacious, you feel unrestrained, and your thinking process feels free to absorb and exude new ideas!
Face your problem squarely and solve it
There is one facial parlor for men and women whose company name is “Let’s Face It!” The name was so striking because for a reader it could mean: (1) figuratively, solve your problem squarely, (2) literally, have treatment of your facial problems like warts, acne and blemishes! In this discussion, however, it is the first meaning that needs some degree of dissection.
Every day, personal problems arise, and they may need to be solved immediately, depending on what problem it is. However, the point is once a problem arises, it has to examined closely and solve it once and for all! If the formulation of a solution is delayed, the said problem may get worse , and exact more stress upon you. Solve while it is still easier to do!
Be alone from time to time
Being alone in some occasions is not bad at all. In fact, it is needed by your psyche to return its vigor and productivity! It is a time when you say to yourself: “This is where I am at the moment; where do I want to go next?” It is a personal re-assessment of some sort of what you have achieved so far in your life and what you plan to do in the days, months and years to come! You may have not realized what you have achieved so far in your life! This is the time you can do it—when you are alone! You will eventually realize that your life has been time well spent! It was not wasted! It was put to good use! Productive and useful for those around you! You will feel great, and you will be de-stressed!