Wednesday, September 26, 2007

How to cope with stress

We can not live like a programmed machine. There are moments when not being nervous is impossible. In such a moment we should stop dramatizing events for keeping our nerves in order. Here are some recommendations on how to bring ourselves to a normal condition.

If you are confused and can not find a solution to the torturing problem, sit before a mirror and start saying the situation aloud. At first, you will think that it's a little strange to do it, but then you'll get accustomed and it's very likely to "agree" to the right decision.

If you are very angry at someone, grab a piece of paper and write on it all you think about the person, without selecting words. Then crumple the sheet and throw it away or burn it. Right away you will feel energized, and at the same time will understand that this person isn't fit to hold a candle.

If you just need to ease, take a warm shower, you can even cry under the jet of water, sing your favorite song, yell or scream - whatever you wish. Then have a rest and you will feel quite good.

To prevent stress, do more action, make physical activity, sport. If this is possible,put a tennis table in the office, and relive the psychological tension by shooting the ball with the racket-you will learn to play at the same time.

But the main thing is try to evaluate our own behavior in a given situation. If you acknowledge your mistake, then apologize to the involved person, and be simpler and kinder to the people around you.

Be a diplomat with your chief, and with colleagues. Try calculate your behavior and that of yor fellow, guess their thoughts. But be careful: the line between diplomacy and fawning is very thin. Assessing your own opportunities establish a goal and follow it clearly.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Yawning - The Easiest Remedy Against Stress

Despite the popular opinion that Yawning is a sign of fatigue and not getting enough sleep, it stimulates brain activity, increases the tone of the body and improves blood circulation in the heart and lungs. But the main thing is that it relieves stress!

"For people suffering from diseases of vocal apparatus, bronchial asthma, hypertension, vascular brain cramps, etc. are useful exercises on "yawning" (gymnastics mouth), says the Professor theatrical speech Edward Chareli .

Even the ancient doctors used to recommend their patients to yawn as often as possible, but to learn yawning at order, you need to learn a special gymnastics for the throat apparatus.

Exercise 1. Open your mouth, look in the mirror at your cavity though, yawn (4-8-12 times).

Exercise 2. 4-8-12 times pronounce the sounds K, G, G- K, K-G. They strengthen the throat muscles.

Exercise 3. Mouth closed. Extend nostrils. Yawn with closed mouth 4-8-12 times.

Exercise 4. Say the sounds of A:-O:-U: successively, trying not to open the mouth but the throat cavities.

Exercise 5. Open mouth, and looking in the mirror at cavity though, yawn trying to uphold yawning with the sounds MMM, spelling them strictly affirmative (4 times).

Exercise 6. Yawning, rotate the head from left to right and vice versa (4-8-12 time).

These simple exercises of "yawning" strengthen your voice and health.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Coffee Can Cause The Stress

A lot of people enjoy their coffee first thing in the morning, but this can have a side effect besides wakening us up! It turns out that coffee affects the region of the brain that controls the anxiety and this can often stress people out.

It was proven that if a coffee is taken before 1P.M, the stress and anxiety effects can last till late evening. This could be high blood pressure, nervousness and restlessness and usually they affect the sleep.

During the studying process it was made an experiment with a group of volunteers. On the first day they drunk a coffee with a normal amount of caffeine in it and next day they had a placebo. The participants were more stressed when taking the caffeine and there was registered a little higher blood pressure and the produced stress hormone (norepinephrine) was about 30 percent more comparatively with the second day.

So, consider that when you are consuming a cup of coffee in the morning, it will need about 4 hours to get rid of half the portion of caffeine you took, and after 8 hours not all of it would be out of your blood.

Coffee is pleasant in the morning, but if you are stress related or have any type of heart disease - decrease the amount of coffee you drink, or even give up on it.