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.

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