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Friday, August 31, 2007

Get Rid Of Your Stress-Creating Habits !

hey people, this is a seldom perused topic. But this is something every individual would want to achieve in his life time. But, unfortunately none of us really take initiatives to make that happen. I'm talking about habits that inevitably bring about stress. And stress directly calls for a lot of other complexities that would make life less comfortable for living.

"A habit is something you can do without thinking -- which is why most of us have so many of them."

Now, Isn't that true ?!! Well, thats somethin some wise man uttered.

Your stress levels go up, your enjoyment of life goes down. Your health and mental attitude suffer.

What can you do about it?

Try taking an honest inventory of yourself and concentrate on correcting the bad habits that are creating stress in your life. You'll see improvements in your health and well-being, as well as in your business and personal relationships.

Take the 20-minute challenge: You can do anything for 15-20 minutes. Just get started on it, and after 20 minutes let yourself quit if you want. You're wasting almost that much time thinking up excuses. Even with tasks you detest, you'll feel much less stressed if you just buckle down and get to them.

Create bite-size pieces: Break your home and work projects down into smaller tasks. Cleaning the basement is much easier if your first goal is to empty four boxes, rather than face the mammoth chore of accomplishing everything in one go. Make To Do lists (daily, weekly and monthly). Use and update them constantly.

How will this reduce stress?

Putting things off increases your stress level. Even trying to relax in bed, you are aware of impending deadlines, unfinished projects and things left undone. Promise yourself a reward if you find that helps reduce your tendency to procrastinate. The best dividend will be that you'll feel calmer, less anxious and more relaxed when you stop stalling. And when you intentionally defer something to a later date, you'll know it's justified and not just an unhealthy delay tactic.