Last week we addressed ten of our top tips for reducing stress and the negative effects that long lasting stress can have on success. Reducing stress is an important life skill involving techniques that take only minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master. This year, make it a point to work on managing your stress in healthy ways.
Below are ten more tips on reducing stress and improving general happiness and success:
11.Figure out the source of your stress. Focus on whether or not it’s your fault and if so, whether there is anything you can do about it.
12.Talk to people who work in similar jobs – it doesn’t necessarily have to be transportation sales, but preferably someone in outside sales.
13.Talk to someone who will help you develop an objective perspective of your situation. It can be someone at work you trust, a friend, or a professional.
14.Find something that makes you laugh. Hold onto it and pull it out when you need a good laugh.
15.Spend more time with people who make you laugh. Get together with co-workers regularly to share funny stories about daily disasters with an eye towards constructive solutions.
16.Smile more. Smiling is a great way to reduce stress and improve confidence and feelings of happiness.
17.Eat healthy. When we’re under stress, our bodies use up nutrients faster and less efficiently than they ordinarily do. Give yourself a boost by opting for healthier foods, increasing intake of vitamins and proteins, and reducing fats, caffeine, and sugar.
18.Stick to a regular sleep schedule.
19.Write down what you expect to accomplish and then get it done.
20.Start your day prepared. If any one factor will relieve more stress than another, it’s preparation.
Embracing even just a few of the ideas that we’ve mentioned is a great way to work towards reduced stress, greater happiness, and improved success.