No matter where in the US you live, the daily news is filled with chaos. Shootings, lootings, protests, road rage violence, cicadas, murder hornets, storms, droughts, floods, immigration issues, and consumer rage acted out in businesses and on airlines, are the stuff of daily headlines. It’s enough to cause stress, anxiety and sleepless nights in the best of us.
Health experts have long warned of the side effects of long-term (chronic) stress:
“Ongoing, chronic stress can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems, including: Mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke.”
Trying to cut down on the stress in your life? These tips can help. See how many you can check off in the next 30 days on your way to a better life:
- Set priorities. Focus on what’s important. Let the other stuff go.
- Identify tasks that you can share or delegate, then ask for help.
- Get organized. Disorder can make things confusing and hard to remember.
- Set short-term goals you can reach. Reward yourself for meeting them!
- Say no — gracefully — to taking on more obligations.
- Focus on the positive. Choose to look for the good in others and yourself.
- Laugh! Look for humor in your everyday life, or watch a funny video.
- Listen to music. Choose tunes that relax or revive you.
- Talk to a counselor or a friend.
- Remember, things don’t have to be perfect. Sometimes “good enough” is just fine.
- Take a time-out for yoga, meditation, or some deep breaths.
- Get regular exercise. Find something you like doing that you can work into your schedule.
- Set aside some time, even 5 to 10 minutes, for yourself each day.
In addition to the list above, some people have found both aromatherapy and mindfulness to be beneficial. You can research the internet for more information on how to incorporate these practices into your stress-management program.
Another great way to manage your daily stress is to surround yourself with beautiful and peaceful surroundings. You will find both when you lease an office (physical or virtual) at Summit Executive Suites. Scenic views, a high-style contemporary environment, abundant parking, and a gorgeous atrium lobby help you and your client transact business in a peaceful environment. Furthermore, should you opt for a physical office, you will enjoy a stress-free set up of your new office and services including reception services, furnished office, telephone, internet, 24/7 building access and more.
Focus on Growth, We’ll Handle the Rest!
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Janet Luesing, CPM