Who knew how to help distress ourselves?

Stress is unavoidable fact of life, but it’s how you deal with it that counts.  According to The BeingWell, a not-for-profit helping achieve mindfulness with six simple ways.

1. Appreciate your food

When you eat lunch, don’t do other things at the same time, even if you are eating at your desk. Take time to eat and enjoy the company you are with.

2. When you walk, focus on the action

Don’t allow your mind to drift to unpleasant places when walking, like the many emails you have to reply to or the document you have to finish by the end of the day. Just focus on putting one foot in front of the other and it’ll hep clear your head. Look at what is around you, go with a friend, listen to some music, whatever makes you relax!

3. Pay close attention to your breathing

Thinking too many negative and stressful thoughts can actually stop you doing your job properly in some cases, but moving your concentration to your breathing helps break the pattern.

4. Pause for a moment before doing simple things

When you have a busy job, you can find yourself always in a rush, and once you’re in that mindset it’s hard to break out of it. Smell the roses! Soak up the moments you are in.

5. Don’t rush to speak

When someone at work is talking to you, or if you are in a group discussion and everyone except you seems to be saying something, don’t rush to offer your own opinions. Relax, let the words wash over you and only speak when you know exactly what it is you want to add. When you’re stressed you need to make you say what you mean and not rash comments you only feel at a fragment of the moment.

6. Don’t do exactly the same thing day after day

Falling into the same pattern of events every day can cause you to lose touch with what’s going on outside your own little bubble. Just small, regular adjustments can help you gain some perspective.

Word of the Day
timorous, fearful

Have a great Wednesday!