10 Simple Ways to Control Stress

  1. Control Your Anger
    Watch for the next instance in which you find yourself becoming annoyed or angry at something trivial or unimportant, then practice letting go – make a conscious choice not to become angry or upset. Do not allow yourself to waste thought and energy where it isn’t deserved. Effective anger management is a tried-and-true stress reducer.
  2. Breathe
    Breathe slowly and deeply. Before reacting to the next stressful occurrence, take three deep breaths and release them slowly. If you have a few minutes, try out breathing exercises such as meditation or guided imagery.

  3. Slow Down
    Whenever you feel overwhelmed by stress, practice speaking more slowly than usual. You’ll find that you think more clearly and react more reasonably to stressful situations. Stressed people tend to speak fast and breathlessly; by slowing down your speech you’ll also appear less anxious and more in control of any situation.

  4. Complete One Simple To Do
    Jump start an effective time management strategy. Choose one simple thing you have been putting off (e.g. returning a phone call, making a doctor’s appointment) and do it immediately. Just taking care of one nagging responsibility can be energizing and can improve your attitude.

  5. Get Some Fresh Air
    Get outdoors for a brief break. Our grandparents were right about the healing power of fresh air. Don’t be deterred by foul weather or a full schedule. Even five minutes on a balcony or terrace can be rejuvenating.

  6. Avoid Hunger and Dehydration
    Drink plenty of water and eat small, nutritious snacks. Hunger and dehydration, even before you’re aware of them, can provoke aggressiveness and exacerbate feelings of anxiety and stress.
  7. Do a Quick Posture Check
    Hold your head and shoulders upright and avoid stooping or slumping. Bad posture can lead to muscle tension, pain, and increased stress.
  8. Recharge at the Day’s End
    Plan something rewarding for the end of your stressful day, even if only a relaxing bath or half an hour with a good book. Put aside work, housekeeping or family concerns for a brief period before bedtime and allow yourself to fully relax. Don’t spend this time planning tomorrow’s schedule or doing chores you didn’t get around to during the day. Remember that you need time to recharge and energize yourself – you’ll be much better prepared to face another stressful day.

  9. Now that you are Stress Free
    You are creative enough to help every one else in this world, how to get rid of stress…. I would like add your ideas here.

5 Rules to be Happy

  1. Free your heart from hatred,
  2. Free your mind from worry,
  3. Live simply,
  4. Expect less
  5. Give more
  • The real test of true love is having all the things go wrong but still having a special way to love despite all the wrong things that may happen.
  • Always take a CHANCE. The end result may not always be what you hoped for but that’s fine… At least, you will never go through life wondering
    “What if… and If only….”
  • Hold a friend’s hand through times of trial, let him/her find love through a hug and a smile… But also know when it is time to let go, for each and everyone of us must learn to grow.
  • Love is not a word to say when we feel guilty nor the right word to say when we like a person… But LOVE really matters when we share our thoughts, our minds and our hearts.
  • A soul mate is someone who brings out the best in you… They are not perfect but is always perfect for you.
  • Never whisper words of love if the feeling is not true…Never share your feeling if you mean to break a heart… Never look into the eyes if all you have to do is lie… and never say hello if you really mean goodbye…
  • Genuine friendship is not measured by time… but is measured by acceptance… A friend is one who even though you reflect the silver, he/she sees the GOLD.
  • Keep smiling, and …if you see someone’s missing one….give them one of yours!!