- Go for a run - but you need to be accustomed to this for it to be effective. From my own experience, this means being able to run for at least 30 minutes. I've blogged about this before but it does work for me, really it does. I can go out with a heavy burden, lots of worries and then return an hour later and I feel transformed.
- Get a cheap digital watch with an alarm. Mine is the one in the photo above and cost around £7 in Argos, that's all. Becky my eldest daughter was fiddling with it a while back and managed to set the alarm to sound at 3.06pm and couldn't work out how to un-set it One day at work, when I was in a tedious meeting the alarm went off. Everyone looked at me as I in turn looked at my watch. "Wow 3.06 already, my apologies I have to go". Everyone was so amazed I planned my time so precisely, my exit from the meeting was never questioned. A feeling of being in control, not out of control.
- If you have faith then you know praying is exactly right.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Dealing with stress - some tips
Some of you will already know that I've had some work-related stress over recent years (click on the About page tab for more on this) but I thought it might be useful to give a few tips from my many strategies: