Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Stress release

The build up of stress is usually subtle and often we ignore the warning signs: poor sleep, irritability, twitching leg muscles, memory problems, never can relax and so on.

These signs can all be ignored while we are young but check out those in their forties and see how they are doing!

If you cannot avoid stress then at least do these simple things.

Sleep early one or two nights per week.

If you feel irritable then inhale, and count to three before you respond.

Eat intelligently which means watch what you eat, how you eat, when you eat and enjoy what you eat.

To help your memory along list things to be done each day.

Cut out or avoid smoking,

Use drugs of all kinds sparingly the addiction is not worth the price you pay.

Avoid over use of vitamins and supplements.

Exercise even if this is only walking.

Swimming is also therapeutic.

Meditate and or listen to your favourite music when possible.

Become more conscious of everything around you, try to notice nature it is so easy to close down our field of vision.

Learn to cat nap.

Take short breaks to unfamiliar places.

Take at least one ten day uninterrupted holiday every year.

Be conscious that you are responsible for your own health, because your doctor has enough stress of his own!

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