Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Stress Busting

Tips for reducing stress:

  1. Exercise: It will get your heart pumping and can be a more effective anti-depressant than prescribed drugs.
  2. Diet: Replace sweets and chocolates with carbohydrates, fresh vegetables and oily fish to combat lethargy.
  3. Plan something to look forward to: Book a holiday, pursue an interest or plan a treat - anything that you will look forward to.
  4. Sleep: try to get eight hours a night and avoid caffeine or alcohol before bed.
  5. Natural daylight: Walk to work or eat your lunch outside to boost serotonin levels.
  6. Spring clea: De-cluttering your life will give you a sense of well-being.
  7. Resolutions: Teaming up with others who share your goals will help keep you motivated.

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