Tuesday Tips: Stress Busters

It's easy to get stressed out, even if you aren't planning a wedding. Here are some quick and easy ways to reduce stress in your every-day life:

  • Get out of the office on your lunch break, and take a walk.  If your job requires you to sit in front of a computer all day, take several breaks during the day to stretch.
  • Even if you can't leave the office for lunch, don't eat lunch at your desk.
  • Exercise regularly - even a game of catch with a friend or a walk with your dog will help clear your mind.
  • Allow extra time to get to appointments - plan to arrive 15 minutes early, in case there is traffic, road closures, or you get lost.  You should still arrive on time without being stressed!
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help.  Keeping things bottled up won't solve a problem.
  • When you are feeling stressed about something, ask yourself, "Is this really important?" or "Will this matter a year from now?"
  • Do something creative.  Doodle on a notepad, paint a picture, write a poem - anything different from your ordinary daily tasks.