• Poor organization is one of the most common causes of stress.
• Structured approaches offer security against ‘out of the blue’ problems.
• Prioritizing objectives, duties and activities makes them manageable and achievable.
• Don’t overload your mind.
• Organization will help avoid personal and professional chaos.
• Make a list
o What must be done
o What should be done
o What would you like to do
• Cut out time wasting
• Learn to drop unimportant activities
• Say no or delegate
• Develop a support network through friends or colleagues to talk with. It’s not always
events that are stressful but how we perceive them.
• Writing a diary or notes may help release feelings but do not re-read what has been
• Good stress - reducer
• Applies at home and work
• Relieves muscular tension
• Improves breathing
• Pumps endorphins into the bloodstream - the body’s natural painkillers
Diversion & Distraction
• Take time out
• Get away from things that bother you
• Doesn’t solve the problem
• Reduce stress level
• Calm down
• Think logically
Change Your Lifestyle
o Develop healthy eating habits
o Reduce caffeine (Stimulant)
o Reduce salt
• Smoking & Alcohol:
o Moderate the consumption of alcohol o One glass of