COMING UP FAST: Stressbuster - Manage change

COMING UP FAST: Stressbuster - Manage change - Change often causes increased levels of pressure. Here's how to minimize the risk of personal stress.

by GAEL LINDENFIELD, author and lecturer, www.gael-lindenfield.com
Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Change often causes increased levels of pressure. Here's how to minimize the risk of personal stress.

MOURN AND MOAN, but do so constructively. Sounding off at the right time and in the right place can be de-stressing. Doing so in the company of 'deaf' ears is disheartening.

USE POSITIVE SELF-TALK to contradict negative thoughts. Talk with the energy of those who genuinely believe the 'golden opportunities' argument. You'll then be psychologically ready to make the best of them if and when they appear.

KEEP UP ROUTINE SOCIAL RITUALS. Regular engagements with friends and colleagues will keep you grounded.

BECOME OBSESSIVELY ORGANISED. Prioritised lists and well-planned schedules disperse the illusion of chaos.

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