January 31, 2009
Stress is a part of life. Honestly, there is not a single person in the world that does not get stressed out or has not been stressed out before. There are many, many different ways to relieve you stress – obviously meditation, but also a simple relaxing session might be a good idea. If you are the type of person that simply can not relax, there are a few other things that you can do in order to relieve some of the stress you may have build up.
Breathing exercises is just one way that you can relieve a lot of the stress that you may be carrying and you can do it anywhere! Including oxygen into the blood will wake up your brain, relax your muscles and will quiet your mind down, so if you are extremely stressed out at work – take a deep breath a few times, close your eyes and just let the air work itself into your body and calm you down.
Now that you know how to breathe right and calm yourself down via deep breathes, we will move onto other ways to relieve your stress and get those stress levels down a little bit … in the next blog!
January 30, 2009
Amid tough economic times, the problem of overwork takes toll on a lot of Japanese employees. A study shows about 53% of them have experienced more stress with the ongoing global financial crisis.
Experts say that thousands of workers in Japan are overworking well beyond their limits to the point of death literally. In their language, Japanese call it “Karoshi” or death due to overwork. The financial crisis even worsens the everyday picture of a hectic work life where almost everyone works late into the night.
Going home or going out with friends is also not a relief since chats will focus on the everyday stresses at work and problems with their superiors.
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January 17, 2009
While many people simply assume that meditation is for the new age fruity’s that are just trying to push their values on them, there is actually proof that if you meditate a few times a day (just for a few minutes), you will notice not only a decrease in your stress-level, but also a boost to your mood! Don’t you want to be in a better mood all the time? Well, meditation can help you connect to yourself on a deeper level and assist you in lightening up your mood!
Firstly, if you have never meditated, you may need to learn how. It is super easy and honestly, it works to lower those ever-so-high stress levels! So first, you want to pick a place to meditate that does not have a lot of distractions and is quiet. It always needs to be quiet in order to meditate for you are going to be concentrating solely on your breathing and nothing else.
Now that you have found the location, go ahead and take a seat anyway that is comfortable and then focus in on your breathing. Deep abdominal breaths are probably the best, and take them without any force. Force yourself to relax a little bit and this is where you will begin to see the ever-changing effects of meditation. As soon as you have concentrated solely on the breathing and are now in a trance-like state, you are mediating my friend! Now just watch your stress level drop and your mood increase!
January 16, 2009
How your office is designed may play a role in affecting one’s health. Researchers from the Queensland University found out that the current trend of having an open-plan workplace results to lower productivity and higher levels of stress for employees.
During the study, 90 % of the evidences point out to working in an office with an open-plan lay out is negative to your health. The situation causes high stress levels, increased blood pressure, worker conflicts, and high employee attrition.
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January 11, 2009
In this day and age, it is very hard not to be stressed out. Everyone is scared for their jobs, people are constantly worried about money and there is a whole host of other things that people are stressing out over. The important thing you need to learn is how to control your stress levels. There is nothing but health problems and even less affordable health insurance, that can come out of getting overly stressed out, as soon as you learn to control your stress levels, you will feel better.
The first thing you will need to do is identify what is stressing you out. While obviously some of the stress in your life can not be helped, but if you are finding a lot of little things in your life that are stressing you out a great deal … calm down. Simply taking a deep breath throughout your day can sometimes lower your stress level.
If you are finding that your job is too stressful, a simple chat with your boss might be in order. No one is superman or superwoman, so if you are feeling overwhelmed at work all of the time, take to your manager and see what you can work out together to help manage your stress.
Finally, a simple meditate session once a day will do wonders for your body!