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					12 tips to
 prevent
  stress
                       Tip # 1
    Be aware of
 stress in your life
Source: http://www.scribd.com/doc/453881/Stress
                     High speed in life       Many friends

    Constantly online                                         High demands from
                                                              family, friends, and/or
 Frequent change                                              work collaborators
 of job content
                                                                   Personal identity
Changing                                                           depends on job
working hours
                                 Stress
Change of place                                                     High ambitions
of work / living
                                                                  High degree of
 High demands for                                                 responsibility for
 constantly learning /                                            other people
 innovating
                                                         High degree of
                   Lack of influence   High demands      insecurity in job
                   on own job          for performance
      Research shows that being discriminated
            against may lead to stress.




Source: http://www.alive.dk/Nyheder/Sund/2011-16-Diskriminerede-bliver-tykke.aspx
                                   Conflict


                          Frustration


                 Aggressiveness


              Anger


     Stress


Change
   Tip # 2
Find challenges
 you have the
 skills to solve
 Challenges




Adapted from:
http://kreativproces.dk/?p=3547                                                            Skills
http://lateralaction.com/articles/mihaly-csikszentmihalyi/
http://kreativproces.dk/http://kreativproces.dk/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/flowpaper.pdf
Performance




                                       Effective
                                    problem solving

                                       Creative           Exhaustion
         Frustration
                                    problem solving
                                                          Irrational
         Low self                                         problem solving
         confidence                      High self
                                        confidence        Low self
         Fatigue                                          confidence

         Unsatisfaction                 Satisfaction
                                                          Illness

    Adapted from:
    Jonathan Freedman and Donald Edwards.                    Time pressure
    Levine, Robert: A Geography of Time, location 3432.
   Tip # 3
Define demands
 you have for
    yourself
        What you demand                       Write ”OK” at demands
          of yourself                               you accept




Source
Bjarne Toftgaard. http://jp.dk/jptv/nyheder_erhverv/karriere/article2559682.ece
                     Learn to say ”no”.




Source
http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm
   Tip # 4
 Tell customers
 what they can
expect from you
     Avoid that other people have unrealistic
   expectations about what you can do for them.




Source
Bjarne Toftgaard. http://jp.dk/jptv/nyheder_erhverv/karriere/article2559682.ece
                                 Tip # 5
        Think positively

Source: http://www.pixelio.de/details.php?image_id=222787&mode=search
          Make a conscious effort towards
                finding good things.




Source: http://holistic-online.com/Stress/stress_learning-to-like.htm
    When stress is getting you down, take a
    moment to reflect on all the things you
    appreciate in your life, including your own
    positive qualities and gifts.




Source
http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm
  Tip # 6
 Do not try to
  control the
uncontrollable
             Focus on what you can control.




Source
http://web.hbr.org/email/archive/managementtip.php?date=083111
   Many things in life are beyond our control -
   particularly the behavior of other people.

   Rather than stressing out over them, focus
   on the things you can control such as the
   way you choose to react to problems.




Source
http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm
   If someone consistently causes stress in
   your life and you can’t turn the relationship
   around, limit the amount of time you spend
   with that person or end the relationship
   entirely.




Source
http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm
  Tip # 7
Use good tone
    People who use good tone promote growth for
    everybody, just as people who wield poor tone
    can work against human brainpower.




Source
http://www.brainbasedbusiness.com/2006/11/a_silent_killer_in_defense_of_5.html
            Eventually, poor tone will destroy a
            workplace and rob the lion’s share
            of profitability.




Source
http://www.brainbasedbusiness.com/2006/11/a_silent_killer_in_defense_of_5.html
Tip # 8
 Laugh
Source
http://images.google.com/. Search word: ”Laughing”. Date: June 4th, 2011.
             The act of laughing helps your body
              fight stress in a number of ways.




Source: http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm
       We laugh 30 or 40 times more with
      people than we do when we’re alone.




Source
Cartoonist Robert Mankoff. http://bigthink.com/ideas/16501
           Humor alters chemicals within the
            brain in ways that reduce stress.




Source: http://www.brainleadersandlearners.com/humor/a-brain-on-laughter/
  Americans were attracted to humor from the stories of
  Norman Cousins, who had successfully overcome
  cancer by watching comedy shows on television.




Source: http://www.holisticonline.com/stress/stress_humor.htm
                        Tip # 9
      Concentrate on
        breathing
Source: http://1stholistic.com/Reading/liv_bacci-improve-breathing.htm
   You can relieve stress and stop anxiety with a deep
   breath. Breathing consciously simply entails paying
   attention and using your will to bring air to your belly.

   Concentrating on the breathing process immediately
   brings your attention to the here and now and soothes
   your mind. This is a simple yet very effective way to
   control stress.




Source: Kofman, Fred: Conscious Business, p. 246-247.
     Tip # 10
                                          Do sports



Source: http://www.pixelio.de/details.php?image_id=85453&mode=search
          Scientists found that a 30-minute brisk
          walk or 15-minute jog daily is an optimal
          anxiety easing goal for many.




Source
http://www.prevention.com/health/health/emotional-health/best-natural-stress-relief-
22/article/79c9f084b06f1210VgnVCM10000030281eac____
                Tip # 11
                    Listen to
                     music
Source: http://www.brainleadersandlearners.com/general/the-brain-on-cortisol/
                                      Tip # 12
                                          Get some
                                           sleep
Source: http://www.pixelio.de/details.php?image_id=364199&mode=search
   If you want to look healthy and attractive, it is
   way better to get a good night's sleep and a lot
   cheaper than other beauty treatments.
                                                  John Axelsson
                                                  Neuroscientist




Source: http://www.good.is/post/sleep-the-cure/
  Adequate sleep fuels your mind, as well as
  your body.

  Feeling tired will increase your stress because
  it may cause you to think irrationally.




Source:
http://helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm

				
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