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    Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 9:46am

We all need help dealing with those days that just aren't going right. Here are some suggestions posted recently in the news:

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--Don't promise what you can't deliver.

--Learn to manage your emotions, instead of letting them control you.

--Cultivate a sense of humor.

--Resist perfectionism.

--Resist micromanaging (of yourself and others).

--Get the sleep you need.

--Try getting to work 10-15 minutes early.

--Take regular breaks.

--Take a walk at lunch, or do some stretching exercises, or jumping jacks, or something.

--Don't overdo the caffeine.

--Don't skip breakfast or lunch.

--Learn to recognize symptoms of stress (anxiety, headache, anger) so you can nip it in the bud.

--Make some friends/allies at work.

--Talk about your stress, to somebody.

--Pay attention to your breathing; slow it down, deepen it.

--Post family photos (or other images that make you happy) in your workspace.

--Focus on the now (i.e., don't agonize over the past, don't fret over the future).

--Take some alone time.

--Find harmless ways to vent; e.g., cry, or punch a pillow.

--Vary your routine.

--Stop trying to multitask.

--Remind yourself of what's really important in life.

--Beef up your skills; become better and faster at what you do.

--Make sure you truly know what is expected of you (you may need to talk to your boss).

--Try looking at situations from different points of view.

--Seek work that suits your personality.

--Learn to say "no."

--Always have a fallback plan (a "Plan B").

--Get better organized.

--Clean up workspace clutter.

--Stop procrastinating.

--Make your workspace as ergonomic as you can.

--Wear clothes that are comfortable and that you look good in.

--Try some "positive affirmations."

--Learn to manage your boss.

--Meditate/pray/contemplate.

--Avoid negative people as much as you can.

--Write down the things you like about your job.

--Make a list of all your achievements in the last year.

--Get clear on your life goals and take a step, no matter how small, toward those goals every day.

--Learn to love yourself as you are.

--Put a smile on your face.

--Get a hobby that makes you happy.

--Learn to prioritize. Learn to delegate.

--Stop comparing yourself to others.

--Ask for help when you need it.

--Break big jobs into bite-size pieces.

--Know your limitations and let others know them too.

--Don't try to control what is uncontrollable.

--Hang in there!



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The article mentioned saying affirmations, so I looked some up. They may not be my cup of tea, but here are some of the affirmations I found:
 

CHALLENGES HELP ME GROW

I CAN SEE STRESSFUL SITUATIONS AS CHALLENGES

CHALLENGES BRING OPPORTUNITIES

I CAN CHOOSE A POSITIVE FRAME OF MIND

I CAN HANDLE Wdon't likeVER COMES

TODAY HAS LIMITLESS POSSIBILITIES

I CAN FIND BALANCE IN MY LIFE

I CAN FIND LOVE AND SUPPORT

I CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING

I CAN HANDLE Wdon't likeVER COMES

I CAN CREATE INNER PEACE

MY INTENTION IS FOR PEACE

I AM STRONG

PEACE IS POWER

THIS TOO SHALL PASS

MY INTENTIONS CREATE MY REALITY

STRESS IS LEAVING MY BODY

TODAY I CHOOSE JOY

I CAN MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES

I AM DOING MY BEST

I BREATHE IN PEACE

TODAY MY INTENTION IS FOR PEACE

I AM IN CHARGE OF MY LIFE

I HAVE MANY OPTIONS

I CAN CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE

I AM WISE

MY HAPPINESS COMES FROM WITHIN

I CAN START HEALTHY HABITS

EACH MOMENT BRINGS CHOICE

I CAN STAY CALM UNDER PRESSURE

I CHOOSE HAPPINESS

I CHOOSE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

I CAN FIND MY HAPPY PLACE

(Courtesy of http://stress.about.com/od/optimismspirituality/a/freeaffirmation.htm)


Edited by EMaggio1 - Aug/19/2010 at 9:59am
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