12 Ideas to Help Relieve Stress
Owning your own online home business is wonderful, but if
you are like me, there are days when you feel down and stressed.
You just can't seem to get going. Sometimes sitting in your
lonely home office, it seems like you are the only person
on earth. You feel like you are locked in a cage with no way
out! This can also be compounded by a slump in your business
sales and/or success!
When you feel like this, it is hard to get any work done and
can be very counterproductive for you. You must step back,
take a break, clear your head and get rid of some stress!
I have found a few things that can help alleviate these problems
and would like to share them with you.
1. Get up and get away from the computer for awhile.
Even if it is only for 10 - 15 minutes. Walk around the house,
stretch your muscles, do some neck and back stretches. These
can do wonders!
2. Take a walk. Get dressed, go outside, breathe in
the fresh air and take a 20 - 30 minute walk. This is one
of the most invigorating things you can do to clear your head
and get the cobwebs out. Walking is the one activity I would
recommend the most.
3. Call a friend or family member and just chat for awhile.
This can also be a great way to lift your spirits and confirm
your suspicions that there are other people on this planet!
;-) Chat for awhile and laugh a little. Laughter is a great
4. Have a little fun! Put on some of your favorite
music and dance around the house. Let loose and have some
fun. Act goofy, crazy or waltz yourself to China. This helps
get out some of the frustrations and pent up emotions that
can cause the blues.
5. Just relax! Turn everything off (including your
computer), make yourself a cup of coffee, cocoa or just plain
water. Just sit in complete silence and watch the birds outside
or put a cool cloth over your eyes. Let your mind just go
blank for awhile. Forget everything and just relax!
6. Exercise your mind! Show your mind that there is
more than just the computer. Do a crossword puzzle, play a
few games of solitaire, or read a book. These are all great
ways of getting your mind off business and clearing out all
the old to make way for the new.
7. Do some housework! This might not be the most fun
thing to do, but it helps take your mind off business for
awhile and believe me, after about an hour of housework, you
will be more than ready to get back to business!
8. Take a TV break! Watch a program that allows you
to escape to another wor ld. After you are finished you just
might be glad to be back in your world.
9. One thing I do when business gets the better of me is
to shut the computer down for the day and turn my attention
to other things that need to be done. Just taking a small
break from business can help, but when things are really stressful
we may need a longer break.
10. Get some sun! After being indoors so much, we need
to get out and get some sun. The sun is very good for your
mind and body. Sunshine is a very good anti-depressant! But
do remember to wear protection so you don't get too much exposure.
11. Enjoy time with your family! Play a game, take
a walk, watch a heartwarming family adventure movie, or just
sit and talk. No matter how hard we work, we need to make
time for family.
12. Eat healthy foods! This we all know, of course,
but it is much easier said than done. Start by changing one
meal at a time or adding one healthy food a day. The better
we feel, the better we can handle everyday stress!
I hope some of these pointers will help you relax and get
back to business. I know they have been a great help to me
more than once. Sometimes when you are feeling unproductive,
stressed our or just plain tired, the idea is not to work
harder but to stop working and give your mind and body a well-deserved
Terri Seymour has several years' online experience
and has helped many people start their own business. Visit
her site at www.seymourproducts.com
for help, resources, support and more. Seymour Products also
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