Are you stressed?
If your answer is yes, keep on reading. If your answer is no, you are lying to yourself.
Stress – it encompasses our day to day thoughts. It is a word that describes our fears, concerns, wants and desires – for ourselves and for our loved ones. Now with the holidays coming up, the demands on our time and to do list are on overload.
What makes stress unique is that it can be caused from both the positive and negative things in our lives. None of us can escape it. However, what you can do is learn to manage your stress so that it does not control your life.
“It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”
– Hans Selye
One of the simplest coping mechanisms for stress is to find a good stress reliever.
Imagine. You are having a rough day and nothing is going as it should. Deadlines are not being met. You are frustrated, drained and tired. Instead of going home stressed out and in a bad mood, why not allow yourself some decompression time.
Be a little selfish and do something just for you.
Treat yourself to something that will guarantee to put a smile on your face. Why? It will make you think more clearly and give you a fresh start to dealing with the deadlines, meetings and workload for the following day.
People often choose to pamper themselves with a visit to the salon. Even if it is a simple wash and style. Why? Let me walk you through how a salon visit can de-stress you and help you release the built up tension from the day.
You walk into the salon, you get greeted with a smile, a hello, and a “how can I help you? The receptionist is attentive to your needs, takes your jacket, offers you something to drink – so that you are comfortable and relaxed.
In an instant your day has gone from being about all the things that stressed you out to just about you.
One of the wonderful things about Internet is it’s like a salon. It brings people together from different intellectual walks of life.
– Eric Kandel
The salon environment offers a relaxed and social atmosphere. You can choose to talk about all the things going on with you, be it good or bad. You can sit in silence, listening to the music and the sounds of the salon. You can close your eyes and clear your mind, flip through magazines or catch up on some reading. For the next hour or so – it’s all about you.
Please take some time over the next few weeks, crazy as they may be, and relax. You should never feel guilty when you take time for yourself. Always remember you deserve it .
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