Stress Relief Tool – Slow Down

Consider the additional value that can come from doing the mundane chore to help reduce your stress.

In the evening or on the weekends, do you find yourself rushing to get your chores done just to get them out of the way? Rather than adding stress to your life as another thing on your to-do list, your routine tasks could be more enjoyable.

How? By stopping the way we think about the activity as something to be completed or hurried through to get to the next thing and, instead, considering the additional value that can come from doing the chore. For example, washing the dishes can become quality time with a loved one, and taking the trash out can become an opportunity to look at the stars.

Another example might be to add your favorite music to a chore or use that time to call somebody you haven’t talked to in a while. This way the time you spend will feel more like quality, not quantity.

When you slow down, you honor yourself and the present moment. You’ll have more fun in your life, too, and this helps you handle stress more positively and easily.1

Please note that there is no guarantee a particular stress relief tool will work for you. Thus you must take complete responsibility for using them and for your own physical and emotional wellbeing. Further, Professor Pete Alexander is not a licensed health professional. Please consult qualified health practitioners regarding your use of any stress relief technique. Medical advice must only be obtained from a physician or qualified health practitioner.

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Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 35 years of Sales, Marketing, Educational and Entrepreneurial experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to better protect their health and handle challenging situations with grace and success.

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