Adonis Diaries

Just a reminder. How do you lower stress?

Posted on: November 2, 2022

October 27, 2022

Dan Rockwell

  1. Show up curious. Pressure to know solutions will increases stress.
  2. Adopt a 50-minute hour. Take a short break between meetings. Tip: Make back-to-back meetings illegal.
  3. Stop being such a control freak. Create a list of things you can’t control. Read it when you feel stressed. Refusing to accept reality increases stress.
  4. Design a schedule that reflects the life you aspire to enjoy. The way you use time determines the quality of your life. When your calendar frustrates you, life is dismal. (This will take lots of time.)
  5. Surround yourself with competent trustworthy people. Don’t trust incompetent people.
  6. Compliment someone you don’t like (In what way you don’t like?). Be sure to smile to hard working people and learn to become a pleasing and funny person
  7. Give something on your to-do list to someone.
  8. Stroll. (Add whistling or humming for deeper effect.)
  9. Do something physical. 10 pushups. Sweep the floor. Anything will do.
  10. Say what you really think (Not sure of that advice). Always speak with kindness and forward-facing vision. Backward-facing language reflects powerless thinking. You can’t change the past.
  11. Walk out of the office with empty hands.
  12. Send a thank you email. Surprise someone with a kind act.(Increase these kinds of surprises?)
  13. Practice saying No with kindness. Establish boundaries.
  14. Do something you’re putting off. Procrastination increases stress.
  15. Do something you dread doing. Tip: Stop thinking about things you can’t do (and find some else who is willing to do it?). Go do something.
  16. Pat dogs and cats (What if you don’t like these practices?). Hug a person (who don’t mind to be hugged).
  17. Cut back on caffeine.
  18. Turn off the TV (When nothing you like is showing?).
  19. Throw stuff away. (Give stuff to needy people?)
  20. Don’t rush to the next thing. Finish something and reward yourself. (One task at a time)
  21. Delete all emails that are 30 days old or older. Tip: Don’t respond to emails when you’re in the CC line.(What CC line means?)
  22. Turn off email notifications. Tip: Turn off your phone for an hour and store it out of sight.
  23. Stop trying to convince people you’re right. See #4 above.
  24. Question urgencies.(what kinds of urgent tasks?) Will this matter in a week, month, or year?
  25. Hang with people you like.

How do you lower stress?


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