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Stress Relief Part 3 – Schedule Your Stress Relief

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Tuesday, August 26, 2008
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So many people do so much for others, at work and at home, that they never have a moment to themselves. If this sounds like you then you then get out your planner.

Schedule the following activities:
  • Exercise 4-5 times a week.
  • Go for a massage once or twice a month.
  • Select a night for being with someone who warms your heart.
  • Take in a movie once a month or find a great book to read and set aside time
  • Practice your art—whatever that is. It refreshes your spirit.
Get the idea? Schedule your stress relief and your fun in advance. Then if someone asks you to do something you don't have time to do then you can truthfully say "I'm sorry, I'm already full booked that day!" You might also enjoy my book "Work for a Living & Still Be Free to Live" or my CD set "Sailing From Burnout to Balance and Bounty" here.

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Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

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