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How To Stop, Chill-Out And Relax

By Adam Cairns / 22/06/2018

Welcome to Day 11 of the 31 Days To A Less Stressful Life Challenge. Today your task is to find a moment during the day to stop, chill out and relax. None of us can keep going full -tilt the whole time. In fact, that’s a recipe for burn out. It’s really important to build in […]

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Why It’s Right To Communicate When You Are Falling Behind

By Adam Cairns / 21/06/2018

Today’s task in the 31 Days to a Less Stressful Life Challenge is to spend some time thinking about situations where you often feel under pressure because you sense you’re falling behind and might not make a deadline.  The challenge is to decide on a new strategy for handling this situation in the future so you […]

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How To Capitalize On The Benefits Of Delegation

By Adam Cairns / 20/06/2018

Today in the 31 Days To A Less Stressful Life Challenge your task is to delegate a job you would normally do to someone else. Delegation is time management kryptonite, but like any powerful substance, it has to be handled carefully. You’ll need to climb the delegation slope, as it often seems initially to take longer […]

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How To Build Some Headroom Into Your Day

By Adam Cairns / 19/06/2018

Choose How To Use Your Time Your task today in the 31 Days To A Less Stressful Life Challenge is to build some headroom into your day. Years ago a mentor gave me a piece of advice that has always stuck with me. He told me: I’ve found this to be a strongly liberating statement. […]

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Do You Know What Kind Of Person You Are?

By Adam Cairns / 18/06/2018

What Kind Of Person Are You? Your task today in the 31 Days to a Less Stressful Life Challenge is to complete a personal development questionnaire.  Becoming more self-aware is an important part of managing stress. In particular, understanding the kind of organisation you’re best suited to, and your preferred way of working will help you to […]

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How to Sleep Better at Night Naturally

By Adam Cairns / 17/06/2018

Sleep Better At Night Naturally Your task today in the 31 Days To A Less Stressful Life Challenge is to find out what type of sleep chronotype you are.  Your sleep chronotype determines how your body prefers to sleep and which activities are best performed at different times during the day. It’s easy to get into a […]

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How To Create Healthy Boundaries That Will Reduce Your Stress

By Adam Cairns / 16/06/2018

Create Healthy Boundaries Today your task in the 31 Days To A Less Stressful Life Challenge is to think about how to create healthy boundaries. Boundaries are really important for managing stress. They can be between:Work and not-workOne task and the next taskWork and homeYou and everyone elseYou and your worries Why Are Boundaries Important?Boundaries are […]

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How And Why Being More Assertive Unlocks Your Happiness

By Adam Cairns / 15/06/2018

Being More Assertive Today’s challenge in the 31 Days To A Less Stressful Life Challenge is to take some action to improve your assertiveness. The task is to:Identify an issue that you think would benefit from a little more assertiveness on your part;Take an assertive action on that issue today. Some people have no problem with […]

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The Best Way To Deal With Feeling Overwhelmed

By Adam Cairns / 14/06/2018

For When You’re Under Pressure Today is Day 3 of the 31 Days To A Less Stressful Life Challenge and your task today is to learn how to deal with feeling overwhelmed by implementing a simple three-step procedure. The feeling of being overwhelmed is horrible and most of us can recall a time when it happened. […]

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How To Accurately Identify Your Stress Signals

By Adam Cairns / 13/06/2018

Emotional Warning Lights Your task today in the 31 Days to a Less Stressful Life Challenge is to identify your stress signals. Stress signals are the equivalent of warning lights on your dashboard. Stress signals are useful to pinpoint because they will alert you to the fact that stress is building up. The American Institute of Stress […]

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