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Unsolicited Advice for Stress-Free Leadership


1. Do good for others. While it is important to take care of yourself, doing something good for others can also make you feel good. Volunteerism, for instance, can have a meaningful impact, not only on you or on some people, but on the entire community.
Our prime goal in this life is to help other. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

2. Do something for yourself. When we were confronted by challenges in life, we put our energies in many other things but ourselves. Remember to do something just for yourself, such as getting pampered in a spa or treating yourself to lunch.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by negative feelings. Don’t let other’s opinion drowned out your positive thoughts.

3. Break away from the habit of feeling sorry for yourself or complaining. Start each day by cultivating appreciation for blessing and see its great impact to yourself and be endowed by its positive effect.

4. Shed-off your grown-up suits once in a while and get silly. Ride your bike like the wind or simply goof around. Visit a carnival and enjoy some thrilling rides. Whatever it is, leave room for the lighter side of life.
Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves. And it is tiresome for some children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

5. You need not be an artist to enjoy the good benefits of art. Creating something beautiful can be an instrument in expressing emotions and getting a sense of accomplishment-whether it’s cooking up a recipe, writing a poem, or playing a guitar.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will be what you imagine, and at last you will create what you will.

6. Get some sun. The world of work keeps millions of people under the shadows of the concrete jungle. Try getting a regular dose of sunlight to get you moving, acquire a boost of energy and appreciate nature.

7. Eat together. It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat in some fine dining restaurant. That’s what human life is all about.

8. Go out of town. Plan fun trips and get away from the daily hustle and bustle! Leisure and recreation pave the way for opportunities to bond with your loved one, at the same time can help you relax as well.

9. Laugh more. Finding the lighter side of certain situations can drive away negative thoughts. Laughter is the best medicine. Surrounding yourself with happy people are powerful tools in drawing positive energy into your life.

10. Forgive. Holding grudges can build anger and stress in a person. Releasing deep seated resentments and learning to forgive can positively affect the heart, mind and body. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute to the strong.

11. Unplug. Are the days of gadget-free interaction truly gone? In this era of technological advancement. It is important to unplug once in a while. Read, walk, talk and reconnect with people the good old way and discover how relaxing it can be without modern day distractions.

12. Tune in to what other are saying and learn to space the conversation into a two-way street. Talking less can also prevent you from getting emotionally drained.
When you really listen to another person from their point of view, and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen.