Holiday Stress -Relief Tips

Holiday stress -Relief tips for reducing stress are necessary in order for you to enjoy the festive season.

Do you put pressure on yourself to be perfect?

Do you get tightness in your chest when you have to visit your in-laws or out-laws?

Do you wait until the last minute to start your festive season preparations?

If some of the above challenges apply to you, then you need to read this article.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com

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Stress Management strategies for stress relief and stress reduction

Stress Management strategies for stress relief and stress reduction are essential for maintaining work life balance.

Let me explain:

A friend, Jeffery Mascoll, invited me to his ball room dancing club here in Barbados which turned out to be an awesome evening of relaxation and stress relief. The evening was a presentation of a concert in honor of one of their students who is going to England to study.

It was an amazing evening of stress relief especially observing the young children float effortlessly across the floor.

Dancing Instructor

I was sitting 2 chairs away from a dancing instructor from another dancing school. This instructor was very critical of the evaluation process of the club.

However, when the dance floor was opened for dancing, this instructor jumped out into the dance floor. It soon became shockingly evident that this instructor’s timing was off and he was creating stress for his partner because he was a very rusty dancer.

Conversation

I happened to have a casual conversation with this instructor who confessed that although he teaches, he is too busy to practice to dance and “if you do not practice often you loose your timing”.

Practice

Whatever your vocation or profession, you need to spend sometime in research and development (R&D). R&D is what successful companies do to maintain and be on the cutting edge of their industry. This could be in the form of seminars and or workshops that are related to your niche, industry or personal growth.

Constant practice in pursuit of your excellence is a profound stress management strategy.

Coaching Perspective

I was talking with a former Barbados International cycling coach Hector Edwards about his coaching perspective on practice.

He told me that in 1983, they were short a cyclist and he had to ride the last lap of the Australian pursuit (Barbados vs. Venezuela) and they won the race.

It is very easy for you to become complacent and accept your success or not, but the changes especially with regard to work life balance can be nightmarish. Some of the stress management strategies that once were so effective and brought you success and stress relief yesterday are now obsolete and stressful today.

R&D allows you to anticipate, create and develop innovative changes so that you can make the necessary changes to allow you to enjoy stress relief in most circumstances.

It is therefore necessary that you practice daily the basics of your vocation to remain on the cutting edge of your profession.

So what is the morale of the story?

You have got to be always prepared for your Australian pursuit or suffer the consequences of not being ready for the race.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com

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A pedicure is a great stress relief strategy for pampering your feet

A pedicure is a great stress relief strategy for pampering your feet. While on holiday in Barbados my partner took me to see Linda (a pedicurist) to experience foot pampering which I discovered to be another form of stress relief.

A pedicure is another name for foot pampering.

So what is a pedicure?

I sat in a chair and put my feet in warm water or a paraffin wax. My feet were soaked in warm water for a while and that made them feel suppler. My toe nails were clipped shaped, then buffed and my cuticles were pushed back.

The process also allows for the removal of dead skin by scrubbing the bottom and the sides of my feet. Some services offer a massage which is a wonderful form of relaxation. Out of curiosity I did an unofficial survey to find out why people have pedicures.

Unofficial survey

Generally everyone in my unofficial survey agreed that a pedicure makes your feet feel and look good. Also the appearance of your toes look elegant and your heels are as smooth as silk.

Then as you walk, you feel more confident because you are more relaxed and enjoying stress relief.

So when you get all dressed up or in your casual attire, in your opened toed shoes with no back or sandals then you can experience a wonderful form of relaxation.

Touch

I also discovered that for some people the physical touch of a pedicure is a form of stress relief. Others like the gentle touch of the massage and the feeling of their feet in the warm water.

Personally the removal of the dead skin from my feet made me feel light and gave me a profound awareness of my feet.

Poor Circulation

My pedicurist Linda told me that a pedicure is also good stress relief for people who have poor circulation in their feet.

Men and Pedicures

I also asked Linda what was her experience with men and pedicures?

Linda said,” When I started my practice 9 years ago, men thought that a pedicure was a “feminine thing”. Now in the last 6 years men have been enjoying the light feeling of the removal of the dead skin from the bottom of their feet and the stress relief of the feeling of warm water on their feet. Some women have also brought their partners who wear sandals to have their feet pampered so that the feet look good in sandals.”

So what is the moral of the story?

You can pamper your feet and enjoy stress relief.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com

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Working Moms success or failure is determined by how well they cope with unexpected stressful situations

Working Moms success or failure is determined by how well they cope with unexpected stressful situations. Chaos or tragedy comes without warning.

Let me explain:

I am presently in Barbados on holiday enjoying the beautiful weather. The white sandy beach is quiet and peaceful in the early morning. The beach is punctuated by the sound of the waves as they crash against the shore.

The smell of the sea and early morning sea baths is an amazing feeling. The blue sky and the crystal clear water creates a wonderful state of peace of mind.

While I was sleeping last night it rained. As the rain drops “pelted down” on the roof top I was reminded of a wonderful childhood experience of stress relief.

The Orchard

In the morning I walked in silence into the backyard and visited an incredible orchard. I was first attracted to the plum and cherry trees which were pregnant with ripe fruit.

I felt like a little child again. Some of the ripe plumbs were way below eye level while others were above. Then I went over to the cherry tree where I got up close and personal. This tree was much taller and presented a challenge for me to reach those delicious bright red cherries.

In order to get at the cherries I had to pull the branches towards me. As I pulled the branches I was bathed in the ecstasy of a surprising shower of water. You see… as I mentioned before it had rained during the night.

When I let go of the branches again I got another surprising shower. The cherries were glowing red as I excitedly pulled on the branches and picked more cherries. This pulling and letting go of the branches provided a wonderful opportunity to be in the moment.

Daily Challenges

In our daily living you will experience challenges of stress. Most challenges come with no warning. Your success or failure in life will be determined by how well you handle unexpected challenges.

So what is the moral of the story?

Chaos, tragedy and unexpected challenges are a reality of life. The secret is how well and quickly you can acknowledge your situation and use the appropriate coping strategy to regain balance.

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Stress Management techniques for stress relief

Stress Management techniques for stress relief are very simple. However applying stress management strategies requires time and effort.

Let me explain

Mary wanted to stop and smell the roses; however her hectic schedule prevented her from enjoying stress relief. Mary had become accustomed to being busy.

Being busy generally meant that Mary was not focused and attempted to do too many things at the same time. Although her behavior appears to be natural her desire for quick stress relief had resulted in the use of pain killers, drinking and smoking as a way of numbing her feelings and sensitivity.

In facilitating Mary with her challenge she discovered that there were five situations where stress management techniques would be helpful.

1. Focus for success.

2. Learn how to get stress relief

3. How to deal with overwhelm

4. Learn better strategies to deal with stress

5. Discover simple ways to improve her health

If you have similar challenges like Mary and would like to have better stress management techniques then you can enroll in this free stress relief resource.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com

Learn how accelerated learning can help you get more done and find more time to enjoy stress relief. – 5 Minute stress relief

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Stress Relief Strategies can be found in your hair

Stress relief strategies can be found in your hair. Did you know that you can get stress relief from you hair? This may sound silly but there are many little things that you may not notice because you’re too busy to observe.

Your behavior can provide you with invaluable information if you can find more time to stay focused. So what has this got to do with your hair?

Let me explain:

I have been working with June in my private practice helping her identify what causes her to be stressed. If you are aware of the simple things that create stress in your life then you can find strategies to help you stay focused. Finally June discovered her markers for stress relief.

Discovery

This discovery was both profound and brought a smile to June’s face. She could not believe the simplicity of her stress relief strategy.

Knot

You see… when her hair is up, tied tight in a knot with an elastic band that means she is stressed.

However, when her hair is hanging down, loose and relaxed she is experiencing stress relief.

So what is the moral of the story?

June explained that her lesson was to pay attention to her behavior with her hair so that she could enjoy stress relief more often.

What is the moral of the story for you? Tell us what you think.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com

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Working moms and busy business people are flirts

Working moms and busy business people are flirts. Some people get stress from flirting while others get stress relief.

Let me explain

Harry told his partner Sue that she was a flirt. She disagreed strongly lost her temper and a heated stressful discussion soon escalated into an incisive blood and guts war of words.

Are you a flirt?

If your partner thinks or perceives you as a flirt, then you are a flirt. You may disagree with me but whatever your partner believes about you is his or her truth. Their truth is the truth from their perspective, and you better not attempt to convince him/her otherwise.

Secret

You see… the secret to stress relief in this situation is to accept your partner’s belief because trust me you cannot change their belief.

Accept

Think about it, when you accept and acknowledge that your partner thinks of you as a flirt then you will experience stress relief because you will no longer get angry when you are called a flirt.

How to be a relaxed flirt

Whether you are a flirt or not, when you acknowledge your partner’s perspective, you allow him/her to enjoy stress relief and you too have peace of mind. This is possible because you are no longer stressed out and losing your temper. Instead you are loose and relaxed when called a flirt.

Therefore you may now become a relaxed (flirt) enjoying stress relief.

So what is the moral of the story?

I invite you to submit your thoughts.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com

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Working moms and dark skin people can relax; enjoy stress relief and stay focused by staying out of the sun

Working moms and dark skin people can relax; enjoy stress relief and stay focused by staying out of the sun. Did you know that dark skinned people can experience stress relief by staying out of the sun?

Let me explain

I was in the dentist office today and he mentioned that he did not know that dark skinned people could get sun burned. He indicated that when he stays out in the sun too long, he gets red like a tomato.

I ask him how about a lobster? but he said “no he is a more like a tomato because he gets bright and shinny.”

Dark skinned people can get sunburned

Then he discovered to his amazement that dark skinned people can get sunburned as well. His sunburn is visible while the dark skinned persons are “kinda” not so obvious.

If you inadvertently touch a dark skinned person who has been sun-burnt, they will scream in excruciating pain because you are not visibly aware of their sensitive skin and you would wonder what you had done wrong.

Excess vs. pigmentation

I guess the story here is about excess rather than the pigmentation of the skin. If you do anything in excess there is usually an imbalance; which could lead to discomfort.

So what is the moral of the story?

Stress relief comes from having balance in every aspect of your life.

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Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Expert on Stress Relaxation with 14 years of experience helping Entrepreneurs like you, stay focused, get more done and find more time, so that you can live in the moment. He is a published author of many audio Relaxation Programs using accelerated learning approaches and a Teacher, NLP Trainer and Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com

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