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.


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”.


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

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