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Managing Stress with a Busy Schedule

What are stressors? Stressors are stimuli that cause stress. These stimuli come in many forms. These can be stressors from relationships at work and at home, worries on finances, career changes, health issues, and even safety. Stressors are normal and they can either cause positive stress or negative stress.  One reality though, we can’t totally remove stress from our lives. They will always be there.  The big difference, however, lies in how we manage them.  No matter how busy we are, there’ll be ways or strategies to keep them from causing havoc into our lives.

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Manila Bay as seen from the back of Ocean Park (Photo by RD, October 2013)

How do I manage stress with my (sometimes) hectic schedule?

I DO REGULAR WORKOUTS. Typical workout week for me is setting five days for training and two days for me time.  Meaning, I set aside two days for myself or family or friends, for spiritual development, or a day for simply doing things that I’d like to do. My regular workouts give me a different high. This happens every time I finish my training, or even after finishing a race. Running, first and foremost, keeps me sane. Swimming, just like running, is my therapy.

I MAINTAIN THIS BLOG. Blogging is worth the time and effort for me.  Been blogging these past seven years, and it is through blogging, where I gain lots of friends, broaden my network, and perhaps, improve as a writer.

I LISTEN TO MUSIC OR PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. For me, music is a great therapy for stress. I appreciate music that sets the mood or pace the way I do things at my place.  It can be mellow or upbeat.  Music (and singing to the tune, too) relaxes me as well.

I GO FOR A THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE. I know when I’m so beat, dead tired, or fatigued. Massage helps me manage that. Massage creates wonders, in particular, soothes tired back muscles, and reduces soreness or muscle tension.

I GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP (AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE). This is such a challenge for me knowing that I do my workouts/training at night.  But again, getting a good shut-eye or an adequate sleep is one of the most important things one can do for the overall health and well-being of the self. Thus, I always try to get a good rest of six to seven hours.  At times, I spend Saturday afternoons as siesta time.

May be it’s the reason why I felt magnetized by the be-stress-free-ask-me statement shirt at the Feel Good Lactium booth during the BLOGAPALOOZA 2014 earlier this month. The statement reflects their stress-free advocacy, which is turning stress into good or positive stress.

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IN A NUTSHELL

We do have a choice.  And the path we choose and have control over with is our attitude on things. Life’s too short to be stressed out all the time. So chill out!

Myra Holistic Skin Care Campaign

 

Facial creams and lotions are not enough to keep your skin look beautiful. Recent studies show that the secret to healthy, young-looking, and glowing skin has to start from within.
To have that inner glow, one has to complement creams and lotions with a healthy lifestyle and way of life. When thinking of beautiful skin, remember this formula:

Creams and lotions + healthy lifestyle + healthy cells = Healthy, youthful-looking, and glowing skin

To better illustrate this, below is a checklist to guide you whether you’re taking care of your skin or not: 

SLEEP.  The body goes into repair mode when we sleep or rest.  A quality sleep helps our skin to regenerate.  It also relaxes the muscles.  If you feel like you’re not getting enough rest, one possible culprit is that your alarm is rousing you in the middle of your deep slumber. To make mornings less of a drag, or if you’re only catching a few hours of shut-eye, try setting a wake-up alarm that’s a multiple of 90 minutes. This is the length of the average sleep cycle, so you’re sure to wake up to a beautiful morning.

EXERCISE.  A good workout is great for your heart, lungs, and mental alertness.  Regular exercise is one of the keys to having a healthy skin. By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keeps them vital. It also removes waste products, including free radicals, from working cells. Think of it as a cleanser for your skin, but from the inside.

HYDRATE.  Healthy skin is well-hydrated skin. If you want your complexion to glow, you need to drink enough water every day.  Want to add a little flavor? Toss in a lemon wedge or a splash of fruit juice—it’s a great substitute for sugary sodas or iced teas.

EAT WELL.  What we eat matters so plan your meal every day, so you don’t end up going for unhealthy options.

TAKE VITAMIN E. This is where the heart of Holistic Skin Care is. As you go about your usual work day, you get exposed to bad and uncontrollable free radicals that damage your cells. The results: dull, tired-looking skin, dry, and aging. Help your skin bounce back by adding a daily dose of Vitamin E to your diet. Since this vitamin isn’t produced by the body, taking a vitamin supplement like Myra E can help. It’s rich in anti-oxidants to help your skin protected which will result to having a beautiful, glowing and younger-looking skin through the years.


For more information, please contact: 

Rhinna Cua
Assistant Product Manager, Myra
0917.8903359
rucua@unilab.com.ph

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