Stress Tips

Written by Bill Reddie


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10. Choose a goal that you can be proud to work toward and which enhances and maintains your self-respect.

11. Don't forget to take short breaks throughout your workday.

12. Think ahead. Always have a plan B in case plan A does not work.

13. Mistakes happen. If it's your fault, admit it and don't waste time and energy with excuses.

14. Takerepparttar time to exercise regularly. Exercise is a good stress-buster.

15. Improve your relationships. Give up those that lead nowhere and drain your energy.

16. Pace yourself. Know your limits. If you feel you can gorepparttar 144228 extra mile and it's a worthy goal, then go for it...but don't obsess or overdo. Sometimes, less is more.

17. If a situation or workload appears overwhelming don't panic. Instead, analyzerepparttar 144229 problem and divide it into smaller, more manageable parts to be completed in an orderly manner.

18. Trying to be king ofrepparttar 144230 hill is ok so long as it remains a game. When it becomes a stressful, obsessive and competitive desire to win no matterrepparttar 144231 cost, you've got a problem.

19. A little humor can often diffuse a tense situation.

20. Don't take yourself too seriously. Lighten up...your friends and co-workers will appreciate it and you'll feel better.

21. Continual worry or guilt solves nothing. Take action by changing what you can, ignoringrepparttar 144232 rest and concentrating your effort on creating a better future.

22. Choose work that: (a) you enjoy (b) you are capable of (c) produces results that are helpful to and appreciated by others.

23. Get plenty of sleep and rest. Sleep deprivation is a major cause of burnout, stress and anxiety.

24. Listen to soothing, relaxing music that providesrepparttar 144233 space you need to pause, reflect and regenerate.

25. Unreasonable deadlines can be very stressful. Try to establish a schedule that is realistic and manageable.

26. If a problem or situation is too complex for you to handle, seekingrepparttar 144234 aid of a qualified professional counselor or doctor may providerepparttar 144235 help and guidance that you need.

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Bill Reddie is the owner of Channel 1 Records, a company that has been producing music for stress relief and stress management since 1972. Further information regarding the beneficial effects of music and its potential for relieving stress, anxiety and burnout may be found at: http//www.channel1records.com


Music and Emotion

Written by Bill Reddie


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Regardingrepparttar latter, a number of research projects have convincingly demonstrated that music can be harmful or beneficial dependent uponrepparttar 144227 type. Most notable isrepparttar 144228 work of Dorothy Retallack, Dr. T.C.Singh, Dr. Harvey Bird and Dr. Gervasia Shreckenberg. (see below)

Unlikerepparttar 144229 research mentioned above, other sources of information often prove to be more conjectural than factual. For sure, one can findrepparttar 144230 usual authoritative comment in any good library...but much of that opinion appears to focus onrepparttar 144231 effects of music rather than its ethereal nature and origin. However, deciphering and understandingrepparttar 144232 ethereal may ultimately require more than human rationalism and logic can provide. Perhaps this is one reason whyrepparttar 144233 puzzle of human response to music has yet to be solved.

Logically, one would think that thousands of years of musical endeavor should have produced something inrepparttar 144234 way of bona fide evidence; something that would provide an irrefutable explanation for that musical-empathic link that so often liftsrepparttar 144235 human spirit. Obviously, that link has yet to be established and if history is any indicator,repparttar 144236 solution torepparttar 144237 puzzle may be a long time in coming. Meanwhile, inspiring music continues to fulfill a strong human need. It speaks torepparttar 144238 heart and because of this, improves and enhances our lives. This is why certain music has been so successful as a stress management tool. It calms and provides respite wherein recovery may take place. As for solvingrepparttar 144239 puzzle, that is best left torepparttar 144240 musicologists. Listeners need not and should not be too concerned withrepparttar 144241 complex issues and technical aspects of music. As a matter of fact, focusing onrepparttar 144242 complex tends to block one's ability to feel. Why? Because it is impossible to analyze and feel simultaneously.

A passing mention should be given here concerningrepparttar 144243 existence of something called Negative music. Negative music has one major flaw: it cannot subsist for long withoutrepparttar 144244 support of high-powered marketing hype, major theatrical effects and high decibel amplification. It is called music by its practitioners and followers but that is a misnomer. Rather, it is a form of abrasive-aggressive entertainment. This subject will be pursued further in a future article.

So where does all of this leave us? Well, we have a world of music at our disposal and where we go from there is up to us. Perhaps, duringrepparttar 144245 process of listening to music, we may experience one of those magic moments wherein we discover ourselves. Finally, inspiring music contains a message for everyone and to receive that message, all we need do is simply listen with an open heart and allowrepparttar 144246 music to do what it has always done best - upliftrepparttar 144247 human spirit and sootherepparttar 144248 soul.

For more aboutrepparttar 144249 work of Dorothy Retallack, Dr. T.C.Singh, Dr. Harvey Bird and Dr. Gervasia Shreckenberg go to: http://www.channel1records.com/how_music_affects_your_kids.htm

Copyright 2003-2005 Channel 1 Records All rights reserved



Bill Reddie is the owner of Channel 1 Records, a company that has been producing music for stress relief and stress management since 1972. Further information regarding the beneficial effects of music and its potential for relieving stress, anxiety and burnout may be found at: http//www.channel1records.com


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