Thursday, 3 December 2015

How I deal with stress

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, December 03, 2015 with 3 comments
I know there's a lot written about how to deal with stress. I bet there are a lot of vested interests involved, e.g. "come and try my Yoga". Meditation is not my thing. I don't want to sit around too much.
So off the top of my head, here is how I reduce stress.

  • Intense activity. I run/exercise daily. Other than the occasional nana nap, inactivity doesn't work.
  • Good, sound sleep. Hours are an individual thing, and you can catch up from time to time, but don't keep on burning the midnight oil.
  • Having a plan and working to it. Finishing what you have to do today is always good.
  • Being content with what you have and who you are.
  • Doing one thing at a time.
  • No coffee or nicotine. People think these and other drugs are relaxing, but it's only temporary and their addictive nature causes more stress.
  • Planning the next holiday as soon as finishing one. Something I always used to do at work and still do.
  • Happy wife happy life. And close friends too.
  • And ... not worrying what other people do or think or feel.


...and you've got to be able to laugh, folks, even at my grandad jokes.


  1. Sound advice, chill out every now and again. Relax. I do like the nana nap bit, woks every time.

  2. I haven't got a happy wife.