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Stress down day

Friday, 24 July 2009


Today, Friday, 24 July, is Lifeline's Stress Down Day, so take time out today and give a thought to how to bring down your stress levels.

Modern life is full of hassles, deadlines, frustrations and demands. For many people stress is so common that it has become a way of life. Stress isn't always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you're constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price.

Beyond a certain point stress stops being helpful and starts causing damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships and your quality of life.

Take one action today to help de-stress, here are a few tips:

  • Take time out to plan
  • Get help with the jobs you struggle with
  • Learn to meditate and breathe deeply
  • Add more exercise to your day
  • Choose your attitude
  • Don’t rush around, slow down
  • Think what you can do to reach your potential

Book now for some of the ‘Live Life Longer’ de-stress activities coming soon:

  • Not sleeping well?
  • How to change your thinking.
  • Yoga.
  • Fitball Fun.

To book on ECU's Health and Wellness program for staff, visit the staff development section in the Staff Kiosk.

There are also regular meditation sessions that help people learn to relax. Find out more at: www.hr.ecu.edu.au/wellness

Did you know ECU also provides a free counselling service for you and your family? PPC Worldwide runs ECU's Employee Assistance Program which gives staff and families access to confidential counselling over the phone or face-to-face. You can discuss any work or personal issues. To make an appointment call 1300 361 008 or find out more at www.ppconline.info/au.

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