Stress is a killer and can easily build up when we don’t address address it routinely. Here are some ways for you you install “pressure relief valves” in your life:

1. Learn how to better manage your time. do your work during the workday. Make this feasible by taking on fewer tasks and setting work and home boundaries.

2. Learn to be more assertive. Use this skill to that you can be more comfortable expressing your thoughts, needs and wishes, and more able to say “no”, without feeling afraid, or guilty.

3. Don’t let your daily meeting and assignment schedule drag. Book your your last appointment or meeting one hour earlier than you want to leave the office so that even if you are running behind schedule you can leave for home on time.

4. Breathe away your stress. Several times a day, slowly inhale through your nose, fill your lower lungs an diaphragm, let your abdomen expand and feel the invigoration of the full breath. The exhale slowly through your mouth and imagine you are breathing out your stress.

5. Eat dinner at home with your family. Schedule to be at home for a meal with your wife and children at least three week nights.

6. Schedule non-work vacations. Take at least two vacations with your spouse and children per year.

Author's Bio: 

Hi, I’m Joel Simms, also known as Dr. Mo. Over my forty-year career, I have done many things to prepare for this venture. Prior to my 20 years developing the Human MoMentum approach, I spent 20 years in the Organizational Dynamics and Marketing Consulting fields. My work experience spans the industrial products, retail and health services industries.

In 1991, I returned to my first love, psychology, exploring the relationship between thinking, feeling and behaviour and established an active private consulting practice. My formal training includes an undergraduate degree in Science (B.Sc.) and graduate degrees in Organizational Behaviour and Business (MBA) and Psycho-educational Psychology (Ph.D.).

I am married, the father of three adult children and the proud grandfather of a beautiful grand-daughter, Lilly.