Friday, December 26, 2008

Funky To Fabulous: How To Lower Stress With Everyday Objects

Now, that Christmas is over...I hope you get that nap you were wishing for. Here are a few things you can find around the house help you lower your stress and reinvent your day. Here goes!

Alarm Clock Set your alarm clocks to remind you to go to bed! Set it 15 minutes earlier than your normal bed time for a week. Many Americans sleep account is overdrawn -- start making deposits again!

Your Happiest Shoes Grab your favorite happy shoes (you know, the ones that make you feel like a rock star!) Mine just happen to be a pair of lavender suede Bond Girl go-go boots! Yeah they were a fashion no-no, but I felt very special in them, and got many compliments! Walk with an extra sass in your step. Grab that favorite outfit to go along with it and hit the streets!

Quarter Jar Take two jars, one positive & one negative. Pay yourself to pay attention to what you say. We don't realize that what we say can affect other people and ourselves. Anytime you or someone at home or the office says anything negative - put a coin in the negative jar and vise versa for positive.

Post-Its Use Post Its to bet more positive. Paste them all over the house. Empower yourself or a loved one through the art of post its! I recently had a client go through a divorce and I hid post its all over her house with positive affirmations ("You are loved!" "Yes, you can!" etc). The client was still finding them 6 months later.

What everyday objects help you to reinvent your day?

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Eli Davidson is a nationally recognized woman's executive coach and motivational speaker.

Her book, Funky to Fabulous: Surefire Success Stories for The Savvy, Sassy and Swamped, (Oak Grove Publishing) has won three national book awards.

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