Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bust that stress out!

It's such a tiring day! We started roaming around the city at 9 in the morning to distribute the letters for our yearbook ads. We have to travel under the scorching heat of the sun, stop at our potential advertiser's company, give them a nice smile, and try to sweet-talk them about advertising in the yearbook. Whoa! An exhausting day, indeed. I just hope even half of those companies we wrote a letter to will give us a positive response.

We decided to accept advertisements for the yearbook this year to, at least, generate income for additional equipment and for trainings and seminars of the staff. Also, we want to provide relevant information to the graduates which could help them in their search for jobs later on.

Anyway, nobody has responded as of yet. I just hope they will soon.

Oh, and BTW..., I saw this article while I was looking for stuffs on the web, and I think this may come in handy for those who are living a very stressful lifestyle. Do you have heart attacks on your legs? Do you live with chest pains the way most of us live with split ends?(*wink) Here are some tips from Marie Claire:

* Clean up quickly: Give away stuff you don't use. According to the Wall Sreet Journal, the average executive pilfers six weeks a year searching for important documents buried in clutter. Combat stress by clearing your desktop of items that you don't use on a daily basis. Store everything else in drawers, on shelves, or in your supply closet. If you don't use something -- those kitschy bulletin board push pins a client sent for Christmas -- give it away to a coworker who might be able to find a use for it.

* Listen to music: Put those headphones on and tune into relaxing music. No, we're not talking elevator notes or sitar serenades. Try these hip anti-stress songs...

Bob Marley & the Wailers "Satisfy My Soul"
Curtis Mayfield "It's Alright"
Five Stairsteps "Ooh Child"
Scritti Politti "Perfect Way"
De La Soul "Me Myself & I"
Outkast "So Fresh, So Clean"
Zero 7 "In the Waiting Line"
Goldfrapp "Happiness"
Van Morrison "Days Like This"

* Retail Therapy: According to doctors at Emory University, shopping can give your brain's pleasure centers a rush of feel-good dopamine that drops off after you leave the store. The same principle can be applied to online shopping -- you're just a few clicks away from your favorite store. Add some items to your shopping bag when you're feeling under pressure then check out later in the day.

* Sort it out: Sort day-to-day papers into action files. Label them clearly: Bills to pay, receipts to enter, papers to photocopy, data for reports, items to discuss with your boss or papers to forward to another department. If the information isn't important enough to have its own label, it either belongs in another folder or in the trash.

* Think pink: Yes, you can think your way out of stress. Close your eyes and focus your thoughts on the color rose. Imagine yourself enveloped in a blanket of rose. Keep your mind on this color and breathe slowly. Don't worry if your mind strays; just keep bringing your thoughts back to the color rose. This will have an amazing, calming effect on you.

Geez, I like the last exercise. So, I guess, I'm gonna try these exercises myself so that I could bust this stress out. Whew!


Lance said...

hhhmmm... the yearbook is indeed improving..Many Universities are doing that already.. i mean, putting ads on yearbook..
some students nga naay connections sa mga big establishments or some prominent people who wants to put a CONGRATULATIONS ad on the yearbook, pwede pod ninyu na ipabutang then of course they have to pay for the price like that of the advertisers...i hope you got my point..
naglutaw paman ako feeling right now..hehehe

Janjie said...

Yep..., that is exactly what we are proposing. We will be accepting Business Ads and Graduates Ads. Thanks though...