18Sep, 2010

Thornhill boot camp owner reveals 5 ways to reduce stress at work

Hey there….hope you are great and having a fantastic start of the week.

Before getting into this blog post I just want to say…”THANK YOU”. You really don’t know how much I appreciate you reading this blog, taking my boot camp classes and just generally listening to me.

Why am I being so sappy this early in the week?

I was going through my gmail account looking for an old email from my business coach and I came across this:

“Hey Everybody,

As you may or may not know today is my last day at ******* 🙁 I have learned and accomplished so much in my 2 years here that it is time to move on to bigger and better things. More importantly than that is the fact that I had the opportunity to meet and interact with all of the members. It was the members who made it fun for me to spend all those years at the gym and I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

A man has to go his own way in the world and I am just taking the next step in my journey. I would not know how I would have gotten here had it not been for all of you. I will continue to do the weekly fit tips for the time being but there will be some big changes made so stay tuned!”

It’s kinda crazy to look back and see how far we’ve come in this amount of time Sometimes we don’t look back because we are too caught up in the future. Most times when we do look back, we look back at the bad things that happened to us in the past.

It’s time to look back at the past and realize how far you’ve come.  You may not realize it but you have come a heck of a long way in the past 5-10 years. You may have moved up in your career, raised a child, or made a significant change in your life…you have come a really long way and you are still evolving.

When I look back at that letter, it makes me appreciate my past more than ever.  I’m the type that doesn’t even want to look back at the past because I’m so focused on my future and the present.  I feel that it holds me back when I focus on the past.  Although this time, looking back has given me more of an opportunity to appreciate what is happening right now.

Looking back at the past makes me realize that I have made strides in my life so I don’t have to be hard on myself as much anymore.

I know I’ve come a long way since that letter and I am still evolving and improving.  And if you are reading this, I know you are still evolving and still improving each and every day. Just look back at what you’ve accomplished so far.  You’ve come a long way.

With that being said…I’m going to leave you with the rest of that email I sent on my last day of work.  It’s about how to reduce stress at work.  Pretty good stuff for those that stress out regulary at work..and if you don’t there are still a couple of good takeaways you can get from this post:

The Top 5 Ways to Remove Stress At Work
Remove the stress from the words you use when you talk to yourself.

Don’t feel bad – everyone talks to himself or herself. Give your choice of words a positive twist, avoid negative labels and exaggeration, and don’t always view the situation as black and white.

Try to change worries into concerns.

A worry is something you cannot do anything about. For example, if it is going to rain today, is it worth worrying about and causing stress? Concerns, on the other hand, are things that you can change, such as advising the people you are meeting with that you’ll be a few minutes late. The key is understanding the difference, letting the worries go without any more thought, and learning to take some action on the concerns.

Manage your time more effectively.

Practicing long-term planning helps you to picture what your upcoming agenda might be like. Write down appointments. Keep a daily “To Do” list. Prioritize your “To Do” list each day. These all help to eliminate surprises and unknowns. Don’t forget to plan for leisure time and time with your family.

Improve your physical work environment.

The three most common environmental stressors are noise, clutter and personal space. Make sure your desk is neat and organized so that you have space in which to work. Take some breaks to get away from your work area.

Time to relax and refresh yourself is very important to your mental health. Noise might be a difficult issue, however, and might require a discussion with your manager to see what can be done to alleviate the noise.

Work out

The best way to reduce emotional and physical stress at work is to is physically exercise.  It’s funny in a way because to gain more energy you have to exercise, to reduce stress you have to exercise, to gain more mental clarity you have to exercise.

To reduce stress physically, emotionally and mentally…you have to work it out in the gym. Often times the happiest most stress free people in the world are those exercise on a regular basis.

Hope you liked the post…please leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on it. Leave 5 comments below and I’ll reveal next week a new really super ninja fat loss technique that will help you burn off a crazy amount of weight in one day.
Talk soon,


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Posted by Dan Go | in Mental Fat Loss | 2 Comments

Comments on “Thornhill boot camp owner reveals 5 ways to reduce stress at work” (2)

  1. Kristy

    This info is pretty useful! Thanks!

  2. Chantal

    Love this blog post. Stress happens but dealing with it is a fact of life.


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