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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Stress and accidents: Indecisiveness

    We all have important decisions to make in our lives. We may be tempted by a new job opportunity or to purchase that new car when worrying about financial security. Stress can be a contributing factor in indecisiveness. We can become restless, anxious and sleepless which can lead to a poor performance in the workplace and increase the risk of an accident at work.

    It’s important to have a clear mind before making any big decision. Here are some of Accident Advice Helpline’s helpful hints and tips on how to relax when feeling indecisive.

    Plenty of rest will help reduce indecisiveness

    On average, we require around 8 hours sleep per night, some people need a little more, and others can get by on a little less. Sleep is essential in helping with concentration and making decisions.  You may not feel at your personal best if trying to make a decision whilst suffering from tiredness. Try to get up a little earlier and go to bed a little earlier. Research has shown that the more exposure to natural light we have, the more likely we are to develop a regular sleep pattern.

    Exercise can lower indecisiveness

    A fit and active lifestyle is a great way to boost your self-confidence, and help you to make those difficult decisions in life. Exercise releases endorphins, which help to regulate our mood and make us feel better about ourselves. Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of activity per day in order to maintain a healthy mind. It may be difficult to fit in 30 minutes of exercise per day in a hectic work environment, but even small changes can make all the difference. Try walking or cycling to work if possible, if you take the bus or train, try getting off a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way. Take the stairs instead of the lift if you work in a large office block. Use break times to do some simple stretches. All of these activities combined can easily add up to 30 minutes a day of rigorous activity.

    Diet can affect indecisiveness

    Maintaining a healthy diet is an important part of modern living. Many people tend to rely on unhealthy fast food in order have sustenance whilst continuing to work. Try to avoid unhealthy snacks at break time. If you work in a building that has canteen facilities, ask that they provide a daily, healthy option.

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    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Stress

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