5 tips to reduce stress

Do you have too much stress? Do you feel empty and exhausted? You do not feel like that for nothing. The signals that your body and your mind are giving you at this moment are going to help you to learn something new. About yourself, your thoughts, your priorities in life and the choices you make. Here are a few important tips that you can get started yourself.

Tip 1: Sleeping is important

If you have a good night’s sleep, you can process the stimuli you have gained during the day. If you can not sleep because your head continues to grind, take a cup of warm milk or tea before going to bed and put some soft, quiet music on when you go to your bed. Bring your attention to the music. Every time your head wanders off, force yourself to listen to the music again.

Nice tip: listen to the wonderful music on Tjongeroog Relax FM

Tip 2: Stress and stimuli are part of life

The point is that you take time to deal with the stress and stimuli. You can “recharge” yourself by doing fun things that make you feel relaxed. Listen carefully to the signals from your body. For example: if you feel tired, take a moment to rest.

Tip 3: Stop your own thoughts if you are too busy

Usually our thoughts are trying to convince us that if we don’t do an activity, things go wrong. But is that really true? Ask yourself this question: must I do this now?

Must = Am I obliged to do something or will something crash horribly if I don’t do it? (be honest!)

I = Am I the only one who can do it? Can someone else do this?

Do = Is not doing it also an option? What is important to me now? What do I need myself?

This = Is it important to me?

Now = Is it a priority? Can it be done in a few days/months as well?

Tip 4: Try to let go of your tendency to exercise control

Only do what is really necessary and focus on what you need to feel good about yourself. Once you feel powerful again, you can also be there for others.

Tip 5: Sometimes it is necessary to seek help

You can break the downward spiral that you are in. By sincerely looking at your own choices and habits you will soon feel better. Tjongeroog Training Institute specializes in helping people to gain insight into their own behavior and habits.

What can you do yourself to quickly regain your strength? Tjongeroog training sessions are individual or in groups. Contact us for more information. We can also help you if you’re not a native dutch speaker.

Nice tip: Plan a short trip for yourself in order to work on yourself and stay in a quiet, relaxing environment! In the surroundings of Tjongeroog there are possibilities to stay overnight (see www.tjongerlinde.nl). This way you will return home well rested and relaxed.

Young women feel more exhausted by work

Posted on february, 15th 2018

Recently an article was published on the dutch news website nu.nl on how young women feel more exhausted by work. It’s very interesting to see how common it is to feel stress. But how do you prevent that stress turns into a burnout? 

Read the Tjongeroog blog on stress and how to prevent a burnout.

The Article on nu.nl states:

“A fifth of women between the ages of 25 and 35 feel psychologically exhausted by their work. They feel empty at least a few times a month at the end of the working day, or have to get back to work early in the morning. Mental fatigue is more common in this group than in women of other ages and in men, according to research by the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) and research agency TNO.”

The Article on CBS.nl:

“The Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) has researched that in 2016, more than 18 percent of female employees aged 25 to 35 suffered from psychological fatigue due to work.”

Read our blog on stress and how to prevent a burnout. Or contact us for more information on trainings.



Approach Tjongeroog to cope with stressful burn-out situations

Some people often feel emotionally exhausted by various activities and reasons. For our young generation, the speed of everything around us is the most common reason for a burn-out. When the stress remains untreated, you no longer feel relaxed and eventually end up in a burn-out.


If a timely treatment is not performed, people generally become ill. Without the right treatment and training it is quite difficult to deal with it. At the Tjongeroog training institute you will find the perfect environment to learn how to deal with stressful situations. The relaxing environment in which Tjongeroog is located helps you to get out of such situations.

Some tips to tackle stress and burnout

Provide a pleasant environment: the best way to get some relaxation is to spend time in nature. Nature immediately has a soothing effect.
Do nice, sweet, small things for yourself to relax: when you engage in activities that give you energy, you break the vicious circle. Sometimes you just have to forget your current stressful situation!

Professional support for Tjongeroog in case of burn-out complaints

The training programs given at Tjongeroog help you to tackle the unresolved situations and get them out again. The best thing you can learn is how you yourself end up in a stressful situation and how to eliminate stress yourself.

At Tjongeroog you get friendly support from the trainers. The trainers are knowledgeable and well-trained to support you. At Tjongeroog you get handles and encouragement, so that you become energetic again and stand firmly in your shoes. Of course, the soothing environment is the reason why Tjongeroog has chosen for its location in Friesland. That immediately helps to get a different perspective on your situation!

Whether it is the young or older generation, everyone must learn to deal with a kind of stress. It is very important that you learn how to get yourself out of stressful situations. Life is not meant to live with all-time stress. It is meant to live healthy and free of all kinds of inconveniences. Come out of your comfort zone and feel the positivity of life.

Read more blogs about burnout and stress.