36 stress reducers
- Go to bed on time.
- Get up on time so you can start the day
- Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule or that
will compromise your mental health.
- Delegate tasks to capable
- Simplify and unclutter your life.
- Less is more. (Although one is
often not enough, two are often too many.)
- Allow extra time to do things and
to get to places.
- Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult
projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
- Take one day at
- Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find
out what God would have you to do and let goof the anxiety. If you can't do
anything about a situation, forget it.
- Live within your budget; don't use
credit cards for ordinary purchases.
- Have backups; an extra car key in your
wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
(Keep Mouth Shut.) This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of
- Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
- Carry a Bible with
you to read while waiting in line.
- Get enough exercise.
- Get organized so everything has its place.
- Listen to a tape while
driving that can help improve your quality of life.
- Write thoughts and
- Everyday, find time to be alone.
- Having problems?
Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until
its time to go to bed to try and pray.
- Make friends with godly
- Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
- Remember that the
shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you, Dear
- Laugh some more!
- Take your work seriously, but
yourself, not at all.
- Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing
the best they can).
- Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the
- Sit on your ego.
- Talk less; listen more.
- Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
The one in control, He is IN control!
- Every night before bed, think of one
thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for