Tuesday, 25 October 2011

36 Suggestions for Stress Relief

Usually, we have a story to share here, but these suggestions for
stress relief really struck home. So we think you will benefit from
them too :)

- Pray
- Go to bed on time.
- Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
- Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or
that will compromise your mental health.
- Delegate tasks to capable others.
- Simplify and un-clutter 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 a time.
- Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern,
find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If
you can't do anything about a situation, forget it!
- Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary
- Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house
key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
- K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can
prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
- Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
- Get enough rest.
- Eat right.
- Get organized so everything has its place.
- Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your
quality of life.
- Write down thoughts and inspirations.
- Every day, 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 it's time to go to bed to try
and pray.
- Make friends with Godly people.
- Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
- Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is
often a good "Thank you Jesus."
- Laugh.
- Laugh some more!
- Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
- Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best
they can).
- Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
- Sit on your ego.
- Talk less; listen more.
- Slow down.
- Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the
- Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may
happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain.
Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.
- Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for
that you've never been grateful for before.


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