Wednesday, 24 July 2013
30 Ways to Reduce Stress...
1. Pray all the time, asking and thanking.
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No, to projects that won't fit into your schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life. Less is more. (The one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
7. Allow extra time to do things and get to places.
8. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects; don't lump hard things together.
9. Take one day at a time.
10. 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.
11. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
12. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.,
13. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice -Talk less; listen more-can prevent enormous trouble. 14. Do something for/with a child often...everyday if possible.
15. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
16. Get enough exercise.
17. Eat right.
18. Get organized so everything has its place.
19. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your thoughts/life.
20. Write thoughts and inspirations down.
21. Every day, find time to be alone. ( a MUST DO)
22. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot, nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait 'til bed to pray.
23. Make friends with Godly people.
24. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
25. Laugh. Laugh some more! Take your work seriously, but not yourself ,
26. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
27. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
28. Sit on your ego.
29. Slow down.
30. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.
Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you, Jesus!"
GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND.
"If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)