Stress is becoming an almost inescapable part of modern life-almost. We’re under pressure at work, at home, pressure to succeed, pressure to provide for the family, pressure to be a good parent, pressure from every side, so often we just don’t know how to cope, what can we do? Let me share some tips I read…
- Pray. Make a quiet time with God a daily habit, even just to whisper a short one.
- Allow extra time to do things and to get to places if we can get a chance.
- Pace ourselves. Spread our big changes and difficult projects over time, when possible; don’t lump the hard things all together.
- Concentrate on things we have direct control over ourselves and our habits rather than on things that we have little or no control over.
- Get organized so everything has its place.
- Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a valid concern, find out what God would have we do about it. If we’re worried about something that we can’t or shouldn’t do anything about, then put it in HIS hands.
- Take one day at a time.
- Carry God’s word with us to read while waiting or during spare moments.
- Slow down.
- Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a hearty “Thank you, God”
- Don’t take on new work until we have taken care of timely matters that are still pending.
- Having problems? Talk to God on the spot, we have a free line to heaven anytime. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
- Remind ourselves that we are not the general manager of the universe.
- Get enough exercise.
- Simplify and declutter our lives.
- Every night before bed, think of at least one thing we’re grateful for that day that came out.
- Develop a forgiving attitude If we can, most people are doing the best they can.
- Be kind to unkind people, they probably need it the most.
- Eat right.
- Thank God for what’s coming, because He won’t send us anything that we and He can’t handle together < He can be our counselor, coach, business manager, executive secretary, personal trainer, confidant and best friend.
To contend with the stress that has become part of modern living. God is all we need…..