Day 7 – How to reduce stress

how to reduce stress

Day 7 of the 30-day Blogging Challenge: #ichoosehopeKE #landofhope

Stress is real no matter who you are. Talk of traffic jam, busy schedules, multiple priorities and the seemingly elusive need for solitude and rest.
Today I am sharing these tips I came across that have been very inspirational to me. Even though you may have seen these stress reducing tips, re-look them and see how they can resonate to your life! I am also asking God to help me see where I need to make changes! Delve already…

  1. Pray
  2. Go to bed on time
  3. Get up on time so that you can start the day unrushed
  4. Say no to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule or that will compromise your mental health
  5. Delegate tasks to capable others
  6. Simplify and unclutter your life
  7. Less is more (although one is often not enough, two are often too many)
  8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places
  9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time, don’t lump the hard things all together
  10. Take one day at a time
  11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern find out what God would have you to do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it
  12. Live within your budget, don’t use credit cards/loan for ordinary purchases
  13. Have backups, an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key in the garden/guardian, extra cash
  14. KMS (Keep Mouth Shut) This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble
  15. Do something for the KID in you everyday
  16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line
  17. Get enough exercise
  18. Eat right
  19. Get organized so everything has its place
  20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life
  21. Write thoughts and inspirations down
  22. Every day, find time to be alone
  23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until the time to go to bed to try and pray.
  24. Make friends with Godly people
  25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand
  26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good “Thank you Jesus”
  27. Laugh
  28. Laugh some more!
  29. Take your work seriously, but yourself not at all
  30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are trying their best)
  31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most)
  32. Sit on your ego
  33. Talk less, listen more
  34. Slow down
  35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe
  36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you are grateful for that you’ve never been grateful before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

Romans 8:31      If God is for us, who can be against us?

PS. I would love to know the original author of these 36 tips so that I give due credit… 🙂

Cheers,

Dorcas Koome-Muthama

 

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