By Christopher Underwood
Tip Number 1:
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
The following notes may be helpful during the rest of your life during stress and no stressful times.
These tips may help:
- Go slowly. Stress is tiring and it takes a toll on our mental capacity. Be patient with yourself.
- Turn off the news. Consume enough to be informed – not consumed.
- Sleep. And be understanding with yourself if you can’t.
- Move. Just a 10-minute walk can reset your perspective.
- Forgive. And that includes yourself. We’re all doing our best.
- Apologize if you’re wrong. A simple “I’m sorry” can defuse tension.
- Breathe. Sit quietly for a few minutes and breathe deeply. Give yourself some mental space.
- Connect with a loved one. (Video chats are great, but you don’t even have to comb your hair for an old-fashioned phone call).
- Find small things to be grateful for. The hot drink you look forward to each morning. An unexpected peek of sunshine.
Gratitude is good for you, so notice the little things that lift your mood.