l List the things that cause you stress. l Reframe things in the context of a larger positive plan. l Recognize that troubles are temporary. l Highlight the unavoidable responsibilities. Perfectionism only leads to stress. l Know your limits physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. l When faced with a large task, break it down into smaller tasks. l Enjoyment of life prolongs life and reduces stress. l Exercise. l Avoid sugary snacks, smoking, alcohol, drugs, overeating and caffeine. l Learn to relax through meditation, prayer and deep breathing. l Physical contact with loved ones reduces stress. l Social interaction is important. l Find time to be alone for a little while each day. l Talk to a friend or family member.
I recently took a Yoga class where we discussed the concept that being upset , stressed and irritated is a choice. You choose to let things stress you out- imagine if you could choose inner peace?