6 x 6 Stress Reducers

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. Here are 6 ways to reduce stress. Multiplied by 6.  Yes 6 x 6 = 36 ways to reduce stress. (Don't stress if 4th grade Math was ugly for you).

Thirty Six Ways (36) to Reduce Stress (6x6)

1.  Pray

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 time schedule or that will compromise your mental health.

5.  Delegate tasks to capable others.

6.  Simplify and un-clutter your life.

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"Reduce My Stress"

1.  Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

2.  Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

3.  Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

4.  Take one day at a time.

5.  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.

6.  Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

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"No More Stress"

1.  Eat right.

2.  Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

3.  K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut.) This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

4.  Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

5.  Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

6.  Get enough exercise.

Positive Stress Reducing Actions

1.  Get organized so everything has its place.

2.  Make friends with Godly people.

3.  Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.

4.  Write thoughts and inspirations down.

5.  Everyday, find time to be alone.

6.  Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until its time to go to bed to try and pray.

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"I Need Help with My Stress"

1.  Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

2.  Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

3.  Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you, Jesus!"

4.  Laugh.

5.  Laugh some more!

6.  Take your work seriously, but yourself, not at all.

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Stress Reduction Habits

1.  Talk less; listen more.

2.  Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

3.  Sit on your ego.

4.  Slow down.

5.  Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

6.  Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

(Fun Reminder)

Quiet kids, a cat, peanut butter, and an overheard fan are not a good combination.



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