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Christian Ways to Reduce Stress

21 Sep 2008 | Wisdom |  9 comments
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Overview
Today is Sunday, again Deimos does not feel like producing an original post today so he will share an enlightening email forward he came across in his email inbox instead.

Disclaimer Notice
Deimos Tel`Arin did not author the following article.

CHRISTIAN WAYS TO REDUCE STRESS
‘Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.’

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 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 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 for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (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 rest.
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 down thoughts and inspirations.
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 it’s 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 not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

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’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before.

GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

‘If God is for us, who can be against us?’
(Romans 8:31)

I want God to bless you.

Deimos’s Daily Reads
Does weird stuff turns you on? Say weird ebay listings? Courtesy of Nicole Price.

Deimos’s Thoughts
Though Deimos is not really a Christian, and more of a Buddhist practitioner, he still finds these methods very useful for reducing stress.

Deimos Asks
What is your primary belief system? Do you get stressed out easily? Yes? No? Why?


9 Comments

  1. 23rd September 2008 
    3:38 pm         

    Eva White
    said the following:

    Even if you did not author that article it is in keeping with your style.
    Great tips.

  2. 23rd September 2008 
    4:15 pm         

    Game Lighting
    said the following:

    Sleep is the best way to reduce stress.

  3. 23rd September 2008 
    7:03 pm         

    Sherry
    said the following:

    good post and I will come back again to read. 🙂

  4. 23rd September 2008 
    11:44 pm         

    Blog Tactic
    said the following:

    5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

    haha…. how to delegate if you are the bottom most ?

  5. 24th September 2008 
    10:49 pm         

    Nicole Price
    said the following:

    Thank you for the plug in D. You are right, this mentions the Bible but the advise given can be taken by all religions.

  6. 24th September 2008 
    11:05 pm         

    levian
    said the following:

    some of it seemed rather Impossible
    since one is probably too stressed up to adjust their thoughts ..
    ❓

  7. 2nd October 2008 
    10:33 am         

    Dilson Decano
    said the following:

    im glad to hear that you are a christian. i like your tip number 1, “Pray”

  8. 5th October 2008 
    12:11 pm         

    iCalvyn
    said the following:

    i am not a Christian, but i still go to bed on time… :mrgreen: how about u?

  9. 5th October 2008 
    3:34 pm         

    Malaysia Digest
    said the following:

    Let’s in add #37. Don’t bother about politics