The list I am sharing below is for everyone out there who, at one time or the other, suffered from the silent killer: Stress
Goodness knows we need all the help we can get. Now more than ever, as the fast-paced, mercurial lifestyle of the modern world demands for more work to be accomplished in less time.
Simple Ways to Reduce Stress
1. Go to bed on time. Get enough rest.
2. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
3. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
4. Delegate tasks to capable others.
5. Simplify and unclutter your life.
6. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
7. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
8. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.
9. Take one day at a time.
10. Live within your means.
11. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
12. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
13. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
14. Carry an inspirational book with you to read while waiting in line. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
15. Eat right.
16. Get organized so everything has its place.
17. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
18. Every day, find time to be alone.
19. Try to nip small problems in the bud.
20. Keep inspiring quotes on hand – in a blog, on your phone, taped to your fridge.
22. Laugh some more!
23. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
24. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
25. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
26. Sit on your ego.
27. Talk less; listen more.
28. Slow down.
29. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
30. Every night before bed, think of one thing you are grateful for that you have never been grateful for before.
Finally: “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.”