36 Christian Ways to Reduce Stress

“Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what might happen tomorrow and somehow it does not happen, you will then have to worry 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 your day right and don’t need to be always on a hurry.
4. Say NO to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule, or else that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate certain tasks to people who are capable of doing it. Don’t try to pretend that you’re Mr or Miss Know-it-all.
6. Simplify or try to get rid of the clutters in your life.
7. Less is more (Although, one is often not enough, two are often too many).
8. Allow extra time to do things that are important and to get to places at an exact time.
9. Try to pace up yourself. Spread out some big changes and difficult projects over time and don’t pile up 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 to do and let go of the anxiety you feel inside. If you can’t do anything about the situation, forget it because certain things happen beyond your control.
12. Live within your budget. Don’t use credit card for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups like an extra car keys in your wallet, an extra house keys buried in the garden, or an extra stamps and etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut) This single piece of advice can prevent a huge amount of getting yourself in trouble.
15. Do something the “Kid in You” everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest especially when you needed one.
18. Eat right and drink enough water.
19. Get organized, so everything has its own place.
20. Listen to a tape, CD, or music while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down your thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, always find a time to be alone.
23. Having some problems? Talk to God right on the spot. Try to resolve small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with people who have faith in God.
25. Keep a folder of your favorite scriptures on hand like in your cell phone, computer, or in inside your wallet.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good “Thank you, Jesus”.
27. Laugh whenever you can.
28. Laugh some more if it’s needed.
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Always try to be kind to people who are not kind (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less but listen more.
34. Slow down and take things one step at a time.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe, so don’t take things in control.
36. Every night before you go to bed, thing of one thing you are most grateful of that you were never been grateful before.

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

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