No more long-term stress and constant worry in our daily lives. It sounds convincing, but can we really think this way consistently? When we worry about what the day holds, or if we will be okay, we become distracted, stressed and lose our way to a wholesome and healthy lifestyle.
Here are some ways to cope with long-term stress:
1. Pray Daily – Begin the day with a focus on faith and prayer. Prayer is the foundation of a stress-free lifestyle.
2. Create Free Time – It is important to create free time for you to do whatever you choose. Free time must be protected so you can find happiness.
3. Develop Healthy Sleep Rituals – How you prepare for bed, how you create your sleeping space, and how long you give yourself to rest can determine your ability to manage stress in your waking hours.
4. Keep a Student’s Heart – Never stop learning, reading, and listening. Any mistakes you make can be chalked up as a life lesson.
5. Understand Pain as a Teacher – Pain has so much to teach us. Pain will let us know when to slow down or rest, when we need to do things differently, or when we need help.
Working through stress helps us discover peaceful places where we feel hopeful about what tomorrow will bring. After all, if you stress because you feel like your glass is half empty most of the time, then your cup may be too big. Count your blessings every day and continue to walk in the stress-free zone.