I wasn't going to be posting today, but then I saw a piece on 50 Ways To Cope With Stress. I thought it was really lovely and well worth posting to all my little bloggy friends. This comes courtesy of Just Martha at Jelly Shane - believe me, her blog is well worth a visit, and I know that she would make you very welcome!
50 Ways To Cope With Stress
Get up 15 minutes earlier. Prepare for the morning the evening before.
Don't rely on your memory ... write things down!
Repair things that don't work properly.
MAKE DUPLICATE KEYS.
Say "NO" more often.
Set priorities in your life.
AVOID NEGATIVE PEOPLE.
Always make copies of important papers.
Ask for help with jobs you dislike doing.
Break large tasks into bite-sized portions.
Look at problems as challenges.
Be prepared for rain!
Schedule a play time into every day.
Avoid tight fitting clothes.
Take a bubble bath.
BELIEVE IN YOU.
Visualize yourself winning.
Develop a sense of humour.
Stop thinking that tomorrow will be a better day.
Have goals for yourself.
Say "Hello" to a stranger.
LOOK UP AT THE STARS.
Practice breathing slowly.
Do brand new things.
Stop a bad habit.
Take stock of your achievements.
DO IT TODAY.
Strive for excellence - not perfection.
Look at a work of art.
Try to maintain your weight.
Plant a tree.
Stand up and stretch.
ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN B.
Learn a new Doodle.
Learn to meet your own needs.
Become a better listener.
Know your limitations and let others know them too.
Throw a paper aeroplane.
Exercise every day.
Get to work early.
Clean out one closet a day.
Take a different route to work.
Remember, you always have options.
QUIT TRYING TO FIX OTHER PEOPLE.
Leave work early (with permission!).
Get enough sleep.
Praise other people.