101 Ways To Beat Stress

* Always have a "plan B" * Always make copies of important papers * Anticipate your needs * Ask a friend for a hug
* Ask for help with the jobs you dislike * Ask someone to be your "vent partner" *Avoid negative people * Avoid relying on chemical aids
* Avoid tight fitting clothes * Be aware of the decisions you make * Be prepared for rain * Be responsible for your feelings
* Become a better listener * Believe in yourself * Break large tasks into bite size portions * Buy yourself a flower *Clean out one closet
* Cook a meal and eat it by candlelight * Dance a jig * Develop your sense of humor * Do a brand new thing * Do everything in moderation
* Do it today *Don't know all the answers * Don't rely on your memory ...write it down * Exercise every day * Feed the birds
* Find support from others * Freely praise other people * Get enough sleep * Get up 15 Minutes earlier * Go to a ball game and scream
* Get to work early * Go to a picnic * Have a support network of people, places and things * Have goals for yourself * Hum a jingle
* Keep a journal * Know your limitations and let others know them too *Learn a new doodle * Leave work early (with permission)
* Learn to meet your own needs * Learn the words to a new song *Learn to whistle a tune * Listen to a symphony * Look at a work of art
* Look at challenges differently * Look for the silver lining * Look up at the stars * Maintain your weight * Make duplicate keys
* Memorize a *joke * Pay attention to your appearance *Pet a friendly dog/cat * Plant a tree * Play patty cake with a toddler
* Practice a monster smile *Practice breathing slowly * Practice grace under pressure *Practice preventative maintenance
* Prepare for the morning the night before * Put air freshener in your car * Put safety first * Quit trying to "fix" other people * Read a poem
* Read a story curled up in bed * Recognize the importance of unconditional love * Remember that stress is an attitude
* Remember you always have options * Repair anything that doesn't work properly * Say hello to a stranger * Say no more often
* Say something nice to someone * Schedule play time into every day *Set appointments ahead * Set priorities in your life
* Simplify meal times * Smile * Stand up and stretch * Stop a bad habit * Stop saying negative things to yourself
* Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better day * Stretch your limits a little each day * Strive for excellence NOT perfection
* Take a bubble bath * Take a different, route to work * Take stock of your achievements * Talk less and listen more
* Teach a kid to fly a kite * Tell someone to have a good day in Pig Latin * Tickle a baby * Throw a paper airplane * Unclutter your life
* Use time wisely * Visualize yourself winning * Walk in the rain * Watch a ballet * Watch a video and eat popcorn
* Work at being cheerful and optimistic * Write a note to a far away friend *

* P.S. Relax, take each day at a time ... you have the rest of your life to live.

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