Wednesday, April 14, 2010

101 Stress Copes

My dear friend/Family Doctor had this posted on one of his exam room walls. I wanted to copy it, but he gave it to me as I much needed it :)
I want to share with you all. I plan to try to attempt one a day covering all within the next 101 days.

101 Ways To Cope With Stress


~GET UP EARLIER~ PREPARE AHEAD~ AVOID TIGHT CLOTHES~ AVOID CHEMICAL AIDS~ SET APPOINTMENTS~ WRITE IT DOWN~ PRACTICE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE~ MAKE DUPLICATE KEYS~ SAY NO MORE OFTEN~ SET PRIORITIES~ AVOID NEGATIVE PEOPLE~ USE TIME WISELY~ SIMPLIFY MEALS~ COPY IMPORTANT PAPERS~ ANTICIPATE NEEDS~ MAKE REPAIRS~ GET HELP WITH JOBS YOU DISLIKE~ BREAK DOWN LARGE TASKS~ LOOK AT PROBLEMS AS CHALLENGES~ LOOK AT CHALLENGES DIFFERENTLY~ UN-CLUTTER YOUR LIFE~ SMILE~ PREPARE FOR RAIN~ TICKLE A BABY~ PET A DOG/CAT~ DON'T KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS~ LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING~ SAY SOMETHING NICE~ TEACH A KID TO FLY A KITE~ WALK IN THE RAIN~ SCHEDULE PLAY TIME~ TAKE A BUBBLE BATH~ BE AWARE OF YOUR DECISIONS~ BELIEVE IN YOURSELF~ STOP TALKING NEGATIVELY~ VISUALIZE WINNING~ DEVELOP A SENSE OF HUMOR~ STOP THINKING TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER~ HAVE GOALS~ DANCE A JIG~ SAY HELLO TO A STRANGER~ ASK A FRIEND FOR A HUG~ LOOK AT THE STARS~ BREATHE SLOWLY~ WHISTLE A TUNE~ READ A POEM~ LISTEN TO A SYMPHONY~ WATCH A BALLET~ READ A STORY~ DO SOMETHING NEW~ STOP A BAD HABIT~ BUY A FLOWER~ SMELL THE FLOWER~ FIND SUPPORT~ FIND A "VENT-PARTNER"~ DO IT TODAY~ BE OPTIMISTIC~ PUT SAFETY FIRST~ DO THINGS IN MODERATION~ NOTE YOUR APPEARANCE~ STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE, NOT PERFECTION~ STRETCH YOUR LIMITS~ ENJOY ART~ HUM A JINGLE~ MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT~ PLANT A TREE~ FEED THE BIRDS~ PRACTICE GRACE~ STRETCH~ HAVE A PLAN "B"~ DOODLE~ LEARN A JOKE~ KNOW YOUR FEELINGS~ MEET YOUR NEEDS~ KNOW YOUR LIMITS~ SAY HAVE A GOOD DAY IN PIG LATIN~ TROW A PAPER AIRPLANE~EXERCISE~ LEARN A NEW SONG~ GET TO WORK EARLIER~ CLEAN A CLOSET~ PLAY WITH A CHILD~ GO ON A PICNIC~ DRIVE A DIFFERENT ROUTE TO WORK~ LEAVE WORK EARLY~ PUT AIR FRESHENER IN YOUR CAR~ WATCH A MOVIE AND EAT POPCORN~ WRITE A FAR AWAY FRIEND~ SCREAM AT A BALL GAME~ EAT A MEAL BY CANDLELIGHT~ RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE~ REMEMBER STRESS IS AN ATTITUDE~ KEEP A JOURNAL~ SHARE A MONSTER SMILE~ REMEMBER YOUR OPINION~ BUILD A SUPPORT NETWORK~ QUIT TRYING TO FIX OTHERS~ GET ENOUGH SLEEP~ TALK LESS AND LISTEN MORE~ PRAISE OTHERS~

TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME... YOU HAVE THE REST OF YOUR LIFE TO LOVE

3 comments:

Lori ann said...

Janis, this list is really wonderful! i think i'll do it along with you. You are a sweetheart for writing it all. I appreiciate it!
xoxo

Bridgette said...

I SO needed that right now!!! Thanks Janis. <3 ya!

Pammy Sue said...

I love this. I can see why you wanted to copy it. I think I will too!