- Get organized. Put things back where you found them and you won't go berserk looking for them.
- Learn to say NO. If you don't want to and don't have to - don't.
- Set your priorities. Endless "to DO" lists are a dark cloud over your head. Choose 3-5 things to do each day.
- Have faith. Prayer or reflection on our Lord and Savior will lighten the load.
- Let others do their own thing. You are not the general manager of the universe. Besides, the same way all the time would be boring.
- Give people a break. Other people have bad days, too! Be patient and tolerant.
- Monitor your self-talk.You create some stress for yourself by what you say in your head.
- Use different words. It's not a problem, it's an opportunity!
- Get rid of clutter. Haven't used it in a year? Toss it.
- Stop blaming others. Only your mind can make you angry - not things, not people.
(Source: Laura Herbert, RN, Providence Hospital, Columbia, SC.
Taken from the December 2001-January 2002 Discover God's Call Prayer Letter)