Today’s Stress Management Tip: Lifestyle

By Gaylyn Williams, , , , , , , With 0 comments

Adapted from All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go!: Solutions to De-stressing Your Life and Recovering Your Sanity

Written by Ken Williams Ph.D. and Gaylyn R. Williams

© 2011 Relationship Resources

Some stress is the result of our lives not being in order. Try to identify areas of your life that are out of balance and which may be causing unnecessary stress.

Often we stress ourselves by trying to do too much. One thing I’ve learned is that everything worth doing, is not worth doing perfectly.

What are you doing that you either don’t need to be doing or you don’t have to do perfectly?

Here are some options to help you manage your stress:

  • Stop doing things that aren’t essential to your life. Now, some things cause us stress, but we can’t stop doing them—like taking care of children!
  • Delegate. Is there someone else who can do the job?
  • Ask yourself, why you are doing what you’re doing. Sometimes we may have an unreasonable need to be perfect or to “do it all!”
  • Explore options for everything else that is not essential to your life.

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Jim & Gail McKelvey, missionaries with CAM International said about All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go! “We’ve never read a book like it. We discovered that it’s not a one-time-sitting read. It is meant to be read slowly and carefully, and there is work to do when reading it….heart work. The book has shown us our needs and pointed us faithfully to Scripture for the answers.”