101 Ways to Cope with Stress

Get up 15 minutes earlier

Prepare for the morning the night before

Avoid tight fitting clothes

Avoid relying on chemical aids

Set appointments ahead

Don’t rely on your memory…write it down

Practice preventive maintenance

Make duplicate keys

Say no more often

Set priorities in your life

Avoid negative people

Use time wisely

Simplify meal times

Always makes copies of important papers

Anticipate your needs

Repair anything that doesn’t work properly

Ask for help with jobs you dislike

Break large tasks into bite size portions

Look at problems as challenges

Look at challenges differently

Unclutter your life


Be prepared for rain

Tickle a baby

Pet a friendly dog or cat

Don’t’ know all the answers

Look for the silver lining

Say something nice to someone

Teach a kid to fly a kite

Walk in the rain

Schedules play time into every day

Take a bubble bath

Be aware of the decisions you make

Believe in you

Stop saying negative things to yourself

Visualize yourself winning

Develop your sense of humor

Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better day

Have goals for yourself

Dance a jig

Say hello to a stranger

Ask a friend for a hug

Look up at the stars

Practice breathing slowly

Learn to whistle a tune

Read a poem

Listen to a symphony
Watch a ballet

Read a story curled up in Bed

Do a brand new thing

Stop a bad habit

Buy yourself a flower

Take stock of your achievements

Find support from others

Ask someone to be your vent partner

Do it today

Work at being cheerful and optimistic

Put safety first

Do everything in moderation

Pay attention to your appearance

Strive for excellence NOT perfection

Stretch your limits each day

Look at a work of art

Hum a jingle

Maintain your weight

Plant a tree

Feed the birds

Practice grace under pressure

Stand up and stretch

Always have a Plan B

Learn a new doodle

Memorize a joke

Be responsible for your feelings

Learn to meet your own needs

Become a better listener

Know your limitations and let others know them too

Tell someone to have a good day in pig Latin

Throw a appear airplane

Exercise every day

Learn the words to new song

Get to work early

Clean out one closet

Play patty cake with a toddler

Go on a picnic

Take a different route to work

Leave work early (with permission)

Put an air freshener in your car

Watch a movie and eat popcorn

Write a note to a faraway friend

Go to a ball game and scream

Cook a meal and eat it by candlelight

Recognize the importance of unconditional love

Remember that stress is an attitude

Keep a journal

Practice a monster smile

Remember you always have options

Have a support network of people, places and things

Quit trying to “fix” other people

Get enough sleep

Talk less and listen more

Freely praise other people

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


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