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Stress...It's All in Your Approach

By the LLuminari Experts

We can all be susceptible to feeling we have to fix everything or make everything perfect. The only thing this is…this creates a perfectly stressful situation! Learn how to find a stress reducing approach to your life.

Change the pace of your day!
  • Talk, walk, or drive at a slower pace.
  • Get the first appointment of the day—this decreases the chances you'll have to wait.
  • Turn off the television!
  • Buy more underwear so you don't have to do laundry as often.
  • Let someone do you a favor.
  • Consolidate errands and chores.
  • Cook in large batches and freeze it.
  • Listen to music you like.
  • Create art or look at some.
  • Wear comfortable clothes.

  • Keep a photograph from your vacation at your desk, or keep a card from a loved one in your briefcase
  • Forgive and forget a grudge.
  • Have breakfast in bed or take yourself to lunch.
  • Walk in a park, appreciate nature, watch the clouds.
  • Get a massage.
  • Take a time-out to get away mentally or physically.
  • Schedule more time than you think you will need. Allow twice as long to get where you are going or to complete a project.
  • Let someone else drive.
  • Cry. Crying can restore chemical balance in you body.
  • Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation, reflection.

  • Keep it simple.
  • Keep your house picked up.
  • Don't over schedule.
  • Strive for realistic deadlines.
  • Never make a promise you can't keep.
  • Allow an extra half-hour for everything you do.
  • Create quiet surroundings at home and at work.
  • Always carry something interesting to read.
  • Breathe—deeply and often.
  • Get moving—walk, dance, run or find a sport you enjoy.

  • Be, instead of do.
  • Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal.
  • Laugh more often.
  • Luxuriate in your senses
  • Always opt for comfort.
  • If you don't love it, live without it.
  • Don't answer the telephone during dinner.
  • Start pleasing yourself.
  • Stay away from negative people.
  • Don't squander precious resources: time, creative energy, emotion.

  • Nurture friendships.
  • Don't be afraid of your passion.
  • Honor your aspirations and set achievable goals.
  • Surrender expectations.
  • Savor beauty.
  • Don't worry; be happy.
  • Embrace happiness as a living emotion.
  • Choose serenity over security.
  • Care for your soul and cherish your dreams.
  • Express love every day.