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100 Ways to Cope with Stress


  1. Simplify meal times
  2. Set priorities in life
  3. Unclutter your life
  4. Dance a jig
  5. Do it today
  6. Tickle a baby
  7. Use time wisely
  8. Look at challenges differently
  9. Be aware of the decisions you make
  10. Find support from others
  11. Maintain your weight
  12. Memorize a joke
  13. Smile
  14. Plant a tree
  15. Read a poem
  16. Go to a ball game and scream
  17. Learn to whistle a tune
  18. Say "no" more often
  19. Walk in the rain
  20. Be prepared for rain
  21. Schedule play time into every day
  22. Avoid tight fitting clothes
  23. Read a story while curled up in bed
  24. Go on a picnic
  25. Take stock of your achievements
  26. Work at being cheerful and optimistic
  27. Pay attention to your appearance
  28. Feed the birds
  29. Strive for excellence NOT perfection
  30. Look for the silver lining
  31. Practice breathing slowly
  32. Get to work early
  33. Have a support network of people, place, and things
  34. Practice preventive maintenance
  35. Play patty-cake with a toddler
  36. Look up at the stars
  37. Prepare for the morning the night before
  38. Quit trying to "fix" other people
  39. Say hello to a stranger
  40. Set appointments ahead
  41. Recognize the importance of unconditional love
  42. Stand up and stretch
  43. Stop a bad habit
  44. Clean out one closet
  45. Put safety first
  46. Ask a friend for a hug
  47. Repair anything that doesn't work
  48. Believe in you
  49. Look at a work of art
  50. Practice grace under pressure
  51. Stop saying negative things to yourself
  52. Ask for help with the jobs you dislike
  53. Always make copies of important papers
  54. Know your limitations and let others know them too
  55. Learn the words to a new song
  56. Throw a paper airplane
  57. Listen to a symphony
  58. Stretch your limits a little each day
  59. Watch a movie and eat popcorn
  60. Teach a kid to fly a kite
  61. Pet a friendly dog/cat
  62. Learn a new doodle
  63. Get enough sleep
  64. Remember that stress is an attitude
  65. Avoid relying on chemical aids
  66. Leave work early (with permission)
  67. Buy yourself a flower
  68. Watch a ballet
  69. Put air freshener in your car
  70. Write a note to a faraway friend
  71. Avoid negative people
  72. Visualize yourself winning
  73. Learn to meet your own needs
  74. Keep a journal
  75. Don't rely on your memory-write it down
  76. Take a bubble bath
  77. Make duplicate keys
  78. Ask someone to be your "vent-partner"
  79. Have goals for yourself
  80. Practice a monster smile
  81. Cook a meal and eat it by candlelight
  82. Exercise everyday
  83. Talk less and listen more
  84. Get up 15 minutes earlier
  85. Develop your sense of humor
  86. Break large tasks into bite size problems
  87. Become a better listener
  88. Anticipate your needs
  89. Say something nice to someone
  90. Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better day
  91. Always have a plan "B"
  92. Remember you always have options
  93. Hum a jingle
  94. Freely praise other people
  95. Do everything in moderation
  96. Do a brand new thing
  97. Take a different route to work
  98. Be responsible for your feelings
  99. Don't know all the answers
  100. Tell someone to have a good day in pig latin
     
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