Irritability. Sadness. Difficulty concentrating. Even physical symptoms, like headaches or rapid heart rate. These are among the symptoms of stress.
But there are ways to become the calm, relaxed person you’ve always wanted to be. Here are some tips to de-stress from Dr. Lisa Klewicki, clinical psychologist and radio personality.
▪ Look for the positive. Try thinking upbeat instead of worrying about the negative.
▪ Set priorities. Make a list of “must do” tasks, versus those that are less imperative.
▪ Practice gratitude. Being thankful for all your blessings in life can decrease feelings of being overwhelmed which lead to stress.
In times of stress, a sure path to peace of mind is to call on the Lord, the infinite source of love and the reason for all our hope.
When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul. (Psalm 94:19)
Send me Your Spirit, Lord, to soothe my soul.