5 Ways to be Less Stressed.

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Here are 5 ways that may help you be less stressed at this very moment. 


1. Pray. Ask God to show you how to live with less stress. Give God everything that is stressing you. Ask Him to take these burdens, guide you on how to handle them and give you His peace. Take a deep breath. Just talk to Him. You do not need a special prayer guide. Just speak to Him as If you are speaking to your friend. God is big enough for you to come with all your heart and all your raw emotions. Surrender it all to Him.  He waits for you! 
Philippians 4:6-7

2. Be aware of your thoughts.  Slow down for a moment. Read a devotion or an encouraging Bible verse.  Think on good things. Memorize the Fruits of the Spirit. If your thoughts do not produce one of the Fruits of the Spirits then stop thinking those negative thoughts. Negative thoughts bring stress. Give it to God. Let Him comfort you.
Galatians 5:22-23

3. Call an encouraging friend. Sometimes having a godly friend to speak to who will understand, but knows when to pull the reins in on you if you go too far off balanced in your thought process is so beneficial. Getting things off your chest in a safe place can sometimes help. We need each other. Praying for each other is so important. Seek someone who will pray with you and encourage you, but first seek God above any person. Proverbs 27:17

4.  Get up and move around. Take a walk outside and breath some fresh air.  Do some sort of exercise or stretching. Research says being active can help boost those feel good endorphins. Philippians 4:13

5. Listen to some music. Turn on some good Christian Praise music. I know when I'm in a mood or stressed it's amazing how music can quickly turn my feeling around. Psalm 100:1-5

Be free in Christ! Let's remember to trust God. He is the creator of this universe. He is our creator. He is big enough to handle our problems and stress. Remind yourself who He is and who you are in Him!! John 14:27


Be blessed with less stress my friends! 

Blessings, 

Starla J. 

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24 comments:

  1. These are great tips! They would absolutely turn your day around!

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  2. These are wonderful tips! They're such simple things, yet so easy to forget in our crazy, stressful day-to-day lives.

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  3. Great tips. They seem so simple but in the moment it's hard to remember them. I called a friend a couple of years ago completely stressed out. She told me to got sit int he sunshine and eat a fried egg sandwich while the kids ate lunch inside...did the trick!

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  4. Love these -- simple ideas, yet we so often forget about them when we are stressed. I think sometimes we cause stress just by forgetting to do these things on a regular basis! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh I totally agree. Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Amen Starla. These are great tips for slowing down and breathing peace into our stress-filled lives. I love being aware of your thoughts. Spin cycle thinking is so easy and it never helps. Blessings!

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  6. Wonderful tips. Stress definitely fills our lives and gets in the way of allowing Christ to live through us. I love #5. I start each morning with praise music just to get myself focused and centered on Him before I start the day. I remember long ago (about 20 years) commuting 1/2 hour to my teaching job. On my way home, I would listen to classic rock (which I do like, but it's NOT the best idea for bringing down high stress levels). It didn't take me long to realize I needed to change my music choices in order to unwind. :)

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    1. Isn't it amazing how good worship/praise music changes our mood!

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  7. All of these are great tips! Music is such a release for me.

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  8. These are very simple tasks to manage stress. I especially like the prayer. Thank you for sweet and simple reminders.

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  9. I love your tips! Now...to put them into practice consistently and intentionally!

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  10. These are wonderful tips! Prayer and God are key to being less stressed.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Wishing you a lovely week.
    xoxo

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  11. Good points... stress is a part of our lives... and our culture..... it is good to know ways to deal with it. Thank you for sharing this.

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  12. Great tips! Music is number 1 for me and all the rest just flow from it! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Great tips. Need to remember these for later. Pinning as a reminder!
    Stephanie @ Managingahome.com

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  14. I love these tips! Simple but true - thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. These are great! I love how just sending out a little pray for help makes me feel so much better, even if nothing changes except me. I always feel better after praying.

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  16. Great and godly advice! I stay at home with my 1 and 2 year old boys. Lately my husband has had to work a lot of overtime and my stress level has gone up. I'll take your advice to heart.

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  17. Great tips! I love my music! :)

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