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Coping with Stress
Choosing a Therapist

101 Ways To Cope With Stress:

Avoid chemical aids. Set appointments. Write it down.
Practice preventive maintenance. Make duplicate keys.
Say "No" more often. Set Priorities. Avoid negative people.
Use time wisely. Simplify meals. Copy important papers. Anticipate needs. Make repairs. Get help with jobs you dislike. Break down large tasks. Look at problems as challenges.
Look at challenges differently. Unclutter your life. Smile. Prepare for rain. Tickle a baby. Pet a dog or a cat.
Donít know all the answers. Look for the silver lining.
Say something nice. Teach a kid to fly a kite. Walk in the rain. Schedule play time. Take a bubble bath.
Be aware of your decisions. Believe in yourself.
Stop talking negatively. Visualize winning.
Develop a sense of humor. Dance a jig.
Have goals. Stop thinking tomorrow will be better.
Say HELLO to a stranger. Ask a friend for a hug.
Look at the stars. Breath slowly. Whistle a tune. Read a poem.
Listen to a symphony. Watch a ballet. Read a story.
Do something new. Stop a bad habit. Buy a flower.
Smell the flower. Find support. Find a "vent-partner".
Do it today. Be optimistic. Put safety first.
Do things in moderation. Note your appearance.
Strive for excellence, not perfection. Stretch your limits.
Enjoy art. Hum a jingle. Maintain your weight. Plant a tree. Feed the birds. Practice grace. Stretch. Have a Plan "B". Doodle. Learn a joke. Know your feelings. Meet your needs. Know your limits. Say "Have a good day" in Pig Latin.
Throw a paper airplane. Exercise. Learn a new song.
Get to work earlier. Clean a closet. Play with a child.
Go on a picnic. Drive a different route to work.
Leave work early. Put air freshener in your car.
Watch a movie and eat popcorn. Write a far away friend. Scream at a ball game. Eat a meal by candlelight.
Recognize the importance of unconditional love.
Remember, stress is an attitude. Keep a journal.
Share a monster smile. Remember your options.
Build a support network. Quit trying to fix others.
Get enough sleep. Talk less and listen more. Praise others.
Take a walk in the woods. Whistle. Learn to Dance.
Relax, take each day one at a time.
Remember you have the rest of your life to live.

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