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How to Deal with Stress

  • Remove yourself from the stressful situation

    • Give yourself a break if only for a few moments daily
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff

    • Try to prioritize a few truly important things and let the rest slide.
  • Set realistic goals for yourself

    • Reduce the number of events going on in your life and you may reduce the overload
  • Don’t overwhelm yourself

    • Don’t fret about your entire workload; handle each task as it comes, or selectively deal with matters in some priority
  • Try to “use” stress

    • If you can’t fight what’s bothering you and you can’t flee from it, flow with it and try to use it in a productive way

More Stress-Fighting Tips:

  • Build a Master Schedule.
  • Make daily “TO DO” lists.
  • Plan Ahead!
  • Create deadlines.
  • Stop when a task is 95% perfect. The last 5% will take double the time.

Develop Good Time Habits

  • Take regular short study breaks.
  • Wait to reward yourself until you meet a goal.
  • Be productive while waiting, carry work with you (flash cards, crib sheets, etc).
  • Have regular times with the Lord.

Stop Procrastination

  • Try an unpleasant task for 5 minutes.   (If you start you’ll generally finish.)
  • Break a job into parts and tackle them one by one.