I made a quick document entitled “101 Ways to Kill Stress”
(right-click on link to Save)
Hope this helps you as much in your time in need (all the time) as it does me.
Now, of course, having a list of “101 Ways to Kill Stress” can be easier than actually putting just 2 or 3 of them into practice. Let me try to help you with that, too…
How to Relieve Stress Under Pressure
Straight from the document: “22. Smile”
Sure, that’s simple, but how do you do it, while stressed?
Here’s how I do it: I just rattle off a favourite movie line. Yup, that’s it. And it works so well.
Here’s the scenario: It’s 7am, one kid is yelling, while another is crying and I haven’t managed to make coffee yet. Stressful.
But then I look one of them in the eye and say “>I’ve sentenced boys younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn’t want to do it. I felt I owed it to them.”
In case you don’t catch it, that quote is from Caddyshack, an all-time great movie. Note, also, that my quote is severely relevant to the issue at hand. Bonus points to you if you can do that. I can, but then again, I’m a movie quoting god. A lot of practice.
Sidenote: I don’t believe my example would cause permanent psychological damage, but it may raise more questions. 🙂
Whoa – this is my second post today? Have I gone mad?