How to Kill Stress (Expat or Not)

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?

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An American who likes to move around. I now live on the eastern Canadian seaboard. My job? A stay-at-home dad for two cute but demanding bosses. My wife? Also cute; not so demanding. My wife and I both love travel. We met in South Korea, travelled across Australia, India, Europe and beyond. We lived in Czech Republic for four years. Many stories to tell and experience to share. If you let me, I will help you travel as we do. Enjoy.

4 thoughts on “How to Kill Stress (Expat or Not)”

  1. By the way, about this list of “101 Ways to Kill Stress,” don’t you think there’s a bit of irony between #1 and #99???

    1. Great quote, Bill!
      Though, I’m left wondering where you were to think of that one! Football game or palm reading? Or, for those who know the movie, on a flight, sitting near Cindy with the nosejob.

      1. Honestly, I have NO idea why that was the first quote to pop in my head… it just did! The random misfiring of my brain I guess…

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