Article Title: WHAT TO DO ABOUT STRESS – THE 30 POINT PLAN (from 'Handbook to Survive Life'')
Author: Craig Lock
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We hope that the following article, an extract from Craig's first published
book HANDBOOK TO SURVIVE may be informative and helpful to you.

"We share what we know, so that we all may grow."

1. Be positive- see problems as opportunities. Have goals and visions. Have a positive mental attitude.
2. Play sports and step up your exercise.
3. Talk things over with someone.
4. Determine what causes you stress and try to eliminate it.
5. Become physically fit.
6. Balance work, home/family and recreation.
7. Enjoy your play and relaxation – it is precious time! Learn to delegate – don’t try to do everything yourself.
8. Get adequate sleep and rest
9. Allow yourself some relaxation and meditation time every day.
10. Learn relaxation techniques: systematic ways to relax.
11. Give yourself time to think.
12. Know your limits and your symptoms of stress…and how to relieve them. Learn to say ‘no’ to others’ excessive demands on you. Don’t say “yes” when you mean “no.”
13. “Coast” if necessary.
14. Worry only about that which can be changed by you. I like the quotation which goes something like this: “Accept that which cannot be changed by you and let God give me the wisdom to know the difference.” I often do not follow this rule.
15. Use your imagination to reduce your stress levels. Be creative.
16. Learn to switch off thinking about work when you get home.
17. Think about your diet and eat nutritious food.
18. Learn to plan your time better.
19. Learn to recognize and to accept your limitations as well as the limitations (and faults) of others.
20. Learn to have FUN: you must be able to enjoy your work.
21. Learn to praise others and be positive,
22. Learn to tolerate and to forgive.
23. Learn to avoid unnecessary competition: you don’t have to be the best at everything.
24. Learn to confide in others.
25. Learn to accept what can’t be changed in others, e.g. personality or decisions.
26. Learn to accept that some things aren’t as important to others as they are to you.
27. Learn to delegate.
28. Learn to recognize stress. Do not become so accustomed to feeling stress that it becomes a normal part of your life.
29. Have trust in other people.

And finally, no matter how stressful or hopeless your situation may appear to be…

30. Have FAITH IN YOURSELF AND ESPECIALLY IN GOD, The Spirit of the Universe that things will eventually work out for you.

Just know that a Supreme Being (Infinite Intelligence or Life Force) has a plan for your life and it is to do good deeds and make the most of your amazing potential.

Craig Lock ("Information and Inspiration Distributer, Writer for Self Empowerment, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder")

"The important thing is not to win, but to take part.
The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.
The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well."

"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."


Author's Bio: 

Craig Lock has written extensively on the subject of personal success, as well as doing much studying in the field of self help. This extract is from his first published book HANDBOOK FOR SURVIVAL. To

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"Together, one mind, one life at a time, let's see how many people we can impact, encourage, empower, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials."