Monday, May 07, 2012
How do you handle stress?
This coming adventure is of those God moments...one I can't wait to share with y'all. But because of my tendency to stress, I risk turning it into a nightmare. Ever had something like that in your life? How do you handle those moments?
For me, I'm taking the following steps, as I try to handle the stress graciously:
1) I'm acknowledging that I'm feeling a tad overwhelmed and asking God for the grace to do what needs to be done and release the rest.
2) I've asked others to pray with me. I like to project an image that I have it all together and nothing fazes me, but this time I'm trying to be real. That means uber-excited and more than a wee bit overwhelmed. Part of that has meant becoming transparent enough to ask for prayer and let others know where I am.
3) I'm also trying to address what needs to be done versus what I'd like to accomplish. There is a difference. Maybe things wont be perfect, but the memories will be if I can keep peace and release stress.
How do you handle those moments or weeks of intense stress?