Now to be clear, I don't have a stress filled life. I'm not running from thing to thing or driving kids everywhere, working outside the home, have illness, troubled kids or a difficult marriage.
But I have been dealing with some underlying stressors. For me I get stressed about things that I can do nothing about. By nature I'm a fixer, when there is an problem or a crisis I am built to jump in and help out. However, most of the time it has not been given to ME to fix, and so I've needed to learn to let things go, and leave them in God's hands.
For me to destress and let things go, I've learned the following things that work for me.
1. I need to talk it out. Tim often gets to hear all about 'something' several times. Its how I process. Once I get it all talked out, its done and I can move on and let things go. Its amazing how this works for me.
2. I pray. God made me with the gifts and abilities I have, and He wants me to talk with Him about the things that are weighing on me.
3. I have to remind myself that just because I care about someone or some issue, doesn't mean that everything is my business. God will definitely prompt me when He wants me to speak, or help out in someway. Otherwise, its none of my concern. (other than to pray)
4. I am mindful of my social media usage. Enough said.
5. I try to do this -
These things work for me when I feel stressed, and I hope they are be helpful for you!