Adapted from Surviving Bible College, Dr. Beverly Lucas
Stress can kill you. Don’t let it. Develop healthy coping skills.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6 )
- Get plenty of exercise and sleep; eat healthy meals.
- Keep your sense of humor.
- If the world starts closing in, take a walk.
- Schedule some “play time” or take a nap.
- Do something nice for someone else.
- Learn when to “punt” on a project.
- Talk to a friend. No friends? Make some.
- Talk to your pastor, your prof, your parents, your physician.
- Be honest about the source of your stress and deal with it honestly.
- Continually work on your perspective. Perspective affects everything.
- Is your attitude right? How is your devotional life? Have you spent time with God lately? Is your conscience clear? Are your priorities straight?