Managing Stress (Part F)

by Patrick Liew on July 23, 2011

Many years ago, I lost almost everything in my life.

It was at that point in my life, I discovered our Creator was still there for me.

Through Him and together with my family and friends, I took the long and arduous journey to get out of the pits and to reconstruct my life.

Through the experience, I learned some useful lessons about stress management.

  1. Our Creator. Our Creator loves and cares for me. If I am willing, He can help me with my life.
  2. Befrienders. There are people who are willing to help me. They can counsel me and give me useful advice.

If the advices are useful, I will apply them in my life. If they are not constructive, I will discard them.

  1. Lifestyle. I should adopt a healthy lifestyle so as to be in a better position to manage stress.

I should watch my diet, and exercise regularly. I should also reduce my intake of sugar, caffeine, salt, and other unhealthy food.

I should also avoid cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, and other destructive chemicals.

I have to ensure I get adequate sleep and be involved with healthy leisure and recreational activities. I must create opportunities to help myself become a better person.

  1. Positivism. I must ensure that the inputs to my heart and mind are positive.

I should carefully choose what I see, hear, smell, taste and feel. I should ensure that these inputs are received in a positive way.

  1. Relax And Re-Create Myself. I must take time to relax and engage in healthy activities so as to de-stress and rejuvenate myself.

I should participate in healthy activities to relax and have fun. I should also create more opportunities to smile and laugh.

  1. Emotions. I have to find healthy ways to share my feelings, thoughts and emotions.

I have to forgive those who have wronged me. Whenever I sense that bitterness is starting to grow in my heart, I have to forgive them again.

  1. Perspective. I should see the positives in every negative experience. They are useful feedback, lessons, and opportunities to help me become a better person.
  2. Response. There are many things I cannot change. However, I can change my response to them.
  3. Love. I must continue to love myself and continue to extend love to the people around me.

When I reach out to help others, I learn to be grateful and thankful about my life.

With a heart of appreciation, it is harder for the stress to get into it.

Stresses will also come to pass, Someday when I look back, they could be some of the most positive and memorable experiences in my life.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we manage stress more effectively and efficiently?


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