Practical Tips to Manage Stress

Do you feel stressed out about the things happening around you? What has caused you stress? How has stress affected you? 


Study shows that stress itself is not necessarily harmful. According to the American Psychological Association, stress is to the human condition what tension is to the violin string: too little and the music is dull and raspy; too much and the music is shrill or the string snaps.  

The association added that stress can be the kiss of death or the spice of life. The issue, really, is how to manage it.  

Considering your physical health, your interaction with other people, and the priorities you set in your life are important factors in effectively dealing with stress. Here are 6 practical tips that may help you deal and manage stress: 

Tip #1: Know what stresses you 

Identify the possible causes of your stress and note your response. This means that whenever you feel stressed, note your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Think of ways to eliminate that makes you feel stressed. Perhaps, you may consider reducing your stress by managing your tasks or time efficiently.

One with knowledge restrains his words, and a discerning person stays calm.” – Proverbs 17:27 (TLV) 

Tip #2: Try to live one day at a time 

Recognize that stress is inevitable, especially when you are studying or working. Fretting over things you cannot prevent may increase your stress that can cause anxiety.

Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34 (CEB)  

Tip #3: Pursue work-life balance  

Balanced living means considering all aspects of our life such as work, relationships, physical, emotional, and mental health. Have a realistic view of work and money. Having more money does not always mean more happiness or less stress in your life. Try to live within your means.  

Limit the time you spend checking emails, text messages, or social media applications outside of working hours. Make time to relax and relieve stress by doing things you enjoy. Also avoid being a couch potato.

“But better is resting with one handful than working hard for two fistfuls and chasing after wind.” – Ecclesiastes 4:6 (CEB) 

Tip #4: Try to be orderly  

Make a practical schedule and stick to it. This will keep you from procrastinating on things you have to finish. Identify and correct attitudes that cause you to put off doing necessary tasks.

Let all things be done decently and in order.”- 1 Corinthians 14:40 (WEB)  

Tip #5: Have a support system  

Ask for help and get support from trustworthy people you are comfortable with. Talk things over with friends or loved ones. This may help you to see things from a different perspective led you to a solution you overlooked. It can also help you unburden yourself of your worries and be comforted by kind and compassionate words from people who care.

“Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” – Proverbs 12:25 (NIV)  

Tip #6: Care for your spiritual needs 

As humans created by God, we need more than food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities in this life. We must also take care of our spiritual needs. 

Reading the Bible can give you practical wisdom that you may apply in your life.  

Prayer can also be a big help. Our loving God invites you to “throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Knowing that our Creator is listening to our prayers can bring us inner peace and happiness in this world.  

“Those people who know they have great spiritual needs are happy. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them.” – Matthew 5:3 (ICB)  

We would love to uplift you through prayers, you may call CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700.

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Feeling Restless? Here are 3 Ways to Find Peace in a Pandemic

In a world that is marred by violence, conflict, and differences, peace might seem a far-fetched dream rather than a tangible reality.

But what if there is one day in the world when people would just focus on peace? More sowhat peace can come out of a pandemic?

This year’s International Day of Peace tells us that we are not each other’s enemies. In fact, with peace in the midst, we can be each other’s strength!

Here are ways to find and promote harmony around you, and most importantly, inside of you.

1.Be a peacemaker  

The first step towards peace is acknowledging that the absence of peace such as war and hate, are by-products of envy, discrimination, and selfish ambition. As said in James 3:16, “For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

As the pandemic continues to ravage the world, the call for peace is more important than ever. It’never too late to demolish envy or selfishness that leads to arguments.

It’s time to heal conflicts, embrace understanding, and respect differences.

It’s time to be the peace you wish to see in this world.

With these in mind, the next time you’re tempted to clap back with someone – whether online or in-person – you may want to breathe and ask yourself first, “Will this bring me peace? Is it worth the conflict?

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. (James 3:13 NIV)

2.Organize or support groups that promote peace 

Truth is, there are decades-long wars and conflicts that cannot be solved overnight, yet you can still make a difference in your own little ways for mercy and truth to meet together. (Psalm 85:10 NKJV)

As odd as it may sound, there are opportunities for peace that come with a global pandemic

As a start, you can support peace-loving groups or organizations that encourage unity while helping communities.

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. (Isaiah 32:17)

3.Pray for peace

What can you do to find and promote peace today?

You can do anything that makes the world a better place. And at any day, prayers are the guiding light for all nations. They are so powerful that they can shape the future and shape peace in trying times.

Pray that God would break the spirit of conflict, and touch the hearts of warring parties that they would lay down their weapons and work together for harmony.

Pray and believe that no matter the chaos around you, you will remain in God, and He will give you His peace that transcends all understanding.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)

Have you been restless recentlyDo you feel that this pandemic has been robbing you of your peace? Are you praying for peace in your household and community?

Allow us to pray for you. You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700, and take your first step to peace today. 



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