Secrets of Stress Management

By: gmacomics

Aug 26 2008

Category: quiet time


Seven Secrets of Stress Management
by Rick Warren

Then Jesus said, “Let’s get away from the crowds for a while and rest.” There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. Mark 6:31 (NLT)

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Jesus experienced enormous stress and pressure, yet it didn’t seem to disturb his peace of mind. In spite of opposition, constant demands, and little privacy, his life reflected a calm sense of balance.

What was his secret?

Identification – Know who you are (John 8:12)

Eighteen times Jesus publicly defined himself. There was no doubt in his mind as to who he was. If you are unsure of your identity, you’ll allow others to pressure you into their molds. Trying to be someone you’re not causes stress!

Dedication – Know who you want (John 5:30)

You can’t please everyone. Even God can’t! Just about the time you get “Crowd A” happy, then “Crowd B” willbe upset with you. Jesus never let the fear of rejection manipulate him. No one can pressure you without your permission.

Organization – Set clear goals (John 8:14)

Jesus said, “I know where I came from and where I am going.” (NIV) Preparation prevents pressure, but procrastination produces it. You work by either priorities or pressures.

Concentration – Focus on one thing at a time (Luke 4:42-44)

You can’t chase two rabbits at the same time! Jesus knew how to handle interruptions without being distracted from his primary goal.

Delegation – Don’t try to do everything yourself (Mark 3:14)

We get tense when we feel it all depends on us. Jesus enlisted twelve disciples. Don’t allow perfectionism, or the fear that others may do a better job, to keep you from involving others in the task.

Meditation – Make a habit of prayer (Mark 1:35)

No matter how busy Jesus got, he found time to get alone to pray everyday. A daily quiet time is a great stress decompression chamber. Use this time to talk to God about your pressures and problems, evaluate your priorities, and discover the rules for successful living by reading the Bible.

Relaxation – Take time to enjoy life (Mark 6:30-31)

Balance is the key to stress management. Work must be balanced with fun and worship.





13 comments on “Secrets of Stress Management”

  1. I read a lot about stress management and relief and I must say this post is very refreshing. Thank you for sharing this, I enjoyed every word.


    thanks elizabeth! i always read it every now and then to remind me how to handle things when im stressed out in deifferent aspects in life. it helps especially His Word.

  2. wow, i like this post paremoy, medyo stress ako ngayon dito… i needed this.. thanks paremoy! ingat jan ha!


    pambihira kanya naman pala hanggang ngayon di kita naaninag sa computer eh. hahahaha. ingat din jan paremoy! wag masayod subsob sa trabaho.

  3. this is a really good post because it points out to us the simple things that we often forget in the frentic bustle of everyday life. thanks for sharing it with us. i’ve a copy of the book somewhere, but i never really got to reading it ;-(


    yes i agree sometimes we tend to ignore this little things and in the end creates so much we cant handle no more. hope you share us what your little book have to say when we feel stressed out. hehehe. thanks for droppin by caryn!

  4. These are effective tips to live a stress-free life:)


    thanks sonnetshaven! it does help me when im stressed out.

  5. galing!

    kelangan talaga natin itong tips na ito para stress free life ! 🙂


    yups more importantly we need God in our life. 🙂

  6. I totally need that concentration and delegation thing.


    kaya mo yan teacher kat!! ikaw pa. hehe.

  7. nako pag stressed ako dalawa lang: pag mild i eat a lot pag seryoso na i don’t at all! nga pala, hindi ako yung prinsesamusa na nasa blogroll mo mukang akala mo ako yun?


    mukha ngang mali. hehehe. sorry po. anyways tama na ba ung napuntahan ko ngayon? hehehe.

  8. Some times when we all feel tired and restless. It’s always good to spend a quiet moment by ourselves simply to relax and reflect 🙂
    Have a good Thursday!!

  9. alam mo, people tend to fail even at the identification part. hirap kasi pag hindi mo mismo kilala ang sarili mo. it causes a lot of conflict and struggle within.

    prayer does a lot to a person so i think lahat yan maattain if we purposely ask those things above. hindi naman madamot Diyos natin.

    anyway, thanks for posting this. this is quite a reminder.


    yups and as a supporting verse that we can attain it if we ask God can be seen in

    Luke 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

    thanks ifoundme!

  10. Thanks for sharing this, we all need it from time to time 😉


    your welcome vhincent/jhen.

  11. aww i like this post. fave ko si Rick Warren 😉 and as an added supporting verse sa sinabi ni Ifoundme,

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

    Philippians 4:6-7


    uy magandang verse yan mumu. thanks for sharing! magsubscribe ka na sa purpose driven life. daily kasi yung bigay nila ng daily bread. free naman eh. hehehe.

  12. amf, kuya nabasa ko na yung 40 days of purpose eh, pero pwede rin para marefresh, ano ba link? 😀


    i think this one is different. kasi ung 40days of purpose book yun. ito parang everyday devotion study guides. pero teka ilang taon ka na ba at naka-kuya ka? hahahahahaha.

  13. …i love this…another eye opener sa mga post na binasa ko ngayon sa different blogs…though, nagreflect ako sa last one..yung relaxation…guilty ako, more relaxation at little worship lang ako past weeks e. my bad. =(


    ok lang yan sommer. there’s always forgiveness to be given by Him. just dont fell to relacant about everything. darating din ang end sa mga bagay bagay. we just have to be ready and cautious.

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