Sometime we can get so wrapped up in life and its circumstances that we forget to focus on the things that can cause us stress. Here are a few suggestions to help you regroup. List the things that cause you stress. Re frame things in the context of a larger positive plan. Recognize that troubles are temporary. l Highlight the unavoidable responsibilities. Perfectionism only leads to stress. Know your limits physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. l When faced with a large task, break it down into smaller tasks. Enjoyment of life prolongs life and reduces stress enjoy a new book. Exercise and avoid sugary snacks, smoking, alcohol, drugs, overeating and caffeine. Learn to relax through meditation, prayer and deep breathing. Physical contact with loved ones reduces stress. Social interaction are important. Find time to be alone for a little while each day and try to relax. Talk to a friend or family member or a religious leader about whats troubling you.