Sometimes it is hard to avoid stress.......It is a part of life. One thing I do is.....I don't sweat the small stuff...I try not to worry about.the stuff I can't do anything about. Of course, as a parent, you worry about your kids.....no matter how old they are. BUT........thru it all I find that I have to rely on my faith in God. I try not to let the small things, the things I can't do anything about, bother me. Yes.....I worry about my kid, but, I know she will have to make her own decisions (she's 22 and recently graduated from college) and learn from whatever mistakes she may make as a consequence to her decisions. I'm a phone call away if she needs to talk, or if she needs a sounding board on a decision she needs to make, etc. BUT....I leave it; I leave her in God's hands. When you are feeling stressed, sit down, play your favorite music, meditate, pray. Go outside, weather permitting, and take a walk. Find something that relaxes you that will help to clear the stress clutter out of your mind.
The best way to handle any kind of stress is to just eliminate it from your life. Unfortunately, sometimes you can't. Pray for guidance. Remember not to stress the small stuff because everyone is going to have that whether they want to or not, there is no avoidance of every day life. Take it with a grain of salt. Learn to smile through adversity. If you were strong enough to survive this long, don't listen to anyone but yourself. You know what you can and cannot handle. If you need to seek the advice of a professional, then do so. Realizing there is a problem and taking steps to correct the problem, doesn't make you less of a person, it makes you human.
Lord, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference!
sometimes it's useful for me to ask myself --"what the h--- am I doing letting this silly situation take over my life?" If it really doesn't make sense for that particular situation to control my life, then I conclude that I must be the one in control -- or let it go,