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Incredible Stress, where do i start taking things one day at a time? - May 2nd 2012, 03:33 AM

So I have a bad habit of stressing out about tomorrow, next week, next month, next year and 5 years from now and I just don't know how I can stop. I'm getting sick of the ever so popular "just take it one day at a time" I don't know HOW. Where do I even start? I can't afford to not worry about the future.

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Re: Incredible Stress, where do i start taking things one day at a time? - May 2nd 2012, 07:36 AM

There's a difference between worrying about the future and thinking and planning for the future. Taking things one day at a time doesn't mean forgetting about the future.

For me, I find planning ahead can alleviate stress. Try writing down a list of everything you need to accomplish that day, a second list of that week or that month and then a list of more long term goals. This way you still think about the future but you know what is achievable and how you can get there. Change these goals whenever you need to, but tick off things that are completed so that you can see that you are making progress.

Also, try and get your life into some sort of routine, with a set time for work and a set time for leisure. This can be as strict or as lenient as you like, it's down to your personal needs. Keeping a calendar or a diary can help because then you know in advance when you can get things done and when you can't.

Try to do as many things to get rid of stress as you can. Yoga, reading, baths, anything that works for you.

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