Ohmygoshi
It's blog swap day!!! Please welcome Brittany from Kendalling Love! This super-cute newlywed has a GREAT post that is exactly what I need right now - a guide to less stress!

Howdy to all readers of "When in Rome!"
Miss Ohmygoshi and I were paired up on 20-something bloggers a few days ago so that we could randomly switch blogs for a day! As soon as I saw a few of her posts, I figured we were a good match :)
My name is Brittany, and my husband and I have a blog (more so me, less so my husband :)) at http://briandbritt.blogspot.com called "Kendalling Love." We are graduates of Texas A&M in Biomedical Science (we met in class!). He was in Albania for the Peace Corps, while I was in graduate school in Miami... one thing led to another and we were engaged one week after our first kiss, and married seven months after that! We've been living a huge blessing in Miami ever since... enjoying the beach and sun when we're not working or in school. In the next few weeks, life's about to change drastically for us. Brian will be finishing up his teaching job. I will be getting my Master's in Biomedical Science. We will be moving to Texas for the summer to live with my family. And then... we start medical school this fall! It was his individual dream, and my individual dream, to become doctors when we "grew up." :) After meeting, we realized we had the mutual dream, and so ever since we went on our first real "date" as boyfriend/girlfriend (which... was via phone... because he was in Albania and I was in Texas... see how silly our relationship was?!), we have prayed every night that we could get into the same medical school and fulfill that ambition together. Dreams came true- and we found out in December that we will be attending the same medical school... at the same time! We're thrilled and know that even with all of the challenges we'll face, the rewards will be so much greater!
With that being said... there's been a little stress in our life lately, to say the least!... and I realized that EVERYbody- readers of When in Rome and Kendalling Love alike :) get SUPER stressed at one time or another. So I wanted to pass on this great forward with wonderful ideas about how a well-rounded person can adequately handle stress and be able to take a big deep breath and know that life is too short to spend worrying!

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will
compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time;
don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out
what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do
anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key
buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent
an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible or othe inspirational book with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a CD while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Ty to nip small problems in the bud.
24. Make friends with good people.
25. Keep a folder of favourite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is
often a good 'Thank you God.'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've
never been grateful for before.
MAKE it a great day!
Blessings,
Brittany
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4 Responses
  1. The Kendalls Says:

    haha, it's actually "Kendalling Love" but Kendally love is super cute, too! thanks again for letting me do this with you! :)


  2. This was a fantastic post!! And it's all such common sense that sometimes we forget when we are making life more complicated than it needs to be! Thanks for the great reminder!


  3. Mandy Says:

    Great reminder, thanks.

    That is a crazy story about your relationship, I will definitely be checking out your blog to read more about it.


  4. LindzML Says:

    So, I'm posting here, too. I was on Tea and Crumpets (which I found through you) and saw Kendalling Love's picture...so I clicked on their blog. Only to find that YOU'RE WRITING ON THEIR SITE?!?!?! Lol, too weird. Blog swap is awesome, and that cracked me up.


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