100 Ways to Cope With Stress – Day Two – Prepare for the morning the night before
What good advice this is! Whenever I’ve done this, I always have less stress in the morning. I think this works especially well if you have a large family. Getting to bed at a decent hour goes hand in hand with this coping tool. Another way to prepare the night before is to remember, “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” The ESV translates evil as trouble. Each day seems to have some sort of trouble or trial. How much better our day might go if we prepared for it a little bit the evening before, perhaps with an evening prayer of dedication for the next day. On the other hand, we can’t always prepare for the next day because we don’t know what a day will hold. Another verse tells us, “This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” I suppose the best way to prepare for each new day is to completely put our trust in God and rejoice in whatever each day holds for us. This would surely relieve a lot of stress.