A strategy that I used to help me through the tough times was to simplify my life, I mentioned this in “Let the little things go” but I also simplified by not trying to do everything at once. I learned to think about and tackle one problem at a time and let everything else wait until I had at least made a decision how to handle the one problem. I could then take action on that one problem or move on to making a decision about the next problem. I also reduced my commitments as much as possible and got my finances in order and as automatic as I could.
Letting the little things go reduced my stress level. It was part of simplifying my life. What do I mean by letting the little things go? These little things are minor issues that take up time and add to the stress. Many things I considered to be problems, upon further thought turned out to be inconsequential. I looked at the little things that normally upset me like a messy room, milk left out of the refrigerator, someone cutting me off in traffic, and being kept waiting. I realized there were much more important things that I should be spending my time and energy on so I dropped these issues that were minor in the scheme of things, and I saved my energy for serious issues.