Minimize Stress Around the Homestead

     Some stress is good; continuous stress is not. Six areas of change should be addressed.

     Make your home a safe haven. Every family or group of roommates, no matter how close, are bound to experience stress periods resulting in misunderstandings, unmet expectations, and personality differences.

  1. Set goals and priorities – Meet as a family to discuss personal and household goals. Devise a list of priortized goals that everyone can live with.
  2. Make group decisions – Although the boss (parents) have the final say, even four year-olds have a right to voice opinions and ask questions of of a decision will affect them. Otherwise, the children and downtrodden will feel stressed, threatened, and frightened.
  3. Build trust and confidence – Keep each other’s feelings in mind. Otherwise, mutual trust and confidence will suffer. Eventually, communication will be ruined.
  4. Keep in touch with one another – Don’t overlook the problems and accomplishments of other family members and roommates. Make efforts to share both feelings and anxieties daily. Attend entertainment events together.
  5. Define tasks and roles – Spread tasks and chores out evenly. Make sure each person knows how each chore should be done.  Ask everyone what tasks they prefer and assign those to them.
  6. Define clear methods and mechanisms for solving future problems – Know how to slove the issue or your efforts will be in vain. Check out the self-help section in the library and look for books on doing more efficient housekeeping or making better decision-making.

     And pray together. Unless you’d rather play with fireworks… your choice

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Posted on May 26, 2011, in Spirit. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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