2. Stop Creating New Stress

Stop Creating New Stress

This is easier said than done, I know, but if you can get into the habit of not piling on more stress, you can feel less stressed and happier.

For example, if you get stressed out when your kid forgets to bring his books home so he can do his homework, stop berating yourself for being a terrible parent who can’t get it together and tell yourself that your son’s homework is his responsibility and has no bearing on your parenting skills.

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