Today I am guest posting with Keri at Keri Lynn Snyder. I am sharing 9 steps to take when tired, weary and stressed. {Don’t forget to come back and check out the printable at the bottom of this post!}

We all have those days. We are tired. We are weary. We are stressed. We are frustrated. We are struggling with patience. I typically can keep the small every-day stresses in perspective, but I still need to find ways to get out of a down moment or down day.


9 Steps to Take when Tired, Weary and Stressed

Here are 9 steps to take when tired, weary and stressed:

Look for joy

Even when frustrated, there is often a joyous moment around the corner. Even when my girl is acting up and frustrating me, it’s usually only a few minutes later that I think she is most wonderful. I end up laughing with her and being completely overcome with love. A child’s laughter can bring you back.

When frustrated, I remind myself just to wait for the joyful moment as it’s probably just minutes away.

Spend time in God’s Word

Ask God for wisdom. He gives us His Word as our guide. Spending time in His Word sets our heart in the right place. It helps us to set the right priorities for our day and for our life.

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. ~ Proverbs 4:23

Please read the rest of my 9 steps to take when tired, weary and stressed here. Thank you to Keri for inviting me to share!  

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But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 

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10 comments on “9 Steps to Take When Tired, Weary and Stressed”

  1. This is full of good wisdom, Emily. In particular, I love the suggestion to look my loved ones in the eye. That idea dovetails nicely with something I’ve been encouraging my daughter to do (and need to do myself), which is to smile when I’m feeling tired or irritable. It’s hard to sound grouchy when you’re smiling! So glad I stopped by from Coffee for Your Heart …

    • Thanks for stopping by! My mom would always tell me: You are never fully dressed without a smile. I didn’t love hearing it…but it’s true.

  2. Lots of good ways to stay positive and avoid stress! I’ll be adding some of these to my daily regiment! Thanks for sharing this post:)

  3. What works for me is 5 minutes on a mat. It seems that as soon as I step on a yoga mat my heart beat slows down and I feel so peaceful and content.

  4. I loved this! I commented at Living In The Season, but just wanted to tell you that this hit home as I am planning a big birthday party, school supply shopping and launching a blog all this week. I love when you said that we can wait for the joy that WILL come, it’s just around the corner. Isn’t it so true that in the middle of our stress their little innocent giggles can bring back the joy? I’m going to try and make a point to look into their eyes and give them my full attention too. Thank you for the encouragement.

    • I am happy that it hit home for you! Yes, the littles that can cause the stress can also take it away with their giggles and darling personalities.

  5. I know how #8 and #9 are for me. So important! A daily ritual actually. Some practical tips on keeping ourselves healthy emotionally.

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