Rick Warren’s Eight Principles For Managing Stress


Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church.

Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rick Warren’s Eight Principles For Managing Stress

  1. Principle of Identification.

    Know who you are.

  2. Principle of Belonging.

Know whom you’re trying to please. You cannot please everybody because if you please one group you displease another.

  1. Principle of Accomplishment.

Know what you’re trying to accomplish.

Either live by priorities or by pressures. There is no other option.

  1. Principle of Concentration.

Focus on one thing at a time.

  1. Principle of Delegation.

Don’t try to do it all yourself.

  1. Principle of Meditation.

Make a habit of personal prayer.

Prayer is a gigantic stress-reliever.

  1. Principle of Relaxation and Recreation.

Take time to enjoy life.

  1. Principle of God.

Give your stress to Christ.

Source: God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions by Rick Warren.

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