Friday, September 08, 2006

Reducing stress...

Almost everyday, I always receive forwarded emails from friends. If I had the chance, I'd open them all and take some time to read. I would like to share to you one of those messages that I've received today from Love², one of my friends back there at Bacolod who's now currently reviewing for ECE Board Exam at Manila while struggling (pardon for me the term but that's how she describes her current profession) for work in one of the famous semiconductor manufacturers at Calamba, Laguna. I think this email fits for the two of us Love! Hehehehe..


An Angel says, "Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot.. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good "Thank you Jesus."
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 . Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.
"If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
(Numbers 6:24-26)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

I'm blessed...

AT long last I've enough time to blog. I just wish I could make this a DAILY habit but I don't have enough time and I left my personal computer back at home. I can only make use of my free time here at the office.
WEll, It's the start of the BEER month! wehehehe =) Confused? hehehe... It should be only B-E-R but I'd rather use the other term for it really represents the last four months of the year. As what our manager said, this will be the start of the busiest months of the year. That's why our regular employees are only allowed to take their vacation leave until the first week of October. Good for them. Me? I'm going to take a few days leave this month. LEAVE WITHOUT PAY :( huhuhuhu... But it's ok. At least I was allowed to go home for a few days.
I'm happy with my work right now. And even more happy to realize that there are a lot of people who cares for me. =) And yes, God really provides. I keep on thanking and praising Him for blessing me with generous friends and understanding parents. I really wanted to go home so bad. I can't picture out the wedding without me (kafal! hahaha). I've been so indecisive these past few weeks with regard to the decision of coming home. WIll it be worth it? There was a time that I already gave up and I texted the soon-to-be-bride that I will not be able to make it. After receiving my text message, she called me and she said she's on the verge of crying. I pictured her teary eyed while she was talking to me on the phone. She said just can't imagine the wedding without me. (Whew! I feel so important! hehe) But I, on the other hand, was thinking about the expenses. It will really cost me so much. But then, there are a lot of good friends back at home, who volunteered to share their blessings with me just for me to be able to attend the most important event in my friend's life.

I really feel blessed. Thank you so much dear Lord c",)