The Covent Garden CBT Practice

Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Ten Commandments for Reducing Stress.

1. Thou shalt not be perfect nor even try.

2. Thou shalt not try to be all things to all people.

3. Thou shalt leave undone things that ought to be done.

4. Thou shalt not spread thyself too thin.

5. Thou shalt learn to say 'NO'.

6. Thou shalt schedule time for thyself and thy supportive network.

7. Thou shalt switch off and do nothing regularly.

8. Thou shalt be boring, inelegant, untidy and unattractive at times.

9. Thou shalt not feel guilty.

10. Thou shalt not be thine own worst enemy.

(with thanks to Meir Stolear)