If stress is your norm, your norm needs to change. You need a new focus, a new direction, a new understanding of — and appreciation for — what is. Generate a spirit of gratitude for all that is now. Notice the small gifts given to you daily. Suppress the impulse to look at the difficulties with sadness and frustration. Focus on solutions and gentleness. Give yourself daily breaks, time to rest and grow. Take care of yourself in mind, body, soul, and spirit. Choose goodness for yourself and others. Live in a spirit of generosity of heart. Forgive quickly and without demands of recompense. Bring forth happiness and peace by living a gentler way.