In her article, Gretchen Rubin recalls that saying

“A stitch in time saves nine.” Like many people, she wondered about the meaning and then realized that a single stitch, made in good time, saves the trouble of making nine stitches later. In other words, a little effort now saves a lot of effort later and this also pertains to preventing stress.

It just takes a little planning and preparation to alleviate stress and panic. Want a handful of tips to help you do this? Here are some simple ways to make that “single stitch” in your lives:

1. Keep some cash in the house.
2. Avoid letting your gas level fall into the “empty” zone.
3. Have pain relievers (Tylenol, Advil, etc.) at hand at all times.
4. Put your keys away in the same place every day.
5. Take a walk around the block.
6. Turn out the light as soon as you’re sleepy.
7. Walk around the block.
8. Take ten minutes before bed to tidy up.
9. If you have to pack a lunch for anyone, get it ready the night before.
10. Have at least one good friend who lives in the neighborhood.

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