For over a decade, a high school psychology teacher has been handing out a list of 101 things to do decrease stress to his senior students. When one of those students posted the list to Twitter, it went viral in days, with more than 25,000 retweets and 31,000 likes. With tons of simple ideas for life management, the list resonated with readers of all ages.
Some of the highlights of the list focus on helping students to make their lives easier in order to decrease their stress levels. Other items on the list remind them to notice the beauty around them and appreciate it, and still others encourage making a positive connection with others. All of these ideas are beneficial to people in recovery and great ways to get the most out of every day. For those who are “students of life” after addiction, applying some of the suggestions on the list can not only lower stress levels but also increase quality of life and improve the ability to stay sober.