• RULE #2: Realize it's all small stuff!
The Bible says, "A person's wisdom yields patience..." (Proverbs 19:11). The only way we can see all stuff as small stuff is to view it from God's perspective. When I am in tune with God, I remember He has everything under control even though I don't! So I don't have to sweat it: "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23).
Pray this prayer: "Lord, help me to be filled with your love, joy, and peace, so that when I'm squeezed and pressured it is your love, joy, and peace that spill out of me."
(Adapted from a recent Rick Warren daily devotional, The Secret to Managing Frustrations)