Inspire your kids to bust stress, boost their mood, and achieve their goals! My new book 131 Stress Busters and Mood Boosters For Kids, will guide you on the journey. This book comes with a printable workbook filled with creative activities that reinforce the key ideas in the book. Best of all, you can get a FREE copy of the eBook, January 31 – February 1. Download your FREE eBook here. Then, use the images and tweets below to share with friends!
Stress Busters and Mood Boosters For Kids
Why the Number 131?
“So, why the number 131?” I get asked this question a lot, and the answer has two parts. The first part reveals why I am passionate about brainstorming, and the second part is about the number 131 itself.
Years ago, during a particularly challenging time in life, I reached out to a number of people for advice. The wisdom I received was similar, and went something like this:
- Pray more…
- Read the Bible…
- Attend church regularly…
- And trust God for the results.
I took this advice to heart and discovered that turning to the spiritual disciplines did much to strengthen my faith. Unfortunately, it did very little to resolve the issues at hand. In fact, in many ways, the problems grew worse.
So, I spent the next few years doing what many people who find themselves in this situation do. I began living out the definition of insanity. I tried harder and did more of the same thing while expecting different results.
Of course, I ended up waiting… and waiting… and waiting… but those results never came.
Getting New Results
Finally, I decided to try something new, and this was when my situation began to improve. I discovered a simple but powerful principle.
Fortunately, my crazy, chaotic, and sometimes downright weird journey brought about many blessings in the end.
In addition to leading me to my incredible wife, it is also the motivation behind this blog and most of my books. It was during the struggles that I discovered I am passionate about helping people live healthier, happier, and more connected lives by having better conversations. In other words, I want to inspire others to stop living out the definition of insanity and to try something new instead.
As you have probably noticed, many of my books include some element of brainstorming–hence the number 131. I love inspiring others to find creative solutions to their problems. Deciding on the number 131 was easy. I chose it because other brainstorming books typically include 101 ideas, and I wanted to contribute a little bit more to the conversation 🙂
Get Your FREE Stress Busting Workbook
Wanting to give more is also what led me to create the 131 Stress Busters and Mood Boosters Workbook. It is packed with creative activities for kids, including:
- The ultimate coping skills checklist.
- Stress-busting conversation cards.
- Self-talk mazes.
- Coping skill fortuneteller activities.
- Stress-busting dice crafts.
- Mood-boosting word searches.
You can download your FREE copy here: http://www.coffeeshopconversations.com/BustStress
Stress and Your Family
How does your family manage stress? What stress-busting and mood-boosting ideas work best for you? What advice would you give to other families on managing stress well? I would love to hear from you and look forward to continuing the conversation in the comments below!