Helpful Hints: Holiday Stress Relief

By DB
December 15, 2017 4:15pm CST
Are you suffering from the holiday rush? Checking your list and checking it twice. Trying to accomplish too many things at once. Running low on cash after all that gift buying. Christmas parties to go to. Friends and relatives to entertain. Cooking, cleaning, and last minute preparations making you a bit moody. Well, help is on the way! Try following these stress relievers people use to cope with the pressure. According to the American Psychological Association survey, some of the most popular stress relief activities that people engage in include: Listening to music Prayer Reading Exercising, yoga or meditation Eating or drinking alcohol What’s your favorite stress reliever during the holidays? Source- Forever 39 Podcast nj1015. Photo- google images/yogaswings.com
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@marlina (64629)
• Canada
15 Dec
It used to be a lot of exercise, but can't anymore.
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18 Dec
I am becoming limited myself. I have turned to gentle beginner yoga which really helps me to keep moving.
@Corbin5 (84766)
• United States
15 Dec
I slow down. I do all my movements in slow-motion. Works for me since I move at warp speed the majority of the time.
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18 Dec
Taking a time out or a deep breath between tasks is always a great idea. Just taking things down a notch as you suggest is helpful.
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@TRBRocks420 (64191)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Dec
Very wise advice a lot of music and prayers here.
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18 Dec
You cannot go wrong with either of those choices...
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@YrNemo (8996)
17 Dec
I sleep, then I get a cold ... The sore throat and headache distracted me from stress greatly (I had planned to watch some Nikita episodes!).
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18 Dec
Nothing like a good distraction or in your case Darcy a bad one to help relieve the stress.
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@YrNemo (8996)
18 Dec
@dgobucks226 It is very distracting , in a sense that I have been searching for my packet of Fisherman's Friend lozengers unsuccessfully for the last three days (gosh, I bought lots, but can't find a single packet right now!).
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19 Dec
@YrNemo That happens to me all the time. I put something away and when I need it I forget where I decided to put it...I need a better system
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@Shavkat (49630)
• Philippines
16 Dec
I just need to have enough sleep and do mylotting.
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18 Dec
Sleep is so important, and mylotting can't hurt either, lol.
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@Shavkat (49630)
• Philippines
19 Dec
@dgobucks226 It shows that my life is balance.lol
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19 Dec
@Shavkat Good one!
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@teamfreak16 (37049)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Dec
We don't celebrate, so there's really no stress. But I usually listen to music.
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18 Dec
Music is such a great de-stressor. This quote sums up music's effect on clearing stress.... photo-pinterest
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@teamfreak16 (37049)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Dec
@dgobucks226 - That's a great quote.
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19 Dec
@teamfreak16 Thanks, glad you enjoyed it my friend!
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@LadyDuck (125955)
• Switzerland
16 Dec
I have no more stress now, because I take it easy, I buy no gifts and I plan my meals in advance not to stress at the last minute. I listen to music and read to relax.
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18 Dec
I find planning things out is a great way to relieve stress later on. Being prepared so nothing unexpected happens is a very good key to a less stressful holiday season.
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@LadyDuck (125955)
• Switzerland
19 Dec
@dgobucks226 Something unexpected happened, I do not feel well.
@amadeo (50918)
• United States
15 Dec
nope.Those days are gone.Been there done that.Now I can relax
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18 Dec
Who says there's no benefit to age and experience? Not I
@amadeo (50918)
• United States
18 Dec
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@FayeHazel (12322)
• United States
17 Dec
Thanks for that. I needed to remember it - because otherwise I turn to eating :/
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18 Dec
Yes, a nice helpful list for sure... Now if I can just follow the suggestions
• United States
16 Dec
Listening to music, watching Christmas movies, walking, and reading are definitely my top go to stress relievers when I have to think of all the to dos for the holidays.
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18 Dec
I really enjoy getting wrapped up in a good Christmas movie. It is a great way to take a time out and clear one's mind. Very excellent list Lady!!!
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@sharon6345 (104835)
• United States
15 Dec
Christmas music but I am done after I wrap two gifts.
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18 Dec
Christmas music is always so pleasant a distraction from the daily routine. Totally agree!