Stressbusting for Every Day

@rainbow (6763)
February 4, 2007 1:28pm CST
Here are some quick easy ways to keep stress down, feel free to add your own! Eat a healthy well-balanced diet Cut down on caffine and sugar Sleep for at least 7 hours a night Do some gentle exercise Don't get over-excited - keep things in prospective Never be afraid to ask for help Learn to say "no" Please add the ones that work for you so we can share a stress-free mylot!
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I agree with all of these. And thankfully, I've had to do the 'reduce the sugar and caffeine intake' part, anyway, because my body has reacted negatively to large amounts of either thing for awhile now. Caffeine just cannot be good for a body, I swear. I was drinking too much of it and was barely able to sleep at night for awhile there. I also can't eat sugary foods or it does a lot of bad things to me *laugh* I think that the thing I have the most trouble with on this list is saying no.. i just don't like to tell people no. But I get the point, that if you're always saying yes you may put way too much on your plate that you won't have time to handle.
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@rainbow (6763)
4 Feb 07
I know how you feel about the coffee - even decaff affects my kidneys, lol. It's good to know you are getting something rightisn't it? How about instead of saying no directly putting something off by saying you are too busy amybee in a few weeks, by the it'll probably be too late and you can escape without any bad feelings. Sly but good.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Take a time out, devote at least 30 minutes in your day to yourself. You can read a book, take a bath, take a walk or just go outside and sit. This is what I do to keep stress down.
@rainbow (6763)
4 Feb 07
what a lovely relaxing idea, thank-you.
@dfollin (14799)
• United States
14 Jun 07
That about sums it up,but I have trouble sleeping and have financial problems that I don't think any of these can help.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 07
take a deep breath inhale exhale 6 x.think positve
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@rainbow (6763)
20 Jun 07
No, maybe not help but if you keep calm and look at the problems without letting them affect every area of your life you may feel better. A good trick is to get some worry men or a small angel model who you can tell your concerns to, then the worry is over even tho' the problem is not. Set aside a part of your day to worry aout you problems and thing aout how to solve them and when that time is over, try not to think about them again until the next proper time, sometimes the answer comes to us if we don't dwell. You may get to sleep etter if you don't lie in bed worrying. Good luck
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
15 Feb 07
Thanks for this list. I like the one someone put in about giving 30 mins to yourself a day. My suggestion to add on is"send the kids bak to school after summer holidays" (school went back here today....awww)
@rainbow (6763)
15 Feb 07
ha-ha, mine are on half term next week, luckily just a week off this time, aaaaargh. I know exactly what you mean.
@dbcraff (162)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I think we all need to learn to say no sometimes. A nice warm bublle bath with a relaxing book is a nice stess reliever too!
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@rainbow (6763)
15 Feb 07
mmm, that sounds good!
• United States
13 Feb 07
Thank you for these tips. When I am stressed I sometimes just need to get away for a few minutes, take a warm bath, light some candles. Also, stoppping for a minute and just BREATHING helps. Just take a few deep breaths to calm down.
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@rainbow (6763)
13 Feb 07
brillian tip! I often forget to breathe when I'm stressed, thank-you!
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Another great list Rainbow! I will add that if you are physically able try Yoga which has greatly helped me to reduce stress, and meditation. If you can find even a few minutes to meditate, perhaps in combination with a warm, soothing bath, music, candles, aromatherapy etc you will also noticably see a reduction in stress. Cheers!
@rainbow (6763)
4 Feb 07
You have some wonderful ideas there sue, thank-you. I really enjoy starting with the simple ones and letting you all fill in the details. Thank-you so much for joining in!
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