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PEACHY_GIRL Posts: 14,295
6/28/14 1:32 P

Nice long hot shower

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6/28/14 1:14 P


DONNAATTEBERRY SparkPoints: (5,775)
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6/28/14 12:53 P

After I get home from work, I take my shower, grab my laptop, and catch up on the daily events in my friends and families lives, then I head off to bed.

JIACOLO SparkPoints: (365,219)
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6/28/14 12:22 P

Exercise helps. I also like cooking.

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

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GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (126,989)
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6/28/14 10:33 A

Well, I'm consistent.............was going to post hot soak in the tub, but I already posted that!
Let me add bubble bath, a glass of wine and aromatherapy and some yoga. I have recently been introduced to aromatherapy oils and boy, do I love them. I even carry a small spritzer in my pocket at work at spray and inhale. Oh, the journeys it takes me calming.

OMARIA1999 SparkPoints: (8,337)
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6/28/14 10:27 A

Listen to worship music and pray

Edited by: OMARIA1999 at: 6/28/2014 (10:28)
BANKER-CHUCK Posts: 5,934
6/28/14 10:22 A

Eat dinner and watch programs recorded on DVR.


1/1/10 Start Wht 279 lbs
12/1/15 Goal 180

**Maintain** "OR" set new Goal! 170's maybe??
MSTOWE57 Posts: 1,930
7/3/13 10:31 P


" Oh eternal and everlasing God, direct my thoughts, words and work"

_George Washington
JIACOLO SparkPoints: (365,219)
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7/3/13 10:12 P

tv works well to decompress

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
LOISJOHN14VS6 Posts: 863
7/3/13 7:09 P


Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
John 14:6 Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the pow
VCOOTS61 SparkPoints: (8,517)
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7/3/13 6:40 P

A glass or two of wine and snuggle in to a TV show with the hubby.

Time to take care of ME!
HOLLYM48 SparkPoints: (183,077)
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7/3/13 5:54 P

about 45 mins on the computer, dinner with my family and then an hour or so walking or working out!

I can do it!!
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MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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7/3/13 4:49 P

Getting into pajamas early and reading, with my two cats by my side.

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FLEXTYFAMOUS SparkPoints: (8,355)
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7/3/13 4:48 P

Hot bubble bath and candles and music and NO KIDS!!


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MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
7/3/13 4:42 P

watch tv or sit around talking to my DH and DD

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"
PTREE15 SparkPoints: (8,059)
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7/3/13 3:27 P

Read, listen to music, watch a movie, take a long bath, hang out with friends, talk on the phone.

"Turn off your television. Go do something."
DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
7/3/13 1:07 P

Play hay day or candy crush on my ipad

DIETER27 Posts: 6,897
7/3/13 1:05 P

Meditate, go for a walk, read, listen to music.

RUSSNGUS Posts: 57
7/3/13 1:03 P

Reading a book or swimming. emoticon

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RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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7/3/13 1:01 P

Cooking really relaxes me. I love moving around our large kitchen after sitting at a desk all day. I also love to work in the garden, and yes, sitting to read the paper, watch tv. etc.

GINNABOOTS Posts: 7,144
7/3/13 9:36 A

As weird as it sounds I go for a run. After I cool down it relaxes me.

SBURDEN Posts: 5,537
7/3/13 9:32 A

read a book

AMANDA660 Posts: 881
7/3/13 9:18 A

A glass of wine!

GUDDIGO Posts: 1,081
7/3/13 9:15 A


OLIVIANIGHT SparkPoints: (163,349)
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7/3/13 8:08 A

Reading, crochet, cross stitch or baking.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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7/2/13 8:36 A

Read a really good book.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
PUDLECRAZY Posts: 4,407
7/2/13 6:49 A

A variety of things: read, walk, sing, play my guitar, sew, build things....

ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (12,719)
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7/2/13 6:35 A

By Sparking, walking, and must I admit, watching T.V.?? :)

Striving to maintain!
DELRIO1 Posts: 5,705
7/2/13 5:45 A

read the paper, watch tv, garden, etc.

MSTOWE57 Posts: 1,930
6/30/13 4:47 P


" Oh eternal and everlasing God, direct my thoughts, words and work"

_George Washington
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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6/30/13 2:25 P

Doing a crossword puzzle or reading a book.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (126,989)
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6/30/13 1:53 P

Hot soak in the bathtub

6/30/13 11:18 A

I watch TV, but my hands are always busy with crafts or sewing. It's amazing what you can accomplish just be doing a few stitches a day. Pick a project you enjoy doing and set aside some relax time to do it each evening. Some ideas:

Read and learn something new.
Read a romance novel.
Take up drawing or painting.
Cross stitch.
Crochet or knit something -- learn and make everyone scarves for Christmas (easy level).
Sudoko Puzzles.
Jigsaw Puzzles.
Write in a journal about your thoughts or happenings in your day.
Quilt (this is my favorite) -- make small wall hangings for gifts or yourself.
Plan your next day's meals.
Meditate for 1/2 hour.
Close your eyes and put the headphones on and listen to music.
Learn another language.
Take an on-line course.
Take a course at your local community college.
Take up and learn a new hobby like leather craft, stained glass, pottery.
Make new jewelry with inexpensive Good Will jewelry or beads from the craft store.
Hand-write some letters to friends (wow, won't they be surprised).
Walk or exercise.
Clean a tiny portion of a cabinet or drawer or a corner of the room.
Redecorate or repaint a wall.
Research something on the internet that you know nothing about.

There's a great big world out there with endless things to learn about and things to do. The sky is the limit. There's no reason to be bored. Make a pact with yourself that whatever you choose to do, it will be without snacks or foods involved.

Good luck!

Edited by: PATTIJOHNSON at: 6/30/2013 (11:21)
Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!

Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!

Any effort is better than no effort!
LILSPARKIE85 SparkPoints: (30,517)
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6/30/13 11:13 A

I go for a walk, read a book, and take a hot shower.

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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6/30/13 11:00 A

swimming, gardening, or reading

AMARISRON Posts: 1,205
6/30/13 10:17 A

a book, tv, a walk, good conversations

CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,463)
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6/30/13 8:49 A

just chill with DH

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!
EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,667
6/30/13 1:53 A

I like to crochet or do cross-stitch! Takes my mind off my worries.

ROXYCARIN SparkPoints: (61,280)
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6/30/13 12:18 A

Work out

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (310,740)
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6/30/13 12:10 A

I workout, take a shower, and read.

Janie Garcia Moreno




RUTHDEN1 SparkPoints: (116,496)
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6/29/13 11:26 P

Read emoticon

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REBCCA SparkPoints: (306,215)
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6/29/13 11:15 P

Play Lumosity brain games

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
6/29/13 10:50 P

Read, walk or lift weights.

Moving in new directions.
MSTOWE57 Posts: 1,930
6/29/13 10:29 P


" Oh eternal and everlasing God, direct my thoughts, words and work"

_George Washington
LAILA07 SparkPoints: (63,151)
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6/29/13 10:24 P



STARSHINE671 SparkPoints: (3,371)
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6/29/13 10:18 P

I walk, bike or read. All good stress relievers. Also I like to "Spark" emoticon

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Stand up eight."...Japanese quote.

LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (49,897)
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6/29/13 10:04 P

What always worked best for me was heading to the swimming pool. It is such a different environment, the dis-connect from work stress was amazing. A good workout, followed by a nice shower...and I felt like I was starting a new day! (especially in the summer when it was still light outside--lol!)

"You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view" Obiwan Return of the Jedi
GINGERVISTA Posts: 6,234
6/29/13 9:49 P

I have several:
First, I walk or bike to work, 1.5 miles. If I walk, I listen to music on the way home (1/2 hr). If I bike, I just enjoy the 10 minute ride home while riding in the bike lanes (YAY!)
OR I come home, flop on the couch with one of my three cats & read for half hour or so; just enough to decompress.
OR I go for a walk with my friend/duplex neighbor or sometimes by myself.
OR I get online & get on SparkPeople or read my Spark emails.
I've only lived in my duplex since Nov., so one of these days I'm going to grab a book & go read in the hammock out back. ;)

Edited by: GINGERVISTA at: 6/29/2013 (21:49)
Whittier, NC
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6/29/13 9:38 P

I work in a pharmacy & it can be very stressful. I started walking for an hour right after work,not a lazy hazy walk. I start out slow with my ear buds on walking to the up beat music & before I know it I am going off to a good steady pace.When I am done I am tired & sweaty I come home take a long cool shower, then make a smoothie out of yogurt,frozen fruit, & water. I then do a house hold chore then I sit in my recliner on the computer,doing research in History which I so love, or reading a good book or here on Sparks.

ARIZONA33 Posts: 231
6/29/13 9:23 P

It use to be that I would relax after a busy day mindlessly eating late into the night. I would fill my cravings both physical and emotional with chocolates, junk food and anything that sounded good even if I was not hungry.

Now, I am looking for new ways to relax after a busy and stressful day. And, to replace the mindless eating with healthy activities and hobbies.

Any ideas?

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