Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Linda, aka BuncoLady62, posted this great tip to relieve stress:
Reach out. Develop a network of friends and family who you can rely on and confide in. Call or visit them when you need to talk or vent. By sharing and listening they will help you calm down.
This is such a great and very important tip! Especially as we get older and perhaps retire from work/public life.
I have a Girlfriend Group that I started about 3 years ago. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at a different local restaurant each time. We eat, yes, and most of us are very calorie conscious so we check the menu BEFORE we go.
The main course is LAUGHTER. It burns more calories, lol, and just makes us feel good. We catch up on each other's lives and offer support where needed, but we mostly just get to be ourselves and enjoy the company.
I started by inviting two women who had been my friends for over 20 years. Along the way they invited a friend of their own that I had never met. The group fluctuates in number,and we take turns picking the next eating place, but FUN is always first on the menu!
In fact, I enjoy this so much, I think I'm going to try to get a morning group going - of women who are retired - maybe meet for morning coffee at Starbucks once a week.
This is such a fun, easy thing to do. You only need one friend to begin. Then she invites a friend. Then her friend invites.... well, you get the idea. Try it!
KAREN in Texas