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How do you keep your stress down?

Monday, February 08, 2010

I joined the heart healthy team, so I decided to ask - How do you keep your stress down?'

I pray.

I listen to Christian music on my MP3 player with headphones, so I can shut out the world.

I call and talk to Laura or Teresa {my daughters}

I take Brutus for a walk.

Sometimes I just cry. We all need a good cry now and then.

And of course sometimes I eat, when I shouldnt.

So what do you do?
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PURPLELVR7 2/9/2010 4:28PM

    Great ideas emoticon

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ELIZ181 2/9/2010 7:39AM

    I meditate, exercise, take a hike, I use to go on a run, take a bath

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DAS92687 2/9/2010 5:58AM

    Jenala,

I pray, or go to Mass.
I write in my journal, or read back in my journal .... sometimes I find the answer waiting right there for me.
I breathe deeply.
I exercise.
I make a "to do" list ... often the stress if because of something I feel is hanging undone.

Hope you have a great day today :) Diane

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LORETTA24 2/8/2010 10:11PM

    Talking with the Lord (my best friend) is a great stabilizer. I try to understand the weeknesses I have and make plans to work around or with them. If I know that I will binge if I go to a particular restaurant for an event (like a friend or family birthday, anniversary, etc.) then I plan my meals and snacks for the week or day knowing I'm going to that. I try be organized with anything I'm doing and am always seeking a way to simplify how I do some things. I won't lend money expecting it to be returned. I never count on someone else to take care of anything vital to my well being so I am not disappointed. People are not perfect so I don't expect it or even the best of it, then when things go great I am easily satisfied. .... and the list goes on. Keep smiling (don't watch things I know I will get upset about or stirred up). I avoid people who are negative whenever possible. etc.

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IUHRYTR 2/8/2010 9:46PM

    I'm usually pretty mellow and calm but when I get overly stressed I try to slow down my heart rate with deep breaths and become accepting of the situation as it exists at the moment. - Lou

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JESSICA_0029 2/8/2010 9:17PM

    I read, spend time playing with doggies they make me happy, sometimes I cry too, I pray and recently when I'm really stressed I get on the treadmill. emoticon

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LENNIEBINO 2/8/2010 9:12PM

  I pray. Also if I have time I like to watch one of my favorite Christian teachers on TV. That takes my mind off what I am stressing about.

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DEUSMACHINA 2/8/2010 9:12PM

    I run. A lot! LOL!! Or read a book. Or do a bit of Sparking ;)

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EMPOWEREDRUNNER 2/8/2010 9:12PM

    I agree with Yatmama. Prayer definitely is an important one. Also, I try not to let myself get overwhelmed, which definitely heightens the stress level.

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JUST-DUCKY 2/8/2010 9:08PM

    I like to read.

I play with my baby girl.

I post on various forums that I'm a member of.

I play a game I'm addicted too..lol (Earth Eternal)

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YATMAMA 2/8/2010 9:06PM

    I, too, pray. I quote scripture to my troubles. I talk to my husband and my sisters in the Lord, who also join me in prayer. More and more I'm learning, too, to exercise in stressful times. It has an amazing effect!

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