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Three Ways to Distress During the Holidays


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

1. Pet a cat-proven to decrease stress. If you don't have a cat, pet a dog, spend time watching your fish, gerbil, bird, etc. If you don't own a pet, there are usually pets around us somewhere. There are also precious pictures of pets online that will make you smile!
2. Meditate for 5-1- minutes daily- I like to use the mantra: "God, please come sit in my heart my heart is open to you..." Reading short inspirational sayings or stories also helps alleviate stress
3. Spend time with and in nature- this works really well for me. I can sit on our porch surrounded by plants and look out at the woods. It also grounds me and reminds me how we are all connected to "Mother Earth."

Bonus: Do something creative, be it doodling, arranging flowers, planting flowers or plants, making a new recipe, try free drawing while listening to music!

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MRE1956 12/17/2012 7:22AM

    Thank you for sharing! Most of the ideas wouldn't work for me right now, with the possible exception of #1.......and I've been less than regular on visiting the kitties in my area lately.........let's hear it for job search-related depression!

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CORKYTHEMOM1 12/13/2012 8:47AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Sue!!

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QUERIDAANA 12/12/2012 12:42PM

    E emoticon xcellent ideas!

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