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In times of stress...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Have you ever had those times when you try to reach out to people and feel alone. It's easy to get down and frustrated, thinking that nobody cares. It's even harder in these days of social networking and such... I recently posted a well wish about my father on facebook, who had a stroke scare, and I'm pretty sure that my friend baking muffins got more support! I'm sure there are many reasons for this, including the fact that I had actually quit facebook for over a year (an accomplishment I'm actually quite proud of), so I have fewer 'friends' on there these days.

Recently I've discovered that it's important in the times when you are feeling good to practice your stress relief coping so that when things get bad you are equipped to make it through. I have learned how to take time for myself and appreciate the things around me. I have learned to cook my own whole/healthy foods, I have learned to pay attention to the ones that get overlooked when i'm stressed (husband, parents), and I've learned that taking care of myself first is ultimately what will help me be a better wife, friend, family member...

I am also learning to write during the different times in my life so that I can look back to help me develop better strategies to make me succcessful on all of my journeys (health/weight loss, marriage, friendship, life...)

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EG8383 5/3/2013 3:27PM

  I agree with you. I'm glad that you're learning how to cope and stay strong and push through those hard times. We all have them and feel like we're alone. I think sometimes people don't know what to say or how to help. Sending prayers your way. =) Hang in there!

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MAMABUGAZ 4/30/2013 12:44PM

    I'm a huge believer that good stress management techniques promote good health and wellness.
When I am stressed:
- my MS flares up, and I have often landed in the hospital
When we are stressed:
- chronic illnesses are more likely to develop and act up
- we may over-eat, and, therefore, gain weight
- even if we don't over-eat, stress produces cortisol in our bodies, and cortisol puts on the pounds

I am very intentional about avoiding stress, when possible, by choosing what to say yes to and what to say no to. I exercise, I pamper myself when I desire pampering, etc.

Keep on practicing stress management. It is a good wellness strategy.

~ Faith


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KITT52 4/30/2013 9:09AM

    I pray when I am feeling that way...I know God is always there for me...

Have a healthy day

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