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Trying hard to relax

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Actually, I find that I'm not 'under' stress anymore. But I spent most of my life stressed out. Now that I've retired I don't have to deal with those horrible deadlines, or nasty boss or co-workers, etc., but I find I'm still carrying stress.

Maybe I'm stressing over the lack of stress ? ? ? ?

I've been trying out different types of relaxation techniques and meditation methods. It's really hard to quiet my mind from all the clutter and bombarding thoughts.

Just as much a part of getting healthy is the healing my soul and learning to be good to myself. . . . cos I've put on a lot of miles and have been pretty hard on myself for a lotta years.

I have a lot to learn, but I am feeling really good about where I'm going.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GWTRIKER 7/24/2013 8:30PM

    I would love to distress myself. Good luck!

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JTREMBATH 7/24/2013 3:36PM

    In this day and age I think there are a lot of stressed people out there.

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KARRENLYNN 7/24/2013 12:27PM

    Stress is sometimes tricky to manage and unfortunately has the exact opposite affect of holding onto weight instead of letting go.

Have a great day,


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BAMAJAM 7/24/2013 12:16PM

  Oh my--- What big eyes you have !---- lol

Loved your blog, and especially was amused by the Guardian Angel-- (mine too)!

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GABY1948 7/24/2013 9:48AM

    GREAT blog! Thanks for sharing...I love the first one!

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FUNLOVEN 7/24/2013 9:35AM

    Having too much on my mental plate only adds to the clutter in my head. When that happens I have to take a step back, take a look around, prioritize, and then take only one step forward at a time.

When I really stress out, I get mad it all, let go of everything, and go do something fun or something special for myself, or something I really like to do. Then when I face the world again, so to speak, I don't feel so stressed any more and the world doesn't look so bad to me.

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FELINEBETTER 7/24/2013 8:17AM

    Like anything else -- it's all about building on healthy habits. The more you practise meditation or any relaxation technique -- the better and easier it gets!

Take care. Btw - Love the guardian angel. I think she's related to mine! lol

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MSLZZY 7/24/2013 7:44AM


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KAYYVAUGHN 7/24/2013 7:31AM

    The stress free zone looks peaceful.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/24/2013 7:22AM

    Stress has been a constant visitor in my life for the past few years...but I am hoping some major changes I am planning in the future will help to reduce that stress.

Try deep breathing - it helps.

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NELLJONES 7/24/2013 6:34AM

    Stress reactions are a habit that can be broken. It takes as long as losing weight, though.

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KELLIEBEAN 7/23/2013 10:30PM

    It's terrible that we have to work so hard to relax. I have a very hard time shutting my mind off and I too feel like my guardian angel has that look!


Breathe in and slowly blow it out.

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WALLAHALLA 7/23/2013 10:21PM

    Can't wait to retire to escape the stress of my boss and co-workers.

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KARIDIAN1 7/23/2013 9:43PM

    Nice quotes and photos. Hoping to be stress free on vacation next week.

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