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Self Commitments to be positive and active everyday!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

You do have time to do at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday!

30-60 min. exercise
get outdoors have some fun
be positive
be assertive
change negatives into positives
deep breath when feeling overwhelmed and frustrated
pep-talks when triggers occur to defuse the annoyances and agitations.
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X_MONICA_X 10/20/2013 8:12PM

    The list was made to remind me to do this daily. If I keep track, then I'll follow through then just keeping it in my head. Writing it out helps me stay with it. Just got to let go of negative thoughts that seem to sabotage my daily goals.

Thanks for your comments!

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PATTYKLAVER 10/20/2013 8:22AM

    Thank you for the reminder and the list. I realized last night that I am falling into old habits and not doing enough for me.

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RICKI157 10/20/2013 12:36AM

    emoticon Totally!!!!!! Sometimes it is hard but I do my very best to get in at least 30 minutes a day, more when I can!!!!!
You Rock!!!!!!

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X_MONICA_X 10/20/2013 12:06AM

    Some alternative suggestions for easing day-to-day stress:

Get out. Going outside for a change of scenery, and taking just a 10- to 15-minute walk can help. "Research suggests that a natural environment is a de-stresser," Roy noted. "Anything outdoors, weather permitting, is a great idea because it gets you out of your regular environment. In the event of bad weather, try yoga or basic stretching exercises."
Take a deep breath. Stress or nerves may cause people to take shallow breaths or even hold their breath. Simple breathing exercises, like taking slow, deep breaths can help people relax and de-stress.
Find a hobby. Having fun and doing something you enjoy is a great way to feel better and relax. "Plan fun activities and enjoy hobbies or engage in interests outside of the job environment," Wilkinson advised in the news release.
Eat a healthy diet. Eating more healthy foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, may boost your immune system. "A poor diet puts the body in a state of physical stress and weakens the immune system," Wilkinson explained. "As a result, a person can be more likely to get infections."
Be positive. Making it a point to look on the bright side can make a big difference when it comes to stress. "A person with a negative attitude will often report more stress than would someone with a positive attitude," Wilkinson said.
Stay connected. When coping with life's twists and turns, it's important to rely on friends for support. "Sometimes having little or no social support will increase the difficulty of dealing with an issue," Wilkinson noted.
Stretch. "Stress builds up over time and can center in the neck, back and spine," Evans said in the release. "Stress can cause headaches and lower the immune response. Both exercise and stretching help to relieve stress."
Take a break. For 10 minutes every day, relax and try to shut out the world. "Close your eyes and breathe deeply; this can trigger the relaxation response," Evans suggested.

(from an article I was reading on SparkPeople)

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X_MONICA_X 10/19/2013 11:51PM

    Thanks! emoticon

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DELIA38961 10/19/2013 11:41PM

    great goals

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