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Posts: 95 4/10/08 6:22 P
With the weather getting nice, I head to the nearby beach and read. Those waves calm me every time.
Fitness Minutes: (6,432) Posts: 29 4/10/08 4:49 P
I enjoy coloring or reading something I normally wouldn't have time for (I'm currently a grad student so all I do is read). It's also starting to get really nice out, so just getting a change of scenery for a bit makes a huge difference in my mood.
Pounds lost: 34.8
Fitness Minutes: (45,178) Posts: 2,005 3/20/08 11:03 P
I go to yoga class. I have found that I am a lot less stressed during the week if I go to a yoga class at least once a week. The higher impact exercise helps too, but really the calming of it does wonders.
I try to exercise if I have the chance but I have found with stress at work I tried to take a few deep breaths and think of a happier time. I also talk/vent to peers about the situation.
current weight: 168.0
Posts: 95 3/17/08 4:49 P
For me it depends on the stressor and how stressed it makes me. Some days a glass of red wine works wonders. Reading, cooking, vegging in front of the TV, and going outside for a walk really help. I work out first thing in the AM, so I usually do something less strenous in the afternoons and evenings when stress usually is a problem.
Posts: 1,196 3/14/08 10:05 P
When I'm stressed,(which isn't often) I play computer games, or watch the History Channel on TV. I also talk to my sister.
One day at a time.
current weight: 178.8
Posts: 719 3/14/08 8:47 P
The way I destress is to walk the dog. and do a jig saw puzzle or a Sudoku puzzle or unload on my sister.
current weight: 141.0
Posts: 1,682 3/14/08 2:23 P
1. Exercise - particularly a good kickboxing class - helps get out the frustration.
2. warm, relaxing baths.
3. Going for a longer than normal walk with my dog, or just playing with her.
Anyone who cleans to relax: I have a bedroom and office and way too much that needs it! You're welcome anytime :-).
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going" ~Beverly Sills
"Having it all doesn't necessarily mean having it all at once" ~Stephanie Luetkehans
current weight: 144.4
Posts: 2,660 3/14/08 8:28 A
Oh Pat - please come help me with my home office! It's an embarrassing mess cuz it's where I put everything extraneous when I clean up the rest of the house! I need to work on it in small bits since right now, it's overwhelming!
And thanks to whoever suggested desk exercises and moving 5 min out of every hour!
current weight: 150.0
Posts: 2,883 3/13/08 11:52 P
I write letters and review my calendar/schedule fun activities.
~Katie~ "And I tell you, ask (and keep asking), and it will be given to you; seek (and keep seeking), and you will find; knock (and keep knocking), and it will be opened to you." (Luke 11:9) "There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line." ~Oscar Levant "A fish is not a floating vegetable" ~Unknown kandidkatie.blogspot.com/
current weight: 185.0
Fitness Minutes: (979) Posts: 1,719 2/11/08 12:30 A
When I am stressed or distressed or frustrated, I often clean (a room, a drawer, a closet, etc.) depending on my timeframe. Right now the mess on my desk makes me stress!!
Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
Begin each day anew and forgive yourself for yesterday.
Pounds lost: 11.0
Posts: 182 2/10/08 6:39 P
Exercise is one of the biggest destresser for me, but I will also watch TV, read a book, or listen to a book on tape.
current weight: 216.0
Fitness Minutes: (78,066) Posts: 5,187 2/10/08 6:21 P
I'm discovering that for me, having one night where I come home (after the gym or not) and don't do anything but eat dinner and relax by watching a movie or tv show or reading. No computer, nothing extraneous, just sit down and do something semi-mindless.
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt-
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Posts: 8 2/10/08 5:18 P
To destress, I do something that I know will make me laugh such as watching Ellen or listening to Bare Naked Ladies.
current weight: 183.6
Posts: 30,299 2/10/08 12:14 P
there are a couple of excersizes you can do at your desk, or work area, you can print them out then take them and put them up to remind you if you like. I do a couple as well as I sit all day long and although Im up and down I can sit for a couple of hours at a time...I have to remind myself to get up and move for 5 min every hour which was reccommended by the health nurse who did my ergonomic assessment..just some fuel for your thoughts there...enjoy
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Since my job involves sitting at the computer all day, I de-stress with a game or 2 of FreeCell. Since I work from home, no one is looking over my shoulder. I'm sure there are IT police who can see what I'm doing, but I put in tons of extra time, so I don't feel guilty for my mini-breaks!
I'm thinking I should switch to mini-breaks that involve MOVING, tho!
current weight: 150.0
Fitness Minutes: (55,045) Posts: 604 2/10/08 11:32 A
I usually destress by running or lifting weights and pushing myself as hard as I can go. I also like to sit down and play with my cat - she always seems to put a smile on my face.
I have trouble destressing too, especially in this cold weather and being inside more..I used to dance and that was a great destresser..Now, I call my friends, read, journal, watch TV, deep breathing, and listen to meditation tapes as I go to sleep. I'm adding more exercise and I think that's supposed to help.
Life is a Blessing and what I do with it is up to ME!! Christina Applegate
"Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." --Francis of Assisi
Smiles and Blessings, Plaidy
current weight: 228.8
Fitness Minutes: (279) Posts: 1,270 2/10/08 9:17 A
Yesterday I purchased a sketch pad and some sketch pencils. I don't draw well at all. But, I bought these as an outlet that I'm hoping will help me destress. My hopes is that as I doodle (and it will be a stretch to call it that - LOL) my brain be forced to focus on it rather than the stresses.
As a team, how does everyone else destress? What mechanisms, activities help you in this?
current weight: 154.0
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