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9/21/17 10:03 A

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Family problem last nite so started sleep off on the wrong track. Hard to get to a sound sleep when you feel frustrated and angry. That bell sounds like a good thing. Even Brandy came up on my bed with me. I have a blanket there just for her just in case she wants up, usually just in the mornings so I think the angry voices bothered her too. She always makes me feel better. Seems this morning things are quiet but the elephant is still in the room if you are familiar with that saying. It is 53 and clear and sunny so sunshine helps and we could walk but we have Alex yet and no way am I going to walk him. Nobody took the time to get him used to the head leash yet. He would be fine in a short time, just have to get used to the feel of the head leash.
I hope we both can get rid of the stresses/stress, not good to keep it with us. I will take time to clear my desk today, I tend to put it off too long. I am determined to enjoy this sunny day!! some stretches and exercises will help also plus a good mystery to have waiting.
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I have been under a lot of stress lately as well... I wonder if something like the mindfulness timer (it chimes a bell periodically during the day to remind you to stop for a moment and breathe/be.) would help.

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I have had many stressors lately. The thing that helps me the most in the short run is to focus on the present moment and observe my breathing. I concentrate on slowing and evening out the breath and concerted muscle relaxation. It takes 5-10 minutes and it works pretty well. emoticon emoticon

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I think that I have mentioned this before but the number 1 thing that helps me deal with stress is getting enough sleep... of course easier said than done sometimes!

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Have the 3 year old in here so doing the best I can. Internet was out all day and I have a ton of posts to answer and delete. She is busy!
I never cared for the percolated coffee everybody drank but now with the new coffeemakers I do enjoy it with a little cream. Some of my friends are tea drinkers and I always have tea at my youngest daughters as she likes strong coffee, not me and the caffeine gives me the jitters. I drink a lot of water for my kidneys.
Yesterday was cold and cloudy and today warm, cloudy and humid, maybe a storm. We have the yellow lab, Alex, who comes with the 3 year old so he plays with my dog and they get exercise.
It seems a lot of us have issues to deal with. I am upping my walking a little at a time to get back to 8000 steps and do my back, knee, and neck exercises from PT plus icing my sciatica and tendon. All getting better but keeps me busy. My oldest granddaughter has the same thing you do in her feet.
Best I get moving, not good to sit with sciatica./ Have a great day and hope you have sunshine.

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I never acquired a taste for coffee (all I can taste when I've tried, even when heavily sweetened etc., is the bitter) but I grew up drinking tea... which I guess is not very common in the US. So drinking tea has a familiarity to it as well as the ritual.

We are having gorgeous weather but my plantar faciitis flared up again, making walking painful. Maybe tomorrow I will go for a walk anyway This is my favorite time of year and I don't want to waste it inside..

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Finally got brave and walked with Brandy for half an hour in spite of sciatica and swollen tendon and Brandy's shoulder. 2 vets cleared Brandy's shoulder, she has no pain in it so we limp off together. Walking with her is my all time favorite exercise and nice fall days make it even more special. Have a great day , no stress!

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I never cared for tea as well as coffee but started drinking tea when I was nursing my babies , seems like a hundred years ago, I am 76 now. I learned to use tea bags or just leaves and to steep it. Nites I can't sleep I make tea. I read a lot so have a variety of tea as well as leaves. I have been thinking of relaxing on the patio while the days are nice. Not many people drink tea over coffee, I enjoy both. Too bad we all forget times when we did something special to relax. I don't use sugar or milk but when my allergies keep me up I add honey, lemon and cinnamon, helps. Have a great day, wonderful day here in northern Minnesota!!

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I find tea incredibly relaxing--even when it isn't a "relaxing" tea (ie, something with lavender, chamomile, etc.) There is a ritual to heating up the water, preparing the leaves, etc. that I find soothing...and then sitting and getting that first hit of the rich scent, the heat of the drink in my hands and my throat... it's happy and peaceful and relaxing. It helps me get centered before my day really starts. When we first bought the house I would sit on the porch while I drank my first cup of tea... I keep forgetting to do that now. That made it even more relaxing and yet helped wake me up. Now I just tend to take the tea to my office and sit at my computer.

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i keep reading about the teas that help so am planning to use my tea more often, especially when it gets colder but I can wait, no rush for colder. I agree on everybody being busy and stressed. I have several teams I joined for reasons and friends but it has been very hard to keep in touch with all of them. I am going to try to take it all a little at a time and learn not to blab, I see others just leave a sentence or two. One day at a time, one of my favorite teams i have neglected. No more blabbing!! emoticon

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I think there are a lot of reasons why this team isn't more active, and the fact that so many of us have busy, stress-filled lives is one of them.

I think a mug of tea and a book may be my very favorite way to relax.

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Surprised to see a post from this team. With all the stress in the world I have always wondered why this team is usually empty. Not sure the leader is here anymore either. Usually she and I were the only ones posting.
Words with friends is popular and a good thing tho I have never tried it. Walking outside is my favorite thing to do , with my chocolate lab. I have had to stop it, swollen tendon from 8000 steps a day, not a fun reward for effort. Then sciatica in the other leg so I am walking inn limited amounts.
My doctor said to have a glass of wine every day when I take my relaxation time to read and/or watch tv. I wait til about 2 or 3 after I do exercises and house stuff and then sit and relax and ice my tendon and back. Brandy has had her pal, yellow lab, staying with us so she gets exercise playing and running with him. So things are slowly coming back to whatever is normal.
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I enjoy playing Words With Friends everyday. Keeps my mind sharper and I can connect with my friends!

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Reading mysteries is another relaxing thing for me. Trying to figure out who did it?

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Listen to music that makes me happy.

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try to get a good nite's sleep

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Walk Walk and walk somemore. Have my new fitbit the kids got me for Xmas and am working with it. Walking to NYC, close to Central Park now.
I have been having a terrible time with sleep, down to 2 or 3 hours some nites. Very frustrating and I sure don't feel rested the next morning. I do read but get tired of that when i want to sleep. Fitbit congratulated me tjhis morning for my 8 hours and I feel great!! Wish I knew why so many bad nites????

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I, I wish it were spring *brrr* I miss the sun.

I can't remember if I mentioned this that the #1 thing I need to alleviate and better handle stress is get enough sleep (which I am posting because I completely failed to do this over the holidays, and it showed).

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Trying to enjoy reading to relax and even tho walking isn't all that great it is great to get outside and the last 2 days haven't needed to wrap up like a mummy cause of the wind. Is it spring yet?

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Exercise in the house emoticon I am not good at getting much done inside except for house stuff.

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Walking but our winter weather has been so awful it has been weeks since we walked andnow below zero coming. emoticon I was shoveling for exercise but with the4 cold there won't be snow. Is it spring yet??

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Go for walks, especially this time of year.

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Walking Brandy is the best stress reliever ever!!

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Today is going to be a nice long shower and then walk brandy. Love Sundays, no appts or phone calls etc. Stress free!!

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Laughter is a great stress reliever.

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My favorite stress relief is walking my chocolate lab, Brandy now that both knees have been replaced, away we go and I always feel better after we walk.

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also love to read and sometimes have a glass of wine as well.

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I listen to meditation / study music.

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I read. I can't believe I haven't mention this one before--it's my #1 go to to relax.

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I go outside to take a walk or bike ride.

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I talk with my husband.

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I also do a weekly crossword and yes it does keep your mind busy

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Puzzle games are good stress relievers for me because I find them in a way meditative--I have to concentrate on what I'm doing, which means I'm not worrying about other stuff.

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Once again i joined the free 21 day yoga program and had been walking Brandy and shoveling so never did do it but they had a video last nite starting with the yoga so at least i have started. The new knee is still tender to kneel on but I may be able to use a pillow.. I thought I was in fairly good shape==Ha--that was a delusion. It is going to take me awhile to get my balance etc. but yoga is an excellent stress buster so I am going to do it til it is over on the 21st. Then she wants you to join but it isn't cheap and the way I fall by the wayside I am not sure I want to do that. Lots of stress with hubby in memory care and worry over finances so i need to keep doing things to relieve the stress. Very cold here now with a nasty wind so going out with brandy is a quick trip as she is holding her feet up. Looking forward to spring. Take care, Georgine

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On weekends I go visit my daughter and her husband who lives an hours drive and we play I Spy with the older grandson while the 2 year old plays with his toy trucks. When its not too bad outside, I jog around the pine trees.

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I play Criminal Case on my Ipad. It keeps you busy finding the appointed things on the screens so I have no time to stress about things and i enjoy finding out who the murderer is.

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Sometimes I play video games. My husband knows it's been a rough day when he comes home and I tell him "I need to kill something." LOL

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Find something to do outside, always feels good to get outside if weather permits. emoticon

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I love sitting inn my recliner with a glass of wine and a good mystery to read. Very relaxing and away from stressful things.I know i am repeating but it is my favorite time doing what I like to do.

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I braid. It calms my mind.

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Drinking tea on my porch or deck, something I need to do more often. Just taking time to "be".

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Siting in my chair with a good mystery with or without a glass of wine. Especially like it when the weather is bad and we can't walk.

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I fence as part of the society for creative anachronism, so it's not the same as modern fencing--good for me, as I don't know that my knee/hip could handle modern fencing's lunges. It is however a great stress releas--followed up by hanging out with friends.

Before I started fencing, I danced with the SCA for years--and I jokingly called it my stress relief. I didn't realize until I hurt my hip and had to stop dancing how true that really was. I still haven't gotten back into dancing, but I fence, and it helps too.

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I took fencin in college, it was fun. Now my daily walks with brandy are my stress release. I will have to do something else today with this rain. emoticon emoticon

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gardening which i am doing this afternoon. Always a feeling of accomplishment and it uses up all the stress so I feel relaxed. emoticon

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I usually journal or talk it out with a good friend

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the old stand by, sit and read a mystery, add a glass fo wine, even better

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I walk with brandy 3 or 4 times a day and try to go a little further every day. she is a healthy 21/2 year old female chocolate lab and she sure sets the pace high, I am puffing when we are done!!

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I like to listen to guided meditations on Youtube (they also help me fall asleep) or do a little yoga (even the little 20 minute sequences are enough.

Another weird thing I do is coloring. It sounds juvenile but it's somehow comforting. The challenging, detailed pages really take your mind off of pressing issues for a while.

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relax in my recliner with a good mystery to read

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I do something that takes my mimd off stressful things, reading a good mystery is one thing I do and that relaxes me,

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I come in here and do some sparking with friends and/ or play the 2 games i do that require some thinking so they take my mind off whatever is bothering me.

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mentally review the things I can still do instead of concentrating on those I can't


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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Got a divorce and moved in apartment and now have a boyfriend to relieve stress I don't have much any more I got rid 90% of it with divorce

I do the best I can from now on my life is mine I want to be a healthy nana I can only control that I'm back And I'm doing the done girl and I am going to be a turbo fire hottie with the blazing blue team i am a positive thoghtful person who cares about others And my family sherry wilson


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I garden or go for a walk

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read a magazine


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Just keeping busy and getting something done I have left, keeps the mind busy and I feel good when I am done.

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Breathe. Sounds like a simple thing, but when I start to stress or panic, I forget to breathe normally. Focusing on breathing helps be come back down to earth.
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PUT ON SOME MUSIC I LIKE AND DO RELAXATION STRETCHES

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Do online jigsaws


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Take Brandy for a walk emoticon we need an icon with a bigger dog!

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listen to music


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get out in the gardens emoticon

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Reading a good book such as a mystery is so relaxing. My mind is a million miles away from my daily life - and no traffic :-)

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One thing I found that helps is a bubble game i found on F. It takes my total concentration and i feel less stress after wards tho it usually beats me.

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Place my concerns in the hands of my Creator God & leave them there!

God bless!

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I stand in awe of the salvation, through Christ Jesus, that Creator God has granted me. May you enjoy the same!

I am so very thankful that the door of access is permanently open to The Creator & His beloved Son, Christ Jesus!

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." ~ Psalm 33:12 --- IN GOD WE TRUST

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Do an exercise or emoticon emoticon something around the house that helps use up stress and get a feeling of accomplishment.

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A nice bath in a tub full of bubbles with a lit scented candle and my head on an inflated pillow always allows my cares to wash away, even if it's only for 15 minutes.

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Taking brandy outside and i walk while she is sniffing and doing her thing. emoticon She was not on a leash all winter due to the snow and cold so i need to start her all over on a new leash and then we can walk again. emoticon

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MINDFUL MEDDITATION - I'm just starting a daily ritual for 5 minutes a day with a goal of 15-20 daily. emoticon

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Do something physical, gets rid fo stress and I feel much better to have accomplished something

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'phone friends


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
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took brandy out with me and started raking the yard a little at a time. I don't remember that new rake being so heavy??!! exercise always gets rid of stress if i can make myself do it. emoticon emoticon

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listen to classical music

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Play a mystery game with friends. They say computer games are good to challenge the brain just like reading, crosswords etc.

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As much as i am not happy to see another snow storm and more snow coming yet shoveling sure gets rid of the stress!! emoticon

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a giving practice helps get my mind off my problems.

once a day I try to give something away (and track it) for a period of one month.

it's surprising how much it changes your px when things are tough !

giving can be money but doesn't have to be - it becomes fun to find way to do it - my place in line to someone behind me who is in a hurry, a stamp, $20 to Red Cross, a bag of pet food for our local humane society foster system... endless ways to do it no matter how much you have or don't have.

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I know i have said this one before but reading is a great stress reliever for me. emoticon

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emoticon Mindfulness... it is really good. It takes you out of automatic pilot and puts you into the moment.

If you want something you never had; you have to do something you've never done!


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today my stress relief will be shoveling as we are having yet another storm. spring will sure make a lot of people happy if it ever gets here!! emoticon

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Wow! wish i could do that too--love horses!!

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clean horse pens - it's good exercise, you get to hang out with the horses, and you can see results even if it's just one wheelbarrow load!

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Exercise--it works every time, makes me feel better when i do it.

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stay on program and keep tracking

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talk to friends on the computer

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finish something that still needs to be done, keeps you busy and gives satisfaction for a job well done.

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Have a nap in a recliner.

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Reading will alwayd be one of my favorite ways to relax and once in awhile with a glass of wine.

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Exercise

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sit and relax and read a book, sometimes with a glass of wine like today. Things have just been stressing me out and much of it is my fault so I need to be the one to change. I am reading during the nite cause i don't have time during the day??? I am retired, all that stuff will get done and if not right away, i need to learn to say --who cares?! It is gloomy cold and windy so no walk today,Tthe rest of this day is mine except for Brandy and supper is done. emoticon emoticon

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