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1/28/17 9:56 A

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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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1/9/17 11:16 A

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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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10/14/16 11:49 A

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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.

"The secret to everything is that we have the power to connect with an inner calm."


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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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3/27/16 6:08 A

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I go outside to take a walk or bike ride.

"The secret to everything is that we have the power to connect with an inner calm."


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I talk with my husband.

"The secret to everything is that we have the power to connect with an inner calm."


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I write.

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I crochet.

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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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2/11/16 8:38 A

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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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2/7/16 9:26 A

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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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2/1/16 11:12 A

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

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1/28/16 12:31 P

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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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I take 1/2 hr. nap every afternoon unless something comes up..

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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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8/19/15 10:35 A

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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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fence

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work in the gardens

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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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put on ear phones and listen to 'extreme' metal music loudly

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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


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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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5/30/14 2:19 P

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

God bless!

Ima

Something to know about this gal "Ima" - I follow the Savior of the world!

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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5/18/14 2:25 A

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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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I do online jigsaws



There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
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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.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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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

looking for friends to connect with, get to know, and encourage each other along this journey. :-)
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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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3/29/14 4:40 P

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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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3/28/14 10:47 P

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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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