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8/29/10 12:55 P

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Try taking GABA -- it's an amino acid & it helps me keep my head on straight & not get so crazy behind all the scheduling & chores & errands & etc.

Try meditating, or get a Qi Gong DVD and do the routines every day. Both are amazing for relieving stress!

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
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To ignore the facts does not change the facts
~ Andy Rooney

Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer



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8/29/10 9:29 A

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Be sure to give yourself credit for all you accomplish--like thinking "I'm doing great here, almost done!" "You go, girl!" Believe me it works a lot better than beating yourself up.

I plan the day with small goals, like get this and this done by 10 a.m., then this and this by noon. It helps me pace my day evenly so I'm not racing to get it all done at the end of the day when I'm tired. It works at home too. Once I get things accomplished, then I plan time to myself as a reward.

Edited by: NOSKINNY at: 8/29/2010 (09:47)
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." -Dale Carnegie


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8/29/10 7:32 A

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I read the title of this thread out loud and my DH says you beat it the same way you beat anything-- with a big stick! LOL

There are all kinds of things you can do to organize and make your life easier... and the replies here sound like they've got you off to a good start. SP also has a calendar (found on SparkPoints) that not only gets you an extra point for making appointments each day, it also will send you an email to remind you-- which I LOVE! LOL

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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 8/30/2010 (12:27)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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8/28/10 6:15 P

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Being a parent of an active family is not easy. I have found exercise and yelling my head off really helps. Okay, the exercise (walk, run) comes into play while my kids were at their destinations (practice, band, scouts) and the yelling would come into play when I would go to a ball game (football, basketball, baseball, you got the idea). Dinner? Like someone else said make a big batch or 2 and eat through out the week. I also try to use my crockpot when I can. Crockpot liners really help with the mess too.

Hang in there! You can do this!

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8/28/10 3:34 P

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I walk. It gets me away from my troubles and helps me with fitness at the same time.

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8/28/10 2:39 P

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Cook healthy on weekends in big batches (then frozen in small servings) that only have to be microwaved to eat, like meatloaf sliced before freezing, spaghetti, pizza, etc. Then you don't have to cook at night.

I make a huge salad of just greens and tomatoes that we add stuff to when each portion is ladled out to keep the greens fresh and crisp. That usually lasts a week. Another thing that keeps the lettuce fresh is to rinse it in cold water just before chopping and cover while refrigerated.

I also keep around World Harbor sauces for adding instant taste to warmed up stuff. The sweet and sour sauce is to sigh for!!

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." -Dale Carnegie


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8/28/10 12:40 P

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There you are....I guess I'm behind in my emails....
Maybe I need a scheduler...
I'm learning to delegate things to my husband and step son. I don't ask much so they tend to do the things I ask right away...Then it's off the list...If I can find the list ! ! !

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8/28/10 9:25 A

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First, a quick erase calendar at home would help the family fit their schedules together. Just keep it simple.

A scheduling book including extra pages for a TO DO list and notes helps me. I write everything in pencil for quick changes.

As for sleep, before bed I take a Tylenol (plain). It's one of the OTC medications that cause sleepiness without morning grogginess. If I'm really tense all over, I will soak in a bath with Epsom salts (magnesium) for 5 or 10 minutes. Magnesium regulates muscle tension, helps build bone and comes with calcium supplements. It also works without leaving one sleepy the next day.

Now might be a good time to start giving your daughter pointers of what to watch out for when driving, how to handle bad intersections, how to plan routes to allow for heavy traffic, etc. Maybe that will help her understand and appreciate why schedules are helpful.

Edited by: NOSKINNY at: 8/28/2010 (09:45)
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." -Dale Carnegie


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Simplify simplify simplify

Change is good so get over it and move on


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8/27/10 10:16 P

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Not to be mean but, maybe you need to look at what is Have to and what is want to. Maybe you cannot do it all. Figure out the priorities and get rid of what is not needed. Don't forget time for exercise and eating well.

Best wishes as you continue on this journey.

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8/27/10 10:11 P

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Sounds like you could use Flylady. Flylady.net she has lots of great ideas and pointers. It's a site for organizing your life and helping you to get things done before it's an emergency.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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Hi Jill. I just sat and made myself a list the other day. I've been telling my Sister for years how frazzled I am and she tries to help me, but to no avail.
I will implement my list when the girls go back to school next week, I just need to stick to it, I need structure in my life.
I believe stress has been a big factor in my weigh gain, I just let too many things jump onto my plate and into my brain each day.
I need to slow down and prioritize.



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8/27/10 7:51 P

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Yoga and tea are probably the best answer for getting sleep and night, But don't forget laughter,
What you really need is a wife for your running around, shopping ,ect. (That's what a man would do), Ha ha. Right Ladies


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Try some yoga relaxation and breathing exercises, when you go to bed. Lay on the bed and tighten then relax every muscle. Starting with the eyes and working down the body. Chamomile tea is calming. Try lavender by your bed.

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You may do this already, but I will mention it. My daughter uses the scheduler on her cell phone to make a sound to remind her to do things.

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For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
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8/27/10 4:19 P

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I need help with beating stress. I'm so frazzled I don't even have time to describe the traffic jams, time conflicts, driving my daughter who's getting older to all the things she does, & the feeling of constantly rushing to catch up. My mom is great and usually helps, but her arthritis has been making her miserable. So I've been tryig to combine work with back to school and groceries and no end of things that would keep two people busy. My poor heart is in my mouth ALL THE TIME. I'm exhausted and last night couldn't sleep.

Gotta run. Suggestions? Any helpful thoughts would be so SO appreciated!
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