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My main goal is to meditate daily. I find when I do this I am more in tune with my feelings and can identify them and communicate them if needed. :)

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9/16/14 11:20 A

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Goals...use clear and concise words when expressing myself...have quiet time for meditation each day...get more quality sleep...I think it's about completing small goals...

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One of my most important goals is: let my age be a blessing. I no longer let things get to me. Age has some great benefits that way. emoticon

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9/15/14 10:38 A

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To pay attention to my feelings. I like the make yourself grounded advice. The article I read was, De-Stress in 3 minutes or less. Really good tools for when you find yourself in a very stressful situation.

If you know the art of breathing you have the strength, wisdom, and courage of ten tigers.

- Chinese adage



I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
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9/12/14 5:00 P

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Daily Quiet Time
Exercise regularly - which helps so much!
Learn to say no more often!

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength! Philippians 4:13


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My goal is to take a few breaths before responding to a stressor, asking myself, is it life or death? Then calmly work through it instead of using negativity and food to get through it.

drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there, so never give up starting each day new, not looking in the rear view mirror!


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9/8/14 3:12 P

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My goal is be able to start letting things go and not reading more into things than needed. It's something that I've worked on for awhile now and have not had too much success. Maybe I can now with the support of this Stress Busting Challenge!

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Krys, you are so right. You were able to open yourself to deal happiness when the unsuccessful relationship ended. I enjoyed your post. Thanks, Linda

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Not sure if this is the norm, but I've had people tell me to calm down before, and I didn't really understand. I always feel like I'm in complete control of myself (except for a bout of depression in the 90s). But I realize that's just an additional adrenal reaction to events I really can't control. It gives me the illusion of being "calm, but determined." I know when I'm really under stress that my jaw clenches shut. An odd thing - someone at work who is considered not-entirely-stable went off on me over a week ago and said some hurtful things, and not all the observations were entire off-base. Food for thought. As a result I resolved to shut up at work and mind my own beeswax. It was more out of anger at first, but I've noticed less drama in around our cubicles, and I'm actually able to focus more on my work. We're still crazy over-tasked with the work of 2 other departments, but despite the insanity-level multi-tasking, I feel like I'm more even. Plus it's been 2 whole weeks without caffeinated soda (and I'm tapering off the Excedrin Migraine.) I'm making myself sleep more. Weight is not going anywhere, but I figure if I'm more together, I can do more, more efficiently. We'll see.

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Oh Ariana, I had one of those. After ridding myself of the excess baggage my stress decreased but did not resolve itself entirely. I don't know how your feeling right now but when it happened to me I was devastated and swore away dating, convinced it wasn't worth the effort. I had a real self esteem problem afterward, I couldn't figure out why I wasn't enough. Why he didn't just tell me he wanted a divorce instead of cheating and hiding it? Did he think that I was stupid, or not worth the truth? A short time later I met my current husband in an online divorce group. We will be together 15 years in October. What may seem to be the end of the world, may actually be the beginning of something better.


Keep pushing through to the other side. emoticon




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Well, right now, I cannot avoid the stressful situation that I'm in (divorcing my lying, cheating, scumbag husband of just 8 meager months)....BUT after September, I will be able to handle my stress a lot better.

My goal to combat stress is to think.... don't react under stress. I have problems sometimes on acting on my emotions. Isn't logical. So, to fix this.. I'll take a few deep breaths... step away from situation and then make my judgment.

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Learning how to better react and manage stress to stress and not take it out on myself.

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Unfortunately I cannot find a way to avoid my stress triggers at this time. But I can find a few ways to take some time to meditate. So that is my goal for this week. Find 20 minutes a day to mediate and focus on my breathing and ignoring the world around me.

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." ~Walt Disney


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My Week 1 goals were to do the "breathe" and "reality check" steps in the article and then write out my "put it into perspective" step. My husband tends to be my biggest trigger when I'm stressed -- very likely more me than him -- so I want to write what the issue was that triggered my reaction and then discuss it later. I've been reasonably successful with this during the first week:) I feel like there's definite progress here and feel good about it.

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I would like to learn to calm myself before I start speaking to other. I would like to be able to control my emotions (stress related) so that I am able to relax more. I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO RELAX.

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i would like to get me time every morning before other people wake up in my house, (this morning coffee in hand and then i hear them start to move )

~one-day-at-a-time~


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OH! I really like that idea. I hope your able to keep to that goal and share some of that positive light with the rest of us.

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Goal is to think of something positive for each stress trigger like, "Emergency email = time to shine!" or "Money's tight and can't go out, great time for pot luck game night with friends!" I'm also going to make sure I get some time without anybody else (except for the pups).

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I just wanted to say I read your goal and I will pray and send positive thoughts your way that a full-time job comes your way. Good luck!


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My goal this week is to try daily meditation in the evenings. I'm hoping it will help me fall asleep.

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Become more organized in household tasks! Too many years have gone by with my head stuck in the sand like an ostrich. Start a reward system - stickers on my calendar (like a little first grade child) for actually getting tasks completed.

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My goal this week: stay positive, with prayer and hope, a full time job in my field will come open.

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My goal this week is to practice deep breathing and walk away my stress.

"Good things come to those who believe. Better things come to those who wait. And the BEST things come to those who don't give up." - anonymous

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My goals are to:
-meditate daily
-get 8 hrs sleep
-exercise 3+ times
-get out every day
-limit screen time before bed
-take a nice bath
-read a book

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I've just wrapped up week one and I have taken the technique of deep calming breaths to heart. I got through a really stressful situation during this week using this method.

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will fall frozen, dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D.H. Lawrence

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I think that's a really good idea..I'm going to try that to!!!

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8/17/14 7:39 P

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I think that my goal will be to try a daily meditation.
I don't often feel overly stressed, but I think that a daily meditation can help me be prepared for those tough days.

I will start with 10 minutes of quiet music before bed.

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my goal is to be when work becomes overwhelming, I will get up and go for a 10 minute walk

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Goals for week one is when feeling stressed at work to go take a walk or go up and down the stairs depending on how much time I can get away. Come back and start fresh.

nothing is impossible, the word itself says i'm possible!!!

making it possible one step at a time

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My goals for this week are to 1) exercise when I start to get super frustrated, and 2) pray for strength instead of reaching for sweets when anxious.

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My goals for this week are:
1.) Daily Meditation
2.) Daily reading of "Thought for the Day"
3.) Try music cd for meditation.

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My Goal This Week:

1. Instead of stress eating - Recognize the emotions and take that time and do a few sets of an exercise.

2. Take 15 minutes in the evening to be quiet and do nothing. Try not to think!

3. Work toward delegating some minor responsibilities.

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My challenge goals are to exercise 2-3 times a week. Getting back to my reading plan on you version. learning new yoga poses. Not letting work and unforseen circumstances get in the way
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My goals are to continue to meditate daily and to exercise 3+ times per week. I also am trying to limit the use of my smart phone, tablet and computer as they suck up an enormous amount of my time!

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My goals are to get 7 hours of sleep 5-6 nights per week, find 15-30 minutes a day for ME to de-stress, and to become more patient with a strong willed child.

You are only capable of what you believe you can achieve.

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relax more - stay tense most of the time - need to get back into my exercise - meds are not adjusted right yet to do more .. self medicating - doctors around here just do not listen - go by numbers instead - venting now ... I live a lone - on disability and it does not pay enough to live - just exist ..



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My goal for this challenge:

- get eight hours of sleep every night
- meditate for 15 minutes (at least) three days a week
- remember that I work to live, not the other way around
- do 45 min of cardio every other day

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My Goal for this Challenge
Continue my healthy lifestyle..by
making a sleep routine... bedtime will be at 10:00 pm and I will get 7 hours of sleep 5 nights a week.

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My goal is to learn to focus on my happiness before others. My biggest fault in life has always been trying to please everyone no matter what. This always put me on the short end as I was never able to say no to anything. I want to focus on me and my wants and needs rather than stretching myself thin for everyone else.

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My goal is to be able to deal with unexpected or negative experiences better. I guess maybe to have better coping skills to get me through tough or tense situations. I tend to let things make me much more tense than they should sometimes.

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My goal is to capture the things that need to get accomplished on paper and to mark them off one by one. This always helps to keep me focused and moving, plus I can celebrate at the end of the day what progress I have made plus prepare wisely for the following day!

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My goal is to recognize when I'm just starting to get stressed out and then use a healthy coping mechanism before I start to lose it ...

Also, I'm a Type A personality who tends to feed on stress. I'm going to look for better ways to feed the beast!

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My goal is to recognize when I am feeling vulnerable to stress. I need to become aware of those times when my stress is affecting me.

Then, I will set out a plan of action when those stressful times arise.

Then, I will learn to anticipate when that stressful time occurs .

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My goal is to work on being PROactive and not REactive. I have the tools to manage stress, I would just like to be able to identify stress as it is coming on not as it is full and brooding.

My goal to identify stress is this:

Can I control a situation?

Yes -- do what I can to change it.

No -- accept the fact that I have no control and let it go, control my own response to it.

Also, make sure that I am eating when hungry so I am not HANGRY and getting enough sleep so I can have the right mindset for dealing with life.

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My Goal is to take a breath so I can react to stressful situations in a proactive way. I will also make sure I take my vitamins and drink my water.

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My goal is to be consistent, some days life gives challenges to deter from goals. It takes a lot on those days to be consistent.

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My goal is to take time everyday to find at least 10 minutes to myself to relax and take a deep breath.


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Suess

Change is coming!
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My goal to to try and take time for myself to de-stress after work, since everyday i come home stressed because of work.

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My goal is to drink 8 cups of water each day and do yoga at least once a day.

God bless and have a great day.


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My main stressor is family life. My goals are to set boundaries with my teens and husband, take time for myself even if I have to lock my door.

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The quizzes says I am vulnerable to stress yet I am always stressed. I have no one to work out with or really talk to. Any advice.

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leadagent1 thanks for the ideas. I do stress the small stuff and need to put in earphones and listen to music and just let it slide down my back like water off a duck so to speak. But I will look into some of the things you mentioned thanks.
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Have you tried relaxation tapes? I know it sounds hokey but I used to be keyed up about a lot of things easily. I have learned to relax more. I do use aroma therapy and essential oils sometimes too for relaxation. The biggest thing I learned was to let the little things go. Try to think about what really matters, will this affect me a year from now, a month from now a week, a day, an hour a minute. A lot of times the things we stress about are not worth our energy and make our hearts heavy. Sorry to ramble, but I would research some relaxation techniques.

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My stressor is my 4 yr old grand-daughter. She won't leave until her mom returns off the road in Oct or Nov. Trying to get her to understand I mean what I say is my stress. Trying to teach her what to do an not to do is what gets me going. Besides alot of it is hormonal also. I can't get my dr. to understand that and that stresses me. I just let stuff bother me and have to learn to deal with what doesn't go my way. That is why I'm here.
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My goal is taking a few breaths and think before I react to my stress. emoticon

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My goal is to use deep breathing and stretching when I get stressed and before I try to fix the problem stressing me.

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My goal is to find some way to deal with stress besides eating! Stress leads me to the kitchen cabinet or even the break room at work (which is way more unhealthy than my cupboards!)

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My goals for this challenge are:

1- No longer beat myself up or accept any condemnation when I mess up.

2- Not be so sensitive when it comes to people not being nice, or being unfair. Not let other's negativity get to me. Instead to just let it roll off by back and stay cool.

3- Not worry about what other people do or say (in general, but especially at my job) but just to do the best I can and be the best me I can be.

4- Learn when to say no.

5- Keep a stress journal (my SP blog 1x week)

6-To not push myself so hard like my habit has been before.

I know this is kind-of-lengthy really, but thank you for reading and listening! :-)



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I'm not really stressed or even bored. What's bothering me is the vacation I had planned to start this weekend isn't happening because of my injury I sustained 2 1/2 weeks ago. I've been planning it for most of a year now. So, I'm feeling kinda blue right now. emoticon I need to have a good cry right now. I probably will before I go to bed.

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my goals include: to walk at least 20 minutes daily and keep a stress journal most days of the week. And to eat a healthy breakfast everyday.

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Exercise to relieve stress. Keep posting and sharing with others when things bother me or I have a stressful day/event.

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I'm currently on stress-leave from my job. I've been off for 2 weeks already but every day, a dozen or more times a day, I loop work situations through my head looking for a solution. I need to stop that because it is keeping me in a high state of anxiety. My goal this week is to be conscious of my own thoughts & to interrupt any work-related thoughts with a happy memory... or a little dance... or some deep breathing.

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Meditate every day, walk every day and eat at least one good, cooked meal a day!

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Keep eating healthy and losing weight at a slow and steady rate, while continuing to exercise





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My stress busting techniques were challenged this week when I had an important "test' done at a hospital(painful) and I used some of the techniques learned.... it really helped me get through.

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THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. Hebrews 11:1

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I found my goal. I joined a team I found through Emotional Eaters called 100 days by Linda Spangle. Its a book that gives you a challenge every day for 100 days and the URL has free downloading accompanying information. I am going to follow it once I get the book.

In case anyone is interested, here is the link for the Spark team that is specifically devoted to the 100 Days book by Linda Spangle. I hope it works because I can never copy these correctly.

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The 2nd URL is a way to buy the book and get the free information.
http://www.weightlossjoy.com/motivation/

I think it will help with the stress occupying myself with other things.

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I want to focus on the good and stop letting the bad bring me down.

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Hi, just joined the challenge. I'm in medical school and studying for my board exams. Before school I was fairly good at managing stress but since I moved away from my friends for school. My wife got me on Sparkpeople a few years ago when I started gaining weight in school and now I want to reduce stress to be more focused and study better.

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I want to stay out the Panic Zone by using relaxation techniques I learned the last time I took the challenge . Complete the Challenge and incorporate what I learn into my life to hopefully keep my fear & anxiety @ bay.

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Cute kitty! You can do this and you will find a lot of good support and ideas here. emoticon

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I joined this challenge because I have always had an issue dealing with stress in my life. This time I really can't shelve the issues that are causing me stress right now and I need to learn how to deal with it in a healthy manner.

I am hoping that I'll learn some stress management skills from this challenge.

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I joined this challenge because the balance in my life is completely off track and I am getting completed overwhelmed by life. I am hoping that I can put some things in place that will help me get back on track and get my life back in a balance.

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Good for you. I will pray that you find yourself back to you and take good care of yourself in all ways.

There are no great acts of love, only small acts done with great love- Mother Teresa


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I joined this challenge because at some point in my life I had forgotten about myself and spent 100% of my time tending to others. In doing this it has affected me emotionally, physically and spiritually and it seems as if my life has crumbled around me. Joining this site, this group, this way of life has opened my eyes and helped me to realize the necessary adjustments that need to be made but I know I can't do it alone. I'm praying this continues me in the right direction and that I learn patience and consistency where it pertains to me so that I provide a positive example for my children and live a healthy, happy and long life. I salute all of you for trying and I have faith we all will succeed!

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emoticon keep up the baby steps- they all add up!

There are no great acts of love, only small acts done with great love- Mother Teresa


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Almost the end of week one for me. My goal was to buy a printer ink cartridge so I could print important documents I need for a future work project. Happy to say the cartridge was purchased. Now on to week two goal of typing up and printing all the documents I need to print. When I finish, a lot of stress will be alleviated. But, baby steps. The first week goal completed now onto the next.

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I hope to tame my financial stress by taking a Life University class at the Y and getting my life back in order.

Refuse to be beaten by inanimate objects, inflexible minds, and incompetent practices.


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Congrats on baby #3! Yoga and mediation help me a lot in dealing with my stress. Hope it does the same for you! emoticon

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My goals for this challenge are to learn ways to get a handle on the level of stress I feel in my daily life. I am an expert in making a mountain out of a mole hill and stressing like crazy over almost everything in my life. This really doesn't help when trying to live a happier, healthier, more relaxed lifestyle.
I am planning on incorporating yoga and meditation into my daily life as a way to help me focus and deal with the stress that typically consumes me.

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I joined this group due to the amount of stress in my life right now which I don't need. My family has a history of high blood pressure and "knock on wood" I have not had mine up high yet though I have come close at times. I want to be able to relax easily and not be in a constant state of worry. My goals are to able to manage my stress, not to sweat the little stuff, and not always to take everything personally. My temper sometimes gets the best of me, so if I am able to manage my stress better I will be able to control my temper better.

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Good for you! We all need some me time to pray, meditate, or just be still. emoticon Mary Beth

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I joined this group because my eye was twitching and I my neck was disappearing from stress. Seriously, though, I have decided that if I am going to take this path to a healthier me, then I am going to do more than just try to loose weight. A healthier me means that I want to enjoy life more and stress less, so here I am.

My goals are to learn how to deal with everyday stress in a healthier way, not just by holding everything in. I am using walking, breathing techniques, and separating some time for myself to help me achieve this goal.

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HI I joined to reduce stress. I have been doing a lot of walking, and other forms of exercise to reduce stress.

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What about getting some yoga or Pilates DVDs that you can do inside? emoticon emoticon

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My goal is to find positive outlets for stress. I'm currently dedicating part of each evening to exercise, and that change has really helped. However, I must find another hobby, as I'm in Las Vegas and will need something to keep myself occupied during the excessively hot summer months.

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I joined the Stress challenge because I want to rely more on positive ways to deal with my stress. It isn't going to go away- I need to stop binging to cope with it.

currently, I use exercise and knitting to lower my stress levels, both very rewarding ways to cope but when it's really bad I still resort to binging.

Goals: Pray more for guidance
Stop binging
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My Goals:
-Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night
-Exercise 5 days a week
-SLOW DOWN and don't feel the need to plan every minute, and always be "on the go"

I read this really great quote the other week that I turned into a poster in my house:
"Whatever you don't recognize, you won't celebrate. Whatever you don't celebrate, you won't enjoy. Whatever you don't enjoy, won't last." It just reminds me that though there are always things to see, places to go, and things that "need to be done," you cannot let this get in the way of living and enjoying the beauty that is nature and life around us.

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FATCAT216,

You have a full plate. About 6 years ago my mother had a stroke and she was living with us at the time. Luckily my husband and kids were able to help shoulder the task of taking care of her. After her stroke she became a bit aggressive and there was so much that I did that she was displeased with. It was almost 2 years before she got back to acting more like her historic self. Luckily she made about a 85% recovery and is able to live on her own again. I would like to commend you on taking care of Mom, so many people are not able to do so. Best wishes for a full recovery and may you be blessed with patience. emoticon

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I am the full time caretaker to a parent who had a stroke along with a full time job. I was blessed to be able to work from home to do this - God does work in mysterious ways. This being said, the stress is tremendous. I know I need to decrease stress for my own health.

This is week #1 and so far so good. I find that walking gives me a much needed me time and getting fit to boot.

I eat when stressed (other emotions too) so findings ways to cope without turning to food.

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