I go into the bathroom and turn on the bath fan. I know this is crazy, but no one will knock on the door when they hear that lol. I stay in there for a while and think about things. Then I come out and I am better. I think my hubby has figured it out, but he hasn't said anything. My kids have no idea and that is what is great just a little break. Sometimes when I am in there I will paint my toe and finger nails. Or I take my phone in there and surf the net or listen to a good song. I know I am the crazy one and that's ok.
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My stress usually comes from my kids, so if I can get away, even for 'quiet time' then that usually helps a little... a person always needs some down time.
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I used to do that with my daughter when she was an infant, but it was when she had a bottle in her mouth and finally QUIET, then I would say a small prayer. I will def. make room for this in my day again
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Meditate and exercise as a preventative, in the moment I'll clean, blast music or just say THANK YOU. Let's say my son's having a tantrum, I'll pause and say thank you (to myself/god/whatever) as in I'm grateful I have a son, he's healthy, etc. If i didn't have him there'd be no tantrum so thank you. It really helps reframe your thoughts from "why is this happening to me" (victim) to choosing to be grateful for all the good in your life. Makes the stresses seem smaller that way, puts things in perspective. :)
If my day feels like chaos and stress I just STOP and sit with my kids and we play a game together, talk, or just act silly. They remind me what is most important.
Other times I can tell I just need to clean, I like to clean and organize so if the kids are busy playing I will see how much I can get done before they need me again and I am always surprised at how much I can finish. Makes me feel accomplished.
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I find my meditation practice alleviates so much stress - and when I am stressed I react less quickly and "hotly" when I've been meditating (even for 10 minutes a day) than I do when I haven't been giving my brain and myself that peaceful time.
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For me it depends on when where and how much. Sometimes I clean (this seems to be my course of action when my hubby is the stressor) when the stressed was caused by my kids (which happens often in dealing with my depressed daughter) I used to eat ALL the time and a lot of it. Now I do different things. I sign on to spark people. I pulled out my crochet stuff. I take a walk for sometimes five minutes sometimes more. I go to my room and read. I walk away and sometimes I cry alone. I never head to the kitchen area though I stay faaaaaaaaaar away.
I can't wait to hear others ideas!
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