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Improve Your Mood Without Food

Beat Stress, Boredom, and More with These Tips

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  • So how do you explain you just walked out for an hour because life was to,big for you? Pressure is now worse cos the problems are still there, the deadlines are closer and nothing is done
  • Hot cup of my favorite tea, listening to soft music, sitting in the sunshine, a good cry, stomping my foot ... and sometimes you have to just feel your feelings.

    Most of us have learned to eat our feelings. We can UN-learn this behavior with awareness, effort and time.
  • This is a good article, that I have read many times!
  • LCERTUCHE
    I like chicken therapy for stress: I walk outside and watch my chickens. They are so funny and I have to carefully navigate through the yard because they are always around my feet. I also have my faith. Knowing that God is in charge teaches me not to take myself so seriously all the time.
  • HAN130155
    Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! Can't we have the record changed?
    I eat rubbish when I am tired from doing more physical jobs than I am really able to, but I know need done. I've no energy left for more physical activity
  • I take quite a few medications, some are before a meal or during or after. That keeps me from snacking. Despite that if I am really tempted, I try to do something else. I like the adult coloring books or do my makeup-even if I am staying home or do my nails.
  • I don 't consider crying a weakness, but a good release for anxiety or depression. The problem: some people can't cry. In earlier years, I went for a walk, but everything hurts now, so that doesn't work. Quiet music or hymns often give me relief.
  • Might be easier if SP wasn't a constant bombardment of food pictures! Cookies, cakes, you name it, not one page is without it.
  • This is my first comment, so please bear with me. I think that the problem with dogs in the neighborhood sounds like a law enforcement/animal control problem that needs to be addressed in town hall. In the meantime, however, there are exercises you can do at home without of equipment. My wife loves "Wii Fit Plus". Light exercise, simple, and interactive. Worked well for us until a power outage zapped our Wii.
  • lots of good ideas. Some do not apply to me but I find relief in deep water Aqua three times a week, and following the steps and journalling. Hey, lot less calories in a journal entry than a bag of chips LOL try it!
  • I agree with what the article has to say. However, it skips the part about when you have finally stopped crying, and you know going for a walk would be a great plan......but putting on the shoes and sweaters and coats just seems like so much work. Stress and sadness are a nasty combination and I really could use a boost! Maybe Spark can give me the boost I need.
  • Great article!! It's the truth too. I can vouch for that. I chose the exercise path and over 1 year later I'm still not smoking : ) and a healthy,fit and happy Sparker!!
    So whatever it is thats "gottcha" save your money on those patches,gum,classes etc. and show up here instead!! It's Sparkpeople.com folks. Your one stop BFF finder. Your "NEW ME" is free and just a click away.
    Have a great week everyone.
  • This was one of the better self help articles that I have read lately. There are truly innovative ideas and helpful ideas that I can implement today that will help me out of a rut.

    Thanks bunches for this
  • What if you lie to yourself? Pretend your okay when you really need nelp! When visiting with your anynlist(sp) you pretend everything is okay and he passes you on. . . . . . . . . . . . I need for spring to get here soon so I can get outdoiors! This must be why people from our locale go south for winter.
  • Good article, we so often take things out on food and it ultimately hits our waistline.

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