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Epson Salt Bath

Relax - don't think of all the things that need to be done - lay there for 15 minutes and let your body enjoy. This is great for sore muscles, aches and pains.

Epson Salt Baths are so good for you - just google - you'll see all the benefits. emoticon

- Submitted by KATHY47802 5/21/2014 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Mini Moving Its

I've been sedentary. Just getting up and moving about is a plus. But I found an app recently by Joseph Clough entitled Free Hypnosis with 18-20 minute sessions. I believe you can relax and access your subconscious during repetitive moments so I get into a stomping Native Dance mode. Then I close my eyes to listen while I envision all I can. So far, it's been extremely easy to do my "Mini Moving Its" this way. It's like a vacation get away to positive. And who doesn't need that?

- Submitted by S73694205 3/28/2014 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Try using an acupressure mat

I discovered the acupressure mat. I use it on the soles of my feet, and sometimes other areas of the body. It relaxes and stimulates at the same time. We started a SparkPeople group for those of us trying out the mat, and we welcome you!

- Submitted by MSBOOTCAMP 10/22/2013 in Staying Healthy | 0 Comments
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Stress Buster - "Hypnosis" (Meditation)

I have been listening to free hypnosis/meditation apps on my iPhone every night when I go to sleep. It helps me focus on my breathing and relaxation for several minutes every night. I am amazed at how much better my sleep is! It has definitely helped to reduce stress. It took about 2 weeks to get used to it, but it's definitely worth it. Test the apps to find the message/voice/music (or not) that works for you.

- Submitted by PAMALALALA13 8/13/2013 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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scheduled non-negotiable self care

Scheduling items from my self care list helps me to manage stress. In addition, these are non-negotiable, i.e. they are as important as brushing my teeth in the morning and getting to work on time. Regular self care includes relaxing breathing, wandering around my vegetable garden, trying a new SparkPeople exercise video, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and so on.

- Submitted by ZENRYAKU 12/15/2012 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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An Idea For Fidgeters - Plant Maintenance.

I'm a MAJOR fidgeter with self-destructive habits -- hair-twirling, nail-biting, cuticle-shredding, etcetera (attractive, I know!). I also love houseplants, and have several that are big and frondy and need leaf-cleanup, trimming, stuff like that. I reailzed that plant maintenance feels soothing in the same way that my bad habits do - but it's much more constructive! Now, when I get that restless, nail-biting feeling at home, I try to head for a houseplant and look for dead leaves!

- Submitted by PUFFPASTRY 7/1/2011 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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Castor oil packs & relaxing music

I do a castor oil pack nightly at bedtime. While doing them I turn on a relaxing playlist on my iPod. I wake up feel rejuvinated. I'm also pretty alert during the day.

- Submitted by MSCRIGLER 3/31/2011 in Staying Healthy | 2 Comments
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Organization means RELAXATION

If you ever feel stressed out at home, look around you. If your like some people everything is thrown here and there so GET TO ORGANIZING. Organizing a place makes it seem bigger, more free, out in the open. It really makes you feel in order and less stressed, more relaxed.

- Submitted by TENNESSEENIGHT 2/16/2011 in Organization | 1 Comment
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Treat your Feet

After a workout my feet are tired. I bought some cream (I use either foot cream or body lotion). After my shower and before I get dressed each day, I rub the cream on my tired feet. This also keeps my shoes smelling nice, as well as soothing my feet.

- Submitted by RUTHIEBEAR 7/6/2010 in Staying Healthy | 3 Comments
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STOP - DROP - BREATHE

At least 4 times per day, stop to think only of yourself. Take personal inventory. Drop whatever you are doing, get comfortable, elevate feet, close eyes. Breathe as deeply, calmly and deliberately as you can. Inhale on the slow count of 4, hold for same count, exhale as slowly and lengthy as possible.

- Submitted by BROADBRUSH 7/1/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Keep in mind

Start every day with the same routine, something positive you can look back on throuout your day. Deal with the stress your day throws at you by keeping in mind your morning and how relaxed and at peace it made you feel.

- Submitted by S88LORENC 6/10/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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You are worth it! Take a break!

Take a few moments, or an hour at least once a day, perhaps longer if you can, and do something just for yourself. Enjoy a hot bath, a cup of tea, curling up in a chair with your book and a cat, or watch a good movie. It is so good to have a little me time. You and I are so worth it!

- Submitted by LUNADRAGON 5/8/2010 in Staying Positive | 0 Comments
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To help insomniacs fall asleep

Lay on your back with all your muscles relaxed. Starting with your toes (then balls of the feet, then heels, then ankles, etc), focus on relaxing your muscles even further. If you tense up, start over. This meditation will drive away excessive thoughts and help you fall asleep.
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- Submitted by EELYRAM7 4/6/2010 in Staying Healthy | 1 Comment
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Yoga Breathing for stress reduction

Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us deal with the stress. emoticon

- Submitted by LUNADRAGON 4/2/2010 in Everything Else | 1 Comment
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