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Stress Reliever

I love my job but work can be pretty stressful so I try to find ways to alleviate the stress before I even get to the office. I do this by sitting up as straight as I can in my car - having good posture - and I practice deep breathing for about five minutes. It's pretty basic but I start out my morning feeling relaxed and calm.

- Submitted by GLORIAMAJDI 4/15/2013 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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Just clean!

I know it sounds silly but living with chronic depression, I've taken just about any route i can to improve my mental health and the best thing so far funnily enough is to just clean. If i see an unwashed cup, grabbing it and cleaning it makes me feel a little better. Dusty floor? 5 minutes of sweeping and i feel a world better simply because i know i just accomplished something (even if it was small =P). One teensy tiny accomplishment in an otherwise empty day can make a world of difference =)

- Submitted by ASHYPANTS 9/17/2011 in Around The House | 10 Comments
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Parking Your Car

Instead of searching for the parking space closest to the door, look for a spot furthest away. I find it less stressful and a few more steps couldn't hurt.

- Submitted by RCALECA 7/8/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Hooping for health.

Hula Hooping for excercise and fun.

- Submitted by GAIAMOTHER 5/13/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Stress Relief/Anxiety

I am prone to flashes of anxiety, and I've found that if I do 30 push-ups (modified, regular, or wall), that forces me to regulate my breathing and focus on something else. By the time I hit 30, usually, the "flash" has passed, and I've done something physically positive for myself as well!

- Submitted by RAINBOWSMITE 4/14/2010 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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I Just Want a Hula Hoop

On the days when you're too busy/tired/stressed to get in a full workout, spin a hula hoop for 10 minutes! It's fun, works the whole core, and you feel silly enough that the stress and fatigue melt away.

- Submitted by MRS_LOOMIS 3/31/2010 in Exercise | 6 Comments
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Wii Boxing-Motivati
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calorie burner

I make Mii's of challenging, aggravating people I encounter throughout the day on my Wii and box them when I get home. If I have a difficult co-worker, I'll Wii box them in the morning before I go to work and it keeps me smiling and killing them with kindness when they cross my path.

- Submitted by SUNNSHYNE79 3/29/2010 in Exercise | 1 Comment
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