150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 193,047

How do you keep your stress down?

Monday, February 08, 2010

I joined the heart healthy team, so I decided to ask - How do you keep your stress down?'

I pray.

I listen to Christian music on my MP3 player with headphones, so I can shut out the world.

I call and talk to Laura or Teresa {my daughters}

I take Brutus for a walk.

Sometimes I just cry. We all need a good cry now and then.

And of course sometimes I eat, when I shouldnt.

So what do you do?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great ideas emoticon
    3027 days ago
  • ELIZ181
    I meditate, exercise, take a hike, I use to go on a run, take a bath
    3027 days ago
  • DAS92687

    I pray, or go to Mass.
    I write in my journal, or read back in my journal .... sometimes I find the answer waiting right there for me.
    I breathe deeply.
    I exercise.
    I make a "to do" list ... often the stress if because of something I feel is hanging undone.

    Hope you have a great day today :) Diane
    3027 days ago
    Talking with the Lord (my best friend) is a great stabilizer. I try to understand the weeknesses I have and make plans to work around or with them. If I know that I will binge if I go to a particular restaurant for an event (like a friend or family birthday, anniversary, etc.) then I plan my meals and snacks for the week or day knowing I'm going to that. I try be organized with anything I'm doing and am always seeking a way to simplify how I do some things. I won't lend money expecting it to be returned. I never count on someone else to take care of anything vital to my well being so I am not disappointed. People are not perfect so I don't expect it or even the best of it, then when things go great I am easily satisfied. .... and the list goes on. Keep smiling (don't watch things I know I will get upset about or stirred up). I avoid people who are negative whenever possible. etc.
    3027 days ago
    I'm usually pretty mellow and calm but when I get overly stressed I try to slow down my heart rate with deep breaths and become accepting of the situation as it exists at the moment. - Lou
    3027 days ago
  • JESSICA_0029
    I read, spend time playing with doggies they make me happy, sometimes I cry too, I pray and recently when I'm really stressed I get on the treadmill. emoticon
    3027 days ago
    I pray. Also if I have time I like to watch one of my favorite Christian teachers on TV. That takes my mind off what I am stressing about.
    3027 days ago
    I run. A lot! LOL!! Or read a book. Or do a bit of Sparking ;)
    3027 days ago
    I agree with Yatmama. Prayer definitely is an important one. Also, I try not to let myself get overwhelmed, which definitely heightens the stress level.
    3027 days ago
    I like to read.

    I play with my baby girl.

    I post on various forums that I'm a member of.

    I play a game I'm addicted (Earth Eternal)
    3027 days ago
    I, too, pray. I quote scripture to my troubles. I talk to my husband and my sisters in the Lord, who also join me in prayer. More and more I'm learning, too, to exercise in stressful times. It has an amazing effect!
    3027 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.