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9/19/10 Stress Busters--Week 1

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I just joined the Stress Busters SparkTeam. I was excited to find it....I didn't know there was one! It is a month-long challenge to help you reduce your stress (which I desperately need!) and you get a special trophy at the end of the challenge for completeing it. This is my first day. I am supposed to begin a stress journal, so I decided to incorporate it into my blog.

I have identified my main characteristic that leads to stress. It is characteristic #5 in the article "10 High-Stress Personality Characteristics":
Inability to relax without feeling guilty. Do your weekends become opportunities
for “accomplishment” and “getting something done.”

YES THEY DO! I feel so guilty when I take time to relax or go out and have fun because I am so busy all the time I feel like I need every second to devote to getting things done. I work a lot of weird hours, so when I get home, I just want to relax, but I cannot do so without a nagging feeling in the back of my mind about the homework or laundry I should be doing. I don't really ever let myself do anything just for fun, like reading a book (besides a textbook), going shopping, or even going out and getting exercise because I feel like that needs to be homework time, since it is hard to squeeze in homework with my all-over-the-place work schedule. Time-management is a big issue for me, and it always has been. I would love to be able to overcome this and not feel guilty for taking a little "me" time. I hope this challenge will help me accomplish that!
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  • STEPH0630
    You need some fun in your life to stay balanced!! I get stressed a lot, esp. at work. On my days off I like to just relax or shop (my favorite)!! I like to take baths a lot to help relieve stress too. Me time is very important! You don't want to burn yourself out. So thats good that your doing the stress buster! emoticon
    3316 days ago
    Sounds like a good thing to stress bust emoticon
    3320 days ago
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