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Ways I have Found to Reduce Stress

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

1. Talking - I have found that talking to someone about the stresses in my life often help me to "hear" myself and realize that they are not as bad as I thought. You have to be careful WHO you talk to though, because some people might make you feel worse about your situation! I try to talk to positive, Christian people who almost always point me to God and prayer.

2. Blogging/Journaling - I guess in some ways it's the sameas the 1st one, especially on here when we get feedback from others, but often just the act of getting it out of my head and written in black and white takes the stress out of it.

3. Focusing on the positives in my life

4. Accomplishing tasks (even small unrelated ones) often get my mind off the the main stressors in my life

This week, I have gotten the Christmas tree up, the stockings filled and hung and some presents wrapped. It has relieved some stress! I have been focusing on the positives and also trying to make some memories with my youngest son while other family members have been out of town and I have talked to others about some small things that have been bothering me. All that combined, seems to have had me having a pretty stress free week!

Thanks for reading,
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    Talking .... Mmm I hadn't thought of that, but it sure makes sense, Shan! Thanks for the good idea!
    2010 days ago
    good for you Shannon. emoticon
    2010 days ago
    Wow, you have accomplished so much this week. No wonder your stress level is down.
    2010 days ago
    I relate to the accomplishing small tasks. It makes me feel so good to check things off of a list! lol
    2010 days ago
    Hey Sis, You have got the stress under control it sounds like. I totally agree with being careful who you talk to. I try to bite my lip when some people ask me whats wrong because I know they are going to join my pitty party instead of bringing me out of it. Thanks for bringing me out of mine this week. Great job on getting things accomplished and I'm glad you got to spend quality time with jonah. How is he doing? Is he feeling better? Love ya
    2011 days ago
    Great job Shannon!! You got a lot done this week! Proud of you. emoticon
    2011 days ago
    I'm so glad you're using good strategies & enjoying diminished stress! Christmas blessings to you, friend. emoticon emoticon
    2011 days ago
    Excellent blog my friend! You inspire me. Love, Dawn
    2011 days ago
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