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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The life on inner peace , being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence." Norman Vincent Peale

Life is sometimes hard stressful and messy. It is rushed nerve racking and blood pumping but not in a good day. There are fears, anguish, deadlines ,cutbacks, stock drops ,delays layovers and holding your breathe experiences.

All this stress real or perceived cause lack of sleep, bad eating habits, and sometimes ill health both mental and physical. That is why your doctor often asks "What is going on in your life. ?"

How do fix the fast paced merry go round we live in , step off the ride. Learn to say no when needed. I am to busy to help right know but thanks think of me in the future. Walk away if someone is causing you too much drama day after day , spend less time with them , still feeling stressed that is a strong signal to walk away.

You spend 8 hrs or more at your job, you are probably there more than you are home. You need to find the stress triggers there , try to fix them or control them, I am doing this at my next department meeting I found some things in my job I find stressful and I have solutions which I am bringing to my boss's attention, I have also started drinking tea , which for some reason because I told myself it did, it relaxes me. I bring salads my favorite for lunch and a small piece of chocolate, something to look forward to all day. I also am better connecting with the other girls ,I show them new product in my cartons,I will never be as close as they are but we are closer.

Once home go for a walk , preferably in nature. Practice being quiet and just breathe. Make your home life as relaxing as possible. Turn off the TV if you are not watching something, put on soothing music, read a book. "Do your best and forget the rest." Tony Horton
A couple times a week hit the gym or the Dvd's or trails for some heart pumping cardio. Blog away your problems or write them down and tear them up. Learn new and better ways to take care of you. Learn and practice being less stressed just like you do with any job, Breathe Just Breathe.
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    Great ideas - thanks for sharing!
    1913 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Many great ideas, I have started drinking tea at night does help me relax, exercise certainly is a stress relief. emoticon emoticon
    1913 days ago
  • L1ZB3TH354
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. As I get older, I have learned not to sweat the small stuff too much. I have endured some terrible tragedys in my life. I have learned that stressing does not help or solve anything. It just makes life harder. Sometimes, it does sneak in, and that is when I start to exercise and exercise my demons lol! emoticon
    1913 days ago
    One of my favorite songs is 2AM (BREATH) by Anna Nalick.

    "'Cause you can't jump the track, we're like cars on a cable
    And life's like an hourglass, glued to the table
    No one can find the rewind button, girl.
    So cradle your head in your hands
    And breathe... just breathe,
    Oh breathe, just breathe"

    Your blog reminded me of. It is true.

    1913 days ago
    Great blog. Thanks.
    1914 days ago
    Good ideas to keep your stress level down , again back to equal balance in life - I prefer Chia Tea ( decaf) , when I create stained glass or scrapbook - I relax and enjoy my creativity . Hot Coco kick over here lately - I thinks its the snow and being with DH - its Romantic - lol - Happy to hear things are getting better with ladies at work , great accomplishment in such a short time - Hugs K emoticon
    1914 days ago
    Great tips to relieve stress and as always BREATHE!
    1914 days ago
  • NEWMEN2013
    A wonderful reminder of what I should do although I don't always do it!
    Will continue to do my best in these areas, although I'll try to not to "forget the rest" of your valuable tips!
    1914 days ago
    Some great tips Joanne, balance in your day is so important!
    Thank you for posting another great blog emoticon
    1914 days ago
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