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How I will manage stress so it doesn`t affect my healthy life

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spark coach said "... Not controlling stress can impact your weight, but it can also put you at greater risk for mental health issues including depression and even dementia. How can you take steps to control and reduce stress?"

I would like to answer that here.

I manage stress by taking walks--long walks in beautiful places.

When I walk in a beautiful park, it fills my senses with beauty and fills my soul with peace and strength. The wonderful smells of trees and flowers fills my lungs as I breathe in deeply thelife-giving quality of the air in nature. Seeing all the plants on display in the sunshine, is inspiring, and melts the stress of everyday life away.

When I walk along the beach, the rhythmic crashing of the waves and the blue skys and aquamarine blue water, white crested waves is refreshing and awe inspiring. The wet sand and the cool ocean water feels refreshing on my bare feet. The sea air is good to breathe in deeply. The sun on my skin warms and bathes me in vitamin D.

Knowing that my walks are doing my health so much good makes me feel confident instead of stressed. The beautiful settings I choose to walk in soothe the soul and whisk the stress away.
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  • LISAMG1220
    I loved this blog. So thoughtfully written. You described perfectly how nature feels. :)
    1889 days ago
    OK. After reading the comments, I will add listening to music as another way to de-stress. It makes sense. thanks for all the comments!
    1894 days ago
    totally agree with Sunset, great way to cope emoticon emoticon
    1895 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Way to go in taking a handle on stress management! You're getting healthy on so many different levels! I also think it has a lot to do with your attitude. Don't give anyone nor anything power over your emotions! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1895 days ago
    i agree, i like to run at the local park fpor those very reasons, stress is taken care of by each of us in our own special way NOW if i can find a way to do it at work that would be awsome.
    1895 days ago
  • MPLANE37
    What you are doing is actually well-known to help reduce stress. So you are on the right track. Additionally, what keeps stress in check is allocating time for personal use periodically. In that time one should be doing what s/he likes most. It is not the time for sitting idly, but engaging in any activity that one enjoys a lot, so much to catch "the flow". This will not make the stressful aspects of one's life go away, but allow a breathing window so that one does not get overwhelmed by those stressful parts of the life.
    1895 days ago
  • BIGDOG18
    1895 days ago
    good morning, Shakespeare!

    love the poetic sound and feel of this.
    1895 days ago
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