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Stressed? Who me?

Sunday, April 07, 2013

It is amazing how quickly I backslide when I'm not feeling well and stressed...losing my focus and resolve, just trying to soothe. I need to find better ways to soothe. That instant gratification can be achieved through supportive actions.

- Oats and bran are considered to be calming foods.
- Cashews, almonds and walnuts are excellent sources of magnesium, which can help us feel more relaxed.
- Dehydration can make us feel agitated and out of sorts. In addition to drinking water throughout the day, hydrate with snacks of grapefruit, watermelon, strawberries or cantaloupe,
- Green tea may reduce anxiety as well as lower blood pressure,

I have found a fragrant jasmine green tea to also be aromatherapy for me. The sweet scent of jasmine carries me to an another world, Inhaling the fragrance takes me on a mini vacation so to speak.

Breathing and meditation need to become more of my go to.

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    1869 days ago
    Just catching up on your blogs...are you still in pain from the water Zumba?

    I like your "aha" moment of yesterday; BEING SORE is proof that your muscles are working and are getting stronger!!! Really, it's a good thing, and you will work through it.

    1869 days ago
    Stress . . . gotta love it . . . NOT! Love my herbal tea to get calmed and centered. Works for me for sure!

    1869 days ago
    Oh my goodness - don't even talk about Jasmin tea - I drink a pot of it each day and LOVE IT! It is very soothing and helps me get through my day. I used to drink coffee - and now this is my little treat (along with lots of water).

    Stress - for some people (me included) really is the trigger that sets off unhealthy eating and craving. I try my best to combat it by eating something similar to what I am craving (sweet, for example) and see where it takes me. It's always better to combat stress before it happens though - doing little things to relax.

    1869 days ago
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