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3/22/11 12:50 P

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3/22/11 6:55 A

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This week I have stepped up my exercise routine. Increased the intensity and added an extra 30 minutes a day to my bike riding routine. My stress levels have decreased and my energy level is up.

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3/22/11 1:36 A

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I have found deep breathing and relaxing music to be my best stress reducers. I am noticing that since I have been reducing my stress as soon as it starts, I haven't been as easily stressed.

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3/20/11 4:39 P

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I reached out to some friends (who like me are looking for a new job) to try to make social time next week. Nothing like hanging out with friends going through the same thing I am to get support and help de-stress

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3/20/11 9:17 A

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Spent 3 hours yesterday gabbing on the phone with my dearest friend. Some may see this as a waste of time but it felt so good to talk about everything and nothing at all.

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3/19/11 11:19 A

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I'm starting to slowly learn that I need to take time out for myself and to catch up with old friends. I met a friend of mine that I haven't seen for a couple of months this week and it was great to catch-up on live. I've also continued to work out consistently and get back into reading. A little reading before bed has helped me relax and unwind for the day! It's a work in progress, but its getting better.

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3/18/11 2:21 P

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I have been sick for the past 5 days and my stress level has been through the roof. I am supposed to be moving on to week 4 this coming Monday but I am going to wait. I need to take at least the next 5 days and refocus on de-stressing and using those techniques.

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3/18/11 2:10 P

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During this challenge, I learned that my work (I really do love being a teacher) is my biggest source of stress. But this week I've been on spring break, and just knowing how much I'll have to catch up on when I return on Monday has been building up even more stress!

Getting in regular, daily exercise has been at the core of my stress reduction routine. I've found that any kind of exercise goes a long way to curbing my stress. I've also been trying to take some "me time" this week, which is also helping. And when I can get it, a massage really helps.

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3/17/11 9:19 A

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Really ramped up my fitness minutes this week and it helped a LOT! I rec. any of you do that to beat stress.

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3/16/11 4:08 P

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I think I am doing better. I have been exercising a bit more. I feel like my attitude is better now. I don't dwell on stuff I can't change.
I don't make such a huge deal out of small things like I used to.
I try to find a peaceful moment to just relax each day.

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week 3 almost over for this challenge..I have been feeling pretty good being stress free..I have just got notice I am full time into my job now starting next week..so next week on week 4 will be a big challenge for me..keep you all posted

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3/15/11 7:33 A

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I have been doing good with stress this week. emoticon

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3/11/11 8:57 P

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I've been reading articles on sp about stress and so on...I have learned how to manage every day stress(s) home and at work...been doing very well

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3/10/11 11:38 A

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These articles give such help on stress reduction. I'm actually doing what the articles suggests and it works. Sometimes, it is hard to get started and it takes determination on my part. It's easy to just sit back and let stress consume me but with the help of Official Stress Busting Challenge I don't get stuck there. Thanks.

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3/8/11 2:40 A

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Reading SP articles and blogs makes you very aware of your fitness and what levels we can expect ourselves to be at or to acomplish JLPEASE. I agree that SP helps you to find out about yourself. This has happened to me as well. I enjoy wearing a pedameter because it motivated me to walk X amount of steps a day.

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3/7/11 3:52 P

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I just started week #3. I've learned a lot about myself since joining SparkPeople and this challenge has helped a lot too. I am one of those people who eats lunch at her desk, although I'm much more aware of not eating mindlessly anymore in terms of candy and baked goods. So this is a good thing.
I make it a point of getting up and walking around several times a day and meetings often require me to go to different buildings as well, so that's another good thing.
A small thing that I've been doing for the last month or so is standing up and walking in place while I read my email. Sometimes I even jog. I get A LOT of email and this makes me feel like I'm "killing two birds with one stone," if you know what I mean.
I am also concentrating a lot on taking deep breaths. I have become more attuned to taking shallow breaths when I start to get stressed out. Taking a few really deep breaths and releasing the tension in various part of my body, especially my neck, chest, arms and shoulders really does help.


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3/7/11 3:00 P

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Week three of the stressbusting challnege and I'm doing ok. It's been challenging bcs this week has been hard bcs my kids (14 and 16) have had some sort of extracurricular everynight last week which cuts into my work out time. Working out for me is the number one stress reducer. I did manage to get yoga in twice this week and that helps. I would love to get more boxing in, but thats proves to be more of a challenge. Hopefully this week I'll be able to.

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Another successful week of "stress busting". Very busy time on the ranch right now but taking time to reflect for a few minutes each day is a big help. Looking forward to spring emoticon

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Money is a major factor in most peoples lives. Once we get it under control, a large proportion of stress is minimised. Sounds like you have some excellent plans BIZZMCKILL, and it is so good to hear you have a partner that supports you like that; that is a real blessing in your life. Keep up the great effort.

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3/6/11 1:43 P

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The two things that I find stress me out the most are money and guilt. But who isn't stressed out by money? As long as my bills get paid and I'm not more in debt than I was last month, I think I'll be ok. :) And being able to lean on my partner, Dan, has been a big help. I'm glad that even if he doesn't understand what I'm feeling, or why, he still tries to and still supports me.

As far as guilt goes, it's something that I've struggled with my whole life. As long as I take the time to stop and ask myself if I should really feel bad about whatever it is, I'm ok... The answer is usually no, and if it's yes, then I do whatever I can to fix it. If I can't fix it, there's no point in focusing on it.

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3/5/11 8:24 A

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I am investigating martial arts classes and tennis classes for my son and I.This will help with controlling stress and will maintain weightloss, fitness and stress control.

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3/4/11 8:55 P

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I am getting more famalized with my job and that is helping me my stressing. Another thing that is helping is journal. That is getting things off my chest. It really nice. I chit chat with my mother, my best friend that is a good stress reliever.

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3/4/11 2:09 P

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So since my main stressor is school, there's really not much I can do about it besides realize that part of it is out of my control and get as much of the stuff I can control (homework and studying) out of the way. Since part of my stress is caused by insomnia (which is caused by stress) I'm trying to wrangle my sleep schedule into something normal by going to bed at a reasonable hour and getting up at a reasonable hour. In addition to these, I've been stretching, exercising (when I can) and talking to my friends about my stress because it just makes me feel better to vent even if they don't necessarily completely understand my stress. I've also been trying to only drink coffee in the morning, since my body doesn't metabolize it very fast and I don't want to be all jittery at bedtime.

Since I've started the challenge I've felt way less stressed out, and even when I've had stressful times, it still isn't nearly on the same level as before. Generally, stress will serve more as an irritant to my busy life rather than something that cripples me, so I'm really glad that I'm making progress.

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3/4/11 5:30 A

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This week I've been doing 8-minute meditation (from a book by the same name). Even that little bit of meditation seems to help me stay centered throughout the day. I know this because I had a REALLY stressful day during the week and was able to let go of some of the stress more easily than usual. I really think the daily practice is helping.

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3/3/11 8:54 A

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I'm supposed to start Week 4 today, but I don't feel like I actively worked on stress reduction during Week 3. So I'm giving it another shot. I started strong by packing my lunch for today last night, which seriously reduced my morning stress today!

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3/2/11 6:56 A

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I must remember to buy a small note pas so I can write dowm my stress triggers.

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2/27/11 8:34 P

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I've been writting in my diary and it goes well, I also call a freind when I feel down or I need to talk.
I know that delaying what I have to do - specialy work related activities- makes me be more stressed, I will need to do things earlyer in the future, not on the last moment...

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2/26/11 5:26 P

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I'm happy to say I met my third week goals successfully. I am using exercise now as my main stress busting technique and it has made a HUGE difference in my work day!

I have used my journal and can't believe the changes I've seen just in a short time. I know what my main stress sources are now - work deadlines, lack of meal planning, and working through my lunch hour. I've developed new strategies to make changes. I have a much better positive outlook because I now have faith in myself that I can make modify my behavior.

I'm ready for week 4!



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2/26/11 12:41 A

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Wow what a great week. I used several of the techniques and actually found myself sharing them with my husband when he was stressing. Joining this challenge has opened my eyes to my stress triggers. And, perhaps more importantly, is helping me deal with them.

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Making stress reduction a streak has really opened up my communications. I can't believe it. Now my first response is to pause and see what is really going on. Frequently it starts to resolve without me taking any other action.

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2/25/11 2:02 A

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I've realized several things, that sources of stress can change greatly over one's life span, for one. Many things that were troubling when I was younger, are now irrelevant, or I've learned to manage them. (Unemployment or loneliness, for example.) Other, new challenges arise, such as remaining patient with my spouse's increasing deafness and memory loss. A few things have always bothered me -- a perpetually unsatisfied need for achievement, for instance.
I've developed many of the usual de-stressing techniques over the years, but a new and very effective one is moment by moment mindfulness whenever I begin to notice that tense and slightly anxious feeling in my face. I was surprised at how powerful it could be to simply talk to my self about what I was doing!


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2/24/11 11:16 A

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My new morning meditation routine has really helped me. It sets a peaceful intention for the rest of the day, and it's training my brain to "wait" before thinking about the million things I have to do that day. Also, I noticed that it's helping me deal more calmly with stressful situations at work.

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2/23/11 8:12 P

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Hi there
Up to today I have been able to use the strategies to overcome my stress. But it just overwhelms me sometimes. I used the "call a friend" and went through the problem and she helped me to look at the positive again, what I have started and accomplished and the goal at the end, all on my vision collage that I created. It gave me alot of pleasure to do.

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My stress escalates when I react to quickly to stressful situations. I have learnt not to react so quickly. It's not perfect but it is certainly making a difference in my life at the moment. I teach hundreds of kids at a school every week and on occasions I do get quite cranky and stressed. But now I have activated this strategy and it is beginning to work. emoticon

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This coming week at work will be a good test for Week 3. There are many deadlines coming up and I'm going to have to produce a lot of things quickly.

I have my stress-busting techniques ready at hand to deal with whatever will come my way. In the meantime, I will meditate/pray for everything going smoothly and peaceful. A positive intention can't hurt, right?

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This week #3 has been much better for me. I am learning to slowly let go of things that I can't control nor stop ( I am a constant worrier, sad but true) and take each day as it comes. I have also started to blog more about my thoughts, some thing that was hard for me in the beginning.
Writing is very therapeutic and gives you some thing to look back on and change if need be.

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Had panic attacks for 4 days, medication is not working, but I still was able to do some exercise and practice stress reduction techniques. Slowing getting back on track.

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Stress Buster [end of week-3]
I didn't have much - this week...
I sung this song to my Grandson- who is 19 months old all week....
"If your Happy and know it, then your life will surly show it-clap your hands...
well, it suck in my brain...maybe this is my reason for not having stress this week....
Maybe we all- could learn this leason.....(Sing)......(Sing)...(Sing)...

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Today I had major stress at work and I breathed and tried to see the humor in it and attempted to get my class to see the humor. It all worked out today; may have repercussions tomorrow.

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I've continued to find that exercise is a major stress-reducer for me. I feel awesome after a workout - like I've accomplished something. I also enjoy a hot soak in the tub - really relaxes my muscles. I'm doing quite well at keeping my stress levels down, now that I'm paying attention to them.

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So far I've found that walking really helps me with stress. It just clears my mind. And I've found the breathing techniques very helpful.

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Keeping on. The exercise is helping!!

"Train your head and hands to do, your head and heart to dare." ~Joseph Cotter~


"And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils." ~ William Wordsworth~
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Stress Buster Tuesday...Week 3...
I have been working on the Now & Zen this week...#2 Progressive muscular relaxation (PMR)
A muscle tension...exercise...a friend told me the same thing your paper said...except that He said that any time that your neck and shoulders hurt.... work on it anytime by finding a object and let that trigger in your mind a way to relax... (example) when you see a door...work on your neck and shoulder exercises...anywhere and anytime....I thought this was a great thing to know... so yes I am doing this exercise regularly....Thanks for the input...

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2/14/11 8:20 P

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So far the stress reducers are helping. I am getting a lot of exercise as things at work are very stressful these days. Very negative co-worker who needs a lot a affirmations. Have been down sized yet again (soon I will be paying them to let me work) and searching for a new job. Needless to say, I am taking a lot of exercise breaks and doing a lot of praying. It working though as my BP can atest too as well as sleeping well during the night. Both really suffer when I surcome to stress.

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Last week was I think the most stressful I've had in a while. I am using my stress reducing techniques to help. Mainly walking. Every time I go for a stress walk it gets longer and longer, but it's working so that's good, right?

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2/12/11 10:15 A

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Today is the first day of week 3. my goal is to track my stress and energy and keep on working on recognizing stress as it happens and before I reach for the sugar/cookies. Those little 10 minute videos are good and my favorite is the kick boxing one.

Happy Saturday!! emoticon

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2/10/11 9:50 A

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My stress is going down as I realize I can't control everything. I have kept up with calling friends when I feel stressed or taking a warm shower to relax. My stress with never be fully gone but it can be more manageable.

"I am worth the success that I'll have not the defeat that I feel." ---Something I came up with one day to remind me that I have to focus on what I want.



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Still dealing with all these stress filled situations but realizing more that it is because I'm not in control that I'm stressed. Most of these situations I shouldn't be in control of....like the behaviors of others. My focus needs to be on me, on what I'm doing on any given day, instead of what others do.

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Saturday was a real bummer had our taxes done and we owe big.. Stressed out and went and bought a Diet Pepsi. I had not drank one in a month. Then I followed that up with McDee's..Well could of been worse and I'm back on track now... emoticon No more for me...

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Week 3 was good. I identified a couple specific stressors, and I developed some better ways of dealing with them to help reduce the stress. Unfortunately, they aren't going to change, or go away, so I needed to find ways not to let them stress me so much,,, and I think that I was able to do that. Need to keep it up in the long run, but so far, so good.

I have been doing fairly well with the positive attitude. Nothing hit so bad this week to make it a struggle to keep positive, so that gives me more energy to be positive the next time something really stressful comes down again.

I established a couple daily stress-reduction routines for a couple different daily situations: working on the office or at home. Different situations need different routines. One for home days and one for work days. Again, it's so far, so good.

Looking forward to week 4!!!

Keep looking forward. The BEST is yet to come!

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