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Who You Gonna Call?– STRESS BUSTERS!

Alright, today’s health topic is busting our day-to-day stress. I took a health class way-back-when and here are the top twelve stress busters that we discussed:

 

  1. Look for humor in the situation. HAHAHA that’s so funny!!
  2. Create your “happy place”– visualize yourself there and then come back to reality once you have calmed down. Don’t stay there too long.
  3. Choose a song that has a calming effect on you. Listen to it.
  4. Start your day with a positive. This could be a motivational quote, inspirational book, or heck even a few jumping jacks.
  5. Call a friend. Vent away. Us ladies are reeeeal good at this.
  6. Focus on a goal you have set. Take the next step to achieve it. You will feel accomplished and this brings about less stress and happiness.
  7. Do something that is new and fun. Here’s an idea- the other day we went rollerblading outside. Kid you not, it was the most fun I have had in a while. I was laughing at how ridiculous I looked. Even something simple and cheap could be exciting.
  8. Spend time with nature. Sure,we’ll let this involve laying out. Don’t forget the sunblock.
  9. Change what you can in a situation and then accept the rest. For example, change a response of yours to something that is more peaceful. Like, “SHUT UP” to “please lower your voice.” Capishe?
  10. Get your meditate on. Yoga. Pilates. You name it. Come to Colorado it’s everywhere.
  11. Ask yourself, “What is the worst that could happen?” Feal the fear. This often reduces stress because you begin to realize “Hey, maybe I could handle that.”
  12. Do something physical. Not to a person though, that could cause problems.

 

Let’s always remember that only YOU can prevent forest fires  create peace of mind.

Happy stress-busting:)

-Kiersten-

 

 

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  • April 12, 2010 - 10:33 am

    Keighleythebomb.comBellaGirl - Lol…. “you can prevent forest fires”

    You Rock!

  • April 12, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    camberley - “Come to Denver [Marijuana] is EVERYWHERE”

  • April 13, 2010 - 10:38 am

    ASH - Loved this post. Great ideas and plus you were really funny. Props to you Aunt Poo!

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