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Old 03-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jho82 View Post
Tori - I've got red in mine already too! Don't get discouraged:

- take a deep breath and try to focus on the positive. Do whatever you need to do to take some stress off your shoulders

- CRY if you need to. It helps (I know from experience!)

- Meditate - light a candle and focus on the flame and nothing else - clear your mind for a few minutes!

- Play some Enya, lay on the floor, close your eyes and focus on every tense muscle trying to relax each one.

- Splurge on a massage!

- Call someone and vent!

- Yell at Mike

- Write in a journal - Try to make the negatives into positives

I'm just making stuff up now.... what does everybody else do to relieve stress????

To destress I grab a good mystery novel and a glass of wine. My brain does not shut-off with meditation, yoga, or massage, so distraction and diversion are my go-to options. Also drawing/painting are good distractions. If I can get into that right-brain mode reality ceases to exist for a period of time. But not a good idea if DS is around (hence the black marking pen all over my couch incident while I was not paying attention...).

Tori - I hope you feel better soon.
Jho- Thanks for the ideas!

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