I started a series several years ago called Stress Relief. I want to include Self Care in this series because in taking care of ourselves, I believe that we can decrease our stress, at least for a moment.
Here is a quote that I found…“The Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale indicates that divorce is the second highest stressor for humans, second only to the death of a spouse.” I disagree because divorce is like a death, only it is intentional, whereas death is usually not. So, I believe divorce can be an intent to harm, so it is more painful than death with no intent to harm.
Knowing that stress can make you sick in both mind and body, I am going to take a deeper look into stress relief techniques and self-care ideas that can help us lead a more calm and stress-free life.
I hope you join me in trying these techniques. Some will seem silly, some like common sense, and some impossible to achieve, but I think they all have a place in someone’s life. Not all of them will work for you or me, but if we find a few we can incorporate into our lives, I think that will be a positive outcome.
I will try all that I can physically and emotionally handle. Some seem strange to me, but I am willing to try, such as tree bathing. I believe many of these things at first glance may look a bit odd, but if we look further into the suggestion, we may find the benefit behind them.
One that is listed everywhere is to have sex. Although this is a beautiful suggestion, it will not be on my list because I am a single woman with no desire to have sex just for sex’s sake. I would have to be in a committed relationship for that to occur. Many suggest kissing as a form of stress relief, but I will save that for my grandkids. I will try tree bathing, though; the more I read about it, the more interesting it sounds.
I will begin this series with the few I have already posted and then move on to something new. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
This could be a beneficial and fun experiment and adventure. I hope you join me.