Stress Relief/Taking Care of You Ways to Decrease Stress-The Plan

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…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Taking a Relaxing Bath.

Many things in life can increase our stress. There are also many techniques that can help relieve stress. With that in mind, let’s take a look at one way to relieve stress, and that is by taking a relaxing bath. Need Stress Relief? Try Taking a Bath.  I am not really what you would call a…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Eating Peaches

Stress can have many adverse effects on our minds and our body.  Many things can cause stress, and sometimes stress is beneficial, but many times stress is overwhelming.  With that in mind, I will be looking at ways to reduce stress in my life and hopefully also in yours.    Let’s get started… I have…

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Stress Relief-Feeling Stressed? Eat An Avocado!

Stress Relief. Are you Stressed? Eat an Avocado! I am going back over all my stress relief posts.  I am updating all of them as if I am starting again, and I am.  I am starting a new YouTube Channel, which has not gone live yet.  It will be called My Story My Divorce God’s…

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Stress Relief Through Self-Care: Let’s Get a Pedicure!

 I believe that taking the time to take care of ourselves can help us relax and reduce our stress.  I found this thought backed up online, and according to Amherst College “taking care of yourself will help maintain your physical, emotional, and mental reserves to prevent and manage stress. So to take care of myself this week,…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Journaling.

 I came across an article,  100 Ways to De-Stress, by Karen Carnabucci. I posted on her first suggestion, using chocolate to destress, Chocolate Meditation.  You can’t go wrong with chocolate:-) Karen’s second suggestion is to Journal.  I do journal but not consistently.  I found it especially helpful when my ex first left.  Through writing, I was able to find pieces of…

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Need Stress Relief? Try Stretching.

Stress seems to be all around us, and many situations can cause stress in our lives.   There are many ways to help decrease our levels of stress, and one of these ways is the act of stretching. Your body can become stiff and tight due to stress and tension. Releasing this tension by stretching…

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Stress Relief-Flowers and Stress Relief

 I do love flowers.  I used to spend a lot of time at Garden Centers and Parks taking photos of flowers.  I found it very relaxing to immerse myself in the environment of the flower gardens.  I think I found peace among the beautiful plants, and in that, some of the stress in my life…

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Stress Relief-Try Chewing Gum

  Chewing Gum for Stress Relief I remember chewing gum as a kid.  I also remember that kids chewing gum, making teachers and parents mad. I would pop my gum, and my brothers would get mad at me.  I would chew gum in class, and my teachers would get mad at me.  I would find gum under my…

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Stress Relief-Try Spending Some Time in the Sun

The stress levels that we experience can directly affect our physical, emotional, and mental health.  Divorce is listed as one of the most stressful events in a persons life.  Having experienced the pain and stress of divorce I decided I would look for some ways to decrease the effects of stress in my life.  Here…

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