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What are some of your favorite stress-breakers (quick ways to feel less stressed out)?”





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  • I read my favorite magazine with a jazz music background on our bedroom

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Felanie on 8th August 2009

  • My stress-breakers have to be relatively quick so I step outside on our front deck, sit down and take some deep breaths. If I have time, I will knit for a few minutes or read.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by sebsmom on 20th October 2007

  • Taking a hot bath with a diet soda, and a good book.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sheryl on 18th October 2007

  • I turn on some really LOUD music and dance - I've danced all my life and it is such a fabulous release for me. Or, I go for a walk - any physical activity really helps me break out of that stress mode.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jenn_Givler on 17th October 2007

  • I immediately take several very long, deep breaths. Then I wait for my daughter to get home and we get very silly. Or, I go and have a ride on our horse, always a challenge since he is several levels above me in dressage ("several"--snort). Working on my websites takes my focus off stressful stuff. And always, always, talking to my husband drains all stress away. He has a great perspective on everything.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KatieK on 17th October 2007

  • I scream. Literally. Or I hop into my car and drive around a bit.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by The Tattooed Mommie on 17th October 2007

  • The to do list for work has gotten too long, the personal to do list is longer. And it's hard to weigh which should come first. Logging off from here for most of the day since it won't help me get work done! Oh, who am I kidding, I'll be checking in soon.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mandy Nelson - Dandysound on 17th October 2007

  • Yoga. With fun music and my eyes closed b/c I'm forced to just breath and think about my body. The different and fun music is great b/c it helps tap my brain in a different way. Even just 10 minutes or my favorite asana (pose). Lately I like to just invert. When you're in a headstand you can't think of anything else but breathing!!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Mandy Nelson - Dandysound on 17th October 2007

  • oh and as i was saying elsewhere on Nataly's note - RANDOM SILLINESS! as much as it is to get caught off guard with something completely unexpectidly funny, it also relieves stress to be that person for someone else! then it's a twofer! go bujy a clown nose. i swear, stress reduces by 15%. LOL!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 17th October 2007

  • a walk in the woods! ok so that's not always easy when you live in either the city or suberbia, but many places have parks/gardens/lakes/etc. that have trails and paths that are great stress releivers to walk through!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Kate on 17th October 2007

  • Going to the gym is number 1 for me, going for a long walk, watching a movie, listening to a good album to take my mind off things

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Victoria on 16th October 2007

  • Lorna - you know, that's actually a great tip. Today was a really stressful and anxiety-filled day for me, so while I ate some lunch I read a few pages from a book I am enjoying. I think it helped to be totally removed from my reality for a bit.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 16th October 2007

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