Stress Busters that really help

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Stress Busters that really help
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Sun, 09-23-2012 - 4:40pm
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Sun, 09-23-2012 - 6:44pm

There are some really good, really easy ideas! Some of them, I realized would work, like going through a door, but it was only when I read it that I realized that my mind does sort of "reset" itself when I go out a door, whether outside or even just into my garage.

And I agree with the article about how background noise can cause stress! I can't stand background noise. I never walk away and leave the tv on, or play a radio for the company it gives (the reason my mom always seemed to have tv or the radio on). And at any party I go to, there's a point where I have to get away from the babble of all the voices and just be quiet for a little while!  I spend most of my day in a quiet house, and I like it like that!

I'll have to keep these things in mind and use a few, next time I feel stressed.


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Mon, 09-24-2012 - 8:05am
I haven't read all of them yet, but like you I can NOT handle "white noise". It so gets me upset and jittery. Only once in awhile do I turn on the radio or stereo when I'm home during the day.. I love music too,,, I prefer to read in the silence....

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 3:00pm
wordyone wrote:

There are some really good, really easy ideas! Some of them, I realized would work, like going through a door, but it was only when I read it that I realized that my mind does sort of "reset" itself when I go out a door, whether outside or even just into my garage.

I agree that going out the door to a different location is helpful with lightish stress or even just taking a walk. It also helps me to go to someone that I can trust and talk about it. Extreme stress takes a bit more work and time before it releases itself along with what is causing it to happen.

And I agree with the article about how background noise can cause stress! I can't stand background noise. I never walk away and leave the tv on, or play a radio for the company it gives (the reason my mom always seemed to have tv or the radio on). And at any party I go to, there's a point where I have to get away from the babble of all the voices and just be quiet for a little while!  I spend most of my day in a quiet house, and I like it like that!

Oh, I am so with you on background noise!! I cannot stand it, makes me crazy!! I don't know how anyone can have the tv or radio going all day long, I would go out of my mind!! I need a peaceful quiet environment while at home. I also can't stand loud restaurants and it's getting almost impossible to find quiet ones.

I'll have to keep these things in mind and use a few, next time I feel stressed.

 

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Tue, 09-25-2012 - 3:08pm
twig04 wrote:
I haven't read all of them yet, but like you I can NOT handle "white noise". It so gets me upset and jittery. Only once in awhile do I turn on the radio or stereo when I'm home during the day.. I love music too,,, I prefer to read in the silence....

Me too Suzan!! I need quiet or my brain feels like it's going to explode!! When I do turn music on at home, which is rare, I only have it on for a short while and then it has to go away! In my car, though, I often will turn talk radio on or classical music, but sometimes I have to turn that off too and I only turn it on when I'm along on my way to a meeting or ladies brunch. When dh and I are in the car together, we seldom turn the radio on.

From the link......

I agree that exercise is a good stress reliever. Going for a walk type of exercise too.

I also agree about the scent of nutmeg and I would add cinnamon and ginger too.

Deep breathing or taking a deep breath, holding it and releasing it, is a good stress reliever too.

A glass of wine is a nice way to relax also.

The best form of stress relief is when dh takes me out of town..lol!

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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 4:08am
I used to rearrange my furniture to relieve stress.. (back in the days that is... LOL)
It would be nice to be able to turn off stress at night though , as that seems to be the time when it all comes out and my mind goes round and round all night long. hmmmm ;O)
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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 7:36pm
twig04 wrote:
I used to rearrange my furniture to relieve stress.. (back in the days that is... LOL)
It would be nice to be able to turn off stress at night though , as that seems to be the time when it all comes out and my mind goes round and round all night long. hmmmm ;O)

That does sound like you..LOL!! Those were the days my friend..lol

I used to overeat carb types of foods to reduce stress. Those days are over too and I do not miss them at all!!

Doncha know it on wanting to turn off stress at night!! Sleep is so very beneficial to our well being and so hard to attain during times of stress and worry. ::sigh::

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