Relaxation Tool Kit

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Relaxation Tool Kit
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Tue, 07-07-2009 - 10:34pm
Time to Unwind

While some types of stress can be beneficial, helping you meet a challenge or a goal, other kinds of stress are, well, stressful. Chronic stress, in particular, can have serious emotional and physical consequences. So how can you try to control stress when it starts to creep up on you? Deena Frank, an aerial dancer and a yoga and Gyrotonic instructor at Centerpoint Yoga Studios in New York City, suggests creating a Relaxation Tool Kit. "It's one of the simplest and most inexpensive ways to rejuvenate and reconnect with yourself," she says.


Some of the tools in Deena's tool kit are, candles, exercise, etc.

 

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Registered: 04-01-2006
Tue, 07-07-2009 - 10:37pm
I'm going to start mine off with an aquarium; one that has the filter in the back so you can hear the water run and with bright salt water fish.

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Tue, 07-07-2009 - 11:53pm
I'm starting mine off with a nice, big, comfy pillow to fit in my lap so that my cat Blackie can lay there and purr while I pet him.
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Wed, 07-08-2009 - 9:51am
Sounds wonderful.

 

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Registered: 10-12-2006
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 9:05am
music! the type of music would depend on your mood/how you're trying to relax.
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Registered: 04-01-2006
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 12:51pm

I agree.....isn't it funny how music can also affect your mood.

 

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Fri, 07-10-2009 - 12:53pm
I want to add a nice soft fleece blanket to my kit.

 

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Fri, 07-17-2009 - 12:47pm

I think I am going to add a coupon for a free massage.