Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stress Relief

I often find myself stressed out, and depressed. This leads to lots of other problems, mostly health related (my IBS espescially). So, I have found a bunch of different ways to deal with my stress and have better quality of life. Enjoy!
  1. Dance it out
  2. Go for a walk
  3. Play with a pet or children
  4. Talk about it
  5. Focus on what you can control
  6. Smile
  7. Breathe deep
  8. Ask for a hug
  9. Reminice about good times
  10. Go to bed earlier
  11. Look for oppertunities in the challenges
  12. Sit in the sun/ get fresh air
  13. listen to music
  14. Excercise
  15. Shower
  16. Meditate
  17. Read
  18. Call a friend or loved one
  19. Watch a movie
  20. Do something you love that it relaxing (painting, cooking, yoga, drawing, play an instrument, etc)
  21. Write a note or letter to a loved one
  22. Eat something healthy, like a smoothie with antioxidents
  23. Wash your face with cold water
  24. Doodle
  25. Sing
  26. Count your blessings
  27. Make plans to go out
  28. Do something nice for someone else
  29. Look through a photo album
  30. Go star gazing
  31. Get a massage
  32. Write
  33. Look for things that make you laugh
  34. Try word puzzles/ sudoku
  35. Scream
  36. Play a game
  37. Pray
  38. Day dream
  39. Take a drive

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