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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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As our month-long journey into the “Balance” in our lives draws to a close, let’s talk about stress. While we focus on the bright side of things (pun absolutely intended) here, we also aren’t immune to the struggle of daily life. Being an adult is hard work. There is responsibility, commitment, obligations to tend to. There are rewards, for sure, but how do we deal with the struggle without being dragged down? How do we balance out the hard with the soft? One surefire way that I know of is to take care of my body, from the tips to the toes.

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  1. 1
    Tiffany says:

    I take a step back and breathe. If that doesn’t work, then I brew a cup of tea, take a break and and flip through a magazine or feedly.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    although i no longer practice yoga, the breathing has stayed with me, and when i’m stressed out, i focus on deep cleansing breaths. 

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    Kim Henrichs says:

    I go for walks.  It clears my head like nothing else can!

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    Pumpernickel says:

    Lots of tea and Bille Holiday. 🙂

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    Jessica says:

    Perspective.

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    Amie A says:

    I spend at least an hour every night relaxing in a hot bath.  It not only clears my head, but also provides me with a clean mental slate once my worries are soaked away.  

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    Trisha says:

    Hopping on my bike and going for a ride always helps. 

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    Sparrow says:

    I like to do things that order my mind, like knitting. At the end of a hectic day (which is most days with 3 boys under 4), I could just sit in the quiet and get lost in the rhythm and feel of the soft yarn in my hands. Lately, I also love to bird watch. I let my boys run wild outside and I sit and look to the skies. I love that you have some doves that you’re obsessed with. I have some mockingbirds I’m in love with. We don’t have many birds in our yard (we live in the desert), but I love using my bird app (have you tried the Cornell bird app? It’s free and AWESOME!) to find out neighbor birds and listen to their beautiful songs.

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    Jennifer says:

    The cure for stress is spelled D-O-G!

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    Sharon Siqueiros says:

    A little meditating and time with the plants

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    Charlotte D. says:

    Having some quiet time to clear my head.   Or  listen to some music.

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    Susanna B. says:

    I try and get out and do some gardening. It helps to be outside and it’s an easy way to be productive for a bit while I unwind at the same time. 

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    Elizabeth says:

    My five year old said:  when I’m worried about things, I find a solution with my mommy!  I say: when I’m super stressed, I lay down and do nothing for 15 minutes.  When the alarm goes off, I get up and get going on things. I’ve found it’s much easier to be brave when I let myself acknowledge that I am facing challenges, rather than getting mad at myself for being stressed.  

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    Tiffany Michele says:

    A hot bath, a good cup of tea, and a funny movie!
    Running around the yard with my two and a half year old almost always helps too!

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    Crystal Sell says:

    I like to get outside for some fresh air and take a hike with my dog. Works like a charm.
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    Samantha S says:

    I run a couple mornings a week into the countryside and past a protected wetland park. The endorphins are great, but what I enjoy most is seeing the people in the park–elderly couples strolling together, dogs enjoying life, joggers of all ages, and the occasional flock of turkeys. It’s a reminder that there’s more to life than work and stress.

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    rachel says:

    Running for sure!

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    Joren Robles says:

    A good book, some fresh air or a nice warm bath.

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    Ginger G. says:

    When I’m feeling stressed, I take a few deep breaths or go for a walk outside. I also pray, which leads me to be more relaxed, at ease, and thankful instead of stressed 🙂 

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    Donna F. says:

    Yoga, deep breathing and staying hydrated with not just water, but also water-containing foods like watermelon and cucumber.

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    Adele says:

    Long walks help me deal with stress, particularly on a beautiful spring day.

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    Nikki says:

    Pinpoint exactly what is stressing me out and come up with ideas, or at least one idea, how to change, alleviate, or eliminate so I can function in a more peaceful state.  Some things/situations/people are unavoidable but being able to recognize the source of my stress and having a productive plan is really the only way that I can move forward from the emotional paralysis, intensive mental obsession, and physical systems of being stressed.  I wish I was one of those people that just flow with things but I don’t operate that way no matter how much I want.

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    ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    Things can get pretty hectic so I just make sure to brew a cup a tea and stop. I relax and drink it and when I’m done I usually have a plan to get what needs to be done without the stress.

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    cindy says:

    I like to sit on my porch. I can breathe the fresh air, appreciate the nature and inevitably end up seeing friends and neighbors which always lightens my mood!

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    Meg T says:

    I am sorry to say, I am not a big water drinker BUT when something is wrong, drinking a big glass of water always sets me on a good path. Too much sugar? tall glass of water, so tired I don’t think I’ll make it past 3? I’ll chug a big glass, the “can’t help its”?-water…the list goes on. For some reason this simple act, clears my mind and sets me back on course. 

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    megan says:

    I need to move and I don’t necessarily mean going for a run or hitting a punching bag. I sometimes just need to get up and stretch or do a strange little dance. I’ve always been a mover. As long as I remember, I used to study or do homework on the move, walking over to my notebook reading it aloud and marching around repeating it. Maybe it’s why I did so well in school 🙂 

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    Jennifer says:

    For me, massage helps the physical manifestations…love a good massage.  For the rest, I just remember that love surrounds me, and I try to gracefully bow to the challenges life throws my way.

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    Kate B says:

    I have a three week old kid now, so “stress” is at a whole new level in my life. I’m finding that holding him reduces my stress, even while I’m stressed out that he won’t nap unless he’s in someone’s arms, which makes it hard for me to get some daytime-sleep when I’m home alone. Tomorrow I intend to test out out of our carriers and go for a walk in the sunshine!

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    Andrea Rust says:

    I pray. I read the scriptures and I meditate on the truth that everything is for my good.

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    Regan says:

    I love to soak in a hot bath scented with lavender essential oil with the lights low & classical music playing softly in the background. 

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    Sue F says:

    walking  and playing with my doggie.  We live across the street from a great dog friendly park and we have a great group of dog owners that walk together and then sit and chat.  

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    Charlotte D. says:

    Listening to music, watching a funny movie and just watching my children really lifts my spirit.