Friday, September 12, 2014

Dealing with Stress

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             We all get stressed at times...Unless you happen to be a Buddhist monk or something. However, we all have different ways of dealing with it. Personally, I have a couple of preferred methods to relax some when I'm stressed out.
            As many of you probably know, I greatly enjoy hiking and just generally being outdoors, whether it be fishing, going to the park with my daughter, etc. I have enjoyed being outside for as long as I can remember and now that I'm an adult with all of the responsibilities that come along with adult and parenthood, I especially enjoy the outdoors. It is probably my #1 way to de-stress. Something about spending time in nature just instantly puts me more at ease.
            Being a parent, one of my other favorite ways to ease stress is to do something for myself or just have some time alone. I'm sure most of you with kids can relate. Sometimes, even if we're not actually doing anything, it can be nice to just have peace and quiet to actually be able to hear ourselves think and clear our heads!
            Some of you may have read that we just moved back to Indiana from Arkansas and are currently living with my parents until we find a new house. Needless to say, this has been one of my more stressful times as of late. While I may not be able to go hiking like I used to, it has been nice to actually have family members babysit while I or my husband and I both go do something or taking Myka to the park or county fair to relax a little.


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28 comments:

  1. When I put my kids down for a nap I always make sure I'm doing something for myself. Whether it is praying, exercising, or simply just taking a nap myself, I feel better and re energized.

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  2. I try to keep my items organized to easily find them, keep a positive attitude, exercise and try to do breathing exercises as much as possible also.

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  3. I utilize uplifting essential oils, line orange, or relaxing ones like lavender, pet my dogs, take a long, hot bath, read a book, bake something or call a friend and laugh. these all help me stress less :)

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  4. Definitely taking a nap when my toddler is sleeping or just watching tv and laying down helps a lot on days my son won't take a nap I'll take the kids for a nice walk and it's great cause for that moment ur not worrying about cleaning or homework or chasing baby around cause he's in stroller it really is very re,axing to just walk and enjoy it!!

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  5. I like to watch Netflix to de-stress!

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  6. When I get my son down for his nap I will either do yoga or crochet both relax me :)

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  7. Yoga and deep breathing are great stress reducers for me. I also sneak a nap whenever I can. With a toddler, another baby on the way, and surgery to remove my thyroid next week, I can use all the help I can get!

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  8. I read alone in a quiet room to center and destress. Nothing like a good book to help release some tension.

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  9. I set aside certain times to participate in twitter parties; great way to relax and meet new people too!

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  10. I've been de-stressing by long hot showers and taking time for myself. But with a move coming up in a few weeks, and being pregnant, its not working as well. I've been dying to try some of these products but havent had the budget, thanks for the opportunity!

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  11. I de-stress by playing games on the computer. I love Hyland products for children as I trust them to not harm their health by my giving them to them.

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  12. Jennifer Michelle Ora KreislerSeptember 15, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    I started putting my 3 boys in the stroller and jogging around the "Hood." I really have to focus on each step to get them around the path. Focus plus a good workout has helped.

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  13. I practice meditation, mindfulness, gratitude, and watching comedy movies.

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  14. I love hylands baby products, but didn't realize they had adult things too! I try warm showers and a chapter of a good book to calm my nerves.

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  15. I walk to the beach each morning and spend some time there - chatting with neighbours and watching dogs play.

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  16. I usually just clear my mind, relax and just stop and focus. Easier said than done I know.

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  17. most definitely have to leave the house and go for a very very long walk!!

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  18. The best way for me to unwind and refocus is a nice soothing uninterrupted shower after the kiddos go to sleep!

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  19. Running and meditating-- just a few minutes of either usually starts to calm me down.

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  20. I stress less by making time for beading or crafting

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  21. Listening to music or reading helps me relax when I feel stressed

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  22. Slowing down, stretching, and taking time to breath helps me destress

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  23. Sleep. Exercise. Having a daily planner with everything that needs to be done. And a positive attitude! :)

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