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Rest at intervals to eliminate stress

How do you deal with stress? Especially if you have lots of it? To avoid eye strain, you rest your eyes when they are busy. In the same way, when going about a busy day, I don't wait until I get stressed out to rest. I take a break at intervals.

- Submitted by 7GABRIELLE 6/5/2015 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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Puzzled about stress relief? My secret...

For many years I took cigarette breaks to relieve stress at the office. I have been smoke free for one year 1/23/15. This alone relieved the stress of always wanting nicotine. I traded the cigarette break for a puzzle break. I have a jig saw puzzle that I can work on for a few minutes when I need to relax and not think for a minute or so.

- Submitted by DAHARER 3/11/2015 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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Dealing with stress

When I need to deal with stress whether is it from work, anger, whatever, I turn to music. Playing my keyboard always works for me.

- Submitted by GLORIA439 2/24/2015 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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Walk

If I can take a few minutes away from my desk during stressful times, I find it helps reduce my stress level. A couple laps around the building is plenty to feel better.

- Submitted by LISADPARKER 11/17/2014 in Everything Else | 2 Comments

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hug yourself for a few minutes each day! emoticon

- Submitted by CHARLIE1357 10/27/2014 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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When I couldn't sleep I got on Spark and started getting points.

Even though I did eat, I made healthy choices and logged my points. I also did a short exercise video which helped me get back to sleep. This is a big improvement for me over the past binging habit. I have included the calories from last night in today's count so feel I've progressed instead of giving up as I always did in the past. Today is a new day!

- Submitted by WEAVERNI 9/2/2014 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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Working Out Stress

When feeling overwhelmed by stress, I go bowling and laugh at how bad I am at it. Bowling allows me to release pent-up aggression. If there is no lane available at the bowling alley, it's time to shake out my duster outside. Negative energy, be gone!

- Submitted by KATELJM 8/29/2014 in Everything Else | 1 Comment

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Stress Reliever

Every morning whether warm or cold, I make myself a cup of coffee, sit out on the porch and chill. I'll log into Spark Coach. Pet the cat. Listen to the birds. Breathe in the fresh air. Start my day chilled. I spend as long as my morning cup of Joe. But ohhhhhh, the peace it brings to the rest of the day.

- Submitted by CAYLAISDONE 7/26/2014 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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All about your drink :D

I drink cool water to keep hydrated, it tastes better cold too. Cold water also burns calories because your body needs to warm it in order to process it.
I drink warm drinks, hot tea, if I am feeling hungry. Warm/hot drinks make you feel satiated.
It may not be the best tricks, but they are definitely helpful to me. Especially the hot drink emoticon

- Submitted by CRYSTLERN 7/26/2014 in Everything Else | 0 Comments

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Tracking water intake

Every morning I fill a half gallon pitcher of water and drink from that all day (adding ice when necessary). Easy way to track 8+ cups of water

- Submitted by SMYLINC 7/20/2014 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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