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6 years ago I spent two weeks in bed & 4 weeks out of work with cranial shingles. It took 6 months to feel back in the game and I still have to manage the symptoms. Culprit-stress! I was only 43. I have taken several steps to reduce & manage stress. Besides a better diet, more exercise, & reduced commute days by working from home more, enough SLEEP has been critical. I even track my sleep in "other goals" on SP. 8 hours/night at least 5 nights/week & no less than 7 on the other 2.
I went to a therapist because life had become so over whelming and sad. I had been working for two years in a humanitarian effort that wore on me.
Sometimes when I am stressed out, all the breathing techniques and exercise won't work. So I turn on the tea kettle to boil some water and have a relaxing cup of Tension Tamer tea. It has kava kava in it and it always works for me.
When I quit pop or anything else I want to quit . When I see it and want it , if I quickly say I don't drink or eat or __ this ...If I saw a pop and wanted it, I would just say " I don't drink that "! And it really does work--what you say does really matter....
After going through my own personal HORRIBLE TIME there really isn't that much that stresses me---but when I am able to do it, I light some candles in the bathroom, dim the lights and take a bubble bath. Then I settle down in bed with a good scary book and read until it's time to sleep. I feel pampered and sleepy!
Teach after surgery, radiation and ongoing chemotherapy? I realized I could ONLY do what was important to help my students learn. 4 years later, I still ask, "Is this cookie important to my health?" "Is sitting in the recliner important to my goals?"
When my kids interrupt me, I feel a great deal of stress. If I am cooking or cleaning, I feel they are interrupting my job. I reduce my stress by remembering that THEY are my job! So when you are interrupted at home or work remember the interruptions are part of your job, too.
Looking back at a poll you have already taken will let you know when you took it and how you responded. I've come across some I did a year or more ago and realized that my answer now would not be the same. In many cases it's a glimpse to baby step achievements.
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