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Stress can derail our very best efforts. I have found when stress gets me down, I call one of my friends who always make me laugh. It just "tickles" the stress away with a few good belly laughs. No friend available? Utube is always available!! Search until you find something not that just makes you chuckle, but gets you seriously laughing right out loud! Laughter is one of the best cures for stress I know. Truly, we need to Laugh Out Loud!
when I was small I remember my grammy using bag balm on her hands,elbows and feet.It's meant for cow udders.Has anyone else had success with it?My feet have been cracked for years and nothing has helped for long.
I make a conscious mental check of my muscles periodically when sitting at the computer or at a table discussion. As a child when I was even shorter than I am now, I sat with only the balls of my feet touching the floor because I couldn't reach the floor from my chair. This evolved into a habit. I must remind myself to keep my feet flat on the floor and to relax my shoulders as well. Periodic stretches at my desk help relieve this tension as well.
It's back to school time. Sales are on, each year the teachers in your local schools spend thousands of their own money getting supplies for kids and classrooms. If everyone out their ( single folks too) spent $25 and got things like gift cards, crayons, copy paper and so forth teachers would have spend less on other folks kids. We talk a good game in this country about caring about education, let's show it.
When there are situations that occur that are out of our control I find it helpful to deal with my internal stress by journaling in a big old notebook and writing my thoughts to get my emotions out and under control. I also find that I can come to a decision when it is necessary for me to take action about the stress. Journaling helps me to see things more clearly and to come to a conclusion as to how to handle it. This method works and beats eating everything in the refrigerator!
Protect your lips with sunscreen! This is a step that we forget during our care routine, but it is sensitive skin and needs to be protected for those beautiful lips. There are chapsticks with SPF 15 in them! Make sure to check the active ingredients to be sure!