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Surround Yourself to Reduce Stress

I have a very stressful job, so I make sure that my office is full of beautiful things to look at. Calming landscapes and pictures of the ones I love help me manage my stress when it gets to be too much.

- Submitted by SPWHITESTONE 5/30/2013 in Everything Else | 0 Comments
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scheduled non-negotiable self care

Scheduling items from my self care list helps me to manage stress. In addition, these are non-negotiable, i.e. they are as important as brushing my teeth in the morning and getting to work on time. Regular self care includes relaxing breathing, wandering around my vegetable garden, trying a new SparkPeople exercise video, progressive muscle relaxation (PMR), and so on.

- Submitted by ZENRYAKU 12/15/2012 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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Find Your Soulmate Workout

Making healthy lifestyle changes can be hard. Why make it harder by doing exercise and physical activity that you don't enjoy? Experiment with different activities until you find the ones that bring you joy, the ones you'd do just because they make you happy. When you engage in joyful movement, you win!

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- Submitted by ZORAHGAIL 5/7/2012 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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One A Month

Making one change a month, and making it a regular part of your everyday life, will help you to keep yourself on track.

If it is a regular "habit", you don't require so much energy to remember to do it. I also noticed that if I'm not overwhelmed with stuff to remember to do, I don't get stress out, which affects me negatively.

- Submitted by RASHEDAPOE 2/11/2012 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments
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The Secret of meditation

As counter-intuitive as it sounds, the secret to successful meditation is to meditate without having any expectation whatsoever for anything. To simply sit, in the now, and peacefully work at nothing, no thoughts. Being gentle with yourself dovetails into having no expectation. Let thoughts and dramas pass.

You will find that, over time, you are more calm and generally happier. Remember, no expectation of success. It creates arbitrary ego based goals.

- Submitted by FALCONBROTHER 7/16/2011 in Staying Positive | 1 Comment
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First Things First

I've learned the secret to staying eternally motivated. I've learned to prioritize. I put God first, my husband second, personal needs third and my family next. Work, volunteerism, and social advancement don't garner a place in line or a second of my attention. As I have learned to keep my priorities in order, my stress (and blood pressure) have come down along with my weight. Also, my personal happiness has increased and my family support of my goals and needs has increased. Life is great!

- Submitted by DIONNE626 10/22/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Fitting in Fitness

I keep resistance bands, light hand weights, and a balance board in my office. Whenever my job starts to stress me or I have a few minutes to fill, I utilize one of these items.

- Submitted by GAL8DY 4/15/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Don't Invite Stress In

I do not phone, email, text, etc. family and people having a stressful time.
Wait til they contact me. They will be more personable.
I don't need to jump in to "help save the day" getting in their face. Don't go looking for real or stupid stress that will result in emotional eating.

- Submitted by EGRAMMY 3/25/2010 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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