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  1. #1
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    Stress Relief when the regular stuff isn't possible...

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    I'm in week six of having to take in and care for a relatives children.

    When you can't exercise, or go to bed early what do you do?

  2. #2
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    I meditate, practice deep breathing, read Pema Chodrons books or Lissa Rankins blog. All help me find my equilibrium when I'm stressed and off kilter.

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  3. #3
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    I draw, read, knit, and meditate to de-stress. I'm having a bit of a problem with that right now myself.

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    Music for me, listening and playing. Never miss a day with my music.

  5. #5
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    I often listen to instrumental music or EDM
    Or go riding, travel for some days
    It releases my mind a lot
    Last edited by Lindacan; 09-05-2016 at 01:06 AM.

  6. #6
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    What age kids? Can you involve them in some active play?
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  7. #7
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    Reading fiction is it for me. Pure escapism!
    Emily

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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pax View Post
    I meditate, practice deep breathing, read Pema Chodrons books
    +1….plus yoga/stretching, music and a relaxing fragrant foaming bath soak all work really well for me too.

    and thinking about az’s post….some relaxing activities with the children could help both you and them towards the end of the day
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

  9. #9
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    Spa music for me. In fact, I listen to this every night while fallinv asleep. Put a stop timer on iphone and it does the trick. Also reading fiction, but nothing too exciting or I would not relax. And doing some fun calm games like finding the differences or sudoku.
    Helene
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  10. #10
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    It depends, sometimes it's reading, or drawing, or other hobbies - quite often in silence, sometimes with music. Today it was binge-watching the new season of Once Upon a Time on Netflix. I hardly ever watch more than one show (period) in an evening but I got caught up. Got some knitting done at the same time and after the (mumble mumble)th episode I forced myself to turn off the blasted tv.

  11. #11
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    Well, if I cant exercise or go to bed early, I might just browse the internet for some interesting websites to pass time

 

 

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