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Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I found something that can work FOR me or AGAINST me depending on my inner dialogue- thought I would share.

Example of what I mean: I am now pretty well finished with spring cleaning, de-cluttering and various projects. When I spring clean--I take one room at a time and give it a complete overhaul top to bottom! No messing around! Any objects not being used have to go and I hit every nook and cranny!

I allot myself a certain amount of time per room and always stop before I wear myself out. It is organized and leaves me smiling. (sometimes I even use a timer as I have been known to have some OCD tendencies),



Do's and Don'ts:
I don't say, Ok-then NEXT I have to get right into the next phase. (w/out taking a breather).
.......….::::This tells my brain I am NOT finished and the workload continues...…::
The brain makes note of that and it adds to stress---sometimes even a feeling of being overwhelmed.

This I do instead:
WOW--- emoticon Now it's time to relax.



I am going to bask in my accomplishment and reward myself with a simple pleasure.
I don't rush from one thing to the next-leaving myself feeling exhausted!

Same thing with my fitness goals.
When I finish a workout I tell myself: emoticon
I don't need to mention: Now I need to work on such and such.
That lets me know the job is not finished and leads to stress and dissatisfaction.
(little hint: I learned my lesson the hard way: from over-doing).



Truth is: Whatever we tackle, PROGRESSION mixed with balance is a great thing!
It means we are moving forward---and the time will come when we
reach those goals. But until then, enjoy each step of the journey and pace wisely.

Everyone succeeds who keeps moving and does not stop!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week! …
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