Tips to de-stress

I saw this on webMD today. It says it's for women over 50, but I think it applies to men and women of all ages.

http://women.webmd.com/Women-Medical-Reference/women-over-50-tips-to-reduce-stress?src=RSS_PUBLIC

1. Exercise regularly. Exercise reduces stress, improves mood, and boosts overall health. It also helps you sleep better.
2. Build a support system. For some people, becoming part of a religious community helps reduce stress. For others it may be diving into a swim club, or a sewing circle. But wherever your find them, solid friendships help you feel warmth, security, connection.
3. Keep a positive attitude. Look for silver linings and good news. Make a gratitude list.
4. Let go of negatives. Accept that there are things you cannot control.
5. Be assertive instead of aggressive. Instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive, assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs.
6. Find ways to relax. Learn to meditate. Try relaxation tapes and CDs. Listen to the great music of classical composers.
7. Develop new interests. Having a sense of adventure can help you reducestress. Tune in to your dreams. Find things to be passionate about. Find a hobby. Be creative!
8. Get enough rest and sleep. When you're under stress, your body needs time to recover. Give it the rest it needs.
9. Eat healthy, balanced meals. Your body needs good nutrition to fight effects of stress. Also, don't rely on alcohol to quiet your anxiety.
10. Volunteer. When you commit yourself to helping others, you find purpose. You take the focus off yourself, but you achieve a feeling of accomplishment.
Posted on March 23, 2007 at 11:34 am
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Very cool. Thanks Janet!
Posted on March 23, 2007 at 8:19 pm
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I was going to say... Margaret and Kristen sound like they need to de-stress.
Posted on March 26, 2007 at 5:47 pm
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hahahaha, Bonnie you're so funny. It's so true. I need sleep.
Posted on March 27, 2007 at 5:18 am
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OMG.. I needed this! Thanks

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 10:05 am
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We alllll need to destress...even when the wedding is over

Posted on August 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm

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