Don’t Let Stress Get You Down

Don’t Let The Stress of Building A New Life Get You Down

Most of us have a certain amount of stress in our lives, everyday. For the times that it increases and causes harm to our own well being or the well being of the people we love, try a couple of these.

[1] Buy yourself or someone you care about, a bunch of colorful flowers. Go to the flower shop and take your time in choosing the right one. Just the time spent in the choosing of the flowers will lower your blood pressure and calm your chain of thought.

[2] Need more time for your mind to settle and your body to relax. Go to a movie matinee or an off-off-off Broadway Theater show. Make it something silly, light or romantic. Cry for the hero, as he looses his girl, then cheer when he finds her again. Use all those pent up emotions. You will come out relieved and calmer.

[3] Pretend you are new in town and go see the new park by the lake. Walk it’s winding paths, feed a few ducks, stop and talk to the people fishing. Smile at the walkers and ground keepers. Do a few minutes of stretch exercises. Let your body know you are thinking about it.
don't let stress get you down
[4] Move Baby Move. Dust off the old record player [showing my age here], put on the fastest song you know and move to the music. Lift your arms, click those heels and dance, dance, dance. You do not have to be a great dancer to move your body to the rhythm, just move. Exercise releases endorphins, which make us feel better. Soon you will be giggling and laughing, ready to face the world.

[5] Go to a hotel for the night. Go alone or take someone special with you. Let someone else make the bed, cook and wash the dishes. Cozy down into the pillows with a good book or watch an old Marx Brothers black and white movie on the cable channel.

Come morning you will be ready to sparkle and shine again. Back to building your new online life, creating new ways to reinvent the wheel and dazzle all of those around you.

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