(Closed) What do you do to de-stress?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Besides wine? … Just kidding … sort of.

I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling so stressed – I’ve been there. If you can afford it, I highly recommend setting aside a bit of money and treat yourself to a nice long professional massage at a spa.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

exercise, tasty food

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I know it’s an old cliche but I call my mum or BFF or have a bath or go for a walk. Usually all three makes me feel better!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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BeeutifulBee:  I come on here, but I know what I should be doing is exercise lol. A dog walk helps me on a day to day basis. Like
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annd2015: has said alcohol can relax but I have to then rein it in! I agree with a spa treat too. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I practice yoga and mindful meditation every morning! It helps me with my irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) symptoms and anxiety problem. I also like to go to the beach at night and listen to the waves while looking at at the moon and stars. The sound of the waves are so soothing and relaxing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Say no. A lot. Say yes to things you have not made time for, but need. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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BeeutifulBee:  I have a VERY high stress job. Or should I say jobs. Plus I work nights, so I constantly feel like my butt is dragging. I feel tired ALL the time. My normal destressors are walks or calling a friend/family member. I used to excercise 5 days a week, and my mood and overall health was definitley better. This past month after our wedding and honeymoon I have been a big time slacker and gained back the 15 pounds I lost. So I am back in a slump. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Wine and dessert or gourmet pizza.

Online shop.

Go for a walk.

Get a mani/pedi.

Buy new makeup.

Pray!

🙂

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

yoga and reading a good novel!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Pinot noir, doobies, food.

Or if I want to be healthy:

books, knitting/crafting, exercise 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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BeeutifulBee:  I pass the gym on my way home…therefore there is no reason not to stop and at least throw in a 30 minute session. Like I said, I have been SUPER lazy the past month and have ZERO motivation. It is all mind over matter…I need to kick my butt back into gear. Getting off work at 0600am is rough, I am usually dead and with a 45 minute drive home I come up with every excuse in the world to not excercise. Honestly, I never regret going to the gym. It is when I don’t go do I beat myself up. Even just a walk around my neighborhood helps shake the tired/grogginess.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

I usually read a book. Ocassionally, after a really big exam, I’ll get drunk with some friends lol. I also enjoy painting my toes and mainting my aquariums. Anything that is labor intensive, like cleaning a 160 gallon saltwater aquarium, is perfect for taking my mind off of stressful things. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Definitely find time to exercise, preferably outside, daily.  I tell myself this all  the time: ” If you can’t find an hour a day for your needs, then you have a time  management issue” and i follow this rule to a tee.  Make an hour every day to spend for yourself.  For example,  a long daily walk,  or a short walk and a long bath 🙂 or read a good book.   Exercise is the best,  but pair it with a quiet activity as well.  I love to cross stitch and to do beadwork.  It’s an extremely effective de- stressor for me.  Some people love  to knit or crochet, or write. Find something productive to do and do it. Seeing a finished project is also very good for nerves. 

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