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3/5/13 10:27 A

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I'm having a bad moment. It appears I may have confused some things and a project may get delayed. I just can't have this, I'm wigging out.

I'm breathing deep, I've looked around and named shapes and colors I see.

I want to take a walk but I have to stay by the phone. So I'm writing rambling positive words and phrases.

Fingers crossed!!!!





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So the beginning of week one, I realized that already did a few things to relieve stress such as writing it down, taking a walk, working out, taking the time to sit and breathe.

But my issue is work. and outside stress affecting work. I am a server in a super busy restaurant. Our service staff, wel most of the service staff, is their 20s to 30s. And on extremely busy night we all act like highschool kids at times. It creates a lot of stress. Especially for me. I am the senior server, who checks everyone out, who had their app in for management,.

Anyway it is this on the spot, inthe heat of the moment stress, that I can not handle usually. instead of using my little techniques, I end up binging on food, or coming home to a few drinks after the night is over. It is this kind of behavior I need help with. The article on de stressing in 3 minutes helped. It isjust a matter of me puttingit to use at my job, and not putting something into my mouth instead.

"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"


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3/5/13 7:11 A

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I do but I have chemo for about 4-5 hours...so will be sleep this afternoon.

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Oh Jean I hear ya on the talking mind. My inner dialogue gets pretty loud sometimes. Many days I second guess my second guessing! emoticon

I hope you are feeling good today!



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I plan to continue to work on relief and breathing exercises during my treatments this week. I have worked out some routines on my exerciser (activicycle) so that I can keep at least some going while in chemo!!!

I also noticed that using the tracker that I needed to add the Self-Esteem Level and have now done so.Of course it made sense as when I think I can....self esteem will see it through!

Just for fun though, wouldn't it be fun if we could just turn off this talking mind.... so we wouldn't make so many mistakes? emoticon

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Life's battles don't always go
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But sooner or later, the man who wins
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3/3/13 5:12 P

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I did well week one, accomplished the three goals I set for myself. As I begin week two, my goals are to follow the stress buster ideas, specifically make not elf the colors and shapes around me. I will also take a walk when I am feeling overwhelmed and I will get two sessions of yoga in, yoga really helps me.

You guys all sound like things are improving, I hope we all have a good week!



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I am having a more relaxed week-end that I have been having! It is really nice too. I really sometimes feel that I can just keep smiling no matter what!!! In truth that is really how I feel...I can say that once things got going, I have been OK, I don't why the unknown is so hard although I think it is because I have no sense of control over what I am doing!!!! At any rate I have had to take 2 "vacations" this week...but I felt myself relax rather quickly so that is a gain!!!
At least now I have the tools!

FROGPRINCESS84 I too wish you a stress free week-end or what is left of it!

emoticon emoticon I know because I think can and I know Ican!

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3/2/13 10:06 P

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So far week 2 is going well, been in a much better mood and less stress all this week for a change. I'm really enjoying it. Want to try my best and keep it that way. Wishing everyone a wonderful stress free week.

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Thanks to chemo I am going to be limited in what I get done. I do need this though so I plan to do everything in my power. Because of the surgery yesterday, I can't do any upper body exercises...he did agree that I could add 1 15 minute cycle to my legs. So here are my goals this week...

1. I will do the above exercise...continue to maintain my journal...take my desk or couch 3 minute vacations as needed...enhance my breathing correctness...and utilize my entire support system!!!!!!!!

I will do my updates as often as I can!

I should be able to do these goals chemo or not!!!!!

So far I have felt great entering this week, there have been some down minutes but not "give-up" minutes..

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3/1/13 11:57 P

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Well I set my goals in week one and boldly moved into week 2 tasks. I read about stress busting and looked for opportunities to try them. I have found my work to provide lots of chances for me to practice these new skills. There is a lot of politics, some tremendous egos, and way too much drama that all overlay an already adrenalin rushing, emotionally intense environment that is a very large veterinary critical care service. There are 130 doctors (over half of which are board certified specialists) and another 130 students trying desperately to keep up with the specialists in our hospital. Our hospital sees over 30,000 animals a year. The critical care service sees some of the most difficult cases and also has to deal with a lot of end stage disease processes meaning we are dealing with a lot of death. So stress is ever present. I am a supervisor in this environment. So like I said, I get to use a lot of stress busting skills. I tried out a new one this week from the 3 minute de-stressor article. When I found myself getting worked up, I started just looking around me and taking inventory of the colors I saw, or items that I could name. I kept doing this until I felt calm again and then could re-focus. It actually worked pretty good and got me through some tough meetings. When I came home I tried to shed whatever was left by doing some fun cardio (Just Dance Wii game) to burn out the last of it. Even though stress was up a bit this week, it seems like I slept and ate a little better. I was able to stay on track with my goals and I lost 3.4 more pounds. So, I think this is helping me. I am ready and willing to look at week 3 tasks.

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Learn to let it go when appropriate, learn to breathe deep and slow in a focused manner, keep moving, and seek contentment and happiness.


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week one went pretty good..I started my journal and really could see how much stress I'm under. I've always wanted to go deep enough to find out why I overeat and I could see it this week. Just reading some of the posts and articles on stress made me feel very stressed out. I didn't realize how much I hide my stress or I guess I need to find out how to deal with my stress and keep the smile on my face. Everyone always thinks I'm the happy one with no problems because I act like my life is just fine but inside I just want to curl up some where and cry but instead I eat. So I need to exercise and deal with my problems without procrastinating.

I'm not there yet but closer than yesterday


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week two was going well then my dad threw me a curve and I had to cook and after eating it deal with the mess. okay fixing up the leftover into frozen meals for them and the scrap into portions for the cats and the dog outside.and still get all the I was comitted to done. I felt frazzled but I'm getting my balance again now.

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2/17/13 11:36 A

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Okay, I haven't technically started week two yet, but I figured writing this somewhere might help keep me more accountable. I have already started working on journaling and it's helping a lot, but for other stress management techniques, I'm going to try going for walks. Also, I'm taking the first vacation I've had in over 8 years... leaving on Tuesday... at the same time that actually counts as one of the techniques it recommended. So, whereas things have been really stressful and there's so much to do before I go, I am going to focus on the excitement and anticipation of leaving to deal more effectively with it. (And keep me in a better mood than I have been lately)! I'm Excited!

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2/15/13 4:54 P

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Week 2 has been good. I am more focused on eating healthy and make sure I exercise everyday. I'm still running into issues with finding a place to live and now a major repair on my car but I think I'm handling it better. I'm still very worried about things but doing the deep breathing, meditation and excerse really helps me to cope with it all. I just pray we find a place to live soon.

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IM ON FIRE!
Week 2 has been awesome. I started exercising (since I'm new to exercise...again Im starting slow) 3 days of 30 minute cardio and 3 days of resistence/weight training per week. So the amazing thing is my stress levels went down as expected but I feel so good about myself. I feel skinnier already (even though I haven't lost a pound yet), I feel proud to know I'm doing something to help my body and I am just overall happier and in a better mood. I feel so positive compared to any other health endeavor i have had in the past. When people asked me this week how I was doing my response has been "IM ON FIRE!"

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2/13/13 5:54 P

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Week 2 articles have been very informative and helpful. I am such an emotional eater and hate it. I've used food my entire life to deal with emotions I haven't wanted to deal with but am ready to use other ways to stay in the moment and confront those emotions. I really appreciate this challenge and the articles are awesome!

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2/12/13 1:58 P

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I wasn't able to exercise during week 2, so I had to practice staying calm and finding happiness other ways. I tried deep breathing techniques and I definitely shot more of those text messages to God, "Please keep me calm," "Please be with me right now." I continued to keep a one track mind about things instead of multitasking and was mostly successful. I also got out of the house where we were visiting family and took a few walks with my baby. I also drank wonderful coffee and sat and chatted about other lives instead of focusing on my own. Taking that time to learn about people in a different town and helping them bear their burdens instead of talking about mine helped put my stress into perspective.

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2/9/13 4:34 P

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that's great! I've made a point of exercise - even though I'm a bit sick I do a bit every day anyway.

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I set up bales of straw and put up a target and started back shooting my bow. I shoot traditional. I made my own bow and I make arrows too. Sorta rekindled my old love for the sport - I am shooting every day (weather permitting).

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I've been walking outside as much as I can. Trying to keep a positive attitude. I was crabby when I got home from work yesterday cuz I was hungry and nobody make dinner. Other than that I've been ok. I made some positive posters and put one up at work and 3 up at home, one in the kitchen, one in the bathroom and one in my room. The kids seemed stressed out at home today I hope it's better when I get there.

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I have been trying some relaxation techniques such as writing in a journal. Sometimes I like the act of physical writing as opposed to typing something, and it gave me the excuse to buy a nice new pen. I have been having trouble finding time to exercise since I am working full-time and finishing my Masters Degree. I need to get better in this area.

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Started week 2 today. It was a great day. Had a few friends over to share a low cal meal and watch the Superbowl. During commercials we exercised until the game came back on. Seeing in as much as I live outside San Francisco, that kept the stress down.
Back to work tomorrow, I'm learning to de-stress before work and leave at my designated time instead of staying that little extra hour. That way I don't have to sit in traffic for my hour home commute. That is really helping with he stress.

I think I can. I know I can. I will.

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2/1/13 9:46 A

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Exercise has made a huge difference in my stress level since I've been asking a friend to walk with me. Also, taking time for myself to unwind & have a relaxing bath instead of a quick shower. Little things make big differences!!

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It has been a really stressful week- but I made sure to get a good workout in each night and it has paid off to help me sleep better and get my mind off of it without eating!!!! YAY!

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With three children, and my soldier husband I have my share of stressful moments. One of my favorite things to do it take a noce warm bath. It always calms me down. I also like to take walks. Nice to see these on the de-stressor list!

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I am a mother of 8 who are now teenagers and young adults. I am a remedial reading teacher. I have chronic health issues that have resulted in some 50 surgeries in the past 12 years. I understand stress in many ways.

Week 2 seems to be a week of learning proactive skills to help prevent us from landing in a bad place. After over 3 years here at SP, I have built a lot of these skills and I am proud of that. My biggest issues come up when stress drops out of the sky and is something additional to the things I mentioned above--like young adult children issues or work issues with my very difficult principal (oh, how I long for the days when I worked for someone caring and kind and understanding) or some big health thing appears rather unexpectedly. I need to deal with the unexpected better these days. I am happy to have my daily pool workouts that do help keep my stress under control. I am proud to be eating good portion sizes of healthy foods. I am glad that I have hobbies such as journaling and writing, crocheting and reading, talking with my friends and family, and many others like a trip to the sauna or hot tub when I go to the pool to work out to "treat" myself or a shopping trip for a new top that is at least 3 sizes smaller than I used to wear. I am so glad for SP because it has helped me to do many things in a far more healthy way than I used to!!

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1/27/13 1:06 A

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I am a service connected disabled veteran and I am attending PTSD support groups regularly. This weeks exercises are exactly what they teach us to do to cope with our debilitating times when they arise. An excellent group of exercises!!!!

Today is a new opportunity to make good changes!!!


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So, this week I have added more minutes to my exercise routine, being sure to walk everyday.
I also make sure to include "me" time in my day. I had a nice long phone call with my dearest friend earlier in the week AND I ignored the other 10 calls that came in while we just talked, and shared, and enjoyed. It was VERY nice! emoticon
I've also been trying to start my wind down earlier in the evening so that I can get to bed earlier. I make sure to have a nice long hot relaxing bubble bath in our jetted tub and then just lie down and relax for a while. Then I put on some soothing music and practice some stress reducing breathing and meditating techniques AND...
I am so happy to report, I have increased my sleep from a 3 hour per night average to almost a 6 hour per night average in just the past 2 weeks!!!!!!! WOW, huh!??!?!?!?
I could hardly be any happier! YAY!!!! emoticon

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My journal has helped. I did make all of my appointments during this week, on time. Eating after 7 pm however has not been as successful as hoped; however, the only things that I did eat were foods that I had already planned on eating during the day. I did manage to avoid mindless snacking which is what I was really trying to target.

Today is a new opportunity to make good changes!!!


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The stress journal is really helping me to reflect and think about some of the things that cause me to stress out. I am thinking about my reactions to them and why I might have those reactions. I don't have a lot of answers, but at least I can sort of get outside myself and look at these reactions without so much self-investment. I'm hoping that when I am in one of these moments I'll eventually be able to challenge my knee-jerk reactions and react from a more curious (than stressed or angry) place.

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The stress journal has really helped me to pin point where my stressors are and what triggers me. I never really seen myself as someone that increased calories during times of intense stress but i do see it now. The increase in calories doesnt make me go over my daily goal but it is always unhealthy types of foods. Emotional eating is going to be a big problem for me now that i see it. I have been able to use the 3 minute stress article to look at my stress and lower it at times. I do think this is going to take practice over long time.

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Well, I've finally done my Week 2. Besides just exercising and taking walks I started to use post-it notes and journals to keep me organized. I really love it and it's de-stressing. I am creating sort of a life journal, where I put down my long and short-term goals in all kinds of areas and write the steps to reach them.
I've set up another small journal where I write down my daily to-do lists and check them when they're done. It feels really good to know how much I've actually done in one day etc. and I can also get a better overview if something should be set aside.
I'm also learning to analyze my feelings and problems and find solutions and techniques to work on them
The 3-minute de-stressing guide is really useful too. So, here we go, Week 3!

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Week 2: Luckily for me, I'm not a stress eater. In fact, I tend to eat less under stress. I found that taking a long hot shower and making exercise a priority has helped and it does keep me focused on positive choices.

Also, I'm trying to vocalize the things that stress me out to others so that I don't have the entire burden on myself. I think I may need to to fine-tune this a bit however since yesterday morning started with a rant in the boss' office - however, problem was addressed within the hour, so hey, not all bad! (And luckily, I have that relationship with the boss, so I knew I wasn't overstepping any lines!)

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Don't try to solve everything today. Somethings will work themselves out without my help. Stay true to my feelings. Don't adapt them to fill someone else's want. Still working on the food....gained tis week without really overeating. I keep trying to find the magic "Why" so it disappears. Need to just continue on the journey and not dwelll on it so much.

The three minute exercise is helpful.

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Goal in week 2:

Dont let my stores and GMs upset me....hold them accountable and not take their excuses.... if they cant perform I will retrain and help them reach their goals.

Also dont procrastinate.

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Now that my school semester is over I'm less stressed. but Still stressed. It's hard unwinding.

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this week started off very stressfull ...however i have been training my mind to keep a positive outlook at all times., sometimes the negativity around us gets us down...

ive been talking alot to my hubby, getting my feelings out and him listening to me has really helped me, however i think this only helps if you trust the person enough to tell them personal things and trust them enough to consider their thoughts about the situation. thats why talking to him always puts things in perpective for me. when your stressed out you dont see thing the same way others not involved in the situation might.
Also been getting in some excersize so that helps too by burning off excess fuel of bad energy in my body, and builds endorphins.

cant forget the mindfull thinking and the breathing excersizes have helped alot

i also started doing alot of research about anxiety which rises high when you get too stressed out, and i gotta say learning about it really helped me understand what i was feeling and why i was so down,

hopefully this good mood will last and hopefully ive learned a way to end my stress.

so there you have it
talking it out
keeping a positive mind set
excersize
breathing excersizes
mindfull thinking
this is what has helped me

maintaining my inner peace is my goal, a healthy lifestyle is my mission!


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12/18/12 6:38 A

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My week two goals:
01. Write up a daily to-do list
02. Get two to three 15-30 minutes of me time a week
03. Deep breathing [squeeze a stress ball when needed]
04. Continue with the journals at least three times a week

I posted a blog explaining them in more detail :)

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12/11/12 11:19 A

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For week two my goals are:

1- Not let others bad actions or attitudes affect me
2- make sure that i keep doing my deep breathing excersizes and the mindful thinking has helped me alot.
3- get in some yoga

maintaining my inner peace is my goal, a healthy lifestyle is my mission!


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12/10/12 12:01 A

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For my Week 2 goal, I'd like to be able to recognize when the stress at work (or elsewhere) is coming on and use some of the 3 minute coping skills (deep breathing, notice my environment and ground myself, assess if I'm using the all or nothing mindset, and figure out if it's a "hill I want to die on" type of issue - if not then brush it off).

~ Ally

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

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I would have posted last week, but I haven't spent very much time around the computer. I have really been working on the stress busting techniques. My stress if it is bad enough affects my stomach, sometimes to the point that I feel like I might get sick. Usually it is just loss of appetite, but I know that even that isn't very good for me. I have started exercising again for about 18 minutes at least every other day and have been walking/jogging each day as well. Whenever I feel stressed out I talk to one of my friends, and that really does help. I also make sure to take at least 15 minutes each day to just relax and do something that is just for me. I have noticed that since I have started that I have been feeling both physically and emotionally better.

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I've tried a lot of those stress-busting challenges. I've even signed up for the SP 5K walk/jog and that really helps. But what do you do when you feel like your being watched or listened to? My brother and his boyfriend who live with me are driving me crazy. I complained about them to my aunt at her house. The next 2 days, all the things I complained about were taken care of. Is this a coinsidence and I'm just being paranoid or have they put a bug on me. There are surveillance cameras on the outside to keep an eye on pesky neighbors. Is there one on me too? Sometimes when I think of this I get so scared that I don't eat anything and sometimes it makes me so crazy that I want to eat everything. OMG is he tracking this post too?!!! BTW - I can't leave the house since I am a caregiver to my mother who has dementia.

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I'm a little late on posting for week two! I was able to put stress busting techniques to good work this week. I had my laproscopy on Thursday and I was in tizzy about it all week. So many things were riding on how this appointment would go, including future health treatment. But, coming back and reading the articles on stress busting did help me keep myself sane. I also have been making exercise a priority and I have notice that really helps with my stress levels.

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Week 2 and so far I am doing much better at remembering that there are some things I have no control over and so there is no point letting it stress me out. Considering it has been a hard week, my son had his meds changed and then he had problems in school and is now home until next week when we see his doctor again to change the meds again, I can not believe the difference it makes in my stress just by reminding myself not to stress and going for a walk compared to before :)

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week two, I will stop letting people upset me. I need to deal with this much better than I am.

We have a saying in Australia not sure if it is used anywhere else. but it is "don't sweat the small stuff". The message in this is,it is just the small stuff so it is not really important so don't worry about it.

I do need to remember this. The sad part a few months ago I used to live by this motto then I let things get on top of me again.

This week I will been some things that I enjoy. Live and enjoy me.




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I decided to try to be more positive and stop complaining about what isn't in my life and just be happy with what is in my life. Because i found if i stop complaing my stress level goes down. So those are my thoughts for week two will see how well i implement them.

It is always hard before it is easy.
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I've been taking walks and stretching when I start to feel restless (a precursor to higher level of agitation for me). I've started to write in a journal again, but this has been quite infrequent. I travelled this Thanksgiving and that up-rooted most of my still-forming new habits. Hopefully I can get back on track this week!

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HELENA8664, you have put forth a great effort for your relationship. I hope your boyfriend can get on board soon. emoticon

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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I've figured out from my journal that one of my main stressors seems to be when my boyfriend gets home from work...he's bored from working all day and immediately wants to do stuff, and I just want to relax with him. In addition, I'm usually struggling to finish work and dinner. So, I declared a 10 minute minute "me time" when he gets home, where he doesn't bother me with anything, allowing me time to transition into his being there. It's been working well so far! :)

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I am going to continue to exercise and meditate in order to bust my stress. The think is that I have to be consistent with both the exercise and the meditation--not miss a day.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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