Workoutahloic50 wrote: »
Good morning beautiful ladies.I appreciate greatly,All of your kind words and sharing your experiences.And I’m sorry for what some of y’all endured and happy that you made it out.I have been watching my daughter sleep this morning,she came home last night. I know she won’t take the offer to stay until she can get out on her own.But at least she was safe last night.I grew up in an abusive house .My husband never abused me or our children,so it baffles me that she would end up in the situation she’s in.Prayers,hugs,and love to y’all ❤️❤️.
Debby In Va
grandmallie wrote: »
just got a text from Tom and I am spitting nails.. they have the nursing home locked up tighter than king tuts tomb, and now they dont want Tom or I going into the pantry to fix his dinner,,
well I am going to speak to the nursing director and make sure he has a fridge and a microwave in his room. they cannot keep us from taking care of his needs as a family and if they try any shady stuff will make a complaint to to state.. don't get me riled up when it comes to family..
Machka9 wrote: »
Some of you may remember that I was trying to put together a list of quick stress relievers because I wasn't pleased with the ones I found ... ones which assumed that people had all kinds of time and could go off for massages and 3 week vacations and all sorts.
So ... this is what I've compiled so far. Feel free to make more suggestions!! For my list they need to be easily incorporated into a busy day.
1. Go outside. Fresh air and nature have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Get some sun. Vitamin D is a powerful mood booster.
3. Exercise. Do more of it to feel better mentally and physically.
If you sit a lot, stand up once an hour.
Take a walk during your lunch break.
Walk as part of your commute.
Set up exercise equipment at home to be able to get a bit of exercise.
Stretch to relax your body and mind.
Try progressive muscle relaxation to feel relaxed from head to toe
3. Get more sleep.
Hot water bottle
Nice new pjs
4. Read a book. Even just a little bit on weekends before bed.
5. Pamper yourself: get a haircut, dye your hair, do your nails, try a new makeup.
6. Food & drink.
Drink green tea. It contains an amino acid that can reduce stress.
Drink your favourite teas, but don’t drink caffeine after 5 pm. A flavoured chamomile is relaxing.
Eat some antioxidant-rich dark chocolate to lower stress hormones in your body. Honey and mangoes are also supposed to be stress-relieving foods.
Get more omega-3’s from sources like salmon and avocado. They can reduce stress and anxiety for people who like them.
Bake something nice … like lava cake which takes about 30 min to make in total.
Rub your feet over a golf ball or other textured ball. You can get an impromptu relaxing foot massage by rubbing your feet back and forth over a golf ball.
Drip cold water on your wrists. When stress hits, head for the bathroom and drop some cold water on your wrists and behind your earlobes. There are major arteries right underneath the skin, so cooling these areas can help calm the whole body. Good for calming hot flashes too.
Take a break from computers and social media for a day or two. Give your eyes a break.
Try some deep-breathing and progressive relaxation exercises to start your day.
Be Alone. Not everyone can get to a cabin the woods or an empty beach (as nice as that would be!), but five minutes of alone time can help you collect your thoughts and clear your head.
Try a diffuser. Aromatherapy can be an effective stress-reliever.
One thing at a time.
Write it down so you don’t forget. Use calendars.
List of to do and list of done.
Stop procrastinating. It’ll just make you more stressed later.
Simplify. Get someone else to do it.
Prepare for morning the night before.
Avoid tight fitting and scratchy clothes.
9. Listen to music while commuting or working. The right playlist can boost mood and increase energy.
10. Talk it out. Sharing your stress with a therapist or loved one can be very therapeutic.
11. Pet or play with an animal.
12. Look at cat pictures and other cute animals.
13. Do a Crossword Puzzle or Sudoku. Brain games that require lots of concentration can help take our mind off whatever’s worrying us.
14. Hug someone. Studies show physical intimacy is a great coping mechanism.
16. Change the channel. Look at things from a different perspective.
17. Stand up for yourself. Sometimes we need to put our foot down and say, “I’m doing this for me.”
Machka in Oz
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