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8/2/14 9:50 A

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My goal to to try and take time for myself to de-stress after work, since everyday i come home stressed because of work.

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7/31/14 3:10 A

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My goal is to drink 8 cups of water each day and do yoga at least once a day.

God bless and have a great day.


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7/30/14 4:37 P

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My main stressor is family life. My goals are to set boundaries with my teens and husband, take time for myself even if I have to lock my door.

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The quizzes says I am vulnerable to stress yet I am always stressed. I have no one to work out with or really talk to. Any advice.

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7/24/14 12:38 P

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leadagent1 thanks for the ideas. I do stress the small stuff and need to put in earphones and listen to music and just let it slide down my back like water off a duck so to speak. But I will look into some of the things you mentioned thanks.
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20-For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your Spirit, which are God's.


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7/24/14 10:44 A

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Have you tried relaxation tapes? I know it sounds hokey but I used to be keyed up about a lot of things easily. I have learned to relax more. I do use aroma therapy and essential oils sometimes too for relaxation. The biggest thing I learned was to let the little things go. Try to think about what really matters, will this affect me a year from now, a month from now a week, a day, an hour a minute. A lot of times the things we stress about are not worth our energy and make our hearts heavy. Sorry to ramble, but I would research some relaxation techniques.

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7/24/14 10:35 A

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My stressor is my 4 yr old grand-daughter. She won't leave until her mom returns off the road in Oct or Nov. Trying to get her to understand I mean what I say is my stress. Trying to teach her what to do an not to do is what gets me going. Besides alot of it is hormonal also. I can't get my dr. to understand that and that stresses me. I just let stuff bother me and have to learn to deal with what doesn't go my way. That is why I'm here.
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7/23/14 12:37 P

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My goal is taking a few breaths and think before I react to my stress. emoticon

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7/22/14 1:23 P

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My goal is to use deep breathing and stretching when I get stressed and before I try to fix the problem stressing me.

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7/22/14 8:00 A

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My goal is to find some way to deal with stress besides eating! Stress leads me to the kitchen cabinet or even the break room at work (which is way more unhealthy than my cupboards!)

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7/20/14 11:31 A

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My goals for this challenge are:

1- No longer beat myself up or accept any condemnation when I mess up.

2- Not be so sensitive when it comes to people not being nice, or being unfair. Not let other's negativity get to me. Instead to just let it roll off by back and stay cool.

3- Not worry about what other people do or say (in general, but especially at my job) but just to do the best I can and be the best me I can be.

4- Learn when to say no.

5- Keep a stress journal (my SP blog 1x week)

6-To not push myself so hard like my habit has been before.

I know this is kind-of-lengthy really, but thank you for reading and listening! :-)



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7/16/14 10:11 P

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I'm not really stressed or even bored. What's bothering me is the vacation I had planned to start this weekend isn't happening because of my injury I sustained 2 1/2 weeks ago. I've been planning it for most of a year now. So, I'm feeling kinda blue right now. emoticon I need to have a good cry right now. I probably will before I go to bed.

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7/16/14 6:03 P

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my goals include: to walk at least 20 minutes daily and keep a stress journal most days of the week. And to eat a healthy breakfast everyday.

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7/12/14 11:12 P

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Exercise to relieve stress. Keep posting and sharing with others when things bother me or I have a stressful day/event.

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7/9/14 12:18 P

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I'm currently on stress-leave from my job. I've been off for 2 weeks already but every day, a dozen or more times a day, I loop work situations through my head looking for a solution. I need to stop that because it is keeping me in a high state of anxiety. My goal this week is to be conscious of my own thoughts & to interrupt any work-related thoughts with a happy memory... or a little dance... or some deep breathing.

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7/9/14 8:24 A

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Meditate every day, walk every day and eat at least one good, cooked meal a day!

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6/29/14 9:16 A

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Keep eating healthy and losing weight at a slow and steady rate, while continuing to exercise





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6/29/14 9:01 A

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My stress busting techniques were challenged this week when I had an important "test' done at a hospital(painful) and I used some of the techniques learned.... it really helped me get through.

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6/28/14 11:01 P

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My Challenge Goals:
Share concerns with DH
Exercise
Become an active member of this team 7 SP in general.

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6/27/14 9:38 P

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I found my goal. I joined a team I found through Emotional Eaters called 100 days by Linda Spangle. Its a book that gives you a challenge every day for 100 days and the URL has free downloading accompanying information. I am going to follow it once I get the book.

In case anyone is interested, here is the link for the Spark team that is specifically devoted to the 100 Days book by Linda Spangle. I hope it works because I can never copy these correctly.

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
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The 2nd URL is a way to buy the book and get the free information.
http://www.weightlossjoy.com/motivation/

I think it will help with the stress occupying myself with other things.

take care
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6/26/14 4:27 P

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I want to focus on the good and stop letting the bad bring me down.

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6/21/14 4:18 P

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Hi, just joined the challenge. I'm in medical school and studying for my board exams. Before school I was fairly good at managing stress but since I moved away from my friends for school. My wife got me on Sparkpeople a few years ago when I started gaining weight in school and now I want to reduce stress to be more focused and study better.

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I want to stay out the Panic Zone by using relaxation techniques I learned the last time I took the challenge . Complete the Challenge and incorporate what I learn into my life to hopefully keep my fear & anxiety @ bay.

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Cute kitty! You can do this and you will find a lot of good support and ideas here. emoticon

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6/20/14 1:36 A

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I joined this challenge because I have always had an issue dealing with stress in my life. This time I really can't shelve the issues that are causing me stress right now and I need to learn how to deal with it in a healthy manner.

I am hoping that I'll learn some stress management skills from this challenge.

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6/19/14 3:08 P

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I joined this challenge because the balance in my life is completely off track and I am getting completed overwhelmed by life. I am hoping that I can put some things in place that will help me get back on track and get my life back in a balance.

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6/18/14 5:58 A

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Good for you. I will pray that you find yourself back to you and take good care of yourself in all ways.

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I joined this challenge because at some point in my life I had forgotten about myself and spent 100% of my time tending to others. In doing this it has affected me emotionally, physically and spiritually and it seems as if my life has crumbled around me. Joining this site, this group, this way of life has opened my eyes and helped me to realize the necessary adjustments that need to be made but I know I can't do it alone. I'm praying this continues me in the right direction and that I learn patience and consistency where it pertains to me so that I provide a positive example for my children and live a healthy, happy and long life. I salute all of you for trying and I have faith we all will succeed!

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6/16/14 11:42 A

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emoticon keep up the baby steps- they all add up!

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Almost the end of week one for me. My goal was to buy a printer ink cartridge so I could print important documents I need for a future work project. Happy to say the cartridge was purchased. Now on to week two goal of typing up and printing all the documents I need to print. When I finish, a lot of stress will be alleviated. But, baby steps. The first week goal completed now onto the next.

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I agree ,me 2

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6/6/14 11:10 A

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emoticon Financial issues are always such a huge stressor!

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I hope to tame my financial stress by taking a Life University class at the Y and getting my life back in order.

Refuse to be beaten by inanimate objects, inflexible minds, and incompetent practices.


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6/6/14 10:21 A

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Congrats on baby #3! Yoga and mediation help me a lot in dealing with my stress. Hope it does the same for you! emoticon

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6/6/14 10:15 A

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My goals for this challenge are to learn ways to get a handle on the level of stress I feel in my daily life. I am an expert in making a mountain out of a mole hill and stressing like crazy over almost everything in my life. This really doesn't help when trying to live a happier, healthier, more relaxed lifestyle.
I am planning on incorporating yoga and meditation into my daily life as a way to help me focus and deal with the stress that typically consumes me.

Life's so uncertain, eat dessert first!


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6/4/14 7:53 A

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I joined this group due to the amount of stress in my life right now which I don't need. My family has a history of high blood pressure and "knock on wood" I have not had mine up high yet though I have come close at times. I want to be able to relax easily and not be in a constant state of worry. My goals are to able to manage my stress, not to sweat the little stuff, and not always to take everything personally. My temper sometimes gets the best of me, so if I am able to manage my stress better I will be able to control my temper better.

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5/31/14 5:42 A

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Good for you! We all need some me time to pray, meditate, or just be still. emoticon Mary Beth

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5/30/14 11:04 P

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I joined this group because my eye was twitching and I my neck was disappearing from stress. Seriously, though, I have decided that if I am going to take this path to a healthier me, then I am going to do more than just try to loose weight. A healthier me means that I want to enjoy life more and stress less, so here I am.

My goals are to learn how to deal with everyday stress in a healthier way, not just by holding everything in. I am using walking, breathing techniques, and separating some time for myself to help me achieve this goal.

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5/28/14 7:44 P

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HI I joined to reduce stress. I have been doing a lot of walking, and other forms of exercise to reduce stress.

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What about getting some yoga or Pilates DVDs that you can do inside? emoticon emoticon

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My goal is to find positive outlets for stress. I'm currently dedicating part of each evening to exercise, and that change has really helped. However, I must find another hobby, as I'm in Las Vegas and will need something to keep myself occupied during the excessively hot summer months.

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I joined the Stress challenge because I want to rely more on positive ways to deal with my stress. It isn't going to go away- I need to stop binging to cope with it.

currently, I use exercise and knitting to lower my stress levels, both very rewarding ways to cope but when it's really bad I still resort to binging.

Goals: Pray more for guidance
Stop binging
Involve myself in positive activities

Edited by: MARTGIRL at: 5/24/2014 (09:34)
Life is a journey and we succeed when we reach out and help one another along the way.


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My Goals:
-Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night
-Exercise 5 days a week
-SLOW DOWN and don't feel the need to plan every minute, and always be "on the go"

I read this really great quote the other week that I turned into a poster in my house:
"Whatever you don't recognize, you won't celebrate. Whatever you don't celebrate, you won't enjoy. Whatever you don't enjoy, won't last." It just reminds me that though there are always things to see, places to go, and things that "need to be done," you cannot let this get in the way of living and enjoying the beauty that is nature and life around us.

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FATCAT216,

You have a full plate. About 6 years ago my mother had a stroke and she was living with us at the time. Luckily my husband and kids were able to help shoulder the task of taking care of her. After her stroke she became a bit aggressive and there was so much that I did that she was displeased with. It was almost 2 years before she got back to acting more like her historic self. Luckily she made about a 85% recovery and is able to live on her own again. I would like to commend you on taking care of Mom, so many people are not able to do so. Best wishes for a full recovery and may you be blessed with patience. emoticon

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I am the full time caretaker to a parent who had a stroke along with a full time job. I was blessed to be able to work from home to do this - God does work in mysterious ways. This being said, the stress is tremendous. I know I need to decrease stress for my own health.

This is week #1 and so far so good. I find that walking gives me a much needed me time and getting fit to boot.

I eat when stressed (other emotions too) so findings ways to cope without turning to food.

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