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12/22/19 12:11 P

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As we approach Christmas I notice this week if I don't have my fitbit (strap broke) i'm not moving as much. I also notice I need to sleep longer

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12/22/19 3:18 A

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I appreciated this advice and hope I can remember it when I need it!

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I tried to carve out more time for myself to be quiet and do what I want to do; not what had to be done.

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4/12/19 8:13 A

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sleep as well as getting outside and walking is my best stress buster

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2/12/19 8:38 A

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I've found that getting good quality sleep has been key to stress busting. Distraction helps too.

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1/16/19 5:56 A

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If you go to my sparkpage, you will see some journalling concerning this challenge and you will see my selections as far as week 2.

I do exercise on my Gazelle, while I watch TV but it's not mindless as I have PureFlix, which is the same as NetFlix but it's all Christian based programming and I love me some Joyce Meyer, T.D. Jakes, Joseph Prince, and a host of others that I watch on TV also.

Now it's time for me to step up to week 3 in this challenge.

Have a wonderful day!!!

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1 Corinthians 10:31 ~ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!

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1/15/19 11:41 P

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I'm sorry you were under attack but I'm glad you burned the stress off with exercise.

Arrived in Week 2:
Of the stress reduction suggestions:
~ walk
~ journal
~ my own suggestion: read a book (rather than watch mindless TV)

They come most naturally. I would love a hot bath but that's not possible. Social stuff tends to drain my energy.

I want to try out the 3min idea. I need to practice that so that in stressful situations I can actually use it.

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1/15/19 8:12 P

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I had a very stressful challenge today as I was under verbal attack this morning and God told me to hold my tongue and I did. As soon as the person left my home, I immediately started exercising and all of the stress just left my entire body in about 45-minutes and then I took a power nap and felt FANTASTIC!!!

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Since I have just journaled in my blog about week two and it causes me stress to journal, I choose to get in front of PureFlix on my Gazelle and watch some Christian TV.

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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Philippians 4:13 ~ I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength!

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11/15/18 8:39 A

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I thought all the articles for this week were really good! emoticon

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I have found out that having diabetes that when I stress out that it will cause my blood-sugar to raise. So I want to learn to put up boundaries

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6/26/17 9:51 P

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I loved the ideas how to handle stress. I will try them. Thank you!

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I am going to de stress every hour if possible especially if I am very busy. The article just sounded to good to be true.

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2/4/17 4:15 P

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This has been a rough week. I have lost fish due to mechanical failures and that feels terrible. I have managed to get most of my assignments done, but I have had two days of fish death and because they were left in my care I am feeling responsible for their deaths and it was not even my fault.


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1/30/17 1:26 P

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I'm enjoying revising all the material on stress-busting - it's so easy to let it all build up again, and again! Focusing on the things that de-stress me is helping a lot already!



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1/30/17 6:09 A

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I get up early everyday and go for a 45 minute walk. My real concern is for when I return stateside and things are different, faster paced than here.


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7/26/16 7:40 P

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I enjoyed the yoga and meditation in week one and will continue to practice these in week two.
I had cataract surgery yesterday, so, I am not exercising at the moment. I hope to start walking again tomorrow, but I will have to go to the mall to walk. It is so hot here, that between the sweating and the sun screen streaming down my face, it will cause problems with my eye recovery.

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4/13/16 10:13 P

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I am taking one day at a time. I am normally a stressed out person daily. The end result is hypertension and always being sad because I worry about everything. However, I am learning to exercise more and do things that I would not do which is being a positive person and smile more. I would like to exercise my facial muscles more by smiling more and take a positive role in trying to reduce my stress. Tomorrow I plan to do yoga breathing and enjoying life by the moment and removing people out of my life that bring negativity and increase my stress level. Today I chose to be a positive person by changing my attitude. emoticon emoticon

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3/8/16 10:34 A

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I have been stressed out by something totally out of my control. I have a very sick Granddaughter. When I read the articles in week 2, I realized that stressing doesn't help her or me. So I LET GO and LET GOD. She is going to Children's Hospital in Phoenix for a month. So I am putting together some fun things that I know she enjoys, and I am lending her my IPAD. I live in Mesa, so I plan on going to the hospital everyday. Read to her, color with her, rub her temples and back ( she really loves that). We will get through this and live in the moment.


The article on staying grounded has helped me a lot. I also checked out the Tai Chi videos, and even though they are harder than they look, I did feel a sense of peace doing them. I think it is the rythmic movement and soft music. Maybe my Granddaughter can do these too!!


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12/6/15 12:35 P

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The instant stress release article was very good and helpful. I have also been doing some positive self talk to my body.

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This week I discovered something about myself - apparently I am more affected by stress than I was aware. It seems to be kind of a quiet stress, something that I don't actively feel at the time but that affects me the next day. So I have been doing yoga and meditation several times a week and at least 20 minutes of exercise to help fight it before it happens.

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8/30/15 3:29 P

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Beginning week 2 of my stress reduction. Took my boys to our church for the children's version of mass. Of course, my 9 year old could go alone to the older class but my 5 year old twins couldn't go alone. The younger twin with autism for the most part sat down and wandered off sometimes in the room, but was able to be redirected when I told him to sit down.. Did blabber loudly toward the end. My older twin fussed in the beginning and needed to be held and talked to himself and was kind of loud. The other kids in the room who were 3 to 5 years old were sitting down so politely for the most part..with the exception of a brother and sister who were fighting. I think the other one was eating tissue..oh well could easily have been mine! It actually got me a little depressed and stressed, but I tried to see the silver lining in it which was they have definitely improving with the alternative brain/occupational type therapy I have been putting them through. In fact they have been improving more than I could have imagined! It is just tough to watch. Plus, with this three day a week therapy it is sort of putting stress on when my daughter does soccer. The older she gets the more demanding they are making practice. It is just hard. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent!

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8/30/15 12:15 P

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Found a meditation app/website I like and did my first mediation!

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8/19/15 12:00 A

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During week two, even though I am moving back into my dorm, I plan on continuing to attempt to not be as stressed. I plan to:

1. Take more time to myself.
2. Write down when I'm feeling stressed.
3. Exercise more.

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I plan to use the ideas for instant stress relief. I work in retail and things can get out of control pretty quickly. Being able to stay grounded in reality will be a big help to lowering my stress.

Week 1's journal project helped me to identify my stressors and that knowledge will come in handy this week.

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7/13/15 4:03 P

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I was able to start writing in a journal again. I also found a digital one in case I don't find time to write in the paper one. I also had picked walking, but I walk around our gardens so much, I don't know if that should count. I was told to try meditating while I garden. I'm in such a hurry to get things done that I forget to do this. I'll keep trying..



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7/6/15 6:39 P

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Apparently I thought week one was all I needed. Cheerfully started up, had some good basics, and went on my way. Except I did not keep up the practice. Did not go on to week 2. Did not break the emotional eating cycle. Here I am to practice again. Because if I don't, nothing will change. And I do want to change things.

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6/28/15 1:20 P

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Well, I actually used some of these techniques during week 2! I was under crazy stress and rather than reach for food (as norm), instead, I reached out in one of my groups. Then I got up and played with my kids. I felt so much better!

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6/24/15 1:29 P

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Still having stress but this week I am learning to use the techniques discussed. The techniques do make a difference, and I am learning what exactly is stressing me out, why, and whether or not I have control over it.

This week is going better than week one.

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6/23/15 9:13 P

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My week has had its ups and downs. I've had some good moments and then I've had moments and situations that severely tested my goal to not engage in self harming behavior.
I was successful in not self-harming, but I did cry a lot and had some very depressing moments.
I did use some skills that I have learned here and in DBT group at my local mental health facility.
Overall, even though it was a stressful week, I think that I made better choices than I would have done before.



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The week was beyond trying! Stress came at me in every possible way! Tested with food, tested in love, in faith and at work! I honestly had a bad moment and tried to drink away the stress on Wednesday. All it did was give me a headache and a hangover. It did not change the situations. It did not fix my stress load. But I stopped, I took deep breaths and prayed. I ran and worked out a little. I started painting the trim on our home. I still in all this crazy mess lost a half pound. It was not a huge amount, but it meant that in all this I can still find a little voice to tell me that it is a journey I am on and I need to let go, forgive, breathe and move forward in a way that God would be pleased with me.


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5/29/15 9:34 A

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I just got finished reading all the articles and I'm going to apply what I have learned. It'll be interesting to watch the kickboxing video. emoticon Anyway, I also need to practice the breathing and meditation. That will be nice. My plan is to not have to walk through the door and referee not only my 3 teens, but ole Left Brain too.
Ya'll pray for me.

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5/26/15 4:38 P

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I'm just starting week two and have read the articles. I know exercise is an integral part of stress relief. However, I am limited in the kinds of exercise I can do. Ten minutes of walking resulting in more pain, which causes more stress. Exercise may not be the answer for everyone. I am actively trying to seek ways to exercise that won't be as painful. My hubby took my recumbent bicycle up to Arkansas so I can ride it there. (I live in Texas but spend most of my time in Arkansas while hubby is working there.) I'm hoping that will be less stressful on the hips. Also, a hot bath is great for those who can get up and out of the tub. I'm happy with a hot shower, or I go to the thermal baths in Hot Springs. I also like yoga and can do that if I modify. I joined the Y in Hot Springs, and they have both a water exercise class and modified yoga for beginners, so I can do that. I can also do strengthening exercises in a chair, so I do have some options.

One of my favorite suggestions was journaling. I can do that because I love to write. I do some of this on my SparkPeople blog, but I talk about all kinds of topics there--not just stress. I am tracking my stress and how it relates to the arthritic pain. I already turn to the SparkTeams for stress, so that I already do. I distract myself with music--I'm happier doing that than with board games. I also like some online word games that distract me from both pain and stress.

I think I'm surprised that nowhere do I see hypnosis mentioned. I have hypnosis CDs and downloads I listen to when the pain and stress is high and the blood pressure goes up. I highly recommend these. There is noticeable change after listening to the hypnosis tracks.



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4/24/15 11:38 A

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A little behind. Today I did a stupid. Instead of obsessing over the mistake like I would have in the past, I have let it go and am moving forward and not stressing over it. What happens happens and whatever the outcome things will be okay. Will also let this serve as a reminder to slow down and process everything before clicking a button on the computer.

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I try to take a walk when I get stressed.
Take a deep breath and move on.
I have friends and family I can vent to.
If all else fails a cup of tea and a hot bath cures all.

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Week 2 - I've blogged every day on my Spark Page as a Stress Journal exercise, and will continue with that until the end of the challenge. I've had a lot of helpful and supportive comments from Spark Friends.

I have started a new exercise routine - and including running (that's the sweat it out bit!)

I have tried to use the time I have travelling to and from work on the bus to do more relaxing things - like just Sudoku (play a game) or read a book, rather than shuffle through my work stuff. I have also sometimes just looked out of the window and enjoyed the view.

I'm not doing to well on the having fun stuff, or the spending time with friends......... we all seem to be so busy!

I am feeling that doing nothing is what I need to do more of - by that I mean, sitting quietly and actually taking the time to get beyond the stress and busy-ness, and get in touch with my feelings.

Oh, yes, almost forgot! I've cut right down on caffeine too - have been choosing herbal teas and more water - this has to help, right?

I still feel so sort of weary!

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Keeping a food journal here at SparkPeople. Reading articles about correct eating habits and exercise. I'm still getting use to the idea that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, dealing with depression. The Journal helps. I need motivation to do the exercise...I've read that it has to be in moderation.

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Week two reflection:
*'Walking away the pounds did help for a while.
*Emailing a leader helped for a while
*Journal brings more stress
*Didn't try playing a board game yet.
*The faster I walked helped for a while
*Need to work on planning something fun
*Haven't tried taking a bath yet!

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Week 2 reflection:

This is a lot harder than it sounded. There is SOOO much going on in life that is stressful. I've managed to do journaling every day and have been taking time to exercise every day with an extra walk when I feel stressed.
The three minute stress management has been hit or miss. It helps but I still find myself struggling. I've started to grab a glass of herbal tea (unsweetened) when I get stressed so that my hands/mouth/stomach have something to do without adding a bunch of calories. It has also really boosted how much water I get each day!

So.... I keep working at it. Every minute of every day reminding myself that it really isn't as bad as it seems and it will all work out soon enough.

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My Reflection

This week was particularly stressful. I could not get outside and run, which I think had something to do with my stress management. Some of the tips like reflecting in a journal help somewhat. Taking time for myself on Friday and Saturday helped tremendously as well, so I need to schedule myself in.

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Week 2 reflection: I really wish could do more exercising but my oxygen keeps dropping into the 80's even when I walk 10ft to bathroom and back.Have a call into my dr. sure hope I don't end up in the hospital. I'm having a hard time with the journaling too. Gotta get off will come back and finish.

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Well, I am here ready to face another work week - I have planned for tomorrow which is less stress for me and the family (smile) - My workouts are complete - My chores are complete - Journaling/Reading/Praying are all complete - Now, I am posting on Spark People - I had a busy day, but STRESS FREE - I have really been relaxed today even though I was busy - Not once did I raise my voice which is a change in itself - I can truly get used to this (SMILE) - I just read all of the articles that Spark People suggested for Week 2 - I will implement some of their suggestions in my daily schedule to help keep me calm! emoticon

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When I let go then God steps in. My problem is sometimes I forget to let go.

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Truly, I have really been trying to change for the better, but certain situations, I am struggling with. I pray everyday for more patience and guidance when dealing with other people. This team provides an outlet and offers great suggestions to get back on track - Thanks so much!

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2/11/15 7:28 A

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I can be my own worst enemy... the real battle for stress-balance is between my ears. Learning to live in the present moment, and asking myself what is the "truth" here, then letting go helps me. Pausing, taking a long breath, and saying to myself that "everything passes"... and that I AM loved. God will always love me, regardless of what kind of mess I get myself into. So I can move on. Maybe not immediately, but eventually.
The only control I have is over MY response to the stress. It isn't easy to tell yourself to slow down and THINK... and then DO IT!
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2/10/15 9:11 A

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You're right Pynetree. "Just move" is a good answer. That moving goes a long way to helping when feeling stressed.
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Barely got 2 hours sleep last night.
$tress, health issues, bear most of the blame.
Really have to make some changes.

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2/10/15 7:11 A

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I am dealing with self inflicted stress right now. I have made a plan to work through it and "fix" it but it is going to take more time than I would like. I should have handled things better in the beginning.

I get up and walk when the stress gets bad during the day. If it wakes me up at night, I get on my phone and journal without waking up my husband or upsetting my dogs.

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Well, I get some aspects of my stressors under control and then throw a few others on top. How much can she juggle? I've been here before though so it's not a big deal looking at everything individually. One thing at a time really makes it manageable. And lists!

Now, I'm planning a vacation and will be travelling soon for work. So I'm piling on the load, but I can prioritize and get everything taken care of mainly by writing it down. A Visual to check myself and make sure nothing slips. I needs my vacations!

The changes I've made are sticking to an exercise regimen, employing help when I need it (or before I beg for it), and practicing yoga Saturday mornings. Just using my gym membership instead of wasting it makes me less stressed. Wouldn't even matter if all I did was log in, go to the hot tub, and leave. I did something there. I say that because I workout on lunch breaks at work, and the gym is too far to get to so I'm limited in where and what I can do, but I've found a plan that works, so I want to make sure I can still utilize my gym membership and not waste it: Yoga! Love it!

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2/8/15 12:12 P

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Sending you prayers. What a tough challenge for you.

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I have a situational stress event right now, actually for 1 year now. Taking deep breathes and stopping short before I explode is helping me to stay calm. The situation isn't better, but my handling of it is. Exercising is helping the depression to stay at bay.

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I manage most stress pretty well, but dealing with my 15 year old step daughter can be pretty challenging. Today was a very mixed day. I did great handling a less than great exam score on a test I took and then I got home...
My husband and I spent 20 minutes searching the house from top to bottom looking for the dog's food bowl. We were crawling on hands and knees with flashlights checking under furniture. Couldn't find it anywhere. Asked my step-daughter to get up so we could check under that part of the couch and what did we find? She had been SITTING ON IT!!!! This isn't a little bowl. There was NO way she didn't know it was there. We told her what we were looking for and asked if she had seen it before we started crawling all over. She told us she had no idea where it was.

Gah!
It is wet and cold out. Couldn't get out to walk. Sat with a cup of hot tea and read a book for a bit. That helped.

(We have full custody of her and she only goes to visit her mother one afternoon a week (or less) so learning how to handle the stress by this sort of thing as we work to teach her not to do this sort of stuff is a big thing.)

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I like the writing in the journal and working up a sweat techniques for managing stress.

Today it stressed me out when someone was talking to me during my workout. I was still unwinding from work and not ready for conversation yet.

"This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one...
being a force of nature ..." --George B. Shaw

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