Ok. I'm working on handling stress in healthy ways. I don't smoke, I don't drink... But I do eat sugar. I eat way too much sugar. I need to find out how others handle stress as my life is full of it right now. It's just lately I seem to be getting hit in every area of life... I know it will pass but when going through trials it's not nice.... I was just on the Cadbury's website and I found this... Now this could help with stress!! ... No? Okay... Moving on...
So I did some reading....
Apparently people do yoga to relieve stress. I can't even touch my toes, much less bend in those contortions! Also having recently had a cast removed from a broken leg, I'm Leary until I've reached the 6th month mark of healing about bending or pulling my legs, so wrapping them around my ears will have to wait.
There is meditation... Usually done in the quiet.
Now this might have some merit... Here are a list of foods that are meant to help with stress and naturally improve mood, when I do find myself turning to sugar, I have noticed that the high is temporary and I crash hard, wanting to crawl in my bed and sleep, usually feeling "Down"... does too much sugar do that to you? This article actually says eat Dark Chocolate. Ew. I don't like it... not sweet enough (Ironically)... Of course "Whole" foods and Tuna are on the list, as well as Saffron, I've seen Saffron around a lot lately, for headaches and mood enhancement... Chicken Curry with Saffron it is then!
I think the real key is exercise. Exercise for mood. I'M BUSY!!! Is that an excuse? It seems I find time in life for blogging, or studying. I don't watch TV, so no excuses there... but I'm beginning to believe I make more excuses for myself than I stand up and do something about it. I'm tired, I'm stressed, I'm down... Ya... people in our lives can have a huge impact on our lives, but how much am I bringing on myself by just not taking better care of me?
How do you de-stress? How do you find time for you? When do you exercise?