Eight Ways To Deal with Stress

How does a reformed woman deal with stress?

1. Eat a good breakfast
Leftover Mexican Quinoa w/ 1 egg and a HUGE glass of water. It was protein filled. Fabulous and a great way to start the day. Man the Aztecs and Incas know their grains.

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2. Have a fabulous lunch with friends
I am conscious of my budgeting, so sharing dishes with friends is a good way to keep your bill lower and eat a variety of foods. Tasty chinese food: Steamed chicken dumpling, veggies, honey chicken, lamb and beef.

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3. Hang out with five year olds
Kids really are the salt and beauty of the earth. Drinking milkshakes make them even more amazing.

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4. Challenge yourself to move…if even for 10 minutes
That’s right I got up and did the 250 crunches that I owed myself from the weekly challenges that Seth@PrimalStride is setting up each week.

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5. Celebrate your efforts and give yourself a pat on the back
Today I was stoked when the Exposed Movement was highlighted on Never Say Diet. They approached me and asked if they could do a slideshow on the Exposed Movement. Knowing that more people are seeing this amazing movement is such an amazing feeling. A success.

6. Bake and give to friends
I invented a new recipe tonight ‘Chili Chocolate Chip Cookies’. I may have had a couple. However, I knew my friend Tom would love them. So I packaged them up and stopped by his house. He was so appreciative and honestly there’s nothing better then doing spontaneous gifting.

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7. Watch a sunset
I ate dinner on a balcony looking over the sunset. The earth is a beautiful place.

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8. Read inspiring stories
Kepa wrote an amazing blog post today in his view of is body image. It’s so inspiring, refreshing and real. A truly amazing piece of writing.

How do you deal with stress? Have your coping mechanisms changed?

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18 thoughts on “Eight Ways To Deal with Stress

    • Mish says:

      It’s so much fun. Faintstarlite.com had a great video on gift wrapping leftovers or extras for people and simply putting tissue paper inside a blank craft box w/ ribbon made it look store bought. It is fun. 🙂

  1. missyrayn says:

    Talking or texting to friends helps me relieve stress especially when I feel alone. I also love physical activity for stress relief. Hunni and I just bought snow shoes for this.

  2. Brenda says:

    Love your post today!! Especially love #4 and #7!! I love the challenge of getting up and moving, but also love the reminder to stop and enjoy a few of God’s wonders in our day too 🙂

  3. Erin says:

    Fantastic post! It’s so important to remember to be thankful and take in the little moments that make life incredible. 😀

  4. Shannon says:

    Perfect way to channel stress! Love the picture of the 5 y.o. how cute is he?!
    You know Mish this is a MEGA vistory day for you if you look at the big picture, seriously. You WON today you WON!!!!
    XO

  5. Casey says:

    Aww…fabulous post!! Love #7. There’s nothing better than just sitting and reflecting on a beautiful sunset and God’s gifts!

  6. BroccoliHut says:

    Excellent coping strategies! When I am stressed, I usually buy myself a good magazine and a cup of expensive yogurt and enjoy them simultaneously:)

  7. FLG says:

    Great ways to deal with stress 🙂 One way I deal with stress is going for a run. Helps me focus on something else for a bit, and sometimes work out my problems in my head while I run.

  8. plamarie says:

    When I feel like baking treats. I love to and then gift it-good call. There is nothing better than a beautiful sunrise and sunset. That is a great breakfast to start any day!

  9. All Women Stalker says:

    Wonderful list Mish!
    My coping mechanisms have changed. Now I bake (but not necessarily eat the goodies; I like watching my friends and family enjoy what I baked), exercise, eat a good meal, indulge my TV cravings, or read a good book.

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