So what can you do when you start to see some of these things surface in your life? Here is what I did this last week (I experienced almost every one of the above symptoms):
- Took a long walk with my dog.
- Listened to some great music - the actually make some cd's just to help reduce stress.
- Did yard work.
- Went to an Art Show.
- Listened to the Wind in the Trees.
- Went to the movies
- Spent time talking with friends
- Started a book
If a few of these sound like I was running away from the issues I was facing, you are right. But a short time focused on something else can free your mind up long enough to come back and deal with it from a fresh perspective. The goal is not to run away or avoid, but to give your self a short break before coming back and dealing with it. As you come up with your own list of stress relievers leave a comment of things you do. It could help me and others.