25 Stress- Less Tip Bits

I put together this list a few years ago for a class.  It is a great reminder for me to relax.
Hopefully you will find them useful. 

~ Drinking lots of water. The body requires at least eight – 8 oz. glasses of water for a 120 lb. person per day.  Ideally 1 ounce of water per pound or two of body weight.
~Eat wholesome fresh foods that nourish and support your body.
~Baths, especially a warn ginger or a few drops of essential oils baths promotes physical
   and emotional release. (2 to 4 tablespoons ginger powder per tub of bath water.)
~Get a good night sleep and take an occasional nap.
~Take a stroll, walk or a run.  Get some fresh air and breath deeply.
~ Stretch away you stress with yoga or tai chi.
~Work in the garden or pot a plant.
~Have a creative outlet; paint, build or make something, dance, sing, etc.
~Read a good book.
~Take time to meditate and “be” quite and pray
~Laugh often!
~Gradually de-clutter and donate.
~Use some fresh herbs to liven up your foods.
~Journaling, especially for what you are grateful for, your ideas, successes and inspirations.
~Relax and don’t take yourself too seriously
~Stop waiting for special occasions to use the “good” stuff.  Everyday is a “present”.
~Stay away from energy vampires; gossip, comparing, negative thoughts, grudges, envy
~You are in charge of your happiness and your attitude.
~Stay in touch with family and friends, talk to them often.
~Before you go to bed, think of at least three things you are grateful for.
~Don’t worry about the things you can’t change.  Give them to a higher power.
~Breathe away tension.  Breath deep!
~Do an act of kindness everyday.
~Look at the world through the eyes of a child, with wonder and awe for; a beautiful leaf, bright sunset, etc.

Breathe Deeply, Savor the Moments, Be Happy, 
Have Joy, Love, and Ponder the Best


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