My experience with college was very stressful and I have no clue how mothers can do school, raise a family and often times hold down a job. So kudos to you for doing what you do!
Have you checked out any resources from the school i.e. Groups with other mothers, daycare, study groups, yoga classes, counseling services etc. One things I loved about school was the vast resources.
In general, I think it is important to do basic self-care such as eating a healthy diet, getting some sort of exercise (sure you already are with 2 boys and getting plenty of sleep. Having positive social connections as well as connection with God is imperative as well. I've heard other mothers say they will lock themselves in the bathroom for a few minutes to take time to breathe, pray, etc. Good luck with school and managing all the stress involved!
Hello I am new to the group and I just want to say hi and I am glad that I joined because I have a lot of stress and I just don't know what to do about it and I have prayed and prayed and try to have some time alone. I have to boys so they keep me busy and I see myself not be able to sleep because stress and so I just want some pointers how to elminate some of stressers. Such as trying to find time for just myself, which is at night but even though I am doing classwork. I am a full time student and a full time mommy too.. so I am so stressed out and of course I can't get any help from the hubby cause he is not here due to him being deployed. I am just hoping to gather some tips so if anyone has any for me please let me know! Thanks and I am glad to be here!
All fine and dandy with your photo gallery on how to reduce stress, but do you have any suggestions for men?
We stress out too, straight, gay and bi.
Hi! I'm new to this group and this site! I'm currently in a stressful work situation. I'm committed not to let that situation get me down! I look forward to learning new relaxation techniques!
Jan 18, 2010
LOVE ! your photo! That alone is so beautiful, it's meditative.
...You de-stress very much the same way I do; enjoying the moment/ watchful of the beauty around you.
...If you drive a lot, especially in summer, the rest stops often offer some excellent photo ops/ they are landscaped well -- lots of sunflowers, dogwood, peonies, etc...
...Physical exercise: Nature walks with camera, Cabin camping and doing lots of reading.
Taking time to smell the roses or stop to take in nature helps my stress. Nature walks, listening to Cd's of rainstorms..surf sounds or simply looking a nice landscape of a bubbling stream seems to help me. Another way to reduce stress, Aroma-therapy's like sandalwood oil burners, lavender, or chamomile oils are good to smell/burn when at home... and a couple of Tylenol if all else fails.
Holidays are here, be safe and don't let it stress you.
Love to shop but the stress gets to me so I shop catolog or online when at all possible. This helps reduce the stress of driving in traffic, shopping mall crowds, dangers of being victimized etc.... and it helps to save money.
Short on money, then skip purchase all that wrapping paper for gifts this year. Save wherever you can. Wrap your gifts with old fabric or something you don't wear and not sure what to do with it. And everyone loves a good laugh so why not use the sundays comics pages to wrap presents with. Be creative and let your imagination work for you.
I got some pills to help with physical pain but I think they are actually stress relievers. They make me happy and not worry about things. Anybody want to try them they only cost me one dollar and are from Healthy Sense. The name on the bottle is Glucosamine Joint Therpy. I got them at the grocery store. It was a good deal for the price and helps mood swings.
It has taken me many,many,many years to know how to cope and deal with everyday stress in my life.I have found out doing these things,like crossword puzzles,praying,and medatiating on God's words which has and is very inspiration for me.This is the way to go by following on the words of God.Amen
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