Daily stress reduction

July 2, 2009

I have come to realize that I need to find a way to make sure that every day I am reducing stress.  I will count healthy cooking, exercise, meditation, artistic projects, organisation/decluttering and attacking old projects as part of the ways I am doing this.  Don’t worry, I won’t do all of that every day!

Yesterday is when I came up with the idea to track this – because for several months now I’ve been using the “gold star on a calendar” approach to getting some exercise in.  No kidding.  An old school paper calendar and some even older school litte star stickers.  Works like a charm.  Every month I want MORE. When I look at several days without stars I am sad.  I was excited because I’d been noticing that since surgery there were no stars, and yesterday I earned one (I did an easy 30 min on the elliptical at the gym).

So I thought, I should keep positive track of some of the ways I’m reducing the stress too – so here we are.

Wednesday, July 1st :

  • 30 min elliptical
  • 1 hour art project
  • Decluttered one shelf
  • Organized medical files for bringing to doctors
  • Watched “Stripes” on my iPhone – funny, I love Bill Murrray

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