July 7, 2009

I think it’s a good idea for me to make a list of the various things I do (or can do) to reduce stress.

I am tracking these daily somewhere else, but I like the idea of having them all in one place, although they are in no particular order :

  • Cook something yummy
  • Trimming the rosebushes
  • Doing art projects
  • Taking sunbaths!
  • Having a clean house – and sometimes the act of getting it that way
  • Not having piles of clutter
  • Being on top of projects and paperwork
  • Doing things that are supposed to be healthy for me, like drinking green tea
  • Drinking a nice black or herbal tea (don’t yet enjoy the green stuff as much)
  • Playing sudoku
  • Playing Brain Challenge or Tetris on the Nintendo DS
  • Reading stupid trashy magazines (but this is less fun than it used to be)
  • Reading good books
  • Going to the market to buy fresh dairy products, fruits, veg & fish
  • Listening to good music
  • Short and simple guided meditations
  • Nice scents – aromatherapy, perfumes, essential oils
  • Watch a movie
  • Read or watch something to make me laugh
  • Exercise
  • Walking around town, exploring
  • Swimming – but I want a waterproof iPod
  • Getting good nutrition
  • Having some chocolate flavinoids (cocoa powder mixed into marscapone, or 99% chocolate)
  • Beautiful flowers in my house
  • Keeping in touch with friends and family
  • Getting a drawer or shelf or corner of my computer cleaned out and organized
  • Getting rid of stuff I don’t need
  • Finding ways to share my experiences and what I’m learning with others
  • A nice warm bubblebath
  • Cuddling w my husband

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