We live in a face paced society where “stressed out” seems to be the norm. We all know that STRESS causes big problems for people with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome. I am constantly on the look out for ways to reduce my stress load. Stress makes me feel awful, causes a flare, and I hate the stressed out feeling! Keeping stress at a distance is essential for my well being on this journey. I’ve put together a list of my stress busters. A short post, but here’s what works for me:
A short walk around the block.
Learn to say no.
Ask for help.
Delegate responsibilities. (My kids love this one! LOL)
Venting stresses to a support person – husband, mom, friend.
Deep breathing. (I plan on writing a whole blog about this one. Watch for it!)
Step outside to soak in some fresh air and sunshine. ( I live in FL – lots of sunshine!)
Prioritize with a list. (Writing a “to do” list brings me great joy!)
Let someone else do it.
Focus on the big picture. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Do something that makes ME feel happy!
What are some of your stress busters? Share with us!