Monday, November 21, 2016

I am stressed recently, and found this from the Mayo Clinic

Top 10 stress-relieving tips 

Improve your quality of life and stress less with these effective ideas. It's a fact of life: Everyone experiences stress. But when it goes unmanaged, daily stress can harm your health and reduce your quality of life. Fortunately, stress doesn't have to overcome or overwhelm you. Gain control and live better with these stress-reducing suggestions.

Make a list. Write a to-do list, breaking down tasks into smaller steps. Prioritize the items and tackle them one at a time.

Take care of yourself. Get enough sleep and eat a healthy diet. Avoid — or limit — alcohol and caffeine.

Set realistic goals. Don't expect perfection from projects or people — including yourself. Mind your schedule.

Don't take on too many responsibilities or agree to attend too many social events. If you're overwhelmed, eliminate some obligations or share the work.

Talk it out. Call on the support and guidance of good friends and family.

Exercise regularly. Thirty minutes of physical activity a day can help fight stress.

Set aside time every day for stress management. Meditation, deep-breathing exercises, yoga and guided imagery are all good techniques to try.

Have fun. Spend time each day doing a hobby or other activity that you enjoy.

Resolve conflicts. Work toward repairing — or coming to terms with — any broken or difficult relationships.

Visualize success. Imagine how difficult situations might be resolved in a less stressful way.

By managing — and reducing — the stress in your life, you can make better, healthier decisions and improve your overall wellness.

From the Mayo Clinic

Update-  My doctor put me on Lisinopril recently, and when I checked the side effects online. I found out that this medicine may have caused my stressed out symptoms. I must go see her after this week.


  1. This is a great list. And helpful too. Today was kind of a stressful day because my washer broke down, water all over, had to buy another one, and it was delivered today. But I'm grateful for the one that came today. Thank you for following us, Sharon, and I'm following you as well. You have such a charming blog, and it's nice to get to know new blog friends.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  2. I was on antidepressants for years and hated it, when I quit a lot of my symptoms quit...interesting how that works. We do need to stay on top of our stress levels, they cause a ton of sickness.

  3. Me too. I'm asking all my kids (still living at home that can be here) to pitch in and make a dish for me this holiday. I'm burned out.


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