Letting Go of Stress

Posted by Connie on Wednesday, February 9th, 2011 at 8:12 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Health Information.
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I hear that I should let go of stress. Easy to say, but so difficult to do, especially when you have multiple chronic illnesses. I’m constantly at doctors’ offices, having blood work done, taking prescriptions and feeling so darn tired. All this adds to my stress level which can make me sicker.

I’ve been trying a few things to help me relax and take my mind off the negatives. One thing is listening to music. I listen to songs that bring back good memories. I sit down on a soft pillow on my Jute rug and put on songs from the 80′s and let my mind go back in time. What a wonderful way to forget about the problems I’m facing today.

Another thing I’ve been working on is meditation. This is much harder for me because I can’t stop my mind from wandering. But, I’ve learned to go with the flow. Instead of trying to force myself to do breathing techniques or to focus on a phrase, I get in a relaxed position on a Seagrass rug and let my mind go blank. No worries if I begin to think of something as long as it’s positive.

What are some things you do to let go of stress?

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  1. I am the worse at letting stress go. I know if I don’t control it that my health will be affected in the long run. It even caused migraines and at times my eye will twitch for days. Dealing with my daughter’s special needs, working more than 40 hours a week and just the usual feeling that the world is on top of my shoulders, I stress. I have on my Life List to learn to meditate. I have a problem with not letting my mind wonder or making a mental to-do list anytime I try to relax but I am very eager to learn. ;-)
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    comment by MommaDJane — February 17, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

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