December 19 ~† Time To Relax Relax and Renew

"The time to relax is when you donít have time for it." ~ Sydney J. Harris

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Ahh,the holidays. Too much to do and too little time. Stress, stress, stress. Studies show 75% of all diseases are stress related.

Wait a minute! 'Tis the time for some stress-BUSTERS:

Take a deep breath... prioritize...make time for fun... keep expectations realistic... pamper yourself... read a good book...take a warm bath...

"There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure," said poet Sylvia Plath, "but I don't know many of them."

Use your resources... make lists...smile... cutback on caffeine... avoid excessive alcohol... encourage others... call a friend...

"It's not stress that kills us," observed Dr. Hans Selye, "it's our reaction to it."

Buy roses, then stop to smell them...learn to say NO... take a walk... reduce sugar in your diet...

As Ashleigh Brilliant put it, "Try to relax and enjoy the crisis."

Pace yourself... delegate... exercise...accept and give hugs... sing a song... believe in others... stretch... hang around positive people... take a break... do neck rolls... be kind...visualize a peaceful place... pray...avoid clutter... create a golden moment... dance...

"Have fun!" said writer Jean Westcott "Misery is optional."

And my favorite stress-BUSTERS? Visit Daily Celebrations often. Tell others to do so, too...

In the depth of my soul there is a wordless songRelax.