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The Importance of Hobbies And Creative Pursuits

Day 26 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

Do you have a hobby or are you doing something creative like writing for fun, painting, or doing metal or woodworking? There are some really great benefits to these hobbies and creative pursuits. They are good for the soul, help you think outside the box in your regular job, and of course help you de-stress and bring balance to your life.

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Quick Stress Buster: Do Something Indulgent Just For You

Day 25 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

It’s ok to be a little selfish sometimes.

In today’s quick stress busting tip we’re giving you permission to be a little selfish and treat yourself. In short, we want you to find something indulgent just for you that relaxes you. It doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything at all. The important thing is that it’s meaningful to you.

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Carve Out Time for Quiet Contemplation

Day 24 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

Do you make time for this?

Some of the most brilliant minds of our generation set aside time regularly to do nothing but think or read. It’s so important to them that it goes on their schedule. Shouldn’t you be doing the same? We’ll take you through the benefits of making time for some quiet contemplation in today’s post and show you how you can make it work in your own ...

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Quick Stress Buster: Hit the Gym

Day 23 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

Hit the gym to counteract stress

There’s just something about an intense workout that makes the stress melt away and problems fade into the background. While heading to the gym may not be your favorite thing to do, we encourage you to read today’s blog post and give it some serious consideration. You don’t even need a gym membership to make this work.

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Time To Find and Cut Out Stressors

Day 22 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

What are your stressors?

It’s time to get serious about stress reduction in today’s blog post. We take a look at your stressors, what causes you stress, dig deep to find the true root of the problem and then make a plan to change and eliminate as many of them as we can. We’ll walk you step-by-step through the whole process. Carry on reading to learn more.

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Quick Stress Buster: Brew a Cup of Tea

Day 21 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

Time for Tea (…or coffee… or hot chocolate)

We have another fun and quick stress busting strategy for you today. It involves brewing yourself a cup of tea or coffee. Or if you prefer it could also be a nice mug of hot chocolate topped with whipped cream or marshmallows. As long as it relaxes you and you enjoy it, it really doesn’t matter what hot drink you fix yourself. Of ...

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Listen To Your Body – It Tells You When to Slow Down

Day 20 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

Why you need to listen to your body!

Our bodies are amazing. They are so much more complex and capable than we give them credit for. We don’t really notice until it becomes an emergency and we see just how strong and resilient we really are. Our bodies are also quite smart and good at telling us when it’s time to slow down.

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Quick Stress Buster: Phone a Friend

Day 19 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

Stress relief by phone?

Today we’re talking about game shows….more particularly about the “Phone a Friend” option of one particularly popular show. What does all that have to do with relieving stress? Carry on reading to find out more. We promise it is well worth your time and it may just become your favorite quick stress buster.

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Active Relaxation vs. Passive Relaxation and Why You Need Both

Day 18 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

Let’s talk active vs. passive relaxation

There are all sorts of different ways to relax. In general, they fit into one of two categories – active or passive relaxation. Today we’ll take a closer look at each, go over some examples and then wrap it up with a short exploration about why we need a good mix of both forms of relaxation.

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Quick Stress Buster: Laugh Out Loud

Day 17 of our 30 Day Stress Reduction and Relaxation Challenge

We’re back today with another fun stress buster. Today is all about laughing out loud and giggling to your heart’s content. We’re sure you’ve head the expression that laughter is the best medicine. It turns out that laughter is also a great stress reliever.

That’s what today’s blog post is all about:

We have even included plenty of tips and ideas to help you laugh more, laugh harder, and laugh more often. ...

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