Friday, November 07, 2008

Stress Relief - Posted by Lisa

I find this is becoming a theme with me lately. The problems with our economy, the auto industry in particular, have me worried. Usually I tend to be pretty good about not letting things get to me, but it's been a bit harder than usual in the past few days.

Obviously, Chris and I have some plans in mind for how to weather any potential storm, but in the short term I've found that I need stress relief and a bit of escape more than ever. So we've been making more of an effort to spend time together watching tv shows and movies (usually our evenings are spent online). And just today, I finally went back to our community center for a workout, after nearly five months away from it. What has taken me so long to return to working out? That was the BEST therapy I could have given myself. 40 minutes on the elliptical machine, and some good conversation with one of the regulars there who I haven't seen since June was just what I needed. I really have to do that more.

What things do you do in order to relieve stress?


Anonymous said...

Walking on the treadmill is a great stress reliever for me. Also-relaxing in the bath tub does wonders. :) Another great one is when my hubby gives me a back or foot rub.

MrsDayna8992 said...

Its about time you updated Lease! and SOOOOOO much! Good to "see" you and hear from you (via blog anyway)
My stress reliever is the gym.
I pop on my Ipod and go for a run or hit a spinning class. Guaranteed to lift any mood I am in.