Linda661 Posted April 7, 2006 Share Posted April 7, 2006 This is almost like a "getting to know you question": I am seeing a lot lately across the forum posts about so, so many of us under unbearable stress loads dealing with this disease right now and it's causing all kinds of additional health complications in folks'lives...really has made me so sad to see this, almost to the point of wanting to avoid most of the forums lately.... Thought it might help if we could share things that have worked for us to de-stress in times like this -- although the stress feeling won't necessarily entirely go away, trying what others have successfully done might at least help take "the edge off" long enough until each of us can re-group a bit and go on. I'll start: so far in this process, every time I am so stressed out that I swear I am gonna' collapse inside, I turn on gentle music, light some fragrant candles that I really enjoy the scent of (usually vanilla), and put lots of fresh flowers around the house. Now that it's spring, I am planting some flowers in areas I can easily see from the house as I look out the windows and opening windows so I can smell the fresh spring air & hear wind chimes. Why this seems to work, I can't say, but it does have a calming influence -- sort of like giving my senses as much stimulation with things of a soothing and beautiful character as possible. (works even though the house is a mess, papers piled everywhere, and the yard work is way behind too). Linda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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