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How to avoid negatively reacting to stress

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

From my advice to a Spark member dealing with daily care of five children and the animals:
The best way to remove stress is to accept the past or whatever life brings you and to have no fear of the future. Have faith in your power to meet everyday challenges. I know life is tough with 5 kids to take care of, I come from a large family myself.
I like the advice of the first two comments to take the kids out for a walk. Depending on your circumstances that may work for you also. I remember that our nanny would take us 5 young ones out for a walk around the block when the older ones were away (my mom and dad had nine children and both worked to make ends meet). I remember that the neighborhood was safe and that the neighbors were friendly and encouraging.
Above all don't let the stress get to you so much that it also stresses out the children. And I invite you to be one of the first to join my Spark Group "You Can Heal Your Life" www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
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gid=65503
. After all merely dieting does not do the trick. I firmly believe that health is a holistic mind-body-spiritual thing in that order. Turning negative thoughts into positive thoughts is the first of many steps in the road to better health.
You will get through this with the help of your spark friends and you will enjoy the journey to better health. You can surely be successful at it if you can just acknowledge that you have negative thoughts , we all do, but don't act negatively on them immediately. Tell yourself that the urge to react negatively to stress can wait for 1 or 5 or 15 minutes, even longer. Later you can decide that you can let the negative thoughts go and focus on those things that you can be grateful for.
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  • JJMPLSMN
    It MIGHT have been me to suggest walking with the kids. Somehow, I think walking solves a lot of things. Kids talk to you when they walk, and if you walk alone, especially somewhere a bit far from the bombardment of everyday life, like a park, you can have time to think and reflect.

    All so important, and we need to fix our minds to look forward instead of at the past.

    Let's GO!!

    Spark on.
    2025 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
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    2026 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Awesome advice.
    2026 days ago
  • THEVOW2013
    gratitude gets into a positive mind space so I don't curse someone out or give someone a verbal assult also releazing that the people who irrate me are soul sick as I was. That gives me compassion and even patience with foolishness. I use to cut people off and have nothing else to do with them ; but now I can have more compassion and pray for my own understanding. emoticon for sharing your advice, too!
    2026 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    You are spot on about it's being holistic!

    Make today the greatest day of your life

    emoticon Until tomorrow!

    2026 days ago
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