Friday, August 10, 2007

The Friday Five: Busting the stress rocks!

I loved this picture that Sally put up for the Friday Five over at RGBP's, so I borrowed it. And this is what she offered:
I am off to spend a few days at the beach chilling out after a hectic few weeks and before I head off for Summer School...

So with that in mind this weeks questions are looking at how you deal with the stress monster!!!???

1. First, and before we start busting stress, what causes you the most stress, is it big things or the small stuff ? Both, The little things pile up and get too big, and the big things are always big. But in a way it is my perspective of these things and what is inside of me that gets triggered, whether I am negative to myself or get into "stinkin thinkin" as I call it or haven't been spending time with God.

2. Exercise or chocolate for stress busting ( or maybe something else) ? How about reading a book, taking a hot bath, talking with someone who cares, prayer and meditation.

3.What is your favorite music to chill out to? Anything that says rest and relaxation, but sometimes something to dance to as well sets me free.

4. Where do you go to chill? Mountains and/or beach.

5. Extrovert or introvert, do you relax at a party, or do you prefer a solitary walk? You know in my maturity, (I was going to say Old Age,) I have grown to appreciate both.

Bonus- share your favorite stress busting tip! Hot bath with soothing oils or bath salt, a book, a drink, can be cold or hot, some nice music and NO KIDS! (I don't do candles, have burnt myself or the cats too many times.) My really favorite was that we had a hot tub at our former house in Columbus, and we would go out at night and get in it and relax. Waah I need I want my hot tub back!!

Let us know in comments if you play and we'll trek on over. Sure why not come on over and relax. I'll run purchase a portable hot tub to use. ("Now where is that money to pay for it?" "Oh I can put it on credit, you say." "What and give myself more stress? No Way!)


hipchickmamma said...

the hot tub sounds deelightful!

wonderful play!

Deb said...

Stinkin' thinkin'.... hmmmm you are right, that is usually what makes the "normal everyday pile" get to me.

And iffen I had me a hot tub, I'd invite you right over. :)


Diane said...

yes, let's do hot tub soon!