Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Did You Know That Today is Stress Awareness Day?

Frostbite by China Glaze

Hi friends,
I chose a simple blue manicure today, free of embellishment and fuss. Blue is said to be a calming color. I'm not quite sure how calming this electrifying blue is, but it is blue nonetheless, and I've left off glittery décor. Did you think I would do a soft baby blue with no bells and whistles? Nope, not me. The best I can do for calm is an electric metallic blue. This shade is Frostbite by China Glaze.

Lately I've been a little stressed with my hectic schedule.  Take the kids to school, pick them up, work, cook, laundry, homework, housework, cook, practices, lessons, classes, cook, and did I mention cook? Can you tell how much I don't like to cook?

We all know how hard stress can be on a body, and it's important to keep it to a minimum and know how and when to de-stress when we need to. There are a million ways to do that, and you should find out what works for you. Today is Stress Awareness Day, and I've made a list of 26 ways to smooth out the wrinkles in those brows, and bring a little levity to your heart and mind.

  1. Journal
  2. Workout
  3. Dance
  4. Do Yoga
  5. Meditate.  Ohmmmmm
  6. Talk to a friend
  7. Get a massage
  8. Read a book
  9. Cook. But only if you like to do it. That would cause me to go into a stress induced coma
  10. Listen to music. Maybe stick with soft or slow music, although I'm sure Rap and Rock work too
  11. Deep breathing
  12. Have a cup of green or black tea
  13. Guided visualization
  14. Laughter
  15. Prayer
  16. Chew gum, don't laugh, it's been proven
  17. Self-hypnosis
  18. Talk about sex, again, it's been proven, I don't have a dirty mind, although I would probably be less stressed if I did.
  19. Take a nap.
  20. Hug somebody
  21. Play with your cat/dog/fish...maybe not fish
  22. Art therapy
  23. Take a walk
  24. Spend time alone
  25. Kiss someone. Oh la la
  26. And my favorite, paint your nails

How do you de-stress?
Ciao for now.


  1. Oh my! If that is the case then I guess...its time to relax guys! Got to call my girlfriends and have some tea together. By the way, great choice of nail color.

  2. Hi Julie, tea sounds great, especially with friends.