Murphy and I at Difficult Run! I chose to use the stones to get across, Murphy plunged right into the water, whatever, we both made it and had a great run down the path, through the woods.
I’ve said before how much I love my job as a Program Director for Jenny Craig, but after days of deep, emotional talks, no matter how excited I get after motivating people, I’m completely drained by the end of the week. Nothing recharges my batteries like an hour spent out in the woods under the sun with my bf.
Knowing how to relieve stress is vital for a healthy life balance. Whatever stress relief method you use, just make sure it doesn’t cause more stress. For example, if you’re stressed about finances, but then relieve that stress by going on a fun shopping trip…well, you can see the contradiction there.
Exercise, on the other hand, gets blood pumping to your brain, which increases productivity and mental clarity. Your energy levels increase and you get into shape. I don’t know anyone whose stress wouldn’t be lessened a bit if they were thinking clearer and felt hotter in their jeans (and that does not just apply to the ladies).
What are some productive, healthy things you do when feeling stressed out?