How I Relieve Stress

Though my stress levels have been lower recently than they were over the past year, I still have to have a way to deal with and relieve stress.  Doesn’t everyone?  So, I have ways to deal with stress that seem to chill me out.  There are several things I do:

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Journal – I have been journaling since I was 14.  I have journaled my thoughts, dreams, struggles, and prayers.  I have every journal I’ve ever filled and there are quite a few.  Journaling is refreshing it involves filling a blank page with your words.  As a writer journaling has helped to strengthen my writing skills.  My jr. high English teacher introduced me to journaling and I have loved it ever since.

Word games - I love words games.  Years before technology I used to purchase crossword puzzle books or search a word books from the grocery store checkout isle.  I love word games they help me relax.  Now I play Ruzzle on my cellphone.

Art –  Doodling, drawing, painting, coloring or anything like it helps me to relax and reduces stress.  My newest art form that I am trying is Zentangles.  They are so easy to do and fun too.  Definite stress relief and the end result is something beautiful too.  Check out my Zentangle ideas on Pinterest.  I can’t wait to do more.

So how do you relieve stress?  Do you spend time for yourself every week in some way?  These are just a few of my favorite things to do.  Share with me your favorite way to relieve stress.

Flat Stanley


In my position as an elementary librarian and Accelerated Reading teacher my co-teacher and I have been doing a fun project with our 1st and 2nd graders.  We are doing the adventure project called Flat Stanley.  We have been reading the original book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.  We watched a video of someone reading […]

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What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?

what's your guilty pleasure

If I could guess I bet everyone has one.  What?  A secret guilty pleasure.  It doesn’t necessarily have to be bad, but it is just something you might not necessarily share with someone else if you didn’t have to.  I know it is crazy that I’m blogging about it, but I thought it’d be a […]

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