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Thursday, August 25, 2011

When life throws you lemons...throw them back!

So we all know about stress, yes? In some form or other, we deal with it on a daily basis. Stress from family, stress from coworkers, stress from the J.O.B. (which is the worst kind of stress ever, because we have to work!) No matter the source, stress is there. Constant, relentless, ready to destroy. Do we let it? Sometimes.

But most often, we do our best to cope. We find ways to relieve said stress, whether it be quiet time, yoga, murder. Okay, so that last one is only a select group of social outcasts, but still, I'm sure they were stressed (not that I'm saying it's okay to murder someone because you're stressed--or ever, really. Oy. Moving on.) Someone even created a nifty little graphic to show you some various things to try when you get overstressed. See?

Now, I know there are things on there you won't do (like smoking, drinking, gambling?), but there is some stuff on there that sounds good to me (like eating, hobbying, shopping!).

The point being...don't let stress get you down. Don't let those crazy, frantic motorists make you want to run them off the road, or that rude cashier in the checkout line make you want to toss your cookies...in her face. No, definitely don't do that. Instead, pick something from the list and give it a shot. Listen to music, exercise (ugh), or Read (yes)!

And if none of those things make it any better, you can always try this:

And remember...When life throws you lemons, don't make lemonade. Pick up those lemons and throw them right back!


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  2. This made me smile. Thank you. :)

  3. What's stressing you Jamie? I think I might hve an idea...

  4. Indie - Glad I could help!

    G - Nail on the Head! =)

  5. I love that last bit of advice. Throw the lemons right back.

  6. Hope this post helped you...I know it helped me! ;0)

  7. Patricia - Exactly! ;-P

    Tracy - It did...and I'm glad it helped! =)

  8. Great post! Needed this today. Hope your good.

  9. "Pretend it's OK."

    My kind of remedy :)

  10. Mandie - I am now! =)

    Donna - My sentiments exactly. ;-P