Monday, January 4, 2010

10 Instant De-Stressors

Today we started back to our regular lessons. What can I say about it?

Some of it went well - David sang during the hymn time. That helps on the first day of the month when the little ones can't necessarily keep up with following along. He loves his new literature choice - The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. (Yeah, I'm surprised too.)

Suzy read a whole Bob book without whining!

James got all his work done in a timely manner and mostly cheerfully. He seems to like his new book too - Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Notice someone missing?

'Nuff said.

Anyway, I was perusing the Feb. 1 issue of Woman's Day from the library and ran across an article called 10 Instant Destressors. I can't locate the article online, or I'd link you. So, I'll list them here for you. Maybe one of them will help, if you had a stressful day.

1 - Listen to slow music.
2 - Give yourself a time-out.
3 - Burn a scented candle.
4 - Laugh.
5 - Lend a hand (help someone out).
6 - Walk with a friend.
7 - Listen up. (Give emotional support to someone.)
8 - Chew sugarless gum.
9 - Distract yourself. (Their example was BEJEWELED! lol I love Bejeweled!)
10 - Loosen your clothing.

I think I'll go play some Bejeweled.


Niffercoo said...

Ugh, sorry about the "one who was not named"! ;)

How about running as a destressor? Maybe not instant though, huh, especially in this kind of weather! LOL

Wee Pip said...

well, 3 out of 4 kids ain't bad, right:)