Today…I’m pretty much just winging it. Had no real plan for a blog post, it just came to me as I was doing my thing, and trying to De-Stress. I just thought I’d share a couple of the ways I calm myself down.
The above image tells it all…I’m using it because that represents Cooking for me. I love to cook, bake, just about anything culinary. And when I’m stressed, I cook.
I also love to Read, Knit, Crochet, do all manner of crafty things…
Of course a cup of coffee or tea can’t hurt the process.
My all time favorite…HUGS!!!
Hugs have been hard for me to do…even with my family…I know they would never hurt me, but my body did not want people too close. I’ve come to be able to give and get hugs though…I’ve missed it, and doing it over and over, even when I don’t feel safe doing so (with the people I know love me that is), has helped…again…my Therapist was right!
But I can’t always get the last one (Hugs)…either my family and friends are not around when I could use one, or the people on the street won’t cooperate…Ha!Ha! Not only will they not cooperate…I usually don’t have the ability to go outside my cave. (due to PTSD)
Not going outside my four walls leaves the other things that I would like to do to de-stress, out of the picture…like…taking a walk, riding a bike, hiking, camping, or just sitting on the beach and watching the waves…
another thing that keeps me from doing this one is…I DON’T LIVE BY THE BEACH ANYMORE! So sad for me, because the water was always so very soothing. So I just have to put on meditation music, the ones that have waves in it, and let that be enough. I was able to find a nice thing on Netflix, it was called Moving Art, and it was oceans…yeah!!! Almost like being there…and I watch it while I am riding my stationary bike.
Well…we all do what we must to cope.
Now I know that the things I do, may not appeal to some of you, but I have found solace in writing this blog, and keeping a journal, along with trying to write down my experiences (some of those cause stress).
I like aroma-therapy, music, comedies, etc., and they all help for a while…but we all know…those of us living with any form of stress or P.T.S.D., that it is only a temporary fix…we all need to get the help we need to deal with the underlying problems, before our ways of coping…just don’t work anymore.
I’m putting an image of something I found online about how to deal with stress…maybe some of it will help give you an idea on what to do in your life to keep the stress bug away.
My suggestion…just do the things that make you happy!!!
I hope my little tidbits can help someone, or give someone an idea on how to de-stress in your daily life.
Thanks again for Hearing!