Monday, August 30, 2010


Take a few minutes to stop close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Think about the ocean waves, beautiful mountains, or a lush forest. Amazing how this will slow your heart rate and relax your mind.

Also try carrying some peppermint oil. Peppermint oil will help liven you up, feeling fresh and reenergized.

Whatever you do avoid stress eating!!!  Yes this is an impulse of many and yes as shown in the picture above "Stressed" does spell "Desserts" backwards...strange huh?  When you are stressed make sure you are eating because your tummy is hungry not because you are looking to fill that empty feeling/sad feeling/confused feeling with some "feel good" chocolate cake!!!  Best idea: if you are stressed stay away from the kitchen, hands off the fridge...try a walk or the gym.  Pushing yourself thru a sweat sess will calm the mind, activate those feel good endorphins, and give you a confidence good as it tastes chocolate cake won't do that, plus you will most likely regret it later.

1 comment:

  1. Great reminder. I am frequently guilty of stress eating. Eating desserts might give you a temporary calm, but it is not a smart way to deal with stress. I wish you would have posted this earlier in the day!