De-stress | Ways to Relax..

I don’t know about you guys, but being stressed out is not something I enjoy. So, here’s some ways I’ve come with to attempt to keep the stress at bay.

1| 1,000 Dot-to-Dot | Cities – I’m 500 dots into my first city, Amsterdam. Warning, these dots are really small, so be prepared. I wouldn’t suggest doing more than half the city at once. After I finish off this book, and trust me it’s going to take ages. I’m thinking about getting the ‘Masterpieces’ that’s coming out later this year.

1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities
1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities

2| Stress Less Coloring: Paisley Patterns – coloring books aren’t just for children… They make them for adult too, and there is a plethora of options out there.

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Stress Less Coloring: Paisley Patterns
Picking colors... harder than I thought...
Picking colors… harder than I thought…

3| Read or Listen to a book… I’m listening to this one when I get stuck in traffic on the way home… Great for getting your mind off the fact that the car in front of you hasn’t moved for the last 20 minutes.

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake | By Amy E. Reichert
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake | By Amy E. Reichert

4| Play a Game – We’ve recently gotten back into playing board games again. I can’t wait to play our latest find (Game of Things) a try…

Some board games...
Some board games…

5| Stress ball – A stress reliever and a motivational saying all at once. Just keep it in your bag and use as needed…

Stress ball via Amazon...
Stress ball via Amazon…

What’s your favorite way to de-stress?

~theavidpen

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  • Reply Diane Gasior August 17, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Christa, The coloring books have served a life saver for my mother-in-law, who suffers from late stage Dementia. My daughter bought her grandmother the one of ladies dressed in Victorian dresses as well as the one you show above. She is in love with the ladies and colors them with such pride, as she was a wonderful watercolor artist in her younger days and it is great to see her want to do art again with these wonderful coloring books.

    Also, if you are ever looking for a big Epicurean adventure for your alter ego, this company came highly recommended to us. http://www.epitourean.com/master/456/Finger-Lakes-Epicurean-Escape

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