Hiya Pinkies, April is National Stress Awareness Month. A few points from a 2004 American Psychological Association Survey tells us why this we need a whole month to remind us why we need to chill out:
In light of the current unemployment rates, mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcy filings, other financial uncertainties, and a lingering war, these percentages are likely much higher.
You’re Not the Only One Feeling Stressed
But you are not alone. Just this week, I’ve been under tremendous stress, between opening the new Owning Pink Center, re-launching the new OwningPink.com website in May, and getting through my TV debut and other publicity that’s tearing at my mojo. In the midst of all of this stress, my precious husband and I have been bickering and my oh-so-sensitive daughter peed her pants for the first time ever, most likely in response to the stress she’s experiencing vicariously through me. I haven’t exercised in nine days, and I never skip my daily hikes. I haven’t been drinking the green juice I regularly drink five times/day. I haven’t been meditating. I haven’t painted. I haven’t slept more than six hours per night. And sex? Forget it. It’s just not happening. (Sorry, honey!) Living like this is not sustainable. Sure, we all do it during crunch time, but we can’t let it stay that way. Yet, too often, we do. We burn the candle at both ends and burn out our adrenal glands in the process. Then we get more tired, more depressed, and our libido suffers even more. It’s enough to make even the most confident, powerful, radiant being lose their mojo.
10 Tips For Relieving Stress and Getting Your Mojo Back
Reducing My Stress
I always have to remember to practice what I preach. So today, on this rainy day, instead of jumping back into my never-ending to-do list and allowing myself to become even more stressed, I’m slowing down. I’m writing, baking lemon squares with my daughter, and going to a slumber party with my girlfriends. I’m going to watch a silly romantic comedy, play with my dog, and do an art project. Because that’s what really matters in life. It’s not only good for your health to reduce your stress, it’s part of living a joyful, calm, peaceful life filled to the brim with mojo.
Reducing YOUR Stress
But don’t listen to me. What works for you? Listen to your own body’s intuition and go with your gut. Share your secrets with us. How you do you manage stressful times in your life? How do you keep your mojo even when things get busy or tough? Do tell…
Taking a deep breath,
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