In short, the next two Friday Faves/H54F have been written pretty far in advance, so I just picked a category and listed out my Top 5 of each! Enjoy and I'll see you soon!
Favorite Ways to Reduce Stress!
FINDING YOUR HAPPY PLACE / MEDITATION / PRAYER
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Forgive the long categorical title, but for me, all of these things go together. I find that when I finally find a place to sit still and breathe, I tend to do a little meditation, and a lot of prayer. After I'm done, boom! I've got the perspective I needed and I'm able to cope with the stress of day to day life. I try to do this for at least five minutes, everyday. Operative word: try.
DRINK A PIÑA COLADA
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Everyone knows the benefits of yoga so, I'm not here to tell you anything new. I love doing yoga. I really do. If you've never done yoga, or are intimidated by yoga, or just don't want to go to the gym to do yoga, there are plenty of amazing yoga apps and youtube video's out there. My favorites are YogaStudio (available on the app store) or YogabyCandice.com because she's amazing and shares my name. HUGS
Currently, I'm reading The Happiness Project by Gretchen Ruben and it's really great. In it, she gives us a one-liner about hugs that blew me away. She said that (and I'm paraphasing) it takes about six seconds of hugging to trigger endorphin's. Boom! Tell me you're as excited about that fact that I am! No? Ok, I know I'm a geek, but seriously, just find somebody you love and give them a hug (for six seconds) and you'll instantly feel better.
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