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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 04:45:30 pm »
I light several candles and fill up the bath tub with hot water, a little epsom salt helps. Then I just soak.  i dont worry about washing my hair or shaving my legs..  I just lay there.. Oh yeah and make sure you have a pillow made for the bath tub.  its awesome..  something about water and candles..  also watching a pretty sunset on the water is great too if i can ever get there..  You'd think i go a lot.... its only 10 miles from home

anyway try the bath tub...candles a must  and if you can the sunset..

Do ya know - I might just head there once I've watched my fave show - the amazing race! in fact its the ads - I'm gonna start running the bath!
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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 05:34:29 pm »
Do ya know - I might just head there once I've watched my fave show - the amazing race! in fact its the ads - I'm gonna start running the bath!

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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007, 05:41:38 pm »
I enjoyed that! Thanks Dev!
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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2007, 10:29:21 pm »
I'm not really sure how this fits in with the topic, but it is definitely a stress inducer. I seem to have a really hard time making decisions especially about things such as trips. I question to death whether I should go places or not. I seem to find reasons of why not to go such as I don't want to go through the airport hassle, or I don't like flying that much, or I should build up my vacation time, or I shouldn't spend the money. I will then think I do want to go and get excited about it. Then I start going through my reasons for not going again. So I switch from one side of the decision to the other over and over. That definitely produces stress. Does anyone else ever do this or does anyone have any thoughts about this?

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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2007, 03:53:57 am »
My holidays is the thing I love - so I always spend on that but I do spend a lot of time researching trying to find the best price etec etc. I quite like that excitement part of the planning! But I can undertand why it's stress you out. It does to me sometimes when things aren't going my way - ie I can't find what I'm looking for!

How about saving a little each month specifically for your holidays - that way you'll not feel guilty about spending the money and you have an idea of yor budget etc.
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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2007, 01:35:44 pm »
What Amazing Race are you watching Kelda? I heard that they will not show another here until January or February  :'(

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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2007, 06:15:52 pm »
What Amazing Race are you watching Kelda? I heard that they will not show another here until January or February  :'(

Season 9 is currently showing on TV here for the first time (although I've seen it on bit torrent)

I have seen season 10 on you tube and season 11 on bit torrent though.

I just need to see part of season 1 and 2 and all of 4 and then I'll have seen them all (I even loved S8 - but be cos I'm non american!)

Can't wait to S12 but its meant to be shorter - no non elim legs! (I am also a  member of the TARflies forum so I know its already been filmed - in the month of July - so its in the can - ready to be shown ither in place of a current dud or at the start of the new season of shows in Jan/Feb!!)
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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2007, 11:09:07 am »
I'm not really sure how this fits in with the topic, but it is definitely a stress inducer. I seem to have a really hard time making decisions especially about things such as trips. I question to death whether I should go places or not. I seem to find reasons of why not to go such as I don't want to go through the airport hassle, or I don't like flying that much, or I should build up my vacation time, or I shouldn't spend the money. I will then think I do want to go and get excited about it. Then I start going through my reasons for not going again. So I switch from one side of the decision to the other over and over. That definitely produces stress. Does anyone else ever do this or does anyone have any thoughts about this?

I think I can relate to this.  I often become a nervous wreck before a big trip.  My thing is that I fret that something will go horribly wrong.  I only have this kind of nervousness about really long distance trips or trips that send me to a country I'm not familiar with.  And, I understand too the feeling of going back and forth between nervousness and excitement.  But, my job has caused me to do a ton of traveling in the last two years and almost in every case I've traveled alone.  So, this has actually helped a lot in having me get over my old nervous tendencies.

Before the BBQ I worried a lot about that decision too... and of course it ended up being absolutely fantastic and a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience.  That's the thing with travel... once I'm there or in the midst of a trip I'm always super excited and happy. So, I always try to remember that as I plan.

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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2007, 01:34:38 pm »
I think I can relate to this.  I often become a nervous wreck before a big trip.  My thing is that I fret that something will go horribly wrong.

I know what you mean. I occasionally get those flashes -- someone's going to drown or get in an accident or something like that. But most of the time I can just shrug them off. I'm not afraid of flying or anything. Having missed my flight on my last trip -- to Colorado in May for the Brokie BBQ! -- both made me more cautious and was somewhat reassuring. I was lucky; I got on the next plane and was only delayed an hour or two.

I have a trip to Italy coming up, though, which is making me more nervous than usual. I am going to meet friends there, but they're going at different times and on different planes. And the plane itinerary I have -- though thankfully I got my ticket free, using frequent-flier miles, is kind of scary.

First, there's the way there: I arrive in Amsterdam at 11 a.m. something, then leave there at 5 p.m. something -- so already that's a long and awkward wait. But the worst part is that I then arrive in Rome at 8 p.m. Then there's a train from the airport to Rome which (as I recall -- I was there a couple of years ago) may add an hour or so, so by the time I get to Rome it will be 9ish. But ALSO I have to meet my friends in Florence at 9 a.m. the next day, which apparently is the only time they could get tickets to the famous Uffizi Gallery. So my plan is to take a train from Rome to Florence, which gets me into Florence -- if I'm lucky and the planes are all on time and I catch the fast train -- somewhere around 11 p.m. Then I have to find my way to my hotel. All this, in unfamiliar cities with a language I don't speak and I'm sure a pretty bad case of jet lag (though I'll be eating my dried cherries!  :))

The way back is just as bad. The only flight out of Rome I could get is at 6:15 a.m. And since you're supposed to be at the airport two hours early, that will have me leaving to go to the airport sometime around 3 a.m.!

I have tried to get the times changed, but &%*#^$!  Northwest says they have no other FF seats available -- when you're using FF miles, you don't have a lot of choices. I'm going to keep calling between now and the time I leave (Oct. 3) to see if anything opens up. For instance, it would be ideal to fly directly into Florence, and perhaps there's a better flight out of Florence at the end, as well.

So I am excited about the trip, but every time I think about it these issues loom up and stress me out!  :(



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Re: Dealing with Stress and Stress-Relief Tips
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2007, 02:25:47 pm »
Hey Katherine,

I remember you telling me about your flight dilemma and stress on your way to the BBQ.  Well, I for one am super happy that it all worked out and that you weren't too terribly delayed.  I'm still so happy that you were able to pick me up at the airport.  That drive out to Estes was so fun!
:) 8)

I know exactly what you mean about worrying over the details and logistics in terms of catching connections and figuring out all those travel plans in unfamiliar countries and cities. Sometimes thinking about all the steps it takes to get somewhere can be overwhelming.  Maybe thinking about it one step at a time might make it seem less daunting.   And, I'm sure it will all be just so exciting!  What an adventure you'll have... I'm very jealous!  Let me know how you like the Uffizi.  To my shame as an art historian, I've never been there (I've never been to Italy period).  I'm sure all the great memories that you'll make on your trip will completely cancel out all the worries about the logistics.

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