Destress Yourself

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Welcome to A Frugal Chick’s 2012 series “De-Stress Yourself.”  If you want to catch up on other ways to make your life easier click here.

I am HORRIBLE about this.  My car is constantly a wreck.  And it adds stress to my life.

I can’t ride with my windows all down because stuff blows around.  There could be a small person in my backseat and I might not notice.

So my de-stressing tip this week (which I will also try to do) is to clean out your car!  In most parts of the country the weather is BEAUTIFUL right now so it’s the perfect time!

P.S.- After looking for pictures to go with this post I have decided that my car is actually NOT that dirty.  When you look at images of “messy car” it’s sort of like watching “Hoarders”- an ego boost that your house does not look like that.

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Welcome to A Frugal Chick’s 2012 series “De-Stress Yourself.”  If you want to catch up take a moment and click here.

Every house has a junk drawer (or junk box or junk cabinet).  In my house growing up it was a drawer in the kitchen.

No one actually knew what was in it but if you need a pen, needle and thread, scissors or the Ark of the Covenant that was where you found it.

Since my sister and I have moved out of the house the “junk drawer” is now pretty organized at my parents house.  I think I moved the messy one to my place.

So this week to reduce my stress I will be cleaning out my junk drawer.  Plus I will be able to add significantly to my pen collection!

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Welcome to A Frugal Chick’s 2012 series “De-Stress Yourself.”  If you want to catch up take a moment and click here.

My wallet is ridiculous.

It’s full of receipts, expired gift cards and movie ticket stubs.

When I pay for things (because I pay with cash most of the time) change is always falling out all over the place.

So my de-stressing tip for both you and I is to get your wallet or purse cleaned out.

Take 5 minutes and make your life a little bit happier by cleaning out your purse!

If you have a unique method for keeping it organized let us know!

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Welcome to A Frugal Chick’s 2012 series “De-Stress Yourself.”  If you want to catch up take a moment and click here.

I am HORRIBLE about this week’s de-stressing tip.  It is one of my WORST habits.

Your assignment this week for de-stressing yourself is “When You Eat, Just Eat.” This week when you’re eating don’t do anything else. Sit down without the television, with your computer or without your phone.  Take the time to enjoy your food.

There are so many good reasons to do this.  You will only eat until you are no longer hungry.  I am sure it aids digestion.  And it might give you a chance and some peace and quiet during an otherwise hectic time!

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De-Stress Yourself Week #8- Leave No Trace

by Laura on February 19, 2012

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Welcome to A Frugal Chick’s 2012 series on “De-Stress Yourself.”  If you need to catch up on the past 7 weeks take a moment and click here!

As I was doing research online for this series I found this tip and thought it was really interesting.  I am not sure how much of a de-stressing activity it is but I am willing to try and see if it helps!

Your assignment for week # 8 is “Leave No Trace.” Pick one room in your home (or office) and try leaving no trace that you’ve used that space (the bathroom and kitchen come immediately to mind).  I am always so happy when the bathroom counter and sink are clean what if I could keep it that way for a whole week!

If you’ve been doing something in that room, cooking a meal or taking a shower, clean up so that you leave no signs that you’ve been there!

What do you think?  Is this doable?

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Welcome to the 2012 series “De-Stress Yourself.”  Each week I challenge you with one simple, inexpensive thing you can do to reduce your stress level.  If you have missed previous weeks take a moment to catch up!

This week’s challenge is one of the more difficult I have asked you to try.  I LOVE sleep-it’s quite possibly my favorite thing to do.  And when I have to get up in the morning sleeps take precedence over just about everything.

But there is something amazing about having a day you can start peacefully- getting up 15 minutes earlier than everyone in the house and having a cup of coffee, or taking an extra long shower with lavender scented body wash.  Maybe eating a good hot breakfast.

So you challenge this week is to start one day peacefully.  This one may require some planning.  Maybe try to find a slumber party for your kids one night.  Make lunches the night before instead of in the morning.  Get your kids backpacks together and by the front door.  Anything you can do to give yourself just a few minutes of piece before things get crazy.

And then let me know how it goes!

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De-Stress Yourself Week #6: Play With A Pet

by Laura February 5, 2012 Destress Yourself
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Welcome to my 2012 series “De-Stress Yourself!”  If you missed any others be sure to check them out!

My de-stressing tip for week #6 is something I try to do every day.  Statistics show that around 62% of American households have pets- most of which you can probably play with in some [...]

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De-Stress Yourself Week #5: Use 5 Sentence E-mails

by Laura January 29, 2012 Destress Yourself
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Welcome to my 2012 series “De-Stress Yourself.”  If you have missed previous entries take a moment and catch up!

I absolutely love this de-stressing tip.  I think when we send e-mails we say too much.  We take too long.  And we give needless information.  (Sort of like this thought!)

This week your de-stressing challenge [...]

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De-Stress Yourself Week #4: Go To Bed Early

by Laura January 22, 2012 Destress Yourself
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Welcome to my 2012 Series “De-Stress Yourself“!  If you have missed the first three weeks check them out!

This week’s de-stressing assignment is pretty easy- go to bed early one night this week.

I don’t have to be a doctor to know that getting a full nights sleep improves my entire perspective the [...]

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Destress Yourself Week #3: Use Your Slow Cooker

by Laura January 15, 2012 Destress Yourself
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In 2012 A Frugal Chick is writing the series “Destress Yourself.”  Missed past posts?  Click here to catch up!

In my humble opinion the slow cooker is one of the most under-used appliances in households.  People don’t feel like cooking after they get home from work but they don’t utilize [...]

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