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Stress Free Living: How to Stop Procrastinating
July 06, 2010
July 2010 - Issue #019: How to Stop Procrastinating
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanore Roosevelt
In This Issue...
Stress Free Living Ezine!
Each month I try to share a new submission from you, the visitors of OurStressfulLives.com. This submission was listed under Tips for Stressed Out Parents...
My Secret on How to Manage Stress
by Terri, Michigan, USA
Working away, transporting kids, fixing meals, family commitments. Sometimes I just find myself running in so many different directions that I forget where I am going.
The other day, I was sharing with a friend of mine how hard it was to lose weight even though I was doing all the right things. She shared back, “well, you know stress can make it difficult for your body to lose weight.”
I knew that! But, I had forgotten.
The secret for me to manage stress is to remember to breathe. I hadn't been breathing lately. I learned long ago that I forget to breathe when too much is going on in my life with being a parent, wife, and entrepreneur and I am stressed out.
Why just the other day a salesperson came over our house and she didn’t breathe. Well, she did, just not much (how else would she still be alive). But the whole time she was with us, I just wanted to yell out—BREATHE!
The Hawaiians have a name for people who don’t breathe “Haoles”. They knew how important the breath is and how it can not only help our stress level decrease but keep us in better health by getting more oxygen into our bodies.
So take a deep breath and feel the tensions disappear. Get the kids to take a deep breath too. Sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it? Sometimes it can be. Other times if that doesn’t work for you, maybe it’s time to learn a bit more about breathing and meditation.
Taking that time to focus totally on yourself, your breath and your relaxation can be invigorating and healthier.
I'd like to thank Terri for sharing her story with us! Click here to see this submission online and to leave comments for Terri.
Click here to share your own Tips for Stressed Out Parents.
Summer Events and Specials
Premier Summits is holding a FREE online stress event that you won’t want to miss! I have been asked to be one of 20 guest speakers and even I am looking forward to hearing from and learning from what the other speakers have to say about relieving stress.
This free event is done completely online over the course of 7 days. Each day there will be 2 or 3 different speakers and you can log in anytime during those 24 hours to hear the presentations for that day. The content of these presentations will cover a wide spectrum of topics and information related directly to stress to help us all learn new ways to manage it. I’m looking forward to being a part of it but I’m also very excited to hear what many of the top stress experts have to say! I really hope that you'll take the time to check out these presentations, including mine :)
If you’ve been a subscriber for awhile, you know that I rarely (if ever) send out special notices or announcements in between the monthly newsletters and I do that because frankly, we all get enough emails as it is and I don’t want to crowd your inboxes. But I am very excited about this event and I DO believe that it is something you should get in on. Again, it’s free and I truly believe that there will be a lot of great information and tips shared that will help us all live a less stressful life.
So with that said, the event begins near the end of July and I will send out one or two reminders leading up to it. If you’re not interested, simply delete these emails and accept my apology. But please know that I do not regularly do these types of announcements and I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t something that I sincerely believed that we could all benefit from.
So, I look forward to “seeing” you at the summit!
For more information and to sign up go to:
Premier Summits Free Online Audio Event
With warm weather upon us we’re more likely to take some time off work or feel more motivated to do more activities. And as always, I encourage you to try new things that can help you relieve your stress. So I’ve compiled a list of some special summer offers on products that can help you work towards a less stressful life! I challenge you to try something new this summer and take advantage of these great specials:
Gaiam’s Yoga For Beginners Kit is currently 35% off! At only $12.98 it’s a must have if you’ve been thinking about getting into Yoga. Click here to check it out:
Yoga for Beginners Kit
SoundsTrue.com offers a lot of different musical, guided meditation, and stress relief products that I enjoy. Here’s their latest offer:
Save $10 on Stress Relief Products at SoundsTrue.com
I’ve also offered a special $5.00 off my Stress Management Workbook to YouTube viewers who happen to catch This Video. But of course, as subscribers to this ezine, I’m also going to let you know how to get that special deal too. When you purchase your Workbook, enter the code VIDEO at the time of purchase to get the additional $5.00 off.
Click here to get more information or to purchase the Stressful Lives Stress Management Workbook
Don’t forget to check out the ultra cool Stress Relief Products that I feature on OurStressfulLives.com. If you’re looking for a stress relief gift for yourself or someone else, Click Here to be directed to the site.
In Case You Missed It...
Last month I told you about the new vides on YouTube that are created as part of OurStressfulLives.com. They feature very short stress tips and have been a lot of fun to create. To view them and share them with your friends and family, go to:
I’ve been doing my best to try to get at least one new video up each week… but I’m not promising anything :) However, if you subscribe to our Channel on YouTube, you’ll be notified any time I put up a new video. I hope you enjoy them – and so does Gunner (my stress relieving Pit Bull). He makes some cameos and special appearances in some of the videos!
If YOU have any videos featuring stress relief tips, I’d love to see them! Reply to this email and send me the link… if you’ve got a great tip, I may share your video in an upcoming issue of this ezine!
If you want to be notified of changes and additions to OurStressfulLives.com, subscribe to the site blog RSS feed! It’s an easy way to stay up-to-date with changes to the site as they happen!
Can you help me out? I do my best to help my visitors and ezine subscribers address the stress related issues that they are most concerned about, but without hearing from you directly, it’s sometimes hard to hit the mark. Maybe you can help…. check out this page http://www.ourstressfullives.com/stress-management-frustrations-and-concerns.html
Speaking of helping each other out, with many more pages being added to the site all the time, it’s getting quite large and therefore sometimes difficult to find what you’re looking for or to discover new pages that you may like. So I’ve done two things to help out with this! First, I’ve added search boxes to the bottom of almost every page. You can type in what you’re looking for and you’ll be directed to a list of results for pages on my site that match the words you entered into the search box. Keep an eye out for these search boxes at the bottom of (almost) every page!
Secondly, I’m going through the site one page at a time and adding a section at the bottom of the pages titled “Other Pages You’ll Love”. In this section, I’ve hand selected other pages on the site that are similar in topic or somehow relate to the content on the current page. By listing these out, I hope that I can help you discover other pages you’ll love on the site that you may not have otherwise noticed. So again, keep your eye out for this section on the bottom of most pages. Also note that I’m still working on this and there are many more pages that need this section added… but I’m right on top of it and hope to have the entire site done within the next month or two :)
Check out the bottom of this page to see an example of the Search Box and the section “Other Pages You’ll Love”
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Wishing you all the very best,
Helping you live a less stressful life.
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