Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Tippets, Damsel Style

I have been feeling a little stressed lately...maybe a Snickers would help!

Stress...It can bring excitement, happiness, sadness or anxiety. What makes this a thing of complexity is that stress actually differs from person to person. On the other hand, no matter how much stress we have, the mere act of laughing at short funny jokes, expressing feelings, and smiling could release some of our everyday stress.

The fast-paced world clouded by the pressures of work and the demands of living compounds stress. This is exactly why spa and sauna businesses have been a booming industry in the recent years   Because people are made to believe that availing their services is the only effective means to de-stress. However, there is no need to go on a money splurging activity to relieve stress.

Here me out!...Some simple ways by which you could deal with stress without having to burn some cash.

1. Learn to smile.
Don't undermine the power of smiling! Take every opportunity to flash that million dollar smile. As surprising as it may seem, smiling could actually lighten a very unpleasant situation. : )

2. Talk about what stresses you.
Talking about problems and sources of anxiety is a great way to release the burden of having to deal with a stressful day. It doesn't only relieve stress; it also enriches your social life and keeps you in touch with friends and family.  You will be amazed at how many people have gone though similar experiences.

3. Keep a journal and write about your feelings.
There are some people who might not be that comfortable sharing their emotions to others no matter how close they are to the person. When such is the case, journal writing is the way to go. Writing about what happened during the day is a manner of cleansing oneself of all the anxieties during a hard day at work.

4. Reading a book that interests you.
Reading a good book increases your knowledge, and does well for your overall health. A really inspiring book can give a feeling of lightness and motivation in a person. Sometimes, it can even encourage a person to act on life-changing decisions.  Heck, it was my first read in Field and Stream in a dentist office that started wondering if fishing might be fun...oh boy! 

5. Laughing at short funny jokes.
Studies show that 40% of people who have heart diseases are less likely to be inclined to laughing. As funny as it may seem, laughter might just be the cheapest and easiest way to relieve stress. Joking around with friends, watching funny films or TV shows and reading funny comics are cheap and fun solutions to de-stress.  This can easily be remedied by visiting funny blogs like...Owl Jones, Troutrageous, or Wind Knots and Tangled Lines...

Stress may be part of everyday living, but that doesn't necessarily equate to letting it through and take over. Accentuating the positive is a solution to deal with it. After all, stress is not what occurs; it's how one reacts to it.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!  And remember to SMILE and LAUGH a little! As as we say in our house...L.I.G. it !!!  Let It Go !!  You will feel so much better.

Just like I let this baby go...


  1. Excellent again this week. That's why I always say, "fly fishing, its not just a sport or hobby, its therapy."

  2. Mark ~ I have always thought fishing was my once a week therapy too! Mainly because it makes me SMILE, I get to visit with people at the river, and it gives me something to write about...which gets my mind off of the stressful stuff of the week! I don't need a spa for me every time.

  3. I agree with Mark. Fly fishing IS therapy.
    You could also add "read Sunday Tippets by the River Damsel" to that list. Thanks again for the weekly dose of inspiration.

  4. Good tips to live by mom, I mean RD. You take such good care of your boys, thanks!

  5. Oh, I forgot. Love the video. Anytime Roseann winds up on her azz is great. I feel so much better now.

  6. Jay ~ Thanks much!
    Cofisher ~ Totally in agreement on Rosie... :D

  7. Well said RD.
    That last photo just relaxed me.

  8. I just took your advice RD and smiled at my wife.

    She said "you must be joking, it's not your birthday is it"

    Why do women have to bring sex into everything?

  9. Brk Trt ~ Thanks!
    Richard ~ Ugh, not going there!! :)