Sometimes finding a moment to relax during a busy week is nearly impossible. Looming work deadlines, pressure from supervisors and peers, in addition to hefty responsibilities at home can amount to a great deal of anxiety and stress.
I personally prefer to release tension daily at the gym: on the treadmill, on the elliptical or in a group cardio class. Of course, when life gets busy, or the day escapes me, sometimes exercise doesn't fit into my schedule.
Instead of sweating out stress, I make a quick mental list of top five (to 10) thoughts -- simple occurrences or hopes -- that put a smile on my face.
Below is an example list of items:
Taking a minute to think about small, everyday happenings such as these bring me peace and a happiness during chaos.
What are your top five (to 10) happy thoughts?
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