Smorgasbord Health Column – Heart health and the Stress Connection.

via Smorgasbord Health Column – Heart health and the Stress Connection.

As we here in campbellsworld continue to follow Sally’s most excellent health columns I find once again her column going right along with things I’m dealing with in my life. I’m certain many of you feel likewise. For me the type of stress I’m under is constant. I have to find productive ways to release it else I’ll find myself back in the same shape I was last year at this time. Since there’s no escape from my current situation I have to “Make the best of it” I know to some that is over done but it is simply the truth. Finding enjoyment while walking Campbell in the back yard bare-foot or while sitting on a milk crate on my back deck talking to the birds and playing on my phone are things I do to “Make the best of it” Lying in bed in the early evening snuggling with my Bubba while reading a book. You get the idea. Not trying to high-jack Sally’s post but I just want you to realize that allowing the constant state of stress we all face no matter the cause, to kill us is simply not the answer. Read, learn grow. Thanks once again Sally for providing us with great info.

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6 Responses to Smorgasbord Health Column – Heart health and the Stress Connection.

  1. Thanks for sharing Patty and the great intro. you are absolutely right.. we have to find the activities that work for us when it comes to managing stress… x

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    • Patty says:

      You’re welcome as always.

      And.

      I’m afraid my finding of stress relieving activities has caused me to be a day or so in getting back to you. LOL!

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      • Good to hear Patty.. I would much rather the two of you were out having fun… xxxx

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      • Patty says:

        Well we don’t really go anywhere. No money for that.

        Lack is the biggest stress face.

        I’m trying to make the best of it.

        Luckily, I have books, computer games, and a nice yard to walk my pup in.

        A comfortable quiet deck to hang out on and even though milk crates are my patio furniture we still enjoy hanging out back there.

        I try not to focus on what we don’t have and be grateful for what we do.

        Somedays it’s hard, but Campbell enjoys the simple things so I’m trying to take my cue from him.

        I love hanging out with him in his room on his big bed singing to him, playing tug and letting him climb all over me and lick me up.

        I enjoy his joy when we go outside, and he has such fun sniffing in the yard and I long for the day when I can finish fencing it in, so he can run and play.

        I love that he gets excited when the van pulls to the curb and that it doesn’t matter that we’re just going to doctor or store.

        If he can be happy I can do it too.

        That relieves stress.

        When all that fails, I get into the bath tub, soak and have a good cry.

        Then I start all over again.

        Stress is huge. People should not take it lightly.

        If they’re stuck in traffic they ought to listen to a great audio book.

        Listen to music or meditate.

        If they’re a writer, they ought to dictate some notes.

        If things are rough at home and they cannot get out they need to find healthy escapes.

        Last year it was stress that began my down-fall into illness and which eventually landed me in hospital.

        Adrenalin fatigue is real and will kill.

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      • Thanks for sharing that Patty and sorry that you have to be so upbeat about it when it must be very stressful and tiring. As you say having Campbell to help you see the world is a very bright spot. I do hope that going forward things begin to pick up for you and bring you more things to laugh and write about..hugs Sally

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      • Patty says:

        Well I found another pair of summer shoes to wear while cleaning out my closet this morning.

        Also found a couple summer tops.

        Was cleaning out junk to get rid of and came across that stuff.

        Every little good thing turns into a big good thing.

        Yeah it is exhausting to be upbeat sometimes when things are sort of crappy, but at least we’ve a home to live in food to eat and I’m reasonably healthy.

        It could be worse.

        I have to keep on doing that, having that attitude else I’ll go nuts.

        Found someone to buy a microwave I’m getting rid of so there’s $30 toward things I need.

        Can afford shampoo and conditioner for my hair which is rather long and requires washing a lot in summer.

        Might even have enough for a small bottle of wine.

        That would be nice.

        So see I’ve a lot to be grateful for.

        😊

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