Day 16: Take the Day Off- Wouldn't it be nice to wake up without having anything to do? If all you had to do was be? Well, why not make that day today? Take a "mental health" day. Let your loved ones or friends know that you'll be off-duty for an hour or two, or maybe five or six.
The world will go on spinning, but, at least for a while, you won't have to spin with it. Put on a relaxation tape and just chill-out. Turn the ringer off on the phone and let yourself discover your inner peace of mind. It really helps reduce stress.
Day 15: Start a Scrapbook- I have lots of family and friend event scrapbooks. They are all sizes and filled with pictures and journaling of what we did and where we were at the time. I have a wedding album, a vacation album, a friends album, and a gardening album. So, now I'm going to add to that collection and start a Reducing Stress Journey Album and include all the cards and pictures of gifts I've received since I started on this journey. It will be my special place to go and reflect how loved I am and that I'm not alone. I never want to forget all the special people who helped me get through this new adventure in yet another one of life's challenges.