As a single mom many of these techniques I have had to learn myself to cope with daily life already. So if I refer to things I already do, it is because I'm already doing it in many parts of my life.
I've had to do a lot of radical rethinking to not be overwhelmed or guilt ridden As a single mother I take on twice as much as most parents. Mind you, I'm not a single mother that can send the kids off to their dad occasionally, I'm their sole caregiver.. To get ahead financially and intellectually I have had to change my mindset regarding household chores, I'm not home all day to clean up after others. I have grown a major pet peev to cleaning up after others as well. Full grown human beings should know how to pick up after themselves. Gym guys need to learn this.
Pretty much what it says.
“ If we don't have it, I don't have to clean it or pick it up!” Therefore reducing stuff = reducing stress. Oh.. and it is a great release too. If I allowed my past to make me who I am today, I'd probably be dead.
Relax: Meditation – Just Breath Focusing on ones breath can even keep ya from freaking out when ya jump out of a plane.
Release – I learned that I needed to use exercise as a stress release. If I didn't I would get in a lot of fights with my brother. Although I miss chucking coffee cups at my brothers heads, it keeps from making holes in walls and causing damage. Breaking dishes that are left around the house can be a good emotional release too, but it can be pretty expensive if you do it a lot. It does teach people to pick up after themselves too. Unorthodox, but sometimes you need to think outside the box to keep your own sanity.
As a mom I try to make sure I eat healthy and my children eat healthy. Unfortunately I live with my father that thinks ever meals needs to contain meat. To get around his attitude, I play stupid a lot and act like I forgot to cook meat. The hands are for the volunteer work I do at my childrens school, it helps increase my social circle & teach my children that education is one of my core values.