Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

4 Tips: Stress to Serenity … Now

We all experience stress. It is a natural and necessary part of life.  However, persistent stress that is not resolved is deemed ‘distress,’ and it can lead to anxiety, depression, diminished health and for us emotional eaters, extreme stress and distress can lead to weight gain.

To avoid this, we need to collect as many useful stress reduction tools as possible, and put them to use.

Here follow four tips that range from ‘extreme’ to ‘serene.’


1.  Ice it out.  Wrap a few pieces of ice in a napkin, or two.  Hold this ice pack on your hand.  Focus on the intense sensation of the icy cold on your hand.  This may seem extreme, but it works!  Try it and report in!

2.  Escape Into the Pages.  Grab a stack of magazines and either find a good article to get lost in, or focus on the photos.  Which delight your soul?  Calm you?  Rip ‘em out and start a ‘distress file.’   Don’t think, just rip!

3.  Deep Breathing.  Inhale slowly to the count of 5, feeling your belly expand.  Pause.  Exhale slowly, counting to 5, feeling your belly deflate.  Do this five times and then, five times again.


4.  Tap It Out.  Rapidly tap your fingers on your neck and shoulders. At the same time give yourself permission to let it go by simply saying to yourself, aloud if you like, “Let it go.  Let it go.  Let it go.”

How do you relieve stress?  Any outside the box tips are always greatly appreciated!!!

Spread the word … NOT the icing!


For the best life, wellness and weight loss wisdom, visit Janice:
Our Lady of Weight Loss

join the Kick in the Tush Club


Become a Tushkateer!
Tushkateer*  A Tushkateer is a person who receives Our Lady of Weight Loss’s newsletter, called the KICK in the TUSH CLUB!!!  Sign up and receive her weekly e-newsletter with all the news that ‘fit’ to print, and you are automatically a Tushkateer!  How cool is that? :)

Follow Janice on Twitter @OurLady

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Tanusha

    I do birdwatching, fishwatching , walking or plain travelling by bus and watching the beautiful sceneries on the way

  • http://Relievingstress Marsha

    I doing my arts and crafts, listen to music, write in my journal and CLEAN HOUSE (only the first 3 items don’t help). I like the list I just read on Stress to Senerity! I will add them to my list!

    • Janice Taylor, Editor

      And I will add your list to mine! Nice reciprocity, don’t you think?! Brava! Janice

Previous Posts

Of Vital Importance: Is your "Mouth of Chi" blocked, cluttered or just plain messy?
Is your Mouth of Chi blocked, cluttered or just plain messy?  ...

posted 3:38:58pm Aug. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Beautiful Quote Day: Be an oxygen giving tree.
Dearest Tushkateers, Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss, any and all ...

posted 12:12:25pm Aug. 20, 2015 | read full post »

Screw the Bathroom Scale: 6 Ways to Build Self-Confidence
How many of y’all weigh yourself the minute your feet ...

posted 4:28:45pm Aug. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Be a Good "Body Listener"
What does your body have to ...

posted 7:30:18pm Aug. 12, 2015 | read full post »

How to Let Go of Who You Are and Become What You Might Be!
Label Me Quirky: Last week, while “networking” (as they say) at a ...

posted 1:30:36pm Aug. 08, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.