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Best regular destress activity

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ChocolateHelps Wed 11-Feb-15 15:02:13

What works for you as the best way to combat stress on a day to day basis? Hopefully something that doesn't take too much time and money!

I've had a really stressful last 6 months and although I feel out of that particular stressful period I have been experiencing Premature Vascular Contractions of the heart....feels like a missed beat followed by a thudding beat....all day every day for the past month. It doesn't seem immediately related my stressful time but I guess I'm after ideas to help me now.

Drs have said best not go running (I had been gently jogging 2 or 3 times a week, 5km in just under half hour) until I've had a 24hr heart monitor which I'm waiting for (2 min ECG showed the PVC's)

I'm fit (ish), size 12, eat well, busy with 2 part time self employed jobs and 2 children in primary school...oh and DH is being made redundant, we get final payoff numbers from HR this Friday

Ardha Wed 11-Feb-15 16:10:38

Yoga nidra is brilliant for destressing and you can find free examples on youtube.

Its a yoga practice which relaxes both the body and mind, probably takes about 20 minutes.

Better and more reliable than a nap

ChocolateHelps Wed 11-Feb-15 16:18:12

thank you Ardha...that looks totally doable and i really like the idea of You Tube to follow....never heard of Yoga Nidra and was really fancying guided meditation but a bit stuck on how to get started...thank you

anyone else?

MatildaTheCat Wed 11-Feb-15 18:33:36

I've posted This a million times but is amazing and great for aligning the body so helps numerous issues but is also very calming. smile

tenlittledinosaurs Thu 17-May-18 09:29:05

Sorry the Lundy Bancroft book is "Why does he do that: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling men"

Hopefully you found it - I'm so pleased you said you'd read it. The emotional / verbal abuse does eat away at you. One thing I wish I'd done was keep a diary of it all - maybe on your phone if that's safe? Have a think about places he wouldn't look

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