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Stress Buster Recipe

Updated on March 20, 2016

Stress is the worst dis-ease! So slow down, smell the roses ......

Learn to relax more, learn that it's OK to say NO (gracefully and politely of course!) . Try to worry less, be grateful for the good stuff and do more of the things YOU love to do! We all want to live a life that is long and happy, free of stress.

We live life in such a hurry these days! Dashing off to the shops after work, hurrying home to cook a ready meal in minutes, do the laundry, do a quick tidy of our homes, have a quick bath, ... Phew - just writing all of this is making my heart race and I'm beginning to hyperventilate!

Life should be fun and joyful and happy and...better than all expectations.

So review your lifestyle - identify the causes of stress and make some changes; even the tiniest change will make a difference.

When you lead a slower life, a less stressful life, you can focus so much more easily on living, your job, your goals, your family, friends ......

I am sharing some of my really very simple and favourite Stress Busters and coping mechanisms to take some time out from the grind of those daily stresses.....I hope that you will find something here to inspire you.

Don't forget to print out my simple Stress Buster Recipe - a gift for you.


Slow down. Music ... to feed the soul

Aim for a stress free life!

Taken By Barbs @ Synchronicity House
Taken By Barbs @ Synchronicity House

Stress is usually described as being under too much pressure and can cause psychological and physical symptoms such as poor sleep, irritability and feeling anxious.

Those daily stresses we face from work, parents, children, school, other people and deadlines, just general daily living that grind away. Added to this, are the stresses we put ourselves under trying to achieve insurmountable tasks and goals, commitments, to live up to our own and other people's expectations; beating ourselves up for not accomplishing things.

We do fast food, speed dating, trying to fit everything in in one day, running to catch a bus, a train, rushing to get to work on time, grabbing a quick cup of coffee and a bite to eat, hurrying to pick up the kids, books that have condensed version for faster reading ....holidays where we can visit 20 countries in 20 days!

Even the shows on TV are in a rush - how often have you heard TV Presenters ending shows and interviews abruptly, even in a middle of someone's sentence - because they're out of time!

And what about the fear inducing ads - hurry, before the sale ends, last chance to buy this ... or that! Even worse, I heard an ad on the radio reminding everyone that their Self Assessment Tax is due - time is running out .. they said! No wonder we live our lives thinking that don't have enough of anything, especially time - ohh the stress of it all!

These constant day in and day out daily stresses can wear us down and damage our health and ability to cope. Long-term stress can mean we are at greater risk of developing a disease or even dying prematurely.

LET'S NOT LIVE LIFE IN A HURRY ANYMORE! Savour and appreciate each day, spend more time with your loved ones, laugh more and spend more time doing those things you love to do! Slow ... down ... take time to smell the roses!

Take time to smell the roses

Taken By Barbs @ Synchronicity House
Taken By Barbs @ Synchronicity House

A poor life this if, full of care by W H Davies - a great welsh poet and writer

We have no time to stand and stare.

WHAT is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

W H Davies - a great welsh poet and writer

Take more naps

Taken by Barbs@Synchronicity House
Taken by Barbs@Synchronicity House

Let's not live life in a hurry anymore!

Relax more, slow down, take a nap if you feel like it..

More and more people are beginning to feel that constant rushing and busy-ness is not good for our health and is the very cause of some of the stress in our lives.

There are movements springing everywhere up on slowing down, living in the now, taking notice and living meaningfully.

These websites below have inspired me - check them out ... you never know - it may be the answer for you.

We're unique Human Beings!

It's OK to make mistakes - we're trying our best and we have nothing to feel bad or guilty about!

Sun, Sea and Fresh Air


~ Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air ~ - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A daily dose of sunshine is not only good for our mental health; but also hugely important our physical health! We need to spend at least half an hour outdoors everyday - a perfect Stress Buster plus it tops up our Vitamin D levels for our health's sake!

What do you think?

Yes, I agree......

Yes, I agree......

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    • Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I feel best when I'm able to get outside at least a bit each day.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, it is a wonderful stress buster especially if you like the sun. I love the sun, swimming in the sea and inhaling the fresh wild air.

    • natural stress r 5 years ago

      Born and raised in the Caribbean, I definitely agree that sunshine is an excellent for natural stress relief. It's easy to lock away ourselves in air conditioned offices all day. A daily dose of sunshine does wonders for body, mind, and spirit.

    • Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Absolutely true.

    • Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Most New Yorkers are Vitamin D deficient.

    • Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Sunshine is soooo good for us! I do my best to be out in it whenever we have sunshine here in the Pacific NW, USA which we can go for months without. :)

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Very encouraging and wise words

    • Roberto Eldrum 5 years ago

      I love sun, I love heat! And I agree!

    • webstatsart 5 years ago

      Yes. I have found the outdoors to be so incredibly medicinal. Adding a bit of exercise also helps me

    • Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Basking in the sun for a few minutes each day is blissfully stress free. Getting a chance to enjoy sunshine in winter is so important to me.

    • tiff0315 6 years ago

      So many of the hormones we produce contribute to our happiness. Vitamin D, from the sun, is so helpful!

    Nope, I disagree......

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      Gardening - it's free and so therapeutic

      Gardening | Source

      All you need is a small space ...

      Gardening is wonderfully therapeutic and the fresh air and sunshine will be the added tonic you need!

      Plant some herbs, edible flowers, vegetables, fruit trees - healthy free food!

      And if you don't have a garden, that's OK. All you need is a small space:

      * a windowsill

      * a kitchen counter

      * a balcony

      * a patio

      You'll be amazed at what you can grow and how beautiful it will look!

      Don't Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps
      Don't Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps

      Did you know if you cut off the end of your celery and put it in a little water, it will regrow? Fabulous book to increase your knowledge


      Walk a Labyrinth - Remember nature and the outdoors and sunshine have super healing powers!

      Can't get to an outdoors Labyrinth?

      Do the next best thing - finger walk a labyrinth online ...

      The Sand Labyrinth Kit: Meditation at Your Fingertips
      The Sand Labyrinth Kit: Meditation at Your Fingertips

      The Sand Labyrinth are a 10" square sandbox and a double-sided labyrinth (flip over to change the pattern and create a different meditative effect), which is covered by a layer of fine white sand for finger tracing.

      And this would make a lovely gift for Birthdays, Christmas for a stressed friend!


      To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.

      — ~ W. Somerset Maugham ~

      If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension.

      And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.

      — ~ George F Burns ~

      Read and Research EVERYTHING wisely and widely; then decide for yourself what works for YOU!

      — Philosophy of Barbs @ Synchroncity House

      Pineapple Strawberry Green Smoothie Recipe for you to enjoy

      Green Smoothie Stress Buster Recipe
      Green Smoothie Stress Buster Recipe

      And food for the body!

      Drink a delicious Green Smoothie. Nutrition in a Glass!

      Green Smoothies are a wonderfully easy way to add more greens into your diet for a healthier you.

      Stress is such a strain on our emotions but also on our physical bodies and it's so important at this time, even when you least feel like eating, to eat the best most nutritious foods available.

      Choose fruits and vegetables that appeal to you, research which ones offer the added nutrition you need, blend and drink up.

      Pineapple Strawberry Green Smoothie

      Taken By Barbs @ Synchronicity House
      Taken By Barbs @ Synchronicity House

      Green Smoothies are not only good nutrition; but very quick and easy to prepare.

      Choose vegetables and fruits that are good for stress - like this recipe.

      Serving Size

      Serves: 1 - 3


      • Pineapple - 1 whole fresh
      • Lettuce - Romaine or Wild Lettuce 4 - 5 leaves
      • Celery - 1 bunch
      • Fennel - 1 whole
      • 1 cup filtered water (or to suit your taste)
      • strawberries - about 6 - 8


      1. Peel the Pineapple, chop into small pieces and put into your Blender.
      2. Wash and then juice the Celery and the Fennel and add the juice to the Blender. (If you don't have a Juicer, chop the peeled Fennel and Cucumber and add to the Blender).
      3. Add the cup of water and blend these ingredients.
      4. Add the washed Strawberries and Lettuce leaves and blend all together till smooth - add more water if you prefer.
      5. Pour into beautiful glasses and drink your Green Smoothie Stress Buster Drink.
      6. Either share with a friend or family or drink this nutrition in a glass throughout the day.
      Cast your vote for Green Smoothie Stress Buster Recipe in a Glass

      Blender Tools - And Recipe Books too!

      Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health
      Green Smoothie Revolution: The Radical Leap Towards Natural Health

      This is THE book to get when you want Green Smoothie info and recipes!


      What about Woodcraft as a hobby?

      if knitting is too girly for you

      Or build a model aircraft or a car.....

      If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.

      And guess what they have planned for you?

      Not much.

      — ~ Jim Rohn ~

      Sometimes just watching a movie is the perfect Stress Buster

      And movies that Studio Ghibli produce are the best movies ever; in fact you almost forget that they're animations. Take a break from the mainstream box office hits and watch a few of these lovely films.

      They are beautifully crafted with incredible attention to smallest of details. And the story lines are so so touching and sweet and uplifting and inspiring - do yourself a favour and watch one today!


      Princess Mononoke
      Princess Mononoke

      You have to watch this!


      A Bucket List movie to move you to tears! - Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are awesome in this movie ....

      An inspiring and thought provoking movie and these two amazing actors were perfect for their roles. They make their Bucket Lists of things they've always wanted to do but never have and what fun they have doing the things on their lists. It made me smile and laugh and cry. And begin my own bucket list.

      Life goes by in the blink of an eye - do the things you've always dreamed of doing - NOW is the time!

      Make your bucket list of your wildest dreams of things you really really would love to do - your job is to write your list and the universe will do the rest! Try it and see what happens!

      Chocolate is definitely feel good food.... - If you haven't tried Raw Chocolate - do your yourself ... and your health a favour!

      All I'm going to say is .....Yummy :)


      Or soak in a hot bath with bubbles, essential oils and music ... Roses beats stress in more ways than one!

      It's not only taking time out to smell the roses that is a stress buster. The aroma of Rose essential oil it has also been discovered, decreases the production of the body's stress hormones, helping to calm the nervous system.

      * * Use a few drops of the essential while luxuriously soaking in a bath and you'll have a wonderful night's sleep.

      * * Or sprinkle a few drops on a tissue and carry with you during the day for instant relief when you need it.

      * * Why not indulge in tempting magical rose scented soaps and lotions too.

      Can you believe - Bee Keeping?

      Yes, it's a great Stress Buster! Keeping bees is one of the therapies that doctors recommend to patients who have had heart attacks!

      Bee Keepers need to be calm, quiet, slow and patient - ideal therapy for reducing stress in everyone, not only those who have had heart attacks. Plus of course, bees produce honey, one of the best and most healthy foods on our earth planet.

      You will need to take a course on bee keeping practise and then it's very easy to set up a hive in your own back garden.

      Goodbye stress and hello delicious healthy honey!

      My final Stress Buster has to be ...HUBPAGES!

      As I created and tweaked this; it suddenly struck me that designing and writing on Hubpages is a perfect antidote to Stress.

      Therapeutic, satisfying, creative and fun; leaving no time to be stressed or depressed. And you can make a little money too ....

      Thank you Hubpages.

      Help yourself and at the same time help others by creating and sharing - your hobbies, knowledge, dreams and skills with the world!

      The best way to manage stress.....? - Pick your favourite from the list.


      Which of these would you choose as the best way to manage stress?

      See results

      May you be....

      Do you have a simple stress buster recipe to share? - Thanks for stopping by...

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          Samsuryani 3 years ago from Malaysia

          Good tips as well! Thanks!

          I just wish to be happy everyday...

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          Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          Great ideas for staying stress free.

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          Thamisgith 4 years ago

          Listening to music helps me a lot when I feel stressed.

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          TapIn2U 4 years ago

          I agree! Stress is the worst disease! Better get rid of it fast. Love the great tips you have presented here. Very much enjoyed the videos, too. For me, I use Tapping or EFT to relieve stress. It's simple and so easy to do. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I love listening to music as im going to sleep. I also didn't realise how everything in life is soo rushed, and you have so many different way to stay relaxed! Thanks

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          sunlightseer 4 years ago

          My favorites are meditation and aromatherapy with my crystals around. You supplied a lot of good information and advise. Thank you.

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          Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

          I know a doctor who's 103 years old! His secret to his old age is the avoidance of stress. He listens to classical music, avoids negativity, and finds any reason he can to smile. Love your stress buster recipe. Blessings**

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          crstnblue 4 years ago

          Great job done! Thanks for sharing!

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          Marie 4 years ago

          Smoothies are a nice treat to have when stressed and I like your recipe - yum. Some times we need to slow down in order to truly appreciate what we have.

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          siobhanryan 5 years ago

          Angel Blessed-Nice and relaxing

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          sheezie77 5 years ago

          Very nice post! Squidlikes!

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          Millionairemomma 5 years ago

          I read books filled with positivity. I loved reading this lens. I feel relaxed already.

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          rewards4life info 5 years ago

          I try to be more prepared for things, this way I don't have to rush so I'm a lot calmer. I find listening to music or walking the dogs a great way to beat stress. Nice lens.

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          Chazz 5 years ago from New York

          Just reading this lens after the afternoon spent gardening was very relaxing...

          Thanks. Bookmarked so I can return when I'm not so relaxed I'm having trouble staying awake. Zzzzzzzzzzzz

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          aishu19 5 years ago

          Remembering to step back and take a breathe..or do what it takes for you..whether it is a walk or a movie... get that stress out...

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          aishu19 5 years ago

          Remembering to step back and take a breathe..or do what it takes for you..whether it is a walk or a movie... get that stress out...

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          natural stress r 5 years ago

          Lavender pure essential oil works wonders. Whether diffused in a room or a few drops on your pillow before going to sleep.

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          Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

          Some exercise in the morning and a good company as often as possible.

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          Deadicated LM 5 years ago

          Take deep cleansing breaths.

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          Winter52 LM 5 years ago

          That green smoothie recipe... I just might have to give that a go! Looks yummy :)

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          presentsandgiftsgalore 5 years ago

          great stress relieving tips

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          Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

          Very lovely and peaceful suggestions. :)

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          siobhanryan 5 years ago

          Out in the garden is the best free stress buster. Love the lens.

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          siobhanryan 5 years ago

          Out in the garden is the best free stress buster. Love the lens.

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          Nursolechatin 5 years ago

          it's useful information. I like it :)

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          JEMArtistry 5 years ago

          Great lens. That smoothie sounds delicious! :)

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          Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

          Squidoo is my hobby of choice to take my mind off worries. I think it is vital to have interests that you have a passion for.

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          Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

          Looking for ways to combat the stress experienced over the past few years I've decided to try and find ways to ease it all, and so far haven't succeeded one iota.. in fact I think I've worsened it... I think women generally tend to think they have to do the lion's share of everything, and thus create more stress for themselves, when in fact some ablebodied and quite capable other person would be pleased to help out... of course this isn't always the case... many able-bodied and capable people are quite happy to watch sports on TV and occasionally pass the odd comment as we juggle the groceries for dinner, the mop for the kitchen floor etc etc etc... lovely lens, thank you

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Great lens! Packed with useful information! Thanks so much!

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          Winter52 LM 5 years ago

          What a cool lens. There's so many things that I want to try now and I thought that I knew them all. Off to check the labyrinth!

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          Nancy 5 years ago

          Oh my gosh, what a great idea to add music to your lens! Brilliant!

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          Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

          I work to keep stress at bay, but sometimes I don't realize I'm burying it instead of handling or managing it. I just got a big wakeup from my body that I've been not managing my stress properly for months - a shingles attack as soon as I took a 3 week vacation. Now I am determined to get back on track with the exercise and art that keep me happier, healthier and stress-free.

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          PeterStillman 6 years ago

          Hi everyone - I have just published an article on How To Handle Stress Effectively. If you are affected by stress, it helps to understand the cause and symptoms in order to find ways how to deal with it.

          I hope you will find it helpful as an additional read on the topic

          Have a great day


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          Mrplant 6 years ago

          Thank you very much, sometimes you just need to take a deep breath :)

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          Chocolatealchemy 6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

          @LisaAuch1: Perfect!

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          Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

          Download all your favourite songs to your iPod/mp3 and have a long soak in the bath! you feel fantastic! but be careful if you start singing loudly in the bath!

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          anonymous 6 years ago

          really useful for my stress and brilliant page