staying healthy through stress – Wellness Wednesday

by Kristina Sloggett

in daily juice, wellness

apple cider vinegar lemon

I had a different post on deck for today’s Wellness Wednesday, but am sitting here writing this one in real time because… that’s how I’m rolling today.

It has been another extremely stressful and emotional week, for sure. I am exhausted, and really, nothing has even happened yet. After a short night of sleep and a busy day yesterday, all I wanted to do was go to sleep at 4:pm. I had a dinner date with two girlfriends, then class to go to later.

I rallied, I picked myself up, had an extra shot of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and aminos, and was out the door!

juice

Sitting with the girls was not only a therapeutic and much needed break, we laughed and smiled and talked and talked and talked. We enjoyed fresh juice and wonderful raw food for dinner, and I was thankful to be there.

Right now for me, Wellness means staying healthy while under extra stress. That means making sure I am taking my supplements (I have that vitamin post coming soon!), increasing things like zinc and vitamin c and more of my favorite remedy, vibrant fresh juice and veggies.

Wellness also means choosing a few more hours in a day, when you get to spend those hours with the rich company of friends. I came home and relaxed to unwind and catch up with Jason (I call him my soother), and went to sleep early. I slept in until 5:30 today, and I honestly do feel refreshed.

…spending some down time with these two? Very therapeutic.

Basil and Rosemary

How do you stay healthy during stress?

 

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathy Peterman February 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm

So glad you are posting realtime stuff. And I am grateful to be one of your friends, knowing it was therapeutic for all 3 of us! Blessings to you and your Dad as he goes into surgery tomorrow and keep doing all things that help manage the stress.

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2 Kristina Sloggett February 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm

thank you again, Kathy – last night was good.

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3 Linda Mercury February 6, 2013 at 12:36 pm

I go dancing. Between the exercise and the loud music, my brain unclenches and starts working better.

Vitamins and fresh food complete the program. ;)

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4 Kristina Sloggett February 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

dancing, yes! that is definitely a good thing. (how are you? we should get together soon!)

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5 Linda Mercury February 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

We’re good over here! Yes, let’s get together. I will start the ball rolling. :)

Also – I would love to interview you for my blog. I love sharing how entrepreneurial women make their careers. Let me know if you are willing.

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6 Kristina Sloggett February 13, 2013 at 6:19 am

yay! I would LOVE to be interviewed – sounds fun and yes I am willing. XXO – hope to see you guys soon ;)

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7 Allie February 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

I love that rainbow of juice! And that you found the time to take a moment or two and de-stress. Just pausing to breath, enjoy a treat or chat with friends can make all the difference! Stay healthy and happy Kristina!

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8 Kristina Sloggett February 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm

thanks, Allie – I hope to do just that.

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9 jobo February 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

((hug)) those pups are good for the soul, aren’t they? I ALWAYS find mine are when I need a boost. These drinks look delish and soothing as well. Thinking of you friend!

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10 Kristina Sloggett February 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm

thank you :) YES… these pups are essential, they make me smile big.

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11 Abby February 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

It’s cliche, but you have to take care of yourself in order to best take care of others–of the two and four-legged variety. I’m actually working on a semi-similar post for this week, as it seems like there’s a lot of this going around.

But you’re right that it’s so important to remember the core of wellness–phsyical and emotional. Sometimes you need to force yourself to say “yes” or say “no,” simply because you need to reboot. Tea, TV, pets, books…whatever is good for your soul ;)

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12 Kristina Sloggett February 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

exactly… the last thing I wanted to do yesterday afternoon was go to class, go out at all – but having dinner with friends and then class was the best thing for me. :)

and yes, I recognize when I need down time, in busy and stressful times I plan for it if I have to.

XXO

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13 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I’m glad you got to engage in your own form of stress relief. I agree friends and laughter can be amazing. Sometime so can a really good cry. Good luck tomorrow.

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14 Kristina Sloggett February 6, 2013 at 6:27 pm

oh, yes, a good cry works too ;) thank you so much – long day tomorrow for sure.

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15 Heather @ Better With Veggies February 6, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Usually, I take my vitamins, load up with veggies, and sleep. This weekend I went to a wedding and did none of those things…and now I’m paying the price. :)

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16 Kristina Sloggett February 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I just saw that, SO sorry you’re sick – I hope it goes away quickly!

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17 dorry February 7, 2013 at 4:38 am

sending you bundles of healing thoughts and hugs! I, too, love an ACV combo, fresh juices, and making sleep a priority! glad you have a personal soother. <3

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18 Kristina Sloggett February 7, 2013 at 8:22 pm

thank you Dorry, I can sure use those thoughts today, it’s been a long one. making sleep a priority is an important one as well… and something I really need to do tonight! ;)

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19 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen February 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Exercise, eating well, and forcing myself not to become a hermit and retreat within myself. (That last part is the hardest for me…and not something I’m very good at, honestly.)

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20 Kristina Sloggett February 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

sometimes I feel like doing that too…

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