Stress Awareness Management Ideas + HM #178

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #178! Our theme today is Stress Awareness Management Ideas. Can you use any of those? I know I surely can!  We all have those stressors in our lives that can chip away at us until there’s nothing left. To help keep you from getting to that terrible point, that’s what this post is for! I hope it helps! #StressAwareness #HomeMattersParty

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Stress Awareness Management Ideas + HM #178

When I feel the stressors of life start to drag me down, I do several things: I care for my soul, I care for my body, and I care for planning my future and caring for my home so I don’t get stuck going through the same stressful situations over and over again. So here are some ideas on how to do just that!

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5 Reasons Why Working in the Garden is for Everyone – A Guest Post!

Well, I finally got my Fall garden planted, y’all! (I had to stop and put up a fence around it, due to the fact that a certain small white dog who just happens to live at my house was continually DIGGING EVERYTHING UP.) I’ve bested her, though! (For now…I think.)

Anyways, I’ve got carrots, spinach, strawberries, cauliflower, kohlrabi, beets and cabbage growing! (And a little experiment with some red potatoes…we’ll see how that turns out.)

In the midst of prepping and planting, I was remembering how much I enjoy gardening. Life has thrown me some pretty stressful curve balls of late, and there’s something about getting on your hands and knees and moving soil around that really rivals a session with a therapist! (It tends to be cheaper, too!)

So when Amber from Digital Creative contacted me to see if I’d like to publish a post on gardening…well…of course I would! Here are some reasons WHY everyone SHOULD garden!

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Working in the backyard is not a one-dimensional activity. It has many advantages you might never think of that can affect your moods, food rations and even savings! Don’t believe me? Bellow, you will find five great reasons why working in the garden works flawlessly in many different ways, and really is for everyone! Maybe it will make you want to start a garden or expand your already-owned one! It’s time to enjoy it and get a lot more benefits from it than you could originally think of! 

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On the Road in May

May The Road to Domestication

Less than 7 months until Christmas, y’all.

I’m sorry – I couldn’t resist.

Can you believe that today is JUNE 1?! (It’s also the beginning of hurricane season, which is a big deal for us in Florida. And since the painters literally finished painting the outside of our house on Friday, I’m not sure whether we’re totally smart – since everything is nicely sealed now – or totally gonna have an insurance claim on our hands – and have to pay for new paint all over again! I guess we’ll find out…)

Anyway…today is the day we find out the top five posts here on the blog for the month of May! Let’s see…

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Little by Little

There are TONS of articles, blogs, experts and just regular people around us, telling us what to do to make our lives better. In EVERY area. Does it ever get overwhelming? It does for me! And half the time, the “advice” changes if you wait for a few months. All of a sudden there’s a new study or a new finding that makes everything different.

So, what can we do in our daily routine to be happier, healthier people? Small things that don’t rock our world, because who has time for their world to be rocked these days? And don’t overwhelm us, because when we get overwhelmed, what do we do? NOTHING! And that’s not helpful at all!

How about just THREE easy things?

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