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What helps you juggle work and family? What's your favorite quick stress reducer? Have you found a way to squeeze in some 'me' time into your busy schedule? Share your tips!

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  • I clean my bathroom while the boys are in the tub....I am stuck sitting there anyway, may as well keep busy!

    by Angela on 6th June 2008
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  • I've started heading to the local park on my lunchbreak. Eating while I sit in the sunshine and watch the ducks swimming is so much more relaxing than staying at work to eat!

    by Amanda1023 on 23rd May 2009
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  • Stuck at a red light? Feeling your blood pressure rising? De-stress by training yourself to think of something positive you can associate with stop lights, then use that image to discharge tension. I take a deep breath, exhale, and think of how the green and red lights remind me of our Christmas tree when I was a kid. It's amazing how I don't notice how tense I am until I do this. It's also amazing how something most drivers dread -- stop lights -- can become a nice spot to take a short break. It's just a matter of changing your attitude.

    by Diane on 21st June 2008
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  • Every day something stressful happens. That's the way it is when you have five kids. Every day is a challenge just to cope. And every day I stop and think, in my most hurried times, my most stressful times, of just how lucky I am. Today my children are alive and healthy. Today I am alive and healthy. Yesterday at the end of my driveway while holding a yard sale to which not many buyers came, a friend stopped to say hello. She mentioned her son had just graduated last week. I remembered what she told me 7 years ago when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I just want to see my son graduate from high school." "Hey, you got your wish," I said. We hugged. Every day something stressful happens and I think I just can cope, and then I remember the day late in August when my good friend called to tell me her father had died. My throat tightened and I couldn't speak. And she knew from my silence that something else was wrong. She probed, through her own tears, until I finally said I just learned from my doctor today that I have breast cancer. Through all the worries, all the stress, all the little and big troubles, I am grateful, every day, for each day I have to enjoy my life and my family.

    by Joyce Strong on 14th June 2009
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  • Make sure you have one visit per month that involves connecting with an artist in any of the fields: music, theatre, painting, photography, fashion, hair styling.
    It helps you escape your own world, recharges and lifts your spirit, therefore in return, you become a more inspired person in your own family and business daily routine.

    by Zoica on 9th October 2008
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  • Realize it's okay to say no! Sounds simple, but it's easy to overcommit.

    by piepie on 17th July 2008
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  • Each day when I get home from work, I immediately take care of all the details that need to be dispensed with for the next day. I check my son's homework, make his lunch for the next day and put it in the refrigerator, make sure my daughter's bag is packed for daycare, and make sure my bag is packed for work the next day. Once that's out of the way, I can relax, cook dinner with my son, and enjoy the time with my family without worrying about what needs to be done for the next day.

    by DSMom on 11th May 2009
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  • Buy an extra set of cones and collection bottles for your breast pump, so you can always have a clean set ready to go.

    by Work It, Mom! Team on 6th June 2008
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