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National Stress Awareness Day

16 Apr

Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping his paws on the nuts of the world –

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Today April 16th is a day that Bacon’s mom can definitely wrap her arms around – National Stress Awareness Day.  This day was created in 1992 sponsored by  the Health Resource Network (HRN). They started this holiday to increase public awareness of the causes and cures of stress.  And we all know that stress can come from a variety of different reasons:  paying bills, work, children, schedules, car problems, friends – you name it and stress can come from it.  And here in the United States with taxes being due yesterday, what better day to have this holiday then today?

Today is the day to acknowledge that you are stressed out and then do something about it.  Go for a walk.  Try some meditation.  Try some exercise.  Do some yoga.  Just lay down and relax.  Just for a bit, don’t concentrate on the wrongs in your life but concentrate on the things that you have to be grateful for.  Shrug off this stress even if it is just for today.  I know this afternoon me and Bacon are going to try yoga.  Wish us luck – his downward pig pose is not something I’m looking forward to – chitter chatter!

 
 

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18 responses to “National Stress Awareness Day

  1. pacificnorthwestgranny

    04/16/2016 at 3:41 am

    I sit by the water and watch it come and go.

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 9:55 am

      That sounds so peaceful my friend. My mom needs some of that relaxation STAT. take care of you – hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. easyweimaraner

    04/16/2016 at 5:31 am

    bro, we will celebrate this day to the max… the mama said today we build a nest and there we will stay with tea and zwieback and the tv… as soon as she finished the daily stuff…

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 9:55 am

      awesome brother. That is exactly what we did this weekend! XOXO – Bacon

       
  3. Fozziemum

    04/16/2016 at 6:21 am

    I spent the day at the shelter taking kitty pics…stress relief 101 🙂 Loves Fozziemum xxx

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 9:58 am

      That does sound amazing my friend. I think mom would sneak a couple of more friends home with her at the end of the day – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. lexitheschnauzer

    04/16/2016 at 8:46 am

    I had my stress relief massage Thursday and am still all chilled out from it. I heard Mom and Dad talking about vacation, so they are definitely planning their stress relief, too.

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 9:58 am

      Squeals! My mom/dad are discussing a vacation soon as well. It should be interesting for sure. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Juliette Kings

    04/16/2016 at 10:51 am

    Good advice for any day! I’m off to walk the dog now.

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 10:00 am

      I hope you had a blast and stress free time my friend. XOXO – Bacon

       
  6. Tails Around the Ranch

    04/16/2016 at 10:58 am

    Excellent advice-have a great time at yoga! We left our stresses with the lawyers when I left the firm. They seem better at dealing with it and certainly more deserving. 😉

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 10:01 am

      OMP! I can only imagine that my friend. We tried to destress this weekend and think of vacation plans. Now that is going to be a blast what mom/dad is thinking. But I can tell anything yet. Snorts! XOXO – Bacon

       
  7. The Swiss Cats

    04/16/2016 at 2:20 pm

    We didn’t know about that day, but it looks like it was made for Mum too. Purrs

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 10:02 am

      Well there you go – we are all trying to learn how to let stress go and not worry about things. It’s hard to remember to do that some times. XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. gentlestitches

    04/16/2016 at 7:22 pm

    Writing things down helps me but I rather like the idea of the downward pig pose. ❤

     
    • Piglove

      04/18/2016 at 10:02 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. That is indeed one of my favorite poses Auntie Sharon. XOXO – Bacon

       
  9. gentlestitches

    04/19/2016 at 1:29 am

    Om Om OM! A peaceful peep and a pig in “downward pig pose!” ❤

     

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