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I’ve been thinking lately about how I can reduce stress in my life. And then I got this email in my Inbox this morning.

I can honestly say that I think this system will work better than any 12-Step Program. Some of the tips, I have been using already and didn’t even know it! Here are a few ways to maintain a healthy level of insanity:

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.

2. Page yourself over the intercom! Don’t disguise your your voice.

3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.

4. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks at the office. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addiction, switch to espresso. [I am personally not a fan of this tip, as I work from home, so I’d know what was going on, and I can GUARANTEE you, I would not be a happy camper.]

5. In the memo field of all your checks, write, “for marijuana”.

6. Skip down the hall rather than walk. See how many looks you get. [I already practice this tip religiously, and HIGHLY recommend it. If your feeling extra snappy, pirouettes and jetes are great additions to your routine. Can’t help it, I’m a dancer.]

7. Order a diet water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face. [With a lemon!!]

8. Specify that your drive-thru order is “To Go”.

9. Sing along at the opera.  [I am a fan of singing along with ANY/ALL music as often as possible!]

10. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can’t attend their party because you have a headache.

11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream ‘ I Won! I Won!’  [This will make you feel like you’ve won the lotto each time you go to the bank!]

12. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling, “Run for your lives! They’re Loose!”

13. Tell your children over dinner, “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.”

14. Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy. Go to the counter and ask, “Where is the fitting room?”  [This works especially well for women.]

In conclusion, the lesson of the day is: MIX IT UP & HAVE SOME FUN!!

What are YOUR best Tips for Reducing Stress?


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