Day 1235: How do you let go of stress?

Three hundred and seventy-seven days ago, I wrote and let go of a  post called “A dozen ways to melt away your stress.”

Here it is, over a year later, and I’m still working on letting go of stress. People in my therapy groups are still working on that, too.


I can’t stress enough how much stress comes up in therapy.

One way I let go of stress is taking photos.














Groucho Marx, who said “I intend to live forever, or die trying,” helps me let go of stress.

Here’s Groucho letting go of stress by setting limits and expressing his feelings:

Here‘s a documentary stressing the importance of Groucho Marx:

How do you let go of stress?

As usual, I’m going to end this post by stressing my gratitude for all those who helped me create it and to you — of course! — for visiting.

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27 thoughts on “Day 1235: How do you let go of stress?

  1. Reading this blog post helped me let go of some stress. Thanks, Ann.

  2. Laughter is always my favorite way to let go of stress and very few people make me laugh like the one and only Groucho.
    But as usual you’ve given me an idea for another way to let go of stress: creative visualization. What if I imagine the stress as a big ball of wriggling brown worms that I can simply let go of?
    There’s also a story about why Harpo never talked that’s a good example of letting go of stress. An agent refused to pay the Marx Brothers what they were owed and Harpo said, “I hope you go down in flames!” The next day the agent’s house burned down.
    The other brothers decided it would be a good thing if Harpo didn’t talk anymore.

  3. Stress….I’m against it ! ☺

  4. Oh stress- it is insidious- creeping into our very being because we allow it to- even when whatever we are stressing over can be so trivial when put into perspective. I walk with the birds, taking photos as I go, looking at the sky, pausing to hear the birds calling to one another. It really helps. Have a stress free day Ann!

  5. I must admit, I do have a tendency to explode – but that takes an awful lot of stress

  6. To me, stress equals eating. Not good! Working on walking instead!

  7. Gardening is a great stress reliever for me. I’ve planted more flowers this year than ever. I think my husband is beginning to worry…

  8. Mmm chocolate cake!, and dancing, and wine and playing with my dog and watching the Pelicans flying. Friends, family, hugs. And here’s where I break into song!😬

  9. Exercise helps and so does laughing. But mostly, to answer the question, unfortunately, I don’t.

  10. Lena

    As usual ur right on. I do adult coloring books this woman of wisdom is always reinventing the wheel ! Hugs, Lena

  11. Reblogged this on KCJones.

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