I am popping in today to briefly comment on some of the wonderful things going on in my life.
I'm successfully using Mindful Meditation to help control my response to stress. I first learned the technique in a Stress Relief class at Vanderbilt University about 8 years ago. Basically what I can tell you is that IT WORKS. Sweet relief is at hand. The more you practice this type of meditation, the more effective it becomes. These days I am also using the award winning iPhone app called Calm while I am working. It's the same principles that were taught in my class. If you are bothered by stress, I encourage you to give it a try.
https://blog.calm.com/relax/calm-mindfulness-journal Journaling is another technique that I use often. I have two journals actually: one I use to unload thoughts that try to keep me awake at night, which eventually get thrown away; and the other is My Journal of Good and Terrific Things. The second is a journal / scrapbook of all the good things that happen to me. I keep this and often reread it, especially after a tough day at work. I add things like ticket stubs, photos, pressed flowers, you name it.
Don't let stress rob your life of the peace you deserve. Savoring the good side of life is a pleasure!
Stay safe and be gentle with yourself ~