Friday, September 13, 2013

ACV in the tub and a Hyland's Gift Basket. It's a dandy Vinegar Friday!


Did you know that over 70% of Americans suffer from stress? I must say I'm guilty from time to time. Financial stress is probably my worst enemy, followed by deadline stress. Deadline stress, however, is self-imposed, since deadlines rarely sneak up on me. It simply comes down to mismanagement of time.

So, what do I do to de-stress? For as long as I can remember, hot baths were the answer for me. When I was a young mom, my late-husband would often come from work, take one look at my frazzled expression and say, "You look like you need to relax." Then he'd send me off to the bathroom for a soak in the tub. Often, he'd even bring me a cup of hot tea while I was in there. I could relax, knowing he was taking good care of the kids. Yeah, I was blessed that way.

My kids grew up with a mom who spent endless hours in the tub reading. The bathtub was my stress-free zone and I rarely skipped an opportunity to unwind there. 

Lately, however, I'm finding my body doesn't appreciate the position I'm in while taking long baths. I guess it has to do with my scrunched up neck and the odd position of my head. Plus with the summer heat and/or onset of hot flashes, it's no longer my favorite de-stressing activity, although I do still indulge in an apple cider infused bath at least once a week. The ACV draws toxins out of my body and re-balances the acidity. It is also energizing and skin-softening. 

But what happens when there are bills to pay and deadlines to meet and webinars or conference calls to participate in and there simply isn't time for the luxury of a relaxing bath? That's when I reach for Hyland's Nerve Tonic. Since it's homeopathic, I'm perfectly fine with it. It's not like I'm reaching for an Ativan or Valium to help me deal. And if it's too late to take a bath because I have an early morning ahead, I simply take a few Hyland's Calms Forte tablets to help my mind let go of the day's stress and allow me to sleep peacefully.

What about you? What causes the most stress in your life? What do you do to stress less?

Leave a comment below by 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17th, then click the easy entry link on the Rafflecopter. I will announce a winner of a Hyland's Gift Basket on Wednesday, Sept. 18th! Simple as that.

Click here for the Official Rules. 

The Hyland's Gift Basket includes:
  • Hyland's Calm Forte, 100 ct. ARV $9.59
  • Hyland's Nerve Tonic, 32 ct. ARV $7.99
  • Arnica 30X, 50 ct. ARV $7.49
  • Muscle Therapy Gel, 3 oz. ARV $8.59
  • Bioplasma, 500 ct. ARV $12.79
  • Bioplasma Sport, 12 pack ARV $11.99
  • Leg Cramps, 50 ct. ARV $9.19
  • Restful Legs, 50 ct. ARV $8.99
 Total ARV of Prize Package: $76.62 

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Hyland's is accepting registrations for the 5-Day Stress Challenge on Facebook, which kicks off on Sept. 30. I'll be posting details on Wednesday, so don't miss it! There is a fantastic GRAND PRIZE! 

So, I'll ask again: What causes the most stress in your life? What do you do to stress less?

Looking forward to awarding someone in the GG community a fantastic prize package, courtesy of Hyland's!

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  1. I stress about my kids. They are grown but i worry more about them now than when they were childran.I take a long hot bubble bath.

  2. I stress about getting to places on time.

  3. Housework causes the most stress in my life and a few family members. LoL!

  4. What now nursing school is a HUGE factor in my stress! I think with each semester I get closer to graduation the worse the stress gets! I'm down to only two more semesters before I graduate with my BSN and we are only a month into this semester and my stress level is through the roof! I would love to win and put this prize pack to some good use LOL!

  5. I think the most stressful thing is raising my rainbow baby.

  6. I have an 19 month old. So as we are approaching the toddler years, my stress level rises proportionally. ;) I also love a hot bath. Or to escape to our local coffee shop on my own with a good book.

  7. Many things stress me! I usually pray, take a deep breath, and grab the dark-chocolate-covered almonds! And red wine :-)

  8. my son's food allergies cause me the most stress

    tubbytelly at gmail dot com

  9. family issues, (my parents) wine and family time with my hubby and son always help :)\

  10. money and bills

  11. Home work, family and health. I do yoga and take vitamins to treat myself.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

  12. I get stressed when I have too much on my plate. My favorite thing to do to destress is to take a hot bath.

  13. I get stressed the most when I think I have to get somewhere and I am going to be late.

  14. What causes the most stress? Money, of course. Followed closely by work and occasionally my hubby ;)

  15. Having to deal with my fiance's workers comp case. Everything should be settled soon. He was out of work due to injury for over 3 years and finally was able to go back this year. But the insurance company stopped paying him at one point, and it took 6 months to get a court date! We got very behind on a lot of our bills!

  16. Finances and a kiddo that isn't always the best behaved are my stress triggers! I'm a stress eater....which also causes me stress as I am constantly feeling guilty for over-eating!


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