How Do You Manage Stress?

How do you manage stress along with juggling work and family? Do you do bike with your kids? Take long walks with the dog? Or bang your head against the wall?

The Washington Post Health section would like to hear how you manage the stress that is an inevitable part of our busy lives. Please e-mail (200 words or fewer please) and with the subject line Stress Management. We'll publish some of the most interesting responses in the Tuesday Health section.

By Stacey Garfinkle |  January 12, 2007; 5:07 PM ET  | Category:  Conflicts
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I read blogs and other columns about other people's issues and problems. This helps me put into perspective my problems. Most of my problems do not seem as great and sometimes I find helpful advice.

Posted by: First Comment | January 13, 2007 9:12 AM

I give my self about 30 minutes after school drop-off in the morning to scan the newspapers over a cup of coffee. I get very antsy if I feel like I haven't had a little bit of time to inhale and take in the day before it even really gets started. After my decaf and some current events, I feel more connected with the world, as well, and less stressed out.

Posted by: PunditMom | January 15, 2007 10:29 AM

Every now and then I get drunk and find a dog to kick.

Posted by: Needs Therapy | January 16, 2007 7:04 AM

I usually try and get up about a half an hour earlier to get some exercise before I start my day. It helps releave stress, and my days usually go a little bit better with having done that daily routine.

Posted by: Azmera | January 30, 2007 8:50 PM

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