Our Guide to Reducing Holiday Stress

STRESS
Did you know….

-Laughter can reduce stress hormones
-Laughter boosts your immune system
-Laughter lowers your blood pressure

-Laughter can exercise certain muscles (diaphragm, abdominal, facial, neck, back, and leg.
Looking for a quick way to “work out”? Laugh! Did you know that laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes on an exercise bike or 10 minutes on a rowing machine? Amazing isn’t it?

Well Jersey -n-Needles have come up with some amusing ways to reduce your stress during the holidays or any other time during the year. (Some you may not want to try at home):

Jam 39 tiny marshmallows up your nose and try to sneeze them out.
When someone says, “have a nice day”, tell them you have other plans.
Pop some popcorn without putting the lid on.
Pay your electric bill in pennies.
Forget the diet center and send yourself a candy gram.
Bill your doctor for time spent in his waiting room.
Lie on your back eating celery using your navel as a salt dipper.
Stare at people through the lines of a fork and pretend they’re in jail.
Make up a language and ask people for directions.
See how many people are listed in the phone book with your last name. Call them and tell them you’re their long lost cousin.
Start a rumor and see if you recognize it when it comes back to you.
Put your toddler’s clothes on backwards and send them off to pre-school as if nothing was wrong
read the dictionary upside down and look for a secret message.
Make a list of things to do that you have already done.
Pay your MasterCard with your Visa.
Polish your car with earwax.
Drive to work in reverse.
Refresh yourself. Put your tongue on a cold steel guardrail.
And finally:
Give yourself a pat on the back and affirm that you made it another day.

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8 thoughts on “Our Guide to Reducing Holiday Stress”

  1. Listen you Zany Needles & Jersey!! It’s hard to stick your tongue to a frozen guard rail when you have your “tongue in Cheek” or you’ve stuck your FOOT in YOUR MOUTH!!! And also consider the Traffic problems as you stop your car to REFRESH YOURSELF on a guard rail. Hmmmm… Very interesting. But keep up the “funny stuff” and I will invite you to appear in one of my Christmas shows, THE ZANY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!!!

  2. I sure like the part about cutting out rowing machines. I would rather laugh at you two beautiful face creatures.

    Some of these things are not so funny for some of us funnies. Like make a list of things to do that you have already done and on and on. Just daily routine happenings!!! Now I will laugh and not cry when I make big mistakes, NO, do funny things. Got it!

    Keep up the fun work.

  3. Wow! My immune system just got boosted and my stomach muscles feel tighter after reading this and getting a great workout. Now I deserve sending myself that candygram! Thanks!

  4. I am half-way done. Do youhave any mor? All I have left is the gaurdrail, car polish, and all involved with the body…I just can’t bring myself to put salt in my navel and it’s too cold to use the ear wax outside.
    This list was great. I’ve already gone down a dress size! You girls should consider a TV info-mercial. You’d be millionaires.

    1. HERE’S MY OTHER IDEA FOR STRESS RELIEF: SHRINK WRAP YOU FRIENDS CAR, PUT A HUGE BOW ON IT AND WRITE A CARD, AND SAY JUST WANTED TO SURPRISE YOU. SIT ACROSS THE STREET AND VIDEO TAPE HIM OR HER TRYING TO GET IN THE CAR. THEN SEND THEM A COPY.

  5. I laughed so hard reading these and then laughed more because I would think of things that really happened like putting clothes on inside out and not knowing until getting to where I was going….and then going to church and looking down at a friends feet and finding out they had on the right shoes but two diffent colors…I may be a little behind on reading these medicinally filled words of yours…but believe me….it is worth it…! dj

    1. I GOT UP FOR CHURCH ONE DAY AND WAS LATE, MY MOM TOLD ME TO HURRY. I FIXED MY HAIR AND PUT MAKE-UP ON. I HAD BOUGHT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES THE DAY BEFORE. I PUT THEM ON. I MET MY MOM IN CHURCH, SHE LAUGHED I WAS STILL IM MY PJ’S MOM ALWAY’S TOLD ME GOD DOESN’T CARE WHAT YOU WEAR AS LONG AS YOU ARE THERE. GOD BLESS EVERY ONE FOR BEING INVOLVED WITH THE DAILY LILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

      1. Jersey now I dont feel so bad You went to church in them…what made itseem so bad for me I had put my school clothes on , a dress my little socks and shoes , hair done , all ready and walking down the road to the bus,,,all the kids were there and some one said your slip is showing and by that time the whole thing fell out and down, it wasnt my slip but my complete sleepshirt, and it was now down around my ankles…I stepped out of it picked it up and rannnnnnnn home…its funny…now..dj

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