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One of the strangest things about motherhood is having to explain to your children why life can be difficult. It's not always easy, it's not always fun, it's not always interesting. It can be downright dis-stressing. 

So as this year kicks off and everyone ramps up their stress levels, I thought I'd focus on some of the positive ways that we de-stress our lives.

In order to truly de-stress, it's important to focus on your body and mind. For the body aspects, I like to take the family out to engage in active events - like going for a walk, cross country skiing, inline skating, swimming, gardening, riding bike, or even just playing tag. 

Getting your body moving helps relieve physical stress and improves your health. 

Decreasing mental stress means getting your mind active. You can do this with mind games (like crossword puzzles or sudoku,) board games, reading, building something, favorite - video games.

I love video games. Active games are great for body and mind, but I really love strategy/puzzle games like The Legend of Zelda or Tetris (yes, I'm that old!) 

A new game that's caught my eye is Far Cry 3. It's strategy on a different level - a battle for survival. With the global chaos taking place, this game couldn't have come at a better time. You may not be involved with the wars taking place around the world, but you can work through the mental aggression - game style. 

I could imagine racing home from work every day to shoot up some bad guys. What a stress reliever!! 

If you'd be interested in Far Cry 3, it's The Gold Box Deal of Day on Amazon here:

I'd love to hear how you de-stress, on your own and with your family! If you have a favorite video game or family activity feel free to comment below.


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