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bonprof
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I came home from work yesterday completely overwhelmed and stressed out(I am a special education teacher, high school). I got out some paper and photos, started to play and put together a page. Within one hour, I was calm, my blood pressure dropped and I was back "in the momenet". This is an amazing, life saving hobby!!


Edited by bonprof on 10-16-13 01:00 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
olleharr
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In response to bonprof

LOL! I believe it! My scraproom is my sanctuary. I don't think about anything in there but scrapping. It's great therapy.


 
Henri Jean
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That is great. I can use scrapbooking to calm down - unless I'm mad at my husband. Then nothing calms me down - that hurt or anger is a little harder for me to get under control. Then I can't focus on scrapbooking.


 
cescrapper
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it truly is. i'm in a gray funk not blue but gray and i'm hoping by making a few cards it will get back to normal...whatever that is


 
dsouza
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I've had (and am having) a very stressful few weeks and my weekends have been packed with other committments. I have already decided that this coming weekend is going to be all about me and I am going to ignore the household chores and focus on scrapbooking! I think it will be the very best thing I can do for my stress level. I see an endocronologist for Type II diabetes and he told me just this week that stress is the number one contributor to obesity. So, let us do with that piece of information what we will!


 
Henri Jean
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That makes sense because when I'm stressed I eat. When we go on vacation, especially cruises I loose weight.


 
bonprof
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Stress is the number one killer, period. It causes cancer cells to become active, it causes heart disease, high blood pressure,you name it!! So, let's keep cropping to good health!!


 
Bev1
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  • Bev1 on 10-16-13 01:05 PM
In response to bonprof

I agree! Love my scraproom!


 
nanof8 
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I agree my scraproom is the place I go when I feel down I dont even need to scrap just sitting there helps I might pick up a scrapbooking magazine or just start to tidy up. Just being there surrounded by the craft I love.


 
bonprof
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This will sound weird, but the smell of patterned paper calms me down. Really


 
ScrappinMom4
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In response to bonprof

Good for you! We know that we are better for others when we take care of ourselves first...we just forget to do it. Keep taking care of you!


 
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In response to ScrappinMom4

My scraproom is truly my sanctuary! I can go hide in there for a few hours and my batteries are recharged! I lose myself in the mountains of paper, embellishments, tools and what have you that is in there. It really is my safe place!


 
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Awesome! For sure the best therapy! And cheaper (for some people, maybe!)


 
Gelidy Gelato
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In response to mrsrogers52513

Everyone always says to exercise to fend off stress but I think having an artistic/creative outlet/hobby works just as well. There is something about focusing your energies on the project at hand that just calms the mind. Worries just fade into the background. and I love thinking to myself "LOOK what I achieved this weekend!" be it a scrapbook page, card, photo, necklace, etc. I didn't just sit around like a bump on a log.


 
Alisa89
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That's great! Sometimes I cannot scrap when I am angry or upset though. But it really does pass time and makes me very, very happy


 
bonprof
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In response to Alisa89

I agree about the anger thing; i usually scrub my kitchen floor but not scrapbook. But if im just generally stressed, cropping works great. And i dont have a scrap room! I make it work.


 
AmyWho
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I can't scrap when angry or super stressed either. I end up sitting there getting more frustrated because I can't think.


 
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