I just got finished with a 3 day workshop that took up my entire weekend. Fortunately, I don't have to work today, but I certainly have to work around my house to catch up on all of the housework that didn't get done while I was gone. Racing around from chore to chore can really burn you out. It doesn't give you any down time which is important these days. So, when you have crazy times like I have had lately, how do you de-stress? Good ways to de-stress are getting exercise, fresh air, spending time with friends, curling up with a good book, etc. Make sure you are spending time on relaxing leisure activities or hobbies. Stress can certainly take a toll on one's body so it's also important to make sure you get plenty of rest, good nutrition and exercise. I took the time to play games with my kids, go out to eat with my family, and watch a favorite television show with my husband. It was much needed after a demanding weekend. I hope to get in a little more R&R today. So, for today, think about how you can incorporate some down time in your schedule.