Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stress Relief

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you! I’m Lisa Orchard the Author of the Super Spies Mystery/Thriller Series. I’m here today to discuss stress relievers. That’s right, we all have stress in our lives and there’s some great ways to relieve it before it causes health problems.

The first thing I do when I’m experiencing stress is get up and move around. I don’t know about you, but if I keep all that frustration bottled up it just seems to build upon itself until everything is a frustration. Before that happens I get up and go for a run or a walk. If I’m frustrated with a scene in a book I’ll go for a run and usually by the time I get done I’ve got the problem resolved.

I also love to hike in the woods especially by myself. That way I don’t have to participate in conversations or be social. Communing with nature seems to bring out the deep thinker in me and I always find a sense of peace when I’m hiking.  I contemplate some of life’s bigger questions and I seem to find answers when I’m out there all alone.    

But what happens when it’s winter and you can’t get outside? Well…that’s when I pick up a book. That’s right reading a book is a great stress reliever. Have you ever noticed when you’re feeling overwhelmed if you pick up a book and get lost in its world you start to relax and your breathing returns to normal?

I’ve noticed that too. I’ve also noticed that after you read for a while and you’ve calmed down, the problem that was causing you so much stress is suddenly manageable.

So there you have it, two great ways to relieve stress that don’t cost an arm and a leg. And remember if your tween is experiencing stress these ideas will work for her too!

 I’ve  also gotten together with some other awesome authors and we’ve got some great tween reads on sale for $.99!  You can check them out at my blog.

You’ll find that the first two books in the Super Spies series are on sale along with some other great reads! So stop on by and check them out. Oh and just one more thing! The third book in the Super Spies series was just released! The cover and blurb are below!

Sarah Cole and her sister Lacey are at it once again when their missing parents' cell phone is traced to Alden, Michigan. When the FBI declines to continue the investigation, Sarah takes matters into her own hands. She calls upon the Super Spies and they delve into the situation. Suddenly the teens find themselves immersed in small town intrigue and mystery involving a menacing stranger, who Sarah dubs “The Stalker.” But when Sarah finds out he’s connected to her parents’ disappearance she’s determined to find out what that connection is. The Super Spies embark on a journey that leads them into a web of corporate corruption at its highest level that leaves innocent victims in its wake. Can the Super Spies stop the greedy corporation before it’s too late?


Iris B said...

Great post Lisa !
I more or less do the same ... get out and walk for a while, OR I put on the music and sing or dance along ;-)

Lisa Orchard said...

Thanks for stopping by Iris! Yes, how could I forget dancing! That's another great way to relieve stress! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Ledwith said...

Yup, excercise soothes the savage writer beast inside me. Walking the dog is another avenue to beat off the stress. And if all else fails, and it's past 4 pm, that single malt scotch on ice destresses me instantly! Great post, Lisa!

Lisa Orchard said...

Thanks for stopping by Sharon and sharing your ideas as well! I've never had scotch before! I might have to give it a try! :)