Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I Just Couldn't Help Myself..... & Stress Detox Day 1 Giveaway

If you are visiting my blog today after receiving the Kickoff, and the Stress Detox Day One email, then I'm so glad you are here! I pray that your enthusiasm is peaked after kicking off your stress-less journey, and I look forward to your coming back every day to enter to win the giveaways and stay plugged into our sweet sisterhood. (If you are not currently signed up for the Stress Detox, be sure to visit my blog after September 18th so you can get signed up for the next detox journey!)

As I stated last week, my plan was that only those who signed up for the Detox would be eligible for the prizes.

But..but...I have a confession to make - I'm a softie. 

You see, I got so excited about the thought of officially kicking off the 10 Day Stress Detox, and giving away all the fluffy goodie bags, that I just didn't want to leave anyone out. My softie traits emerged, and I couldn't help myself. :)

So for all of you who procrastinated about signing up for the Stress Detox, or who simply feel you are not stressed out and don't need a detox right now, I have a surprise for you!

I want to give everyone an opportunity to participate (because who doesn't like to win free stuff?!).

Each day during the detox I will be posting the instructions here on my blog for what you can do to enter to win the daily giveaways.  Giveaway instructions will be posted every week day between September 4th - September 18th ( no weekends ).

All 10 Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 19th, so if you enter to win any of the daily giveaways but you aren't subscribed to my blog already, be sure to check back on that day to see if you won!  Or subscribe today to be sure you don't miss out on any pertinent announcements.

So, drum roll please......  Here are your instructions for how to enter the Stress Detox Day 1 giveaway - the very first giveaway of the 10 daily prizes: 

Today's Giveaway: 
 A personalized, signed copy of Stressed-Less Living, hot off the press!  (Personalized for you, or for a friend) 

A wonderful devotional bookm titled 31 Days of Praise by Ruth & Warren Meyers

A spa loofah.
To Enter To Win:
Leave a comment here on my blog stating what the biggest stressor is in your life right now, and commit to surrendering that situation to God from this day forward. Your comment can be as short or as long as you wish. 



* Please note: If you are posting as "anonymous", remember to state your first name and your city/state along with your comment., so you can be easily identified if your name is drawn. 

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Anonymous said...

The biggest stress factor in my life right now is my 18 year old daughter.


Candice
Ocala, FL

jdlapen said...

My son's education

Cris Patterson said...

Stressor is finances... Single mom stress..I trust and rely on Jesus everyday!

dreamgirl89 said...

We have sold our home and moved in with family to help those that are getting older. My husband, three dogs, cat, and myself in a 10 x 12 room makes for interesting times:)

Tiffany P. said...

The biggest stressor in my life right now is my parents' health, especially my father's.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor is the anxiety I'm diagnosed with and learning how to leave with it peacefully.

Shannon
Denham Springs, LA

Julie said...

The biggest stressor in my life right now is my son. He has some learning issues that make it difficult for him in the classroom.

Mary said...

The biggest stress in my life right now is myself. I want to change!

nadia morgan said...

My biggest stressor is my health. I have thyroid disease and it is seriously affecting my quality of life.

Nadia

Anonymous said...

The biggest stressor in my life right now is balancing my family and work obligations. I feel like I'm always behind and always letting someone down.

Mary Lou
Nassawadox, VA

Mary said...

The biggest stress is me. I want to change.

Anonymous said...

The biggest stress in my life right now is how to parent teens. My 15 year old son and my 11 year old daughter. Knowing when to let them choose and deal with the consequences and how to let go as a mother.

Tammi
Cedar Falls, IA

Bethany Platt said...

My biggest stresser is trying to balance being back to school with the rest of my life.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor right now is finances. It's been hard lately. I pray continuallt for God to help me and my family. But as of today, I will pray that God takes this stressor and I will try to leave it at His feet.

Kyndle
Walnut Cove, NC

Anonymous said...

Both of my boys are in soccer for the first time (they are 8 and 6) and I am stressing out on how to get everyone to practice and games. I have tried to commit it to God, but it is hard to "let go" :)
Tammy
Colgate, WI

Anonymous said...

Hi...I think my biggest stress in my life right now is me...i know that sounds strange but I put guilt and shame on myself for mostly everything....The LORD is showing me more & more each and everyday that I am to rest in HIM, that there is no room for guilt & shame in HIS way for me....
Thanks for the book (cant wait to read it) and thanks for the Detox
Michele Beim

suzib67 said...

OH MY I have STRESSERS right now.. My oldest daughter getting married this month.
Another daughter Pregant and in the wedding..
Youngest Daughter * also in wedding* starting college,
working full time in retail with work hours all over the place.
Husband wanting time spend time with me.
House to get clean before company.
etc. etc.
I pray for peace LORD! to be able to handle all this wonderful but stressful stuff..

suzi B from littleton co

Susan said...

Lots of stressors right now-probably the biggest is trying to get my 17 yo enrolled in a charter school.

RUA2J said...

Found it! My daughter is in the midst of a divorce & this would be great for her! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Caring for elderly parents. So hard to watch them struggle with memory issues.
Sharon
Monticello, KY

Veronica said...

My biggest stress factor is my 19 year old daughter and the poor choices she is making. I am asking God to forgive me for trying to control people and situations. I want to relinquish it all to Him.

Jenny King said...

My biggest stressor right now is a tie between finances and balancing 2 jobs, a husband, 2 kids, and neverending housework.

Sharon said...

As a widow, just trying to keep up with everything on your own gets a little stressful and overwhelming at times.

BethA Houston said...

My biggest stressor is my aging mom. I'm the sandwich generation. I've got a teenaged daughter who isn't old enough to drive, and a LOT of my time is taken up with my mom's doctor appointments, listening to her complaints, etc. And I don't feel like I'm managing my time well enough.

suzib67 said...

SO many wonderful stressers at the moment.
working full time in retail and being short staffed.

Oldest daughter getting married this month,

another daughter pregant and in the wedding.. now cant fit in her bridesmaid dress. that I paid for and have to get another one for her. and wanting to have a baby shower during the time out of state family is here for her sisters wedding.

youngest daughter also in wedding and starting college

husband that is wanting time

house that needs to be cleaned for company for wedding

a dog that keeps chewing EVERY THING in his way......







Anonymous said...

Hi: My 17 year old failed grade 11 and makes drama over everything. My mother lives 5 hours away. I cannot get to her. She was born deaf (I cannot just pick up a phone), has had Parkinson's for 20 years or more now (so that now texting is almost impossible cause of the shaking), has gone toxic from urine problems at least 4 times in the past year (near death), had knee replacements, has hammer toes, has a dilapidated back and neck and can barely hold herself up without immmense pain daily, is really weheel chair invalid and now has Merkel skin cancer that is so aggressive we don't know but the grace of God how she keeps going, and I just returned to work after a re medication and diagnosis with bipolar disorder - to a high stress job. I can do nothing about anything but keep going. I have a daily struggle myslef not to give into the negative and angry feelings about my mother's situation along with my work and my daughter..oh I'm a single mom barely hanging on....cause I wanna give it all up but I cannot...Peace out
Susan E Moore
278 Frank Ave
Windsor, ON
N8S 3N8

Stacy said...

The biggest stress factor in my life right now is learning how to show love, compassion, grace, and mercy to my 15 year old teenage son. I don't understand being pushed away. My mom keeps reminding me that "this too shall pass".

Stacy
Mansfield, TX

Anonymous said...

My biggest stress is always my brilliant husband, whom I love dearly, but is retired as I am, has many serious health issues,depends on me for everything,and accomplishes little.
I'm stressed because of the guilt I have feeling this way because I have so many blessings in my life and should stop whining!

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor is my 5 year old special needs adopted daughter...dealing with multiple medical issues that doctors haven't figured out in the last 2 1/2 years and deep struggles from her abandonment. I feel incalpable of helping her, but I know the One who can and who can give me the strength and wisdom to help her find the healing physically and emotionally that she needs.

Nicci Cox,
Kilgore, TX

Becky said...

The main stressors in my life are my 3 adorable children. They require a lot of my time and attention which is hard to come by since I work full time.

Dawn Renee said...

The biggest stress in my life right now is battling thoughts/feelings of worthlessness and fear.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stress factor is my Mom's health, she is also dealing with memory loss.
Janet
Middletown, OH

Lacey Scarbrough (Houston TX) said...

Balancing taking 5 college classes and spending time with my 2 year old. I feel like 1 gets neglected. Praying God will help me learn to juggle both and not let it stress me out.

Gena5150 said...

Finances and my marriage. My whole life needs restoration.

Anonymous said...

My current biggest stressor is...gee, which one do I pick?! I guess the one that makes me cry the most is that my husband is currently in rehab for alcoholism and our marriage is very unstable. I just have to trust that God will work it all out for both of our good. I'm also facing some health issues and praying that God will work that out too.

Sharon M.
Wilmington,DE

Angie E said...

My biggest stressor right now is my anger. I really want to change and not let my emotions control me when things don't go my way or when people do things I don't like.

Betsy Coleman said...

My biggest stress is finances.
Betsy
Birmingham, AL

NicoleM said...

For me finanacial issues are definitely a big stressor right now!

Tish said...

My biggest stressor in finding the right balance between family and work. I want to be the model mother/wife and employee but some how always seem to fall behind.

Fleener's said...

My biggest stressor is balancing time with my kids and being intentional in everything I do. As a stay at home mom, there are always things to be done and balancing between what is important but not necessary and what is necessary can sometimes be a challenge for me and stresses me out.

LaurenB said...

My biggest stress in ,y life right now would be my job. No matter what it continues to stress me out and I have been praying everyday for God to show me if I should be moving on. As of today I will surrender this stress to God and trust in him!
Lauren

Anonymous said...

Christy S
Franklin, TN

My biggest stresses are helping my husband start his career, and finding a new job of my own.

Wendie Folkert said...

The biggest stressor right now for me are the attacks on me and my family from satan. Six months ago I found out my husband had an affair. I chose the path of forgiveness and restoration of my marriage but satan has been trying so hard to attack me every day for my choice to stay with my spouse. I'm trying to give it all to God but satan can be very persistent!

Wendie
Hudsonville, MI

gigglyquirkynerdy said...

My biggest stressor is the lack of romance in my life right now.

Fleener's said...

My biggest stressor is balancing what is important, but not necessary and what is a necessity to be done. Being a stay at home mom with 2 kids, being intentional can sometimes be a challenge for me and I need to be focused and find the right balance - and lots of praying!

Anonymous said...

My biggest stress is finances and trying to do it all as a Mom.

Ramona Childers said...

My biggest stressor is finances. I have recently gone through a divorce and find it hard to start over alone. I know God will provide for me and for my children-therfore, I have posted scriptures all over my home as a reminder to not get down but to always look up!!

Dawn M. said...

My biggest stress factor right now is finances and how it is affecting my marriage. My husband is bound and determined that he is going to find work in the mid-size town in which we live. The problem is that he has already been looking for a year and a half! While I have been blessed to find a better paying job, it is only temporary and then we will be forced back into the argument of whether we stay (his choice) or go where there is more work (my choice). Since I am the one that pays all the bills I carry this weight heavier than he does. I need to hand this over to God and realize that He has us in this place at this time for a reason and I need to be still and just know He is God.

Dawn M. Bloomington, IL

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor is trying to find a new church and a good christian friend

Bridget
SC

Martha E said...

biggest stress factor is my kids and husband...sometimes I wanna run away...I pray and pray and hold on to the Lord as hard as I can...

Dlorah Edwards said...

My biggest stress is my husbands health. The change in him since his heart attack.
Dlorah,
Richmond Hill, Ga

Anonymous said...

My family is still recovering from a very stressfull 2011. Last year was filled with both mental and physical sickness for my two boys & my husband. I was working full time, trying to keep everyone healthy and parenting on my own. So much time and energy was spent trying to keep the family together. Now that everyone is doing better, I am falling apart. My weight has ballooned and my emotions are all over the place. (Which is causing more stress for this normally competent girl.)
DMW-San Jose, CA

Dlorah Edwards said...

My biggest stress is my husbands health.

Martha Espinoza said...

biggest stress factor is my kids and husband...sometimes I wanna run away...I pray and pray and hold on to the Lord as hard as I can...

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressors right now are family members with unrealistic and unhealthy expectations. Even as I typed this I remembered that I need to focus on pleasing the Lord and not other people. O Lord, work in me to will and to do of Your good pleasure.

Jen said...

The biggest stress factor in my life right now is my marriage. Praying God's mighty hand to continue working in and through it.

Jen said...

The biggest stress factor in my life right now is my marriage. Praying God's mighty hand work in and through this time.

God's Girl Friday said...

Ha! Not to be cynical, but I've felt that this past year has been the most trying year in my life. You name it! From depression, children and marital conflict I've certainly had my share.

I'm grateful for the 10-Day Stress Detox daily emails. I'm looking forward to learning how God is going to use all of my personal struggles and the struggles of others for His glory! Thank you for your insights and prayers <3

Anonymous said...

Work.....having trouble staying focused at the tasks at hand and there are some uncertanties about the future.

Melanie S
Royse City, TX

Dawn said...

Wow, after reading some of the other posts, I truly just need to thank God for his grace that helps me to deal with the momentary stressors I face each day. Biggest stressor is time management - allowing the presssures of the urgent to get in the way of my time with the Lord.

I look forward to what you have for us in the next few emails!

mommyofthree said...

My biggest stress right now is being in a new town where we no very few people, starting a new school for my kids, trying to find a new church. And right now my husband is away for work and has been for aa week.
Elizabeth
Eugene OR

Cindy M said...

The biggest stressor in my life right now is that one adult daughter has turned her back on God and the other adult daughter seems to be struggling with her faith.

Anonymous said...

The biggest stressor in my life is my marraige . My prayer , not only for my marriage but all marriages that are hurting , is that God will restore and heal .~Marie,Richton Park,I'll.

Loretta said...

My family is my stressors as we are all dealing with issues, and when one person has a problem, we all have a problem. Doing a Bible study to address some of my stress issues right now.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressors are that I am chronically ill due to an incurable auto-immune disease, my husband travels a lot and I have two kids and a job that require me to function at a level I am simply not capable of doing. I feel overwhelmed frequently, have no support system and often times forget that God IS partnering with me. Truth is, I probably need both your book, Tracie, and Lysa's book! ;-)
Geralyn
Boston, MA

Pam said...

Finances due to a job loss, settling back into a school schedule after a summer break, letting go and trusting God with my oldest who is a Freshman on a college campus this fall . . . these are the top 3 : )

Kathleen said...

Oops. Hit the wrong button so my comment went without my name. My greatest stressors are family members with unrealistic and unhealthy expectations. As I said in my first post, I know I need to focus on pleasing the Lord, not gaining the approval of the the people in my life. At this moment, I need the Lord's help to even want to do what is right. O Lord, work in me to will and to do of Your good pleasure.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor is being unemployed and finances and fear about the future.

Linda
Santa Fe Springs

Tracy said...

My biggest stressor - the past.

Must let it go, and learn to live in the present with the hope of the future.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor right now is my passive-aggressive employee who is working hard at trying not to work. She is also working to sway other employees to her way of thinking. Such an unnecessary waste of time and energy and a joy stealer for her.....really we spend way too much time at work to be miserable!

Bermuda

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor is being good enough for God. I know in my head I don't have to earn His love but my heart just hasn't gotten with the program just yet. waiting to see where God leads me through this time.

Angel Parnell

Carla said...

My 14 year old son.

Jacquie said...

My biggest stressor is that I am more of a people pleaser than a God pleaser! I think I have surrendered it only to find out that I haven't.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressors are my teenage daughter who continually makes bad choices. I try to lift her up daily and let the Lord take over!

Moya said...

I my stressors right now are, our oldest daughter(25) that pretty much cut us out of her live and married almost 2 years ago. Our middle daughter(23) that we thought would always be around(she was the quite home body)Moved out 1& 1/2 years ago, to be independent, and that wasn't so bad, but a little at a time she started cutting us out. And now she desisded to move and wont tell anyone were she is moving,this is not like her. Only after she moved out. Now we here from her older sister that she has a health problem, but she doesn't want to tell us, because she said we would yell at her. This is not true none of it is. I would want to be there for her, but now there's nothing, we don't even know were she is.Our youngest(almost 19) just went off to her first year of college. And me, I had 2 part time jobs, but was not asked back to 1 after the end of the school year a year and half ago. So I am still looking. My husband and I just trying to understand what happened with our girls.

Anonymous said...

The biggest stressor in my life right now is my daughter who is in the middle of a divorce.

Moya said...

I my stressors right now are, our oldest daughter(25) that pretty much cut us out of her live and married almost 2 years ago. Our middle daughter(23) that we thought would always be around(she was the quite home body)Moved out 1& 1/2 years ago, to be independent, and that wasn't so bad, but a little at a time she started cutting us out. And now she desisded to move and wont tell anyone were she is moving,this is not like her. Only after she moved out. Now we here from her older sister that she has a health problem, but she doesn't want to tell us, because she said we would yell at her. This is not true none of it is. I would want to be there for her, but now there's nothing, we don't even know were she is.Our youngest(almost 19) just went off to her first year of college. And me, I had 2 part time jobs, but was not asked back to 1 after the end of the school year a year and half ago. So I am still looking. My husband and I just trying to understand what happened with our girls.

Sarah said...

Wow, as i read all of the other post on here i can relate to most all of them and winder why we subject ourselves to these stressors which cause us to have feelings of worthlessness anxiety fear sadness feelings of being alone. I have a very long list of things i feel are the root of my stress and often hear myself say "if"..... i would be fine. My biggest stress right now is planning a benefit fora friend that is dying of cancer. It was Gods voice promtping me to do this but i am struggling to turn it over to him and let Him do his great work. On top of being a fulltime working mother of 3 young children. Sarah C. Peoria IL

Moya said...

I my stressors right now are, our oldest daughter(25) that pretty much cut us out of her live and married almost 2 years ago. Our middle daughter(23) that we thought would always be around(she was the quite home body)Moved out 1& 1/2 years ago, to be independent, and that wasn't so bad, but a little at a time she started cutting us out. And now she desisded to move and wont tell anyone were she is moving,this is not like her. Only after she moved out. Now we here from her older sister that she has a health problem, but she doesn't want to tell us, because she said we would yell at her. This is not true none of it is. I would want to be there for her, but now there's nothing, we don't even know were she is.Our youngest(almost 19) just went off to her first year of college. And me, I had 2 part time jobs, but was not asked back to 1 after the end of the school year a year and half ago. So I am still looking. My husband and I just trying to understand what happened with our girls.

Anonymous said...

The biggest stress factor in my life right now is my failing marriage. And this leads to a myriad of other stressors. I pray all day for strength, forgiveness, peace, happiness.

Chrisc1222

Moya said...

I my stressors right now are, our oldest daughter(25) that pretty much cut us out of her live and married almost 2 years ago. Our middle daughter(23) that we thought would always be around(she was the quite home body)Moved out 1& 1/2 years ago, to be independent, and that wasn't so bad, but a little at a time she started cutting us out. And now she desisded to move and wont tell anyone were she is moving,this is not like her. Only after she moved out. Now we here from her older sister that she has a health problem, but she doesn't want to tell us, because she said we would yell at her. This is not true none of it is. I would want to be there for her, but now there's nothing, we don't even know were she is.Our youngest(almost 19) just went off to her first year of college. And me, I had 2 part time jobs, but was not asked back to 1 after the end of the school year a year and half ago. So I am still looking. My husband and I just trying to understand what happened with our girls.

Susie said...

My daughter

Kim said...

Okay, so I really didn't think I needed a stress detox. But after taking my 2 elementary school daughters to school this morning (and being crabby), coming back home to work as a medical transcriptionist, and planning my lesson for tomorrow as a preschool teacher, I already feel stressed. Add in a husband and house, and I already feel overwhelmed. And preschool just started yesterday!

Kim
Maryville, IL

Margarette said...

My bigest stressor is that my husband is disabled and he has stage 4 cancer. I have a full time job and trying to take care of him. I let him and all the things that I have to do at home get me so stressed out that here lately I don't seem to have enought time to spend with the Lord in prayer or His word. I want the Lord to help me get past all of this stress. But to be honest at this point I'm really not sure how to begain.

SavannahsSmiles said...

We recently moved because of my husbands job and our old home has not sold yet so we are paying two house payments. We are also adopting a baby girl from Russia. I am so very stressed about finances and need to surrender to Gods timing and provision.

Vonnie said...

I'm my Biggest stress factor! I am slowly trying to recover from a Brain Injury accident & Now my husband has a hurt back and can't do much either like he use to so I'm Also trying to help him...Too much change going on at the same time is Very Stressful

Anonymous said...

Running a home business and personal paperwork.

Julie
Walnut Creek, OH

Anonymous said...

Hi..my biggest stress factor in my life right now is me...i know that sounds strange but i'm the one who is the biggest guilt & shame factor in my life....Thank YOU LORD for showing me this and HE is getting me thru this with HIM, HIS word, sharing and now your book & study....Thanks for your sharing, Michele , Highlands, NJ

Anonymous said...

The biggest stressor in my life right now is my health. I turned 40 late last year and I was so excited to see what God had in stored for me and how he would use me. It was like a new chapter that I was going to start and I was so excited! I was going to read the Bible more, be more involved with my church and just live a full life that God intended for me to live. But everything fell apart beginning of this year when I got sick with a simple flu that in turn led to vertigo, the world was spinning around for 2 weeks! Then I started to worry, panic, felt anxious, and mildly depressed. I was extremely fatigued all the time. There were many visits to the doctors but symptoms continued. As a mom of 2 children and as a wife, I felt extremely bad for my family, that I couldn't be there 100% for them Then I realized I had to focus on God and seek His help more than anything. It was a battle but finally after 8 months of suffering, I am feeling better and I know that God is healing me. Then I discovered this 10 Day Stress Detox program and I'm looking forward to learn and see how God will personally speak to me. Thank you for the encouragements and sorry for the long post.

Suzy
La Mirada, CA

elizabeth sherrod said...

Being a type "A" personality and being able to fix most things, it is very stressful to watch both parents and both in-laws succumb to dementia. It is heartbreaking to watch four very active individuals loose all memories and physical abilities. On top of this I am currently recovering from foot surgery and am having to rely on others to assist me with evn small tasks. Very humbling for someone who normally takes care of everyone.

Beth said...

Finding a balance with work, being a single parent and finding time to take care of myself. I look daily for Gods guidance.

Betsy said...

Although I don't consider myself a "micro-managing mom", I am still having trouble letting my college age and older teens spread their wings. I definitely worry more than I need to and am trying to turn my worry moments into praying moments.

Anonymous said...

My family and I try to do more in a day than we really have time for, and balancing everything is a huge stressor.
Leslie
Marion, OH

Anonymous said...

The stress in my life centers around physical pain, relentless neck and spinal pain. I have had several serious extensive surgeries that have left me with spinal cord and nerve damage. There is not one minute that I am not suffering with distracting pain for the past 2 years..
We have a granddaughter who has a serious life altering genetic disease. I help my daughter with daily treatments to keep her healthy.
It is difficult to write these stresses because I am not complaining to God about them. He has blessed me in so many ways and I am thankful.

Maureen said...

I have an almost 4 year old son with Apraxia-- neurological speech disorder -- brain does not tell the mouth how to make sounds. I am sending him to part time preschool and am struggling with this. If something happens to him, he won't be able to tell me. This is a very stressful thing for me because I want to protect him from the world but I know he needs to be a part of the world.

Kelly said...

My job is my biggest stress factor right now and I pray daily, a dozen or more times a day for the dear Lord to help me through it.

Thank you Tracie - can't wait to read the book!!

Sunnygirl said...

My job

Sunnygirl said...

My job

Sunnygirl said...

My job - I've worked full time for over 32 years and it's the most stressful I've ever been.

crazycalparents said...

Myself and my perfectionism.

Annette
Orangevale, CA

tthompson said...

My biggest stressor is trying to get everything done between work and home and still having time to spend with my family.

Pita said...

Owning our own business and doing all the book keeping is my biggest stress

sunshine.suz said...

My daughter's bicycle accident....which left her with a broken left wrist, dislocated right shoulder, deep gash in her right knee. She may need surgery for the wrist and/or shoulder. because of the injuries she can't work, go to school or fulfill her obligation to the National Guard. Which put added stress to her already shacky marriage.

SK said...

I am disorganized and constantly losing things. This has me stressed right now because I have lost something I borrowed, a check book, and $16 worth of stamps. I have got to get a handle on my life!

Karen Ortega said...

Karen Ortega
karen.ortega@deltaapparel.com
San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
My tenager daugther is having trouble in her school, she failed some classes and is taking a great effort to approve the school year. Also I have a new boss at work and all things that used to be are not, adapting is getting rough. I used to be stress-free, but right now feel my life is disorganized and I don't have control over anything.

Cindy said...

Thank you for this study! My most stress is money issues or should I say lack there of! We just spent almost 3 weeks without air conditioning in our home due to lack of money... we live in Florida... but have been blessed with an inexpensive repair! My van is parked at our house... due to it dying in the middle of a busy highway. There again... no funds to get it repaired at this time. I am committing to give this to God because I know He is in control!!

Anonymous said...

My husband travels all over for work and we go with him. We never know day to day when we will leave for the next job. He usually is told at the end of the day that he needs to leave in the morning for the next job.We had 1 day notice to leave Oregon for Maryland. We move from state to state. The not knowing of when we need to leave stresses me out. Trying to pack up a family and apartment in 1 day is VERY stressful. I'm just thankful that he has a job and we can be together as a family.

Cathy B.
Maryland

LRF said...

Marriage & my figuring out how to raise my youngest son who is 3 1/2 & going through the strongest strong willed phase I have ever seen in a child!!! Thank the Lord for prayer & this stress detox!!!

Tristi said...

The demands others place on my life. I can never quite determine if these are requests God desires me to embrace or simply the requests of others that I need to learn to say no to.

Anonymous said...

the biggest one for me is holding it all together and well-balanced- all areas of my life equally, while making sure I let God rule in them instead of me being in charge.

Kristen said...

My biggest stressor right now is school. I will be finished next Friday but I have two projects and finals to prepare for before then.


Kristen
Apache Junction, AZ
kristen_lee_68@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The biggest stressor in my life is our son who is not able to live with us right now. We are praying he can learn to deal with his anger (toward his bio Dad) and realize God has placed him in our home for a reason.

Kim
Anchorage, AK

Kristen said...

I am not sure if my comment posted. It has not shown up. My biggest stressor would be school. I am finished next Friday but between now and then I have two projects and finals to prepare for.

Kristen
Apache Junction, AZ
kristen_lee_68@yahoo.com

Deena said...

A job,AKA money.It seems like my cross I bear daily. I surrender it to you Lord. Lead the way.

Elosia said...

My biggest stressor right now is work and my coworkers.

iladybug said...

My biggest stress right now is being unemployed. I lost my job as a payroll manager back in January. I pray daily that God will lead me to my new job.

iladybug said...

My biggest stress right now is being unemployed. I lost my job as a payroll manager back in January. I pray daily that God will lead me to my new job.

Jennifer DeWeil said...

My biggest stressor right now is knowing what to let go of and what is important--at work, at home, kids sports, etc. God is really pressing in to me the need to be more "Mary" and less "Martha". Distinguishing what tasks/issues are okay to let go is where I am struggling. The mental battles that go on in my head create stress that trickles down to my husband and kids.
Jennifer

DeenaK said...

My biggest stressor is myself! I have unrealistic expectations about how things should go and when they don't look out! :(

Robin Therrien said...

working with my husband and his family (his brother ans stepmother) for the last 12 years! all of us have different views on how to run a business!

Carly Barlow said...

Feeling overwhelmed with my circumstances, 4 babies, homeschool, building a new house, starting a new business, new co-op, desire to just enjoy each moment and replace my complaints with an attitude of gratitude!

Deb H said...

my biggest stress right now is MYSELF... I find myself stressing over everything...and, it really is NOT necessary!! I have so much to be thankful for and that (if I keep it foremost in my mind) should out weigh the "STRESS" that I think i have. So, I pray that God will keep reminding me of the abundance in my life...so that I will replace the stress with abundant gratitude.

Holly Jean-Marie said...

My biggest stressor is figuring out where God is calling me. And too often I focusing on what He's calling me to do, when I need to focus on who He's calling me to be.

Anonymous said...

Health concerns. It's been a life long battle.

Kristina
Vancouver
Canada

Brianna, NC said...

I commit my family relationships and my physical illness to the Lord. Lord I am thankful for each family member and I'm thankful for my illness because I know you are working on my faith daily with each.

Anonymous said...

I am stressed because of my circumstances, tight financial budget, decision about a job promotion requiring relocation, issues with in-laws. My desire is to fully submit to my God for is rescue!

服從到只一 A.K.A: Sugar Cat said...

One would think that my biggest stressor would be my job, project deadlines, managing 29 Physicians and 19 sites as the only Technical Analyst. What really stresses me out is going home and not having a complete hold on our home, day to day duties. I get so overwhelmed before even walking in the door at 5-5:30 pm. Immediately changing out of work clothes, start dinner, feeding the family, do what laundry I can, dishes, cleaning and then off to bed by 8 pm. I seem to do much better handling the 29 Physicians and 19 sites than my own home.

STrigg

Anonymous said...

Right now, my son who is volunteering in India. He has been sick and this mama can't get to him. Trusting God to be with him and to bring him home safely.

服從到只一 A.K.A: Sugar Cat said...

One would think that my biggest stressor would be my job, project deadlines, managing 29 Physicians and 19 sites as the only Technical Analyst. What really stresses me out is going home and not having a complete hold on our home, day to day duties. I get so overwhelmed before even walking in the door at 5-5:30 pm. Immediately changing out of work clothes, start dinner, feeding the family, do what laundry I can, dishes, cleaning and then off to bed by 8 pm. I seem to do much better handling the 29 Physicians and 19 sites than my own home.

STrigg

Erica said...

My biggest stressor these days is our debt and the plan we've come up with to overcome it. I know it's going to be good in the long run - for our finances and my character - but I am nervous about having our take-home income forcibly reduced.

Janet B said...

My job and co-workers are my biggest stressor.

Heather Bireley said...

My biggest stressor is my husband going ahead of the family to Montana to get a better job and dealing with not having him with us for 10 months until our oldest graduates and we have the money to move.

Sheri said...

The biggest stressor in my life is trying to juggle all the stressors: work, three kids & their school & activities, meeting my husband's needs and helping him with our business. It's also quite stressful that my husband (who is not a believer) and I often have different priorities, which complicates the juggling act!

Sheri said...

The biggest stressor in my life is trying to juggle all the stressors: work, three kids & their school and activities, meeting my husband's needs and helping him with our business. It's also stressful that my husband and I often have very different priorities, which complicates the juggling act!

Anonymous said...

Me and my untamed tongue!
Tammy in Bloomington IL

Anonymous said...

Tracie--thank you so much for doing this 10 Day Stress Detox---it could of not come at a better time for me---my husband is going through a lot of health issues at this time--he went in for a hernia, and found out that he has prostate cancer, a 5cm AAA, and a 100% blockage of an artery. He is one who has never ever been sick in life---so for all this to happen within a few days of each other has taken a toll on the both of us. My husband is my every breathing breath that I take and at this time--I guess you can say I am STRESS..
Thanks again for doing what you do for those in need.
Pam---Ashville Ohio

Julia said...

My biggest stressor is homeschooling. I need to give up that schedule to the Lord.

Julia
Fairport, NY

Chassidy Zakowski said...

Tracie, I am so excited to be doing this detox with you and all the other ladies who signed up. The biggest stress in my life right now is continuing to balance life! I am a mother to an amazing 2year old girl, I am a wife, I work full time, the list goes on and on. I need balance!

Chassidy
Milwaukee, WI

Unknown said...

My biggest stress at this point in my life is financial. I am still trying to recover from my divorce and the needs of my children don't ever get better. I know that I have to surrender all to Him and I am trying to learn that it is a daily choice to do just that. Surrender!

Dee C. said...

My biggest stressor right now is being a single parent with a daughter who has an undiagnosed, often life-threatening illness (over 100 doctors in 3 years).

Anonymous said...

My husband is cheating on me. We have been married 32 years. He knows i know but keeps on cheating.

Charla P. said...

Going through the process to retire - paperwork, money questions, investment choices, insurance, health issues, etc.

VSam said...

I am in a life transition into emptynest-hood! And the stress of learning how to parent "adult" children 19-21!! Learning how to let go, love them through their choices I may not agree with & leave them in God's very capable hands. Easier said than done!

Andrea Limon said...

My biggest stress right now is time management w/ homeschooling my daughter. I get so overwhelmed with all that needs to get done in a day. How do I keep up w/ household chores, cooking, making sure my 1 year old isn't destroying everything in sight as my attention is on my daughter during our school time! My heart rate is going up just typing this comment!

Anonymous said...

Your Stree Detox Day 1 came on a day I did not anticipate would ever happen. My brother in law, who has a wife and two very small chidren was diagnosed with a very grave disease and is currently in the hospital. What a unbearable pain in by heart and stress filled day I have woken up to! Tracie, I need your words and the words of our Father now more than ever. I pray your words will bring comfort to my soul in the days to come.

Some things people take for granted, others pray for.

Meg
Clovis, NM

Kathy B said...

My biggest stressor right now is watching helplessly as my husband is in severe chronic pain.

Anonymous said...

My job is my biggest stressor right now, VERY stressful but I thank God daily that it is this and not anything at the "top of the list" like my husband, marriage, our health, extended family etc. Thank you Jesus for your blessings and that we have you to lean into!

RoseM said...

My big stress right now is raising my children and being a wife. Children learn by example and sometimes we are not good examples.

Heidi Kellems said...

Some of my 10 children

Cheryl said...

Biggest stressor....Worrying...... about my daughters, 25, 23, 17, and 16. Learning how to relax, "Let go and Let GOD"

Angela said...

Stressor in my life, the thought that my mother thinks she can move in with me and my family. She is young and has plenty of life to live near by but not in our home...
Angela
Genesee, WI

Anonymous said...

My biggest stress right now is within my family.

Robin
Ridge Spring, SC

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor right now is my job but I try to remember to thank God that I have one.

Lynne, Fort Worth

Glen / Candace said...

My biggest stressor right now is selling our house and buying a new one plus the start of a new school year and all of the activities that go with that.

Arlene G said...

Finances!
-Arlene G

Sarah said...

Lack of employment

C Johnson said...

My husband's medical bills.
C Johnson
Mtn. Home, ID

Tanisha Moreland said...

My biggest stressor right now is my income. I am extremely thankful for this new job that God has given me, but the money is not even making my ends meet. I am in a constant struggle to figure out what to pay. I am releasing this to God, because He placed me in this job which I love and I have full confidence that He will make all things possible for me. Thanks so much for this detox.

Tanisha M.
Douglasville, GA

Anonymous said...

My biggest stressor right now is trying to balance an admittedly too-full life. I don't think this series could've come at a better life moment for me.

Leigh Ann
Burlington, NC

Anonymous said...

The two biggest stressors in my life right now, are dealing with grief with the recent loss of my oldest sister, and finances.

Stephanie P
Fort Wayne, IN

Stacy N said...

back to school transitions, setting up carpools, getting homework home from school, getting homework done, lol!

Susan said...

My biggest stressor is trying to be everything to all people.

Esther K. said...

My biggest stressor right now is my marriage ,its fallen apart, i have tried all i can before and this time God is saying He will take care of me and my family and im learning to put my trust in Him . Esther, Sacramento

GG said...

My biggest stress is my illness.

Anonymous said...

My stress comes from one son in college living with 3 other guys. He being the youngest. Then have another son that is a senior trying to figure out what he wants to do.
Patricia
Meridian, MS

Anonymous said...

My biggest stress is work, and just trying to stay committed and motivated to do it when I really want to just be at home with my kids.

Charity
Boone, NC

Anonymous said...

Just this morning I prayed to God, reflecting that I was coming to Him with my whole heart. Then I wrote out of my list worries...and was shocked at how many I was actually holding on to. I realized in that moment that when I'm hanging on to so much, it's squashing my ability to actually be giving my whole heart to God!

Shalyn
Rohnert Park, CA

Anonymous said...

My oldest son and his wife's salvation and their marriage. Second marriage for both with blended family and they are just not getting along at all.

dkf7276 said...

My situation is probably different than others. I have had ALS for 6 years. My husband takes care of me before he goes to work and after he comes home. At first he had patience with me and slowly that has lessened. I certainly understand. Before I got this, we had problems in our marriage, therefore, it is difficult to find a place where you've never been. I know we love each other very much. I have been critical of him in the past and I find I am still having those same thoughts. I pray every day that God will keep my mind pure keep satan from giving me those thoughts. The biggest challenge is my husband's drinking. I pray every day for him. I know God will answer my prayers but I must be obedient. God has blessed me immensely. Thank you Tracie. I always enjoy your posts and blogs.

Anonymous said...

My biggest stress right now is my children's father refusal to getting married. He doesn't believe we need to be married if we already love each other and raising our children in a loving home.

Nadine
Brooklyn, NY

Beth Werner Lee said...

Thank you for being a softie! I was drawn to this question. My biggest? Isn't it that I have too many? I listed them, and saw a questionable one as the biggest, so I am praying for discernment: is it something that isn't even my job?

Keeping husband, daughter, father, and myself happy.

Thank you for posting, for bringing up what is possibly a lie I am believing. I'll be seeking God's will on this today.

Cindy, Ft. Wright, KY said...

I have quite a few stressors and they like to gang up on me at once. The leader of the pack is probably my 7 year-old and how I feel like I'm an inadequate mother.

Waugh Family said...

My biggest stressed is my husbands current deployment, and a month before he left, we moved to a different part of the country. It has been a very rough 2 months and we still have 2 months to go....

Heather Burton said...

I have so many but my single most stressful factor is that I am MY OWN ENEMY! Trying to let go of it all and allow God be the one and only I run to for everything instead of relying on me.

Heather
Lexington, KY

~ Donna Peter said...

My biggest stressor is not being able to stay focused on anyone task, I get sidetracked so easily!!!
The computer is a HUGE distraction for me, learning to let go!!
Thankyou

Angie S said...

My biggest stressors are my two preteen daughters!

hoveringmom said...

My biggest stressor is my husband. He has a drinking problem and has every excuse under the sun on why he drinks. this causes a domino affect. I stress about his health and drinking and it goes to stressing that I have to take care of everything from the house to a job to finances, etc., etc., etc., the list goes on and on. I definitely need this book in my life right now. I need to take care of me. I can feel my health going downhill and when that does, who will take care of me!!!

Anonymous said...

My life is in shambles. Husband wants a divorce and wants me out of the house. He wants the kids and not pay for any support. I have refused to move out and to grant the divorce. I am in love with him and want to stay married. This has been going on for 11 months. I really need God to keep giving me strength to look to him for guidence and hope. I need to have faith in Him. My faith and hope kind of weans from time to time. I need Him to help me have unconditional love for my husband.


SBaker
bakers6@nwi.net

Katie said...

The biggest stressor in my life right now is my ongoing health struggle and the limitations it forces on me. (I've never been good at being told I "can't" do something.) It's also stressful in that my health issues aren't often "visible" or something that is easily understood by many people, so there is a perception by some that I just need to "get over it." Sometimes I handle it pretty well and accept it for what it is, but lately it has been more of a "not so well" phase. (And I feel guilty for feeling the way I do about it because I know what I am struggling with could be SO much worse...so why am I not more grateful?)

hoveringmom said...

my biggest stressor is my husband. he has a drinking problem and will blame everything under the sun on why he drinks. he is in poor health as it is. it's a domino affect. I stress because he drinks, which leads me to worry about the house, my job, the finances, etc., etc., etc., the list goes on and on. I really need to book to learn to control my stress

Leigh F. said...

My biggest stressor is my house that stays an absolute wreck all the time! I just can't manage it all!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say the biggest contributor to stress in my life right now is my 23 year old daughter. I can't do much to change the bad choices she keep making, BUT I can and will keep praying for her to choose the TRUTH!

Julie
Greenfield, IN

Leigh F. said...

My biggest stressor is my house! I can't keep it organized and clean!

Anonymous said...

The biggest stress in my life is fear.

lailani said...

My own thoughts seem to be my biggest stressor ...

Anonymous said...

Biggest stressor is grief over the loss of my father.
Martha T. Cedar Rapids,Iowa

Jodi said...

The biggest stress in my life is my job and health. Due to my health I am unable to work. There are a lot of variable right now and I need to totally trust God and allow Him to work in this situation.

Jodi
Lockport, IL

Anonymous said...

Finances


Jennie
Sussex, WI

Andrea Graham said...

My biggest stressor right now is finances and my teen and preteen.

Anonymous said...

Finances and my teen and preteen (attitudes!)

Anonymous said...

Finances and teen and preteen sons(attitudes!)

April Hurtado said...

Trying to find a job is the biggest stressor in my life right now!

Jane said...

I think just being human is stress enough. I like how so many have admitted that "me" is the biggest stressor. I have to agree - when I don't come to a place where I live like Jesus is when I feel the most stressed. Today is good - but today isn't the usual kind of day I have. Leaving God out of the start of my day is the beginning of my stress most days.

Jane
Pocomoke, MD

Anonymous said...

The BIGGEST stress factor in my life right now is keeping up with activity schedules for 4 of my 5 children and keeping up with the housework too! I'm committed to letting God see me through this stress-less journey!

Dawn J
Edinboro, PA

Megan Kincheloe, Staunton, Virgina said...

The biggest stressor in my life is my whole-hearted desire to be obedient but being unable to shake fear, anxiety, and worry in order to clearly hear from the Holy Spirit.

Rosalba said...

Rosalba.
First of all thank you for writting a book about living stressed-less. One of my friends told me, time ago, that as a woman we stress out more than man because our brain is different than theirs. Now I realized that all woman and man stress out when we are not connected with God.
My stress factor is the finances, my language barrier or my accent that is very strong and people cannot understand me, especially when I want to share the gospel with somebody . Today through your post on 1st day detox I realize that my main problem is that I am disconnected With God. I do want to take the challenge and live it to God, I just want to pray to come back to God.Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Graduate auditions for piano performance!!!!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
-Evangeline, Oswego,NY

Anonymous said...

My 17 year old daughter and my husband starting his own company. I need to lift these up to the Lord every day.
Kim Y
Plainfield, IL

Anonymous said...

Getting a new year of home schooling started in the biggest stressor in my life at the moment.

Angela M
Pensacola, FL

Jodi Van dorn said...

My stressor currently is finances, however, I know that God is my banker and he is going to provide. My children are feed everyday, I have gas to get to work everyday, and the Lord blesses my girls and I EVERYDAY.

Jodi
Pearland, TX

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