Where do you find your stress relief?

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

April 15 -- tax day! Even though this year income tax returns don't need to be postmarked today, just hearing the word, "April 15" can make the blood pressure rise. Add to that the extremely fast-moving real estate markets we're experiencing in many parts of the county, and stress can quickly reach stratospheric levels. 

At times like these the best antidote I have is visiting some of my favorite calming spots. Many of these are in the Presidio of San Francisco, a 30-minute walk from my home, or an even shorter drive. The trail pictured above is one of my favorites--I simply can't help smiling as I walk up or down it. Often I'm alone; sometimes pre-school children are enjoying an outing; happy dogs can be seen playing here, grooving on all the sticks available.

On one particular day lately I found myself looking up to enjoy the beauty of the majestic eucalyptus trees above the trail. Calmness had  returned to my world.

Eucalyptus forest, the Presidio, San Francisco

My question to you: how do you keep sane when the pressure rises?

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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson - I can see how cooking, like gardening, would be a wonderful stress reducer. When I have time, I enjoy cooking, but all too often I'm trying to do to much in a short period, and then cooking adds to my stress. 

Apr 15, 2018 07:13 PM #4
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Carol Williams - didn't take that spammer long to hit my post! Reported.

 

Apr 15, 2018 08:06 PM #6
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lottie that is a good sign your spammer likes Presidio too just like I do:) on a side note I love spammers, they give me feedback that my posts are reaching the Globe:))Endre

Apr 15, 2018 09:40 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm up late because I seem to have developed a water leak under my house.  I can hear it running, but I'm not strong enough to turn off the water main.  I'm going to need some stress relief once this remedied.  I suspect tomorrow morning when my favorite handyman wakes up.  I generally find nirvana in a swimming pool.  But, not today!

Apr 16, 2018 01:07 AM #8
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing. I like to call one of my friends or read to relieve stress

Apr 16, 2018 03:24 AM #9
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Gita Bantwal - I agree; both reading and talking with friends are great stress busters!

Apr 16, 2018 06:30 AM #10
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Myrl Jeffcoat - I simply couldn't bring myself to "like" your comment! I'm sorry about the plumbing issue, and can see why the swimming pool wouldn't help today. I hope you find the answer and that tonight is better than last night.

Apr 16, 2018 06:32 AM #11
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Carol Williams
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Hi Lottie,
I love that path picture.  Would be a good balancing act to walk the poles! 

Apr 16, 2018 06:42 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - I hadn't thought of spam comments in quite that way, but you're right. 

Apr 16, 2018 06:45 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Carol Williams - I've been known to walk on the logs -- makes me feel like a kid again  (and you're right about being able to delete the spam comment; I've been told I should leave it until AR staff blocks the spammer, at which time they will delete it--don't know if that's still the case.)

Apr 16, 2018 06:47 AM #14
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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That looks like such a great place to get away from the stresses of life, especially if Carol Williams is going to make spam sandwiches for us, haha.

Apr 16, 2018 08:04 AM #15
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hi Brian England - ha, ha, ha!! I haven't had a Spam sandwich since I lived in Hawaii!!!

Apr 16, 2018 08:06 AM #16
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Lottie. I can see why your pressure is released in these beautiful pictures. I drive to a new place and explore.

Apr 16, 2018 08:15 AM #17
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Heading on new adventures is a great stress buster, Sheila Anderson - I hope your weather is cooperating for you this week. 

Apr 16, 2018 08:40 AM #18
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Laughter is the best medicine for me.  A phone call with a friend, a quick chat with my husband (who can always make me laugh,) those are the things that relieve my stress.

Apr 16, 2018 10:22 AM #19
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Oh, I like that, Chris Ann Cleland - laughter is a proven stress-buster!

Apr 17, 2018 08:56 AM #20
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I am wrung out after tax day. We never know how it is going to turn out and this year we faired well. It is time for a vacation.

Apr 18, 2018 07:23 PM #21
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Tax day never gets easier, does it Debbie Reynolds ? Just think how our friends who are CPAs are feeling right about now! I've learned not to contact them until May rolls around 

Apr 18, 2018 08:17 PM #22
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Lottie - you nailed it for me.  I would do exactly the same thing.

Apr 19, 2018 03:18 AM #23
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
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Hello Grant Schneider - I'm enjoying reading all the comments and the different ways people find to find calmness. 

Apr 19, 2018 07:25 AM #24
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