How do you deal with stress???

  • ajlclimber

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    Jun 25, 2010 4:45 AM GMT
    My life seems to be turning into a stress roller coaster..and unfortunately I'm getting more pit falls and loopy loops than climbs. I am running out of stress relievers. So I put it to you. How do you deal with stress?
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    Jun 25, 2010 9:31 AM GMT
    Meditate mate, meditate

    and I dont mean into an ashram in India, I mean just sit and focus on breathing as calm as possible for an extended amount of time... if you get distracted, just refocus..... do that for ten minutes and you'll see a huge difference

    And you can do this anywhere, even at work, you can learn to pay attention to your breathing even while your busy doing other things... just like in sports
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    Aug 11, 2010 9:11 AM GMT
    I too find stress sometimes hard to deal with.

    People say cardio helps, which it certainly can do. But it's easier to use it as a preventative mesaure than as a method of combatting it in the short term: I find running during stress means running with tense muscles which can be difficult.

    Yoga definitely helps me and, although, I've never tried it, I'm sure meditation has similar effects. My boyfriend says it's great.

    When I'm stressed and tired, I find I become erratic and lose concentration: I think forcing myself to do things more slowly and in a more considered manner would probably help: I'm trying it out today.

    Hope you're keeping it all under control icon_cool.gif
  • JESIE

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    Aug 11, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    most of the time i work out
    or listen to music
    or both at the same time icon_smile.gif
    clears my head
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    Aug 11, 2010 8:51 PM GMT
    1) I keep a clean house. I can't relax when things are dirty. (This is very hard with roommates, but possible.)

    2) Taking the time to breathe when you get stressed. I guess meditation is another word for this.

    3) Taking stock of what you're stressed about. Is it actually stressful, or does it just seem that way at first?

    4) Pot helps. In addition to being the sole cause of all the pain and terror in the world (and keep in mind that every joint contains 50x the amount of pure cancer that a cigarette does, is more addictive than heroin, and 3/4 of all violent crime is committed under the influence of weed), it does a nice job of clearing away the stress at the end of the day.
  • Geoedward

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    Aug 11, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    Working out and listening to music - Loud!
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    Sep 05, 2010 6:36 AM GMT
    Working out has been my best medicine. I also reserve a time each day to stress about things that are stressful. We're all going to stress out from time to time. So what I do is decide to designate a time each day where I can stress about things. Other then that time, I don't allow myself to stress. I say to myself wait till 3.00pm. I don't let it last longer than 15 mins. Oh, and I never let myself stress before bed.
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    Sep 05, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
    Working out gets all of my "you can't do this" thoughts out...and also, music (especially Britney and Mariah), calm me down.

    AND writing. I deal with a lot of my insides through it.
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    Sep 05, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    PS3!!! shooting games!!
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    Sep 06, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    For me, it depends on what's causing the stress. I have a variety of coping methods, from meditation to exercise to chatting with friends to breaking stuff. It can't be summed up in a one-size-fits-all method.