Stress Managment!

  • reload16

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    Mar 20, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    Hey guys,


    I was just wondering what you guys do specifically to manage daily stress?

    I just want to get some ideas for managing stress that doesn't involve any drugs or supplements.

    I know that Meditation helps but its hard for me to do it for some reason.


    Anyways, what are some techniques that you use that help you guys with your stress?



    Thanks in advance icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    1) Working out, of course -- weights and running -- I think a gym membership is a wonderful investment

    2) Having friends, family, etc that you can talk to and rely on

    3) Every day, think of all the reasons you have to be happy (good health, good job, etc)

    4) Read books on stress management

    5) Maintain an excellent diet

    6) Don't drink alcohol -- it's a depressant

    7) Don't smoke

    icon_cool.gif Try to maintain good relationships with co-workers

    9) Try to be positive

    10) Keep working on the meditation -- it is difficult but stick with it

    11) Counseling can work wonders

    12) Having a nice boyfriend, of course
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    Mar 20, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    exercise/work out

    MUSIC

    focussing on the good things (there are always some and there are always bad things too: you chose which you focus on)
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    Mar 20, 2009 11:30 PM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles said1) Working out, of course -- weights and running -- I think a gym membership is a wonderful investment

    2) Having friends, family, etc that you can talk to and rely on

    3) Every day, think of all the reasons you have to be happy (good health, good job, etc)

    4) Read books on stress management

    5) Maintain an excellent diet

    6) Don't drink alcohol -- it's a depressant

    7) Don't smoke

    icon_cool.gif Try to maintain good relationships with co-workers

    9) Try to be positive

    10) Keep working on the meditation -- it is difficult but stick with it

    11) Counseling can work wonders

    12) Having a nice boyfriend, of course


    That is a great List! Thank you.

    I definetly like #3, gratitude is definetly important.
    I can't do #2, coz some of the family members and friends cause stress too. lol
    And I already don't smoke or drink icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 21, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    Run/workout

    Meditate

    Learn to say "no"

    I also ask myself if this will really matter 5 years from now. If it does, HOLY @#!*!! ....Then panicicon_smile.gif
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    Mar 21, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Don't analyse the problem, meditate in on it.

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    Mar 21, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    Work out daily.

    Find something to enjoy in each interaction with others.

    A good glass of wine with every dinner.
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    Mar 21, 2009 2:39 AM GMT
    Taking a long walk

    Working out

    Chocolate

    Playing video games

    More important playing the video game Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction

    Music

    Cooking

    Chocolate

    Sitting in a dark room seething in anger and imagining taking over the world

    Oh, and chocolate
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    Mar 21, 2009 2:44 AM GMT
    Deep breaths, mellow music, playing a musical instrument, and then playing your own instrument....
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    Mar 21, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    exercise

    stay hydrated

    get enough sleep

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    Mar 21, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    26mileman saidRun/workout

    Meditate

    Learn to say "no"

    I also ask myself if this will really matter 5 years from now. If it does, HOLY @#!*!! ....Then panicicon_smile.gif


    I already say "no" alot. Coz I have a hard time finding anything I like to do. lol So I end sounding negative all time coz I don't want to do the typical "fun" things like go the clubs, drink, get trashed, sleep around, etc.


    So it looks like alot of you say meditation. I'll work on it more hopefully with repetition it will start working......icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 21, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    I believe in taken one day at a time... not letting stress get to me, I use the gym to work that out,

    jump on the motorcycle and drive HWY 1 through the coast and let "LIFE" in what I see and feel form the "Journey"

    not having stress with let you live longer and not have many medical issues.

    - Meditation (always key)
    - Candles
    - Hot Bath
    - Incense
    - Sex
    - Love
    -Travel (take a drive)
    -The Ocean
    - Watch the Sunset

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    Mar 21, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    Be honest with the stressor(if it's a person)

    Staying hydrated is a good one

    Steam/Vent out to a friend about what's bothering you
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    Mar 21, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    xanax
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    Mar 21, 2009 5:44 AM GMT
    I cardio out my stress
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    Mar 21, 2009 6:27 AM GMT
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    Mar 21, 2009 1:29 PM GMT
    I play computer games whenever I feel stressed.

    damn I sure am playing too much computer games lately...
  • reload16

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    Mar 22, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    Do you guys think being positive even in negative situtions is still good? I mean what if you feel like shit and the circumstances are very negative. isn't it a fake emotion to be positive at that time and doesn't let you experience the negative? Or is it still good to be positive even if you don't feel like but eventually you will feel positive and happy?

    LOL Hope that made sense.



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    Mar 22, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    dancedd saidDo you guys think being positive even in negative situtions is still good? I mean what if you feel like shit and the circumstances are very negative. isn't it a fake emotion to be positive at that time and doesn't let you experience the negative? Or is it still good to be positive even if you don't feel like but eventually you will feel positive and happy?

    LOL Hope that made sense.




    I think the answer to this is very subjective. Some might cope with bad news by looking on the bright side immediately, some are better off accepting the news pragmatically, or even a little negatively so as to not deceive themselves. Everyone has a natural reaction to negative situations, I don't think that's something easy to change.

    I'm a bad news is bad news kind of person, I'm not going to delude myself, give me a day or two to cry or complain or bitch, and then I'll start dealing with it.

    As to the original question of this thread, I'm a consistently infrequent smoker, so if I'm incredibly stressed, I do have a cigarette and it generally helps. But this is not recommended. I also find that I can get calmed down by some chill music.

    If I were you, I would test out all the stress reduction tricks, like teas, yoga, breathing, meditating (I swear this is next to impossible, I cannot meditate), aroma therapy, etc., and see which one is tolerable and works for you.
  • zakariahzol

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    Mar 22, 2009 9:44 PM GMT
    Big Motor Biking. Zooming from one city to another . I can feel my stress get blow away on the highway.
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    Mar 22, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    I jog along a scenic route-- for me it's along the Mississippi River with eagles flying overhead.
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    Mar 22, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    doing sports/exercise is great, but even better is to make sure you really exert yourself

    listen to relaxation podcasts, mp3, semi hypnotic ones .... you can find some free on the internet

    change your routine, and do something different. Plan something to look forward to. Anytime you can feel more 'in control' you will feel better.

    some may like warm baths (not me icon_smile.gif )

    deep breathing is great... there is a technique

    eat less not more

    go for a walk

    Simplify your life by making your schedule less hectic.

    go for a massage

    plus other items already mentioned...icon_exclaim.gif
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:12 PM GMT
    Working out helps me - push myself more if having a rough day. Then a decent meal (maybe with a glass of wine) and a good night's sleep.

    On top of all that - perspective... ask myself, how much do the things that stress me matter in the long term.
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    Mar 22, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    1. work out
    2. Sex and more Sex
    3. I go and shoot my gun .
  • DanBasil

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    Mar 22, 2009 10:32 PM GMT
    I have tons of stress from work, so I am always battling stress issues.

    One thing I have found helpful is video games. It's an escapist act for me , especially role playing games or the sim games. I find them a nice release for stress, also the more violent games can be a good release for aggression. icon_razz.gif

    Also I allow myself a good meal (flavor-wise) when I'm really reaching tipping points, enjoying food allows me to relax a bit and gives me extra energy and vitamins to combat the fatigue that comes with stress.