Stress: How do you deal with it?

on Aug 11, 2013 @ 06:39 pm

We all know stress is a killer, literally. I have been going through alot of Stress lately and wondered if any
Chicks out there would like to share your tips on how you deal with inconvenient ups and downs?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

16 Replies

Music on Aug 11, 2013 @ 06:47 pm

I find music very therapeutic...Also hugging my pet :) Also good friends who you can talk to.A nice cup of peppermint tea is soothing for the nerves..Everyone has stressful times in there life and just hanging in there and working through it...There is always a solution....Try do things that make you happy to calm yourself...Take Care :)

great tips for stress on Aug 11, 2013 @ 07:06 pm

Thank you for this advice, you have alot of great advice Bren.
I love to listen to music and having a nice hot bath. My pets are
also very therapeutic, getting out for a walk is also extremely relaxing.
I try to do some kind of exercise every other day and some deep breathing
which is also very helpful.
The only thing I don't do that you mentioned on your list of advice, is a good
friend to talk to.
I have started therapy so I am hoping that might help, I am concerned about afterwards,
I will then lose that person I have made a connection with.
I have severe trust issues due to my childhood and am just now trying to learn how
to trust others.
Guess this was a good start.
Thanks Bren, hope this advice will help others as well!!

A pencil! on Aug 13, 2013 @ 01:43 am

I like to go out and walk with my horses. Couponing relaxes me and the idea of saving money keeps financial stress down. Cleaning the house with the radio on, dancing with my mop in hand and using a home made floor cleaner I found somewhere on the internet. On especially stressful days, put a pencil between your teeth. It forces you to smile, prevents marionette lines later in life and because your body thinks your smiling, the feel good chemicals are released and you just plain feel better! Sound silly but seriously, try it.

Cute and cuddly on Aug 14, 2013 @ 12:37 am

I found that until i finally had my own, visiting shelters or places with baby animals was a decent stress reliever. That or volunteering with children. Things like this force you to feel good or be happy. Plus, everyone knows that when things make you laugh your mood changes. Distract yourself and make sure youre always doing what you like!

Stress on Sep 05, 2013 @ 09:43 pm

I find that journalling helps with stress. Often times I will reread it and then I get a clearer picture of my thoughts, this way I can manage them.

Vitamin supplement on Sep 06, 2013 @ 11:45 am

I get extremely stressed out about anything and everything. I have a hard time sleeping and I tend to loose my hair because of it. My doctor recommended that I take a vitamin B supplement and it has worked wonders for me. I sleep better, my hair has not been falling as much and I feel less stressed. My husband has even commented several time on the fact that I seem to be in a better mood in general. Hope it helps!

Battling Stress on Sep 27, 2013 @ 11:19 am

Stress is a terrible thing and I try to combat it where and however I can.

First off I'm on anti-anxiety medication which made a HUGE difference in my life...What I thought was stress and stress related sleeplessness turned out to be a real medical issue. Talk to your doctor even if you think it's minor - that's why they get paid the big bucks!

Eating healthy is important, that and getting out and burning off steam-a run, jog, walk, sport-anything to burn off the restless energy and release endorphin s.

I tend to talk things over with my cat ... who always agrees with me and doesn't think I'm crazy and will listen endlessly (especially if I'm holding treats).

When things are really bad and stressful a bottle of wine and some gal pals does the trick.

Good luck and remember to try and not sweat the small stuff!

Stress on Sep 27, 2013 @ 08:20 pm

Some stress busting ideas of mine are
- bubble bath and lock the door
- go for a long walk with your bestie
- talk to your bestie
- eat a delicious meal including dessert :)

Stress on Oct 02, 2013 @ 02:13 am

Found as I reached my 40's my coping mechanisms were ebbing away & stress was increasing. Decided I'd rather not seek out pharmaceutical help & decided to take a step back & really look at my life. Realized I was rushing thru life & discovered deep breathing exercises, & taking quiet time to myself helped immensely, in moments of extreme stress I popped a piece of chocolate in my mouth & let it melt, breathing slowing it brings such relief.

stress relief on Oct 02, 2013 @ 09:35 am

I deal with stress by crying. Not in front of the world, but I run a hot bath to relax and then i just let the tears fall. If I don't, I turn into a sarcastic mean girl.

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