on Oct 21, 2007 @ 07:45 pm|
How do you cope with stress? What are your tricks to staying calm in stressful situations? I'm tired and cranky and breaking out, dry scalp and really irritable. Any tips?
|don't know on Oct 22, 2007 @ 07:30 pm|
I haven't really found a good way to deal with stress. I tend to bottle things up inside and at some point I have so much stress and frustration and hurt pent up inside me that some small, trivial little thing upsets me and I go over the edge and just totally break down and wind up on the phone with my boyfriend crying and venting about everything. Once I do that I always feel better though. Certainly not a very good way to go about it; but having someone to talk to about it all helps. I need to learn to talk about it as things are happening though rather than holding it all in and waiting till there's a ton of stuff bothering me.
If he's not around, I write. Sometimes poems, songs etc. If a specific person is causing the stress I write a letter to them to vent my feelings - not a letter to be sent mind you, just a letter to get it all out. Once I'm done writing, I burn it so there is no chance of them (or anyone else for that matter) accidentally finding and reading it. Writing's very therapeutic for me.
|It depends... on Oct 23, 2007 @ 12:54 pm|
stress relief depends on the person... I find that I take a break for me when I am stressed....do something I love to do... and then I feel better. For some people it is yoga, chatting on the phone with a friend, going for a walk etc. Life is too short to let stress beat you down! Take a ME BREAK and commit to taking time for yourself! :o)