what do you do whe n you find yourself stressed and burnt out?

@BYOLA2871 (4376)
South Africa
January 25, 2008 7:01am CST
For some days now things have not really been working out mty way and i found myself almost flat on my back ,i decided to take some days of everything that i ususally do to think through what i can do i also took some time away from the usual people i relate with ,thankfully i made two new friends who have been great sources of inspiration to me and i guess now am ready to go.tell me what do you do when you feel burnt out?
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I stay stressed and burnt out all of the time. All I do is work all of the time to help pay the bills. I don't have time to sit and enjoy life like I would like to. I hope it all changes some day soon. I just keep working and trying to better my life and hopefully some day it will all pay off to me.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
26 Jan 08
my dear kep searching for ways to get yourself to relax,do you know that stress actually shortens our life span?please do the best you can to try relax,been stressed will never make things better.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Thank you. I try so hard to find some time in my day to sit back and relax but it is so hard because I work alot and have alot of stresses and worries. I also have to make time for my husband and my daughter too. I also have yard work, house work, bills to pay, and so much more. It is hard to fit it all in one day for some of it. I stay so busy trying figure out how to better our life so we can sit back and enjoy it some day, I hope.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
28 Jan 08
like i said earlier you know we never have time for anything in life until we create time,you will be surprised that you may never get time to rest until you make time for it and i also think the best way to do this is toi look out for programs that take less time but pay higher,how about that?
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@elite19 (52)
• India
28 Jan 08
lucky to find some friends but for me its hard as i am at home so only one thing is left thats is net but dose not help much show me some other way that i can try
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
28 Jan 08
well since you said you are always at home ,i think you should try as much as possible to remain psychologically balanced always look to the brighter side of life ,reading good inspiring books can also help[ if you love to read ,you can also watch good movies and commedies but i tell you the best way is still to hang out with people who are true friends cos they help a lot
• India
30 Jan 08
thanks for all your suggestion dear but for me the real problem is that iam unable to make real friends or i can say not lucky and thats the reason for me to feel down but i think this site is going to help me a lot.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
30 Jan 08
take an holiday it doesnt have to be an expensive one it could just be a weekend away from your usual enviroment it works i have done it before ,sometimes you can just go all out to spoil yourself
@maximax8 (27048)
29 Jan 08
It is a good idea for me to watch a favorite movie or new film that I have not seen before. Listening to music might uplift my mood and dancing is great for stress relief. Taking my dogs out for a very long walk along the beach makes me feel happier. Going for a bike ride can release much stress. Meeting up with friends can be great. Taking vitamin pills daily, enjoying a relaxing warm bath and reading a wonderful book can make me feel good. I am glad that you have made some new friends that are an inspiration for you.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
30 Jan 08
great therapy for stress my dear mylotter,warm baths do relax the muscle especially when you just lie down inthe bath for a while closing your eyes,freeing your mind and friends do a lot too
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
some how with the stress and the constant thinking about bills and other payable things, i am feeling a bit burn out this past few days. my guy then plans for us to have a special weekend to relax and enjoy ourselves to get away from all that stress.i'd albe filing leave for friday and we'd spend the day at home, watch a movie at night and maybe a fancy dinner. i also wanted to go an amusement park and ride like we're kids having so much fun. i'm getting really excited and it makes the week fly fast.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
30 Jan 08
bills are one pain in the neck especially when its getting to the end of the month but the best we can do about them is to try as much as we can to minimise unnecessary expenses and increase our income tehn the outing is something i do sometimes when i just want to get away from the usual things of life,wish you guys a great time and come back with good postings
• United States
28 Jan 08
I have been feeling like that too. I have just kinda kept it bottled up inside me for a little while now. My cousin called this morning and I vented to her and I feel much better now. I told her I was so sorry I vented to her and she said it was no problem because she vented to me too. We just talked about our problems and what we were going to try to do to fix them. I do feel much better now and I feel like a lot has been lifted off me just because I talked to someone about it. So I guess when I get stressed out or burnt out then it makes me feel better to talk to someone.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
28 Jan 08
that"s great sweet girl_1,just like you i discover that one of the greatest gifts of life is to have people who understand you and who can just take you for who you are at any time,am so happy that at least you were able to get over the stress,remember there are people out there who needs your experience
• United States
25 Jan 08
I felt this way for the pass few days. However I did do a big cleaning of my closet and stove etc. I had to just crash yesterday. I cut off the computer and let the tv watch me. I did not even talk on the phone till after 8. I then did some myloting and Found my wrist hurt. I got off the computer and watched some tv. Now I am back to feeling better. I also think removing the negatives in your life helps greatly.
@BYOLA2871 (4376)
• South Africa
25 Jan 08
thanks so much for this response iin fact i discovered that i have allowed a lot of negative thoughts creep in on me in recent times without my knowing it well i dealt with them and i am still doing some personal relationship audits