Stressed Out

@lynnemg (4539)
United States
December 28, 2008 8:48pm CST
What things trigger stress for you? How do you deal with it? For me, I think one of my biggest triggers is a messy house. I cannot relax when my house is not clean, and it really stresses me out. How do I deal with it? I clean my house frantically until I feel it is done or I can no longer keep up the pace. Then, I sit here, at my computer and write, or whatever. The final thing I will do in an attempt to relax today will be to soak in a hot bath for a while. Your turn. What stresses you out, and how do you help relieve that stress?
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12 responses
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
29 Dec 08
snow birds that come down to florida and do 20 miles under the speed limit causing traffic jams for 5 months.i only go shopping and such early,very early before the idiots wake up and if i need something during the day i take side streets or wait until evening.really you cannot believe these people,not all but 90 %.if ya can't do the speed limit stay home and if you can't see over the steering wheel hire someone to drive you.and before any northeners get on my case i'm originally from jersey.happy new year.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
They are drivign slow so they can look at all of the scenery?? LOL If I were you, I'd be thankful that you have the other 7 months of normality on your streets!! I think if I were in your shoes, I would be a bit frustrated, but would find a lot of humor in the whole situation.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
30 Dec 08
lol i lived 10 miles from manhattan and still after 10 years down here can't slow down not driving wise but gotta move,gotta move i haven't lost that rush rush i had up north,yeah has to be the scenery lol =}
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
29 Dec 08
I think my biggest stress is money (or rather the lack of it.) Money can buy you some peace of mind and freedom from doing some things you do not want to do. For example in your case you could easily hire a maid or cleaner that would come in each day and you would have a spotless house. I have heard that money will not buy you happiness but in your case it would buy a clean house ( would that not make you happy) and a nice massage after your bath (would that not make you happy?). I stress relieve by putting something off or ignoring it. I have to sleep a lot so while I am dozing I am not worrying or getting stressed.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I actually clean houses for a living, isn't that funny. I am a picky cleaner and know exactly how thorough I am, so I don't think that it would help me at all to hire someone else to do it for me at my own home. Now, I think a maasage would do wonders for me. Once in a great while, I can get my husband to rub my back, but that only lasts a few secods before he gets bored with it.
• Canada
30 Dec 08
According to feng shui you have to get rid of the clutter to achieve harmony from your surroundings.
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@syeryn (574)
• United States
29 Dec 08
The quickest way to stress me out is to ask me to change my schedule without notice. I am a creature of habit and I have set routines each day that keep my life stress-free. So if I am asked to come in early, or told I have to give up my day off to work for someone who has called in sick, forget it, my entire day is shot.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
It sounds like you are a very routine person. That can be a good thing, but as you said, it can cause a lot of stress when plans change at the last minute.
@syeryn (574)
• United States
30 Dec 08
Yes I am very much a routine person. It has many benefits but the main downfall is when something comes up and requires that it be changed.
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@Ithink (10411)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I also don't like a messy house and with 5 kids sometimes I just get stressed about it. The last few days my back has been really bad and so things aren't getting done that I think needs done. Not that I think they do but obviously they think I only think it as it isn't getting done! lol Did you follow that cause I almost confused myself! I get stressed from bills too .. they are evil! How do I get rid of stress? Listening to our 2 year old play and giggle does a good job and I love to read. I also come here and just play on line some. I get my mind on other things.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Sounds a lot like my house. I too have found it an instant stress reliever when one of my kids just starts giggling. The sound of their laughter is almost contagious at times and I can't help but laugh a little too.
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
29 Dec 08
stress is something which we all face everyday with the things which our mind is most involved. suppose we want to have a good relationship with a person but unfortunately we come under certain circumstances where we could'nt make the relationship. then we come under stress. similarly want work done but can't makes us more stressed.if someone is more neaty then he will come under stress if he sees messy things around him.stress is minds blockage to relaxation. take few deep breaths and relax if you are really feeling stress about something.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Good advice, but sometimes, stress makes it difficult for me to even breathe. I guess that maybe I am just too critical of myself??
@hey_baby (426)
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
i get stressed out when things doesn't go the way i had planned. what i do is sit on a corner and map out my plans again. weird.. but knowing the flow of things de-stresses me..
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Not weird at all, I feel less stressed when I feel that I have a little control over things in my life. That's probably why a messy house stresses me out!!
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
Deadlines. Nothing stresses me like cramming to meet deadlines with supervisors breathing down your back - unless there are multiple deadlines falling on the same date that you have to meet with supervisors breathing down your back. Also, I find it stressful working with people I dislike or am not in good terms with. Anyway, my number one stress-relieving method would be to sleep - give my body and mind a well-deserved rest. And then I go watch some mindless shows/movies on television (spoofs and variety shows are a favorite) and, amidst laughing at the lameness of it all, I kind of forget what I'm stressed about in the first place.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I can honestly say that I have never had to worry about deadlines or projects a work. I am thankful for that. My best friend works in an office, she is the human resource manager, so you can imagine how stressful her job gets!! The funny thing is that no matter how stressed she gets, she seems to excel under pressure.
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
29 Dec 08
i got stressed out really easily... i can get stressed out because of the simplest reason... when i stressed out, i usually read a book or hang around in a mal doing window shopping... watching TV and DVDs also help for me... take care and have a nice day...
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I cannot relax when there is anything that I know needs to be done. I used to be much worse. It was nothing for me to stay up all night cleaning my house then go to work without any rest at all.
• United States
29 Dec 08
School and financial problems stress me out. I usually try to sleep or listen to music to relax. Another thing that helps calm me down is work. It might sound strange but it does. When I'm at work I focus on getting things done and it takes my mind off of whatever is stressing me out.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
Finances are a big streeor for a lot of us. As I have said, I cannot relax when I know things need done, so I will frantically clean and do the things I know need doing. The more I get done, the better I feel. Usually, I work until I simply cannot work anymore.
• Malaysia
29 Dec 08
I will only stress out when I am rushing for a project for my company but other people around me are chatting happily and floating around doing nothing. Or, when I am talking during a meeting or doing a presentation or training for them, they are busy talking while I am talking. That is quite rude and also shows that they don't respect me who is speaking in front. That really stresses me out but I will normally just keep quiet and wait for them to finish. I will not explode or anything.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I can understand that stress. It feels alomst like you are talking to the walls. LOL When I am teaching and the students don't want to pay attention, I will just stand there quietly too. It doesn'y seem to take them long to decide to listen.
• Philippines
29 Dec 08
My way of de-stress is I give my body sleep early,normally I sleep 9PM and wake up 7:30 :), I feel like I become more alert the next day....and I can answer and post discussion here in mylot. :) No talking, I leave PC for awhile so I am re-charge for a long day again. Happy mylotting!
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
When I am super-stressed, I cannot even sleep comfortably. I toss and turn all night.
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
29 Dec 08
If I have too much to do and too little time to do it in, I get stressed out. I like for my life to run smoothly, in a more or less organized way, so having things piled on me at the last minute causes stress. I don't mind a messy house, or messy grandkids, or even a messy husband...just as long as I don't have ten million things to do!
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I can handle having a million things to do as long as don't have a messy house to do it in. Isn't that funny??