What stresses you the worst?

@celticeagle (120447)
Boise, Idaho
October 7, 2009 1:33am CST
I am going to be totally honest with this one because this is a horrible word for me and there is no place for humor in it. I have a major problem with stress. It makes my life a living h$ll. It got real bad in 2006 and struck me down (literally) in a bad way. Rashes, stomache aches, headaches, blurred vision, bad panic attacks,insomnia, body aches, nauseau, social anxiety, dizziness, fatigue, breathing problems, and depression. Depression came next and I spent two years in the deepest and darkest place I have ever been in. Scarey stuff boys and girls! What stresses me? Well let me tell you: EVERYTHING! I am one of those people that worries if I don't have anything to worry about. I just know the bomb is going to explode any minute. Paranoid? No. Just life in my little red wagon. I think the worst is anything coming down on my kids. And, new things. Oh ya! Anything new just drives me nuts. Not to say I can't handle alot but, hey, sometimes it gets to me and snowballs. Well, enough about me. Now it is your turn. What stresses you the worst? You on a personal level. Not bills or the kids but something personal. Not paranoia (it'll kill ya) but STRESS. Thought I did pretty good keeping it serious too.
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
21 Sep 10
Well most of the time, its my job which gives more stress. I use to manage stress, listening musiq, playing violen and i like chocolates, and i feel i get refreshed after having my chocolates and above all Meditation is best way to balance and handle stress.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Sep 10
Sounds like you have a good routine.
@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
14 Apr 10
hi there, Stressors are present in our day to day life. It's just depend on how we respond to it. Whether we fight or flight. What gives me stress are the following; a. (financial). i'm out of budget or don't have budget anymore, b. (family). sickness, problems c. (friend/s). arguments, jealousy d. (work/job). when not stable
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 09
What stresses me the worst? Probably unfair criticism and being pressured to do something I don't want to do.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 09
Yes, those two are pretty hurtful as well.
@GardenGerty (103964)
• United States
10 Oct 09
I am constantly afraid I am going to forget something important. Not take good enough care of people I am responsible for, both at work and at home and in family. That is my stress. That and the fact that my house is a mess and I do not even really know how to whip it into shape.
@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 09
Well, you figure- if you didn't care so much you wouldn't stress over those things so much. And to whip the house into shape just take it a day at time.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Oct 09
What really gets to me is when people lie to me and think I dont know or wont find out! Just makes me mad but when I find out I holler no more would ya say stress.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 09
I totally agree. That makes me mad and stressed also.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
7 Oct 09
Hi celticeagle, that seems to be a lot of stress you undergo when it's not really necessary, there really is no need to worry about things that don't need worrying about. I try these days to be calm as like to go along at an even keel, and would prefer a short fuse of anger forgotten in a few minutes than a day of stress. I do get stressed though when following tourist drivers on the roads as they are clueless about how to drive over here and are a total menace on the mountain road. I am fearless when it comes to Greek manic drivers but these tourists who amble along at 30km per hour looking at the view whene there's nowhere to overtake drive me mad. I get through it by swearing behind my wheel until I can finally overtake and feel safe again.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 09
Yes, I am very sensitive to it. Tourist drivers would be a good reason for stress.
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
7 Oct 09
Hi celti, Well your account was something like Hollywood movie, really. How could you get stressed if you have nothing top worry about? I am all nuts. Well as you have asked about ours, I must say I get stressed when I lose myself confidence and when I think that what I should have accomplished has not been done and I am the responsible person for this non accomplishment. It tears my mind until I make some amendment. Therefore these days I am very careful in promising anybody or giving words.
@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Oct 09
That is a good thing and good you know yourself that well.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
17 Apr 10
Hi, celticangel. I am stressed about going to try for my road test. Every time that I think about it, I will get stressed out. I always think about what is to come sooner or later and it wrecks my nerves like crazy.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
17 Apr 10
And on top of that, I am very stressed out about paying my rent on time. If it is not paid on time, I will panic, because I don't want to have to stay with anyone and I don't want to live at another motel.
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr 10
Well, I hope it all goes well for you. You should do fine in your road test. Living at a motel? Ugh! That may be what we will have to do here come the first of the month. Believe me I know what you mean! I would like to just have a place to live and call home that I can afford and not worry and never have any money to have any fun with!
• Southend-On-Sea, England
29 Oct 09
I could be wrong but it sounds to me as if you have a free-floating stress that latches onto anything that comes into your head or is around you, as its own way of making sense to you. Could be that the original thing which caused it has been lost and may be outside of your conscious memory? The thing which causes me most stress is noise of any kind, but I know where the roots of that lie; in my early childhood. Have you had any kind of therapy to help you gradually relax and get to the bottom of what's making you feel like this? I find listening to music helps me unwind a lot and get things into perspective.