How do you deal with stress?

@kmeeks (49)
United States
December 14, 2011 1:05am CST
Me personally I would lock myself in my room and play video games. There's some satisfaction in shooting a zombie in the face. But as I get older this doesn't help. As soon as I put down the controller they ever lingering stress of life kicks in again. So how do you deal with stress? What steps do you take to get ride of it?
5 responses
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
15 Dec 11
I just take a deep breath first of all. That tends to give me something else to focus on other than the situation that is causing stress. There are going to be a lot of times where that really does bring me back down and try and focus on dealing with the situation. Of course, a lot of the times that only is a temporary fix to say the least. I tend to write in many situations but there are times where writing, venting as I write, helps me calm my nerves, burn through a level of stress. There is just something about writing that is very liberating and something that just brings a smile right to my face. Also a nice soak in the bathtub allows me to unwind and relax. Relaxing in any way is a wonder to relieve stress. Of course, they might only be temporary measures, but it gives us time to calm down and figure out what we need to do.
@kmeeks (49)
• United States
17 Dec 11
That's very interested, its sad to say but I've always worry to much about what is happening to actually relax. I think from now on I will make at least one day a week about relaxing.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
14 Dec 11
Well,i feel it is a little hard to deal with stress. I mean nothing can help a lot when you are at stress. When i am in stress. I don't want to do anything. Most time i would surf on the net and just kill time. Sometimes i try to read some positive stories and news to try to keep in high spirit. But always failed. Well, i think only time can cure the stress. Because after some days, my mood will change into good.
@kmeeks (49)
• United States
15 Dec 11
I know the feeling, that's basically what I do is try to pass time. I guess I want to just pass enough time that the stress passes with it. But that usually is never the case.
• India
14 Dec 11
Hmm your idea is not bad to cope up with stress. well I personally listen old songs or instrumental songs through earphone so that I can forget surroundings for sometime.Thats what I do to cope up with stress.
@kmeeks (49)
• United States
15 Dec 11
I never could get into classical music. I played a trumpet through out high school but its just not the same.
@moneyham (201)
• India
14 Dec 11
When i feel stress, generally i will listen to my favorite music in my ipod. This will makes me more relaxed and can easily recover from stress.
@kmeeks (49)
• United States
14 Dec 11
thanks for your response! I used to listen to my ipod as well. But I gave it to my girlfriend. I would listen to it on my computer but I don't think my neighbors want to listen to disturbed or slipknot. .
@dodo19 (31996)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
16 Dec 11
Whenever I'm stressed, or something, I try to do something that I enjoy doing. I might go for a walk, read a book, watch a movie, spend time online, or something to that effect. Doing this sort of thing helps me relax.