How do you cope with stress?

Philippines
March 10, 2016 5:41am CST
Just today at work I heard a gossip about someone attempting to end her life because she got scolded by her superior. Upon hearing this , I thought to myself that she must be really suffering that much to contemplate suicide. Its not a one time thing, the frustrations must be building up inside and eating her will to live. And her support system might be weak because we all have problems, big or small but we learn to cope with it . So, if life is getting stressful and you need a breather what do you usually do to help yourself attain a sense of calmness amidst the chaos that is running your life?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Mar 16
I usually go out and shoot a few people. Not really, of course, but I have wanted to a few times... I vegetate...lose myself in a book or some music or sometimes just even playing with the cat.
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@vandana7 (64905)
• India
10 Mar 16
That is supposed to increase stress right? Vegetating I mean..
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
Hahaha shooting people hmm reminded me of the movie my friend shared . I think it was the anarchy where in there is a legal holiday to kill people. Hmm reading does calm the mind .But if are really infuriated then doing some heavy works can release some excess energy and can help prevent bloodbath ??
@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@vandana7 No, disconnecting from the world doesn't increase stress to the best of my knowledge
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@vandana7 (64905)
• India
10 Mar 16
Start cleaning...when I clean I grumble...and that gets a bit of nonsense out of me...music helps...end result of cleaning helps..lol
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• Philippines
10 Mar 16
Hahhaha sure way of being productive as well.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Sometimes I myLot, but sometimes myLot is what stresses me out
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• Philippines
10 Mar 16
@JolietJake hahahaha we get out stress from all walks of life. Sometimes, its even surprising how little things can shake our whole being.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
10 Mar 16
@dazzledlady,When I have stress,I either go for a long walk or start reading a book.Generally I go for long walks.It kills the stress effectively.
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
It releases the pent up enegies.
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
11 Mar 16
@dazzledlady Right.Physical activities relieve you of stress and tension.
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• Philippines
11 Mar 16
@else34 yup , in japan there is a place where you can buy things that you can throw to a wall to relieve stress or tension.
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@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 16
I normally in that case isolate myself and go to the place where I sit and talk to a person whom I love.
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
What happens then if you cant contact that person at the time when you needed him/ her?
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
10 Mar 16
@dazzledlady I just play games or chat with a friend on phone.
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• Philippines
10 Mar 16
@sjvg1976 that is good becauae I always thought that its not all the time we can rely on someone because they might be busy with thier own problems as well.
• United States
11 Mar 16
Getting good deals while shopping calms me down..
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Hahaha that would calm me as well if I have the money :p
• Philippines
10 Mar 16
I would probbaly be moody and have that much more upset face. but then there are times, that I just go to sleep or play tiberian sun game to release my mood.
• Philippines
11 Mar 16
Sleeping it off is nice as well .But sometimes because of that frustation you could not sleep.
@rakski (16054)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
given the chance, I go somewhere I can breathe. beach, province. if I cannot go there, I go to church and breathe. other than this, I put it out in my punching bag (just recently) but before, I listen to soft music, I cry, I danced til I drop but never did I think to end my life. Life is good no matter what. you just have to be positive.
@kaka135 (14085)
• Malaysia
13 Mar 16
I like to talk to someone. Sometimes friends, colleagues, and mostly my husband. He can always give me good advice. Besides talking to others, I think the most important is still how I can learn to release the stress. Reading some inspiring or motivational books did help me. Now, I learn to meditate, and I really think it helps me a lot too.
@simone10 (21657)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Mar 16
I find that walking is a great stress reliever for me. Recently I have discovered that I love adult coloring books and it relaxes me so much.