Are you mentally stressed?

By DJ
@Daljinder (22177)
India
July 13, 2016 5:50pm CST
Ha! What a silly question! I mean, who is not? In this fast moving and highly competitive world, how can you not be stressed? Either it is your work situation or it is your family situation. It can be your social circle giving you headaches or it can be the sudden price hikes. It can be something as simple as not finding your “lucky shirt”. So, how do we get rid of it? The answer is, you can't. Unfortunately, stress is a part of our life that won't go away completely until a day comes when you stop caring about everything altogether. So, what to do now? Are we doomed to live under such burden? We don’t have to be. We can work on reducing the mental stress by taking appropriate measures. First of all, maintain a healthy lifestyle. Meditation and yoga are a great way to reduce mental stress. Any kind of physical activity also helps burn away stress, anger and tension. Manage your time and schedule your work as much as possible. Take some time for yourself. It's time to indulge in some guilty pleasures. What is yours? Avoid indulging in unhealthy ways of reducing stress like smoking or drugs or alcohol. They will help temporarily and will simultaneously cause health concerns later in your life. Stop over thinking and over analyzing things unnecessarily. Don’t keep everything inside. It’s unhealthy. Share your thoughts and concerns with your partner or any one close to you. You can even talk to the experts.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
19 Jul 16
Yeah, I am one who allows stress to creep into my life... Only in little ways, of course, but those little ways can slowly add up until the stress becomes unbearable... Then I need to find something that I don't have to think about, that isn't stressful and that will allow me to come back to an even keel again. Usually, that means burying myself in a good book, going for a good long drive or going to the lake, even if I only sit on the bank after I get there. LOL! Over thinking and over analyzing situations are usually how the little bits of stress start creeping into my life, DJ!
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
19 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil Overthinking and over analyzing is what my brother is prone to do. lol I don't have the patience to wait. Either I am in or I am out. Though it doesn't lessen the stress.
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@vandana7 (67677)
• India
20 Jul 16
DE ...do you know after I am gone there is going to be a new principle that will become uniformly acceptable? That is Vanny's principle, like the Peter's principle. It says...whether you think more or whether you think less, the end result is going to be the same. So live it! I ain't joking...when a shark comes before you...you can try thinking....or not thinking.
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@vandana7 (67677)
• India
25 Jul 16
@DaddyEvil ... You call that pleasant?
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
14 Jul 16
Sure, in a competitive corporate environment, employees and employers alike are stressed.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@zarlamain Yes they are! It's getting worse by the day.
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@zarlamain (24885)
• United States
14 Jul 16
@Daljinder Definitely. Dog eat dog world after all, right?
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
15 Jul 16
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
13 Jul 16
Lol.. stress hahha.. I'd be depressed if am not stressed :D
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
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@Drosophila (16699)
• Ireland
14 Jul 16
@Daljinder so yes I prefer to be stressed
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@Drosophila It's better than depressed. Much better!
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
13 Jul 16
You are so right stress is in everyones life. I try not to let things bother me too much and when they do I find ways to deal with it.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
13 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Yep we can't avoid stress but we can deal with it in our ways that suit us better.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
14 Jul 16
@Daljinder Each person has their own way of dealing with stress.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@Marcyaz That is true!
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jul 16
Once we retired much of the stress went out of our lives I think. We are very lucky.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@JudyEv Ah! No work pressure right? That's good that you are doing good.
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jul 16
@Daljinder We spent last night with an old work colleague of my husbands and he dreamt about trying to get outstanding debts paid so he was back being a bit stressed by work.
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@sol_cee (17408)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Jul 16
I can't find my lucky shirt!!
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@sol_cee LOL! Look under the bed.
@sol_cee (17408)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
14 Jul 16
@Daljinder What bed?!
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
Well.. glad that i don't indulge myself in those ;) Yeah..i will minimize.over thinking
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
13 Jul 16
@Lucky15 Yeah don't give pretty little head of yours over work by over thinking. We want you living long long life and a happy one at that.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
@Daljinder maybe too much of those.series before. Haha
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@ianburst (231)
14 Jul 16
Thank you for this :)
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@ianburst You are welcome!
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@ianburst (231)
14 Jul 16
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@ianburst (231)
14 Jul 16
@Daljinder oh ! THank you very much :) This is my first time to use it
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@vandana7 (67677)
• India
19 Jul 16
Mine will be out in a couple of more weeks...then next year..lol.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
19 Jul 16
@vandana7 What is happening in couple of weeks? Taxes?
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@vandana7 (67677)
• India
19 Jul 16
@Daljinder .. Yeah...tax returns. :( Yesterday preliminary study was over...but one party has not paid TDS so far...that can be headache...following up.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
Stress is inevitable as what you have already mentioned. It can be good up to a certain point especially when people become more productive when there's a little pressure. I manage mine by riding on my bicycle and just enjoying a long distance ride and admiring the sceneries.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@toniganzon Oooh Nice picture and the profile picture is awesome too. Cycling is good. It burns off stress.
@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
14 Jul 16
@Daljinder Thank you.
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@nomus24g (24914)
• India
13 Jul 16
So, is the stress keeping u awake at this hour
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
13 Jul 16
@nomus24g Nah! Internet was working finally so I thought I might as well do something. Haven't been able to do much work or be productive today. I am making up for it.
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@nomus24g (24914)
• India
13 Jul 16
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 16
Nope not me - no stress here.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@jaboUK You are lucky then!
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@rina110383 (24070)
14 Jul 16
There were times that I got mentally stressed because of my parents or siblings. They contact me just to relay the problems they created. What I do is to put off my phone. I gave them an ultimatum that I'll block them if they keep on doing that. They don't listen to me, hence, they should suffer the problems they caused. So far, my phone has been silent since then. And, I haven't experienced any mental stress from that time on.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
14 Jul 16
@rina110383 Hopefully the stress situation will continue to stay minimal for you.
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@allknowing (69451)
• India
13 Jul 16
Reducing one's wants could go a long way in not having many tensions. And those that visit us could be handled giving them time to defuse.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
13 Jul 16
@allknowing You hit it right. Unreasonable expectations are one of the main causes of stress too when they couldn't be fulfilled.
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@amadeo (73281)
• United States
13 Jul 16
people should name their child Stress or Stressie.Oh!well just a little fun.I share most things to mine.Some are meant to be scared
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
13 Jul 16
@amadeo LOL! Great idea about naming kids but it will create confusion if all boys are named "Stress" and all girls are named "Stressie". Sharing troubling thoughts is better than stewing over it. Its good that you share with your partner.
@Macarrosel (7540)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
Maybe, being positive in life helps to minimize stress. Just my thoughts,
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
13 Jul 16
@Marcarrosel Positivity is a good factor in minimizing stress. I agree on that.
@NJChicaa (46265)
• United States
13 Jul 16
and don't be afraid to seek professional help if you need it. It can make a world of difference and literally be a life-saver.
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@Daljinder (22177)
• India
13 Jul 16
@NJChicaa Agreed! Professional help must be sought if deemed necessary.
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