Sweating Out The Anxiety

@marlina (74747)
Canada
September 19, 2016 9:46am CST
It is time for me to get out there and start sweating the anxiety about the Wednesday cataract surgery. Yes, I am on my way out to do some lawn mowing, that will help me to take my mind of what's coming. Then, it will be shower time which will relax me some more, then lunch time. If I am still too anxious after all that, I will have to do some vacuuming, another stress helper. What do you do when you are too stressed?
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@Happy2BeMe (75071)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
You are doing the right thing by keeping yourself busy and keeping your mind occupied. I do the same thing if I am feeling stressed. Everything will go just fine Wednesday! Wishing you all the best!
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@Happy2BeMe, thank you so much.
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@Happy2BeMe (75071)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@marlina you are welcome!
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@LadyDuck (163097)
• Switzerland
19 Sep 16
When I am too stressed I keep me busy, more or less exactly what you are doing right now.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
We are really "twins".
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@LadyDuck (163097)
• Switzerland
20 Sep 16
@marlina Not only the avatar.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
20 Sep 16
@LadyDuck Except that your eyes seem to be brown and much bigger.
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@RubyHawk (26772)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Sep 16
I usually do housecleaning if I can't get out to walk. Don't worry about the surgery, it's a breeze.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
22 Sep 16
You are right, the surgery was a lot easier than I expected, thanks.
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@RubyHawk (26772)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Sep 16
@marlina glad it went well, I had no problems with my surgery and now I wear much thinner glasses. I really wouldn't have to wear any at all, but they sharpen my vision just a bit..
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
@RubyHawk I will need glasses for reading, I didn't before. That will be a nuisance.
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@Corbin5 (109339)
• United States
19 Sep 16
I swap negative thoughts that enter my brain immediately with positive thoughts.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Not easy to do I have to admit that.
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@Corbin5 (109339)
• United States
19 Sep 16
@marlina Well, if you do it often enough, it becomes a habit and your brain does it automatically, but takes time and a lot of practice to make the swapping an automatic thing.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I guess I should start practicing this good advice.
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• United States
19 Sep 16
I don't often get stressed but when I do I yell at my husband since he's the only one I have. See, the time went pretty fast didn't it...soon it will be all over and you'll be saying how easy it was.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
I went out and did the front lawn (it was pretty hot) and now I am so tired that I don't have the energy to worry. So, I would say that it did work pretty well.
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@much2say (39681)
• United States
19 Sep 16
Ah, well it's good to be productive when you're stressed - at least you get some things done!! I'm keeping good thoughts that all will go well and smoothly for you on Wednesday!
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Thank you so much, much appreciated. Yes, I did the front lawn.
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@much2say (39681)
• United States
19 Sep 16
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@HappyKez (126)
• India
20 Sep 16
I read comics and in no time I will be super cool to the normal me again . I also do my nails. It helps me relax. Wednesday is going to be alright....
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
20 Sep 16
Thanks, I will do my nails tonight too.
@RasmaSandra (18444)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 Sep 16
Just do everything and anything that keep my mind on other things. I wish you luck and hey, they do say it is a piece of cake if it is done by laser. Sending up a prayer that all goes well and just keep you mind on other things. Put on something great to watch or some favorite music. Virtual hugs @marlina
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
@RasmaSandra, Thanks Rasma, and virtual hugs from a "scared little Canadian chicken".
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@Gillygirl (17340)
• Sutton, England
19 Sep 16
Good luck with the surgery. I usually listen to music to calm me down.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
The music trick does not work on me.
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@amadeo (67585)
• United States
19 Sep 16
first.positive thinking.Deep breath.@marlina it is not bad.You are getting to stress about this.You will be fine. take deep breath.If you have any question?asked them when you are there.Now breathe
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
Hello Alfredo, I am breathing and did some lawn mowing which made me tired and now do not have the energy to worry.
@Hatley (164640)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Sep 16
Thats eas y lol I mylot a lot please let me know when'you have your cataract surgery as Im contemplating going through the same thing and Im pretty tense about it too lol.
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@marlina (74747)
• Canada
19 Sep 16
My surgery will be Wednesday morning at 7:30 A.M. I will let you know how it went.
@responsiveme (16753)
• India
19 Sep 16
Work keeps off anxiety...you are on the right track....and don't worry as I have been saying. Take care:)
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@XinfulThotz (4184)
• Singapore, Singapore
19 Sep 16
wash the dishes.. do laundry...shower... i guess i wash away my stress...
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@BelleStarr (38978)
• United States
21 Sep 16
I think I would take a nap and wake up refreshed and ready to face anything.
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
20 Sep 16
Good luck to you! When I'm stressed, I get knots in my stomach and double over with pain. That happened last night. I was stressed about my husband's arms. Getting onto all fours helps.
@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
20 Sep 16
Movement and music are helpful
@Susan2015 (20994)
• United States
20 Sep 16
Hope that it all goes well for you on Wednesday. Many people get that done.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
20 Sep 16
Ride a bike, paint, try to sleep
@AmbiePam (49492)
• United States
19 Sep 16
Thinking about lawn mowing makes my allergies cringe.