How do you deal with the neverending stress if you have it ?

United States
May 6, 2008 2:03pm CST
My life has been pretty stressful the last year from jobs from getting into school, to finances. I feel like I just cant ever catch a break at all! I feel like everything turns into a whirlwind. And I just want a moments peace. I've taken up mediatation and that seems to help some. But what do you do to ease stress?
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 May 08
I would say with the years of experience that I have had, I have learned to lean on God's understanding and not my own, and that if God brings me to it, then he will bring me through it. These are the times that God is growing us to reach new levels. What about the chammomile tea that you llked so well! That would help take some of the edge off!
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• United States
6 May 08
oh I've been doing that too with my meditation I have a meditation channel so I've been meditating in the mornings when I have time I'm going to church every weekend at henryville baptist. Bill has joined their softball team I like it their. SO I've been attendind church there. You know I havent lost MY FAITH!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
6 May 08
Grandma told me that you were attending there and that Toni was going with you. I knew you hadn't lost your FAITH. Glad you found a place to go that you like.
• Philippines
6 May 08
to ease stress, I always get a warm/hot shower to relax my tensed muscles (usually my shoulders, back). Then after that, either I just lie down on my bed and stare into space, sorta just empty my mind and think happy thoughts. Then I pray. After that, everything just goes into place and im free from stress. Breaking away from everyday monotony is also good, a short vacation could help. A change of environmen (even for a day) works wonders. Get a massage and set a day for pampering yourself. :)
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• United States
6 May 08
I do hot baths or showers also :)
• United States
7 May 08
I always need my moments of peace. I find activities I enjoy to take some of the stress away. Writing helps me a lot. That's probably my favorite creative outlet. Followed by my guitar, of course. I'm always playing my guitar.
• United States
8 May 08
I do use some writing some. but then sometimes when I reread what I wrote I feel stupid!
@mclendon (308)
• United States
23 May 08
The trick is: don't re-read what you wrote! Just do the stream-of-consciousness thing and get it out! Also, lying flat on your back and taking deep breathes is very relaxing, especially if you can do it outdoors. Try meditating on "this too shall pass". And then there is always Prozac! :)
@thepipes (163)
• United States
6 May 08
I wish that I knew some better ways to handle my stress because the last 6 monthes or so and especially the last month. I am getting to that at my wits end point and running out of ways to deal with it!
• Philippines
6 May 08
Pray, talk to God, tell Him your worries and everything will fall into place. Then try to think happy thoughts, don't start your day thinking that this will be the same boring routine. talking to friends and other people helps too, that way you get to unload your feelings or thoughts and not just carry its weight thinking nobody understands you. :)
• United States
6 May 08
I agree thats probally the main one with me .Is when things get to heavy putting things in the lords hands.
@cutepenguin (6455)
• Canada
14 May 08
I feel this way too, a lot. I also feel like there is some sort of rhythm that the rest of the world is on but I cannot quite get into the groove of. I try to slow down and take stock of everything once in awhile, to sort of centre myself.
• United States
15 May 08
I understand the rhythm thing!This is exactly how I feel.And you couldnt have put it in better words!
@anawar (2406)
• United States
7 May 08
Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Sometimes brownies and ice cream works. Usually it's mediation or working out in the gym that helps me. I worry more than I stress. But then, I stress about worrying, which leads back to brownies, which sends me back to the gym_
• United States
7 May 08
Cute! i'm not one for desserts but yeah comfort food is a plus! I use that one a lot!
@qtfrog99 (279)
• United States
6 May 08
Lately it seems like once a week I just lock myself in my room and cry. It really helps me get rid of all the everyday stress. And I know it is going to get worse before it gets better with the cost of so many common things skyrocketing.
• United States
6 May 08
i KNOW dear your not the only one with that worry. Trust in the lord! That helps me !
@p_vadla (1687)
• India
23 May 08
I do take frequent breaks from work.It has become a little problematic.These days working without stress has become a rare thing.
@gemini_rose (16193)
6 May 08
I went through a bad period of stress two years ago, it was so bad I lost 5 stone in weight altogether!! I did not do anything for it, I do not think I fully realised at the time that it was stress that I was suffering from. I would not want to take medication for it though anyway. My main stress buster is a naughty one, I just go outside with a coffee and a ciggie, and that works well enough for me!