Can you relax? or are you stressed?

@laydee (12810)
Philippines
March 12, 2009 7:56pm CST
There are people who not only are stressed due to work, but they stress themselves out. Are you one of them? One good test is to close your eyes for a minute. Here's how it works: Have a watch ready, then when the second hand reaches 12 close your eyes.. open your eyes after a minute. Look at the second hand, did you open your eyes BEFORE 60seconds? if so, you are not relaxed and are stressed. If you just about got it right to the dot, your stress level is fair, if you opened your eyes a lot of points after 1minute, you're overly relaxed! GO TO WORK! ehehehe... How did you do in this experiment?
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@williamjisir (22900)
• China
13 Mar 09
feeling so stressed - i hate to feel stressed as it is bad to my health.
Hello laydee. It is good methods that you have introduced to us friends. I will give it a try. Well, in my daily work, I do feel stressed, especially when there is something special for me to be in charge of. I always try to do it best and thus it gives me burden and stress. The only way I try to avoid the work stress is to forget it and then make myself finish it within the last minute. To some degree, I am a last-minute person. hehe.
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@laydee (12810)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of you being a last-minute person? Do you think it's more beneficial?
• China
16 Mar 09
In fact, it has more disadvantages than advantages. If everything is found some time for it to make it done earlier, you won't have to be in such a hurry. The only advantage of being a last-minute person is that you let alone the stress until the expiry date. I have to say that it is only I that is concerned. I do not know about the others. lol. Thank you for asking, ladyee. Good day to you.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
13 Mar 09
after reading your discussion i thought to try it and as i am at the laptop i would use the same watch on my desktop, i know it is a little funny experiment but i tried it now, i opened my eyes before 60 seconds and according to you i need to relax and i am stressded. it was a good experiment and fun for a moment. so how about you did you try this out and what was the result ? but really the work at home and all other activities are really making me stressed and i am feeling it and hence i was also just thinking from a few days that i have to find ways to come out of this and use some plans to do all my work properly and also take rest at the same time and i shouldnt get stressed. it was nice to repond your discussion and happy mylotting.
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@laydee (12810)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Oh! Tell me about it, I also open my eyes before 60seconds... I mean, I've done this over and over again and still I can't perfect it! Hahaha...! Thanks for dropping by!
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
I know I am a little stress, but I did give this experiment a shot. And guess what, I am really stressed, this experiment is a living testimony of how stressed I am . I opened my eyes with still 25 seconds left to make the 2nd hand reached number 12 again. Lately, there are a lot of things happening at work, deadlines, reports, facing new people, and changes that hinders me to go and relax.
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@laydee (12810)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Hehehehe... I guess if it's healthy stress it's okay, but if it's too much, you got to take it slow.
• United States
14 Mar 09
Laydee, I tried this and it works! The stress made me think only 11 seconds were a full minute! I really need to take some meditation time...
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• United States
13 Mar 09
i'm afraid to try it, i might fall asleep! lol!
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
13 Mar 09
This is a good exercise, laydee. Once was a time in my life when I would not have made it to 30 seconds, and I would have sworn it was 3 minutes. I am a fairly laid back person by nature, but have not always dealt with stress well. I have spent years now practicing yoga and meditation in various forms. I now have many such exercises as the one you put forth here that I keep safely in my back pocket just for checking in with myself now and then. Everyone should have a way of relaxing that works for them. It is very important for health and well being.
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@1rickyme (146)
• India
13 Mar 09
I don't know how it works but i will check out i want to check my stress level do telling us if u have this kind of techniques if any i am interested in knowing them
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I am definitely stressed. Life is stressing me, the economy, lack of a job, money, unable to pay bills etc. I try to rationalize by telling myself that I can not do what I can not do, but the pressure form creditors etc. just enhances my stress. This week, I was over the limit with stress, and the only thing that brought me out somewhat was when I went to choir rehearsal last night. After leaving church, I had a subtle calming effect. I do not expect to eliminate my stress any time soon, It would be good, but I really need to learn how to control it. I really do not what it to get the better of me.
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• China
13 Mar 09
laydee,thanks for introuduce this expeiment to we,despite i think everyone must be under a lot of stress,it maybe come from the live and the work,but what i think it just keep your mind open and suck in the experience,and if you feel stress is worth .
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@flagella08 (5067)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
actually im stressed person because of my work and other factors. i don't need experiments just to dtermine if im stressed or not because i already do. being stressful is one person's choice. if you happen to worry a lot then obviously you will be stressed out.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
Yea sometimes i stress myself out, mostly when i'm in a deadline. It is not good to be stress out though because it affects your health, but at times i find myself worrying and stressing about things i should not, all because i'm a perfectionist, and want things to get done my way and perfect. I ususally find ways to relaxed rather by taking a walk, meditation, or exercising. It is betterto relaxed then to be stressed, we'd live longer.
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@vickycity (155)
• China
13 Mar 09
I‘m stressed. I think the reason is that I look the computer for a long time.
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@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
Waah! this experiment is somewhat true...i opened my eye before 60 seconds...maybe I am stressed because of work and also with life's issue. This experiment is a good indicator!LoL!(^_^)
• United States
13 Mar 09
*Laughing* We-ell, I know how to relax when I need to relax, but I will admit that if I have a lot of things on my plate, I am most certainly going to be stressed out. It is not as if I want to be stress out, it just happens that way. I am learning how to control it, but it is not easy.
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@dodo19 (40067)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Mar 09
Yes, there are times when I stress myself out. It's not something that I want to do. However, there are some things that we can't always control. But, when I do stress myself out, I do try to relax, or at least, do something to help myself relax and not be stress, because I do not think that it's healthy to be so stressed, or anything like that.
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@tav_8164 (151)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Well, I don't have a clock with working second hand; but I don't need a test to determine whether or not I am stressed. Unfortunately I know that I am overly stressed and despite my attempts have been thus far unable to rectify the situation completely. Guided meditation seems to have some effect, while radical acceptance sometimes works as well.
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