How do you handle STRESS?

Pasay, Philippines
February 26, 2012 5:46am CST
If you were to ask how do you handle stress that what would be your answer? Because in my case I just answered it in simple like drinking tea, coffee or energy drink. At first I just really thought that I have to be articulate for me to answer this simple question. But of course this is important question as well whenever the interviewer of the company ask you this so that they will know if you are capable enough to handle stress.
20 responses
@zuzer0z (40)
• Canada
11 Mar 12
for me when i get stress i hang up with my friends and get drunk and the other i will play computer games and listen to music
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• Pasay, Philippines
12 Mar 12
That is great idea that you are going to hang out with your friends and play computer games including listening to the music. That is really true that we need to relax.
@thaMARKER (2504)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
when i feel so tired and and becoming stressed, what i do is eat and sleep and eat then sleep more. I make sure i do both on time and enough to regain my strength. I used to drink before, anyday but i learned and more careful this time.
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good idea at least you were alarmed.
@shylade (3132)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
its a timely question because i am stressed for the past two weeks and i think February is not a good month for me. anyway, i handle stress through praying and talking to God and i am very lucky to have a son who relieves all the stress and worries i have. but of course when i am back at work it will come back. so i keep on praying for more strength and guidance to do what is right.
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good idea that you are praying in order for you to release the stress even the pain if any. Being spiritual is still important so that God will guide us in all our actions and thoughts especially in good decisions in life as well.
• India
27 Feb 12
Listening to music, think about something that i like most
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good idea especially if that is your favorite music.
• Indonesia
27 Feb 12
I just go out to handle stress and make me happy. Sometimes, I just play with my nephew, 2 years old. And yes, she can make me smile
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
I also like playing with my 1 year old nephew that will turn 2 on April. It is really funny to play with them. Just because of the face value for being CUTE it was like you are playing with a doll that is alive.
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
i usually eat something sweet like icecream because aside from it hypes my energy i feel that the cold icecream calms my nerves. sounds contradicting with hyping my energy but i'm not sure why i feel that way. :)
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good that ice cream will make you relax. Because in my case I don't think that kind of sweet will be good to my health.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
26 Feb 12
Yes to handle stress I may do any of the following *GO on walk *Listen to music *Drink Water *Pray TO GOD *Do Exercise Hare Krishna Ganesh
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
28 Feb 12
see if you feel sleepy than good to take rest for a while and if you cant take rest and cant do exercise no problem just go to walk and drink water it will take out stress and will let you not feel sleepy ........I hope it will work Hare Krishna Ganesh
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good way of handling stress. My question there is what if you need to do a work overnight or being without sleep how would you do the exercise if you feel sleepy?
• India
28 Feb 12
if you felt sleepy then sleep. Sleeping is good way to get rid of stress...
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@GemmaR (8517)
26 Feb 12
When I am stressed I will get out of the house and go for walk because exercise releases endorphins into the brain and means that we are less stressed than we were before because our cortisol levels will have dropped as well. Other people do things like yoga which I think work well as well. You should also think about why you're stressed, as there might be something that you could do to address the source of the stress which would be much better in the long term for you than it is to just cope with the short term stress.
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is great idea and thanks for that information. Maybe I should do that as well instead of drinking something which will cause me bad effects. And yes there are things that will cause you stress. If not in the work then sometimes your family who tends to nag you.
@maezee (42241)
• United States
27 Feb 12
What I try to do is firstly, take a big breath, and not allow myself to get freaked out. If it's a huge project at work with a really abrupt deadline, what I like to do is break up the project into pieces - designate some parts to others I am working with if I am able, and do things step by step and one at a time instead of freaking out over the big picture. I did this with school too, studying for exams, writing papers, and it has seemed to work for me - I've gotten the work done and not managed to stress myself into a coma. . Luckily for the most part I don't really have to deal with situations like this at work and I'm not in school anymore.
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is right you don't really need to freak out. Sometimes you will feel that way but that is just normal. But then if you do that always then it would only mean that you can't also handle the other complicated situations or the task. That is a good practice for now on how to handle the stress.
@megamatt (14304)
• United States
26 Feb 12
Depends on the amount of stress that I have really. There are just times where I just need to sit down. Where I need to take a nice and deep breath. Just take the breath all in and just let myself simmer down. Then I can really just step forward and do what really needs to be done. Do what I can to deal with the stress of my life. No one says it is easy but there are times where everything needs to be tackled bit by bit and one step at a time. That to me is the key of it all. Handling everything one step at a time really does cut down on stress. Many people really do take on a lot at once and they feel stressful because of it. However, by just doing one thing and then another, I can get things done and reduce the stress level that I would normally have. Barring that I tend to take a nice and long walk outside, if I am able to. There is just something about the fresh air that calms my nerves and eases my stress level.
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good thing on how you handle your stress. At least there is some sort of exercise which is also important to our health.
@jricky1 (6801)
• China
27 Feb 12
I would first recommend music and it really makes me feel relaxed and also a cup of tea makes you awake and feel relaxing in the morning.Someone just travel to somewhere she really wants and being far away from busy life,it's really free.Try to make yourself calm down,that's really depend on you.Have a nice day.
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good idea of course that we must calm down and for us to reflect. This is to avoid stress or relieve as well.
@almond24 (1248)
• Hungary
26 Feb 12
Caffeine makes me feel more stressed, so I probably wouldn't try to handle stress with coffee - but seems like a good answer to the interviewer. It usually helps if I go for a walk, run, listen to nice music, restart a hobby that I already forgot or start a new one. None of these would sound perfect on an interview I guess, maybe I would add deep breathing...
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
In my case I can't drink a coffee already just because of having heartburn. Well too bad for me because I really like drinking coffee especially from starbucks. Because sometimes it makes me feel relaxing and can relieve the stress.
@erjnsimon (1191)
• Makati, Philippines
27 Feb 12
sometimes if i have a stress, i just do my regular activities/routine as if i feel ok. by doing this, i am feeling well because i think if we treat serious problems seriously ,LOL, we will be going crazy. in addition, praying so that my problems will be resolve soon is also one of my way to handle stress. eating is also one. :)
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
Praying is really a good way in order for us to handle the stress. Praying is really powerful in order for us to be guided in the right path and we can also feel the miracle blessings if that is the case.
• Italy
26 Feb 12
Breath, think, wait and focus on one task a time! That's the theory, for sure it is difficult to apply, especially the last point in a work context where you have tons of task to complete. What I do in real life is to stand the stress till I can, afterward I take I rest for a while and back again. The fastest way to fail anyhow :)
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• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good. I believe stretching must be also included so that it will also help our flexibility.
• United States
26 Feb 12
The way I deal with stress is that I either paint, draw or work on some kind of craft project. Working on a project helps me relax. I am hoping that later on this week I can go to my local craft store and pick up a latch hook kit. I have never tried drinking tea when I am stressed out and will have to try that out.
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is great idea. So it was like as an artist the one you are working is already relaxing in your case.
@asliah (11137)
• Philippines
28 Sep 12
hi, when i feel this stress,i will just go outside especially when i am at office,i dont want to feel i am inside of the stressful office so i go outside and have a deep breath for minutes,and another thing is i will go to my friends and laugh for a minutes too just to forget my stress.
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
Stress is always there everyday and sometimes it is too hard to handle. One of the ways that I do to relieve from stress especially at work is to eat food,my fave foods.Instead of being problematic about it,I just waste my time by eating fave foods and hang out with friends.
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is the reason why others are saying that if you are stress it will make you fat. But it depends. That is just case to case basis and depends on a person's in handling it.
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
If i am in stress,well i dont go with my stress.Instead, i will do some works in our house to forget my stress...
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is good mentality of coping up with stress.
@winston90 (296)
• Romania
26 Feb 12
I can not handle stress. Stress handles me. Seriously now, not being able to control stress has got me partially bald at an age that I should have a hair like AfroJack. I don't know how tea and energy drinks hve the same effect on you, but if it helps then I have no comment.
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
Of course I am not drinking that at the same time. What I mean is that is my options in order for me to handle my own stress. At times the cup of tea will help me to feel relax. Then the energy drink will keep me awake.
• Qatar
27 Feb 12
my answer would be a hearing music and meditation... or chating with our close friends.
• Pasay, Philippines
27 Feb 12
That is also great idea especially the meditation. Sometimes I am doing that like chatting with other people especially online in order for me to release the stress that I am feeling.