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JdogHybrid428

805d

hey, any suggestions for managing stress?

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    • Christie86

      320d

      Stress can be hard to cope sometimes you have to be alone and time to think sometimes I write it helps me cope with stress and anxiety

    • Christie86

      320d

      Stress can be hard to cope sometimes you have to be alone and time to think sometimes I write it helps me cope with stress and anxiety

    • PillowMan

      803d

      Nezzy, asked a great question, what brings you the most stress? It’s important to understand what your triggers are and perhaps when it all began for you. Understanding why you’re stressed will help you (and others who want to help you) get clear on what the specific problem is/was. Does that make sense? For example: I worked in a highly stressful, highly competitive business for about 15 years, working for multiple bosses, juggling multiple priorities that shifted daily, sometimes hourly. One day I snapped, I couldn’t take it any more and I walked out and never went back. So now I have social anxiety and the idea of being around large groups, hearing multiple conversations at once sends me into instant overload that sometimes triggers panic attacks. Occasionally I will dream about similar situations in the past and I’ll wake up panicked and sweaty. So for me, it’s important to keep my stress low, sleep well and many of the things that Nezzy listed above. So for us to help beyond this try to pinpoint at least one thing that you’re stressed about most and why? And perhaps we can offer specific recommendations. 😊

      • JdogHybrid428

        803d

        @PillowMan people, their actions, work, money, life, age, boredom, temperature, etc. Lots of things aggravate and stress me out. I have autism which might be part of the reason.

    • SpookT

      803d

      I found that having a routine at night is really helpful. first i shower, then have a nice skin care routine and just continue to get ready for bed, i drink some water then read a few chapters of a book until i’m tired enough to sleep. or instead of reading sometimes i’ll play on my switch. but having that set routine for every night has helped because to me it’s really relaxing and knowing that no matter what happens during my day that i’ll get to come home and have my relaxing time at night had really helped

      • JdogHybrid428

        803d

        @SpookT I've very seldom been relaxed. I'm usually on edge.

    • Nezzy

      804d

      Some things that have helped me: - Not overbooking myself with work - allowing myself time to actually rest on the weekend - Using up my sick days for work even if I’m not sick - Doing my best to leave work at work - Exercising daily, even if I don’t want to. Even a brisk walk helps - Pursuing practices that get me in touch with my body and soothe me, like gentle yoga, intentional breathing, even singing to myself - Making time to socialize. Doesn’t have to be stressful— even a low key coffee with a good friend recharges me for a week. - Saying “no” to new projects and being particular about what and who gets access to my time and energy. There’s also things you can purchase / use to assist you, like: weighted blanket, CBD oil, a hot water bottle, taking a nice shower or bath, lavender mist. Sometimes I visit the animal park nearby and enjoy the dogs frolicking. Make time to be kind to yourself!

      • JdogHybrid428

        804d

        @Nezzy I try to

        • Nezzy

          804d

          @JdogHybrid428 what are you finding brings you most stress? For me, it’s my graduate program. I’ve had to cut back in order to maintain a health work-life balance and take care of myself. It’s hard to maintain that balance— so don’t take my comment the wrong way. It’s all a learning process :)

    • PillowMan

      804d

      If found some very practical tips in this article “Stress-Keys to Managing it” go to jw.org type the name in search at the top. It helped me so much!

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