(Closed) Stress Reduction

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
9619 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

AB Bride:  Hugs!!!  I’m so sorry you’re going through a rough time.  Stress does make everything worse and being stressed about your own health is really difficult.  Some things I do for stress relief (besides drink wine, lol) are being in nature and the sunshine, take a walk, listen to music, do yoga, read a good book, maybe something spiritual.  Be kind to yourself.  Buy yourself a nice gift, maybe some flowers or candy.  Take a bubble bath with candles and music. Do something you enjoy, if you like cooking, for example, cook a nice meal, learn a new recipe.  I find cooking to be therapeutic sometimes and a great creative outlet.  Bottom line is take time for yourself, be good to yourself and enjoy life as much as possible under the circumstance.  I hope you get well soon! 

Post # 4
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I do yoga, it helps me a lot.

Post # 5
526 posts
Busy bee

AB Bride:  My Dr had me learn breathing techniques, kind of like meditation.  I use a bunch of free apps, Take a Break, or Calm… you can do 5 minutes up to an hour.  I thought it was a joke but desperately needed to get some relief, so I tried it and its not the touchy feely nonsense I thought it was.  My stress levels went down significantly and QUANTIFIABLY which is what made me a believer. Oh, my favorite is guided full body relaxation, where you go head to toe visualizing stress leaving your body…AWESOME

 The other thing I learned is that I tend to catastorphize a situation, and I have to stop, think what the actual real life worst case scenario is, then identify how I will handle it.  for example, I was late turning something minor in at work…catastrophy=getting fired and living in a box, STOP, real life worst case scenario = boss notices, thinks poorly of me, my reaction= preemptively explain delay to boss and conciously avoid what caused the delay going forward.

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