Post # 1
i feel like recently my job has been taking a toll on me.
Im not one to feel physically ill due to stressful situations, but the last few weeks I’ve had some instances where I am positive this has happened.
I’ve been feeling extremely lethargic and I am just tired of feeling like this
id like to hear some ideas of how you de-stress during rough times.
Post # 2
Besides wine? … Just kidding … sort of.
I’m sorry to hear you’re feeling so stressed – I’ve been there. If you can afford it, I highly recommend setting aside a bit of money and treat yourself to a nice long professional massage at a spa.
Post # 4
I know it’s an old cliche but I call my mum or BFF or have a bath or go for a walk. Usually all three makes me feel better!
Post # 5
I come on here, but I know what I should be doing is exercise lol. A dog walk helps me on a day to day basis. Like annd2015:
has said alcohol can relax but I have to then rein it in! I agree with a spa treat too.
Post # 6
I practice yoga and mindful meditation every morning! It helps me with my irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) symptoms and anxiety problem. I also like to go to the beach at night and listen to the waves while looking at at the moon and stars. The sound of the waves are so soothing and relaxing.
Post # 7
Say no. A lot. Say yes to things you have not made time for, but need.
Post # 8
I have a VERY high stress job. Or should I say jobs. Plus I work nights, so I constantly feel like my butt is dragging. I feel tired ALL the time. My normal destressors are walks or calling a friend/family member. I used to excercise 5 days a week, and my mood and overall health was definitley better. This past month after our wedding and honeymoon I have been a big time slacker and gained back the 15 pounds I lost. So I am back in a slump.
Post # 9
while wine would’ve been my first solution, now alcohol just seems to make my day worse the next day, no matter the amount.
surprisingly I hadnt thought about a massage. This I’ll def need to give a try!
these two do not sound like they go together lol
how do you get yourself to the gym when you’re constantly tired? I’ve been trying to make going to the gym a routine but being so tired al the time I end up just going home and doing nothing at all.
Post # 10
Wine and dessert or gourmet pizza.
Go for a walk.
Get a mani/pedi.
Buy new makeup.
Post # 11
yoga and reading a good novel!
Post # 12
Pinot noir, doobies, food.
Or if I want to be healthy:
books, knitting/crafting, exercise
Post # 13
I pass the gym on my way home…therefore there is no reason not to stop and at least throw in a 30 minute session. Like I said, I have been SUPER lazy the past month and have ZERO motivation. It is all mind over matter…I need to kick my butt back into gear. Getting off work at 0600am is rough, I am usually dead and with a 45 minute drive home I come up with every excuse in the world to not excercise. Honestly, I never regret going to the gym. It is when I don’t go do I beat myself up. Even just a walk around my neighborhood helps shake the tired/grogginess.
Post # 14
- Wedding: A restaurant on the beach
I usually read a book. Ocassionally, after a really big exam, I’ll get drunk with some friends lol. I also enjoy painting my toes and mainting my aquariums. Anything that is labor intensive, like cleaning a 160 gallon saltwater aquarium, is perfect for taking my mind off of stressful things.
Post # 15
Definitely find time to exercise, preferably outside, daily. I tell myself this all the time: ” If you can’t find an hour a day for your needs, then you have a time management issue” and i follow this rule to a tee. Make an hour every day to spend for yourself. For example, a long daily walk, or a short walk and a long bath 🙂 or read a good book. Exercise is the best, but pair it with a quiet activity as well. I love to cross stitch and to do beadwork. It’s an extremely effective de- stressor for me. Some people love to knit or crochet, or write. Find something productive to do and do it. Seeing a finished project is also very good for nerves.