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Managing Stress at work and home


Friday, November 01, 2013

So for a challenge that I'm in, I had to read the following article and blog about how I handle stress or what methods I have used before. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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If you were to ask anyone I work with, they would tell you...."Who Becky? Stressed? Nope. She's as calm and collected as can be." So many of my co-workers tell me that I'm such a calming presence. Honestly, I don't know what they are talking about because I feel stressed all the time.

At home....it's a completely different story! My stress level shines through like a brilliant diamond that has just been cleaned.

Okay...so how do I handle my stress? Well, years ago the answer would be, I eat. It calms me down. Now in the present day, I would tell you, I drink water mainly. There's just something about drinking a nice glass of ice cold water. I do this at work and at home. Here are some other methods I use:
- count slowly backwards from 10
- do some calf pops/raises
- go to the person who I need to talk with instead of using my phone right by my desk
- check in on SparkPeople
- go the long way to a class
- stop a student in the hallway and give them a hug
- my dad use to take naps at work (the boss knew too), my dad would do so much better after them

There are plenty of ways to stress less. Good luck!
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SERENE-BEAN 11/2/2013 4:14PM

    Sparking lowers my stress levels, too!

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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 11/1/2013 9:21PM

    I don't handle stress well at work, i'm known as a little bit of a hot head. I can't handle working with stupid people, unfortunately if i think you're stupid everyone will know it I don't hide it well.

My last trip at work I had just started spark people and I started going to the gym at least every second day and then increased it to 2 on 1 off, my coworkers said that I showed a remarkable change in my attitude. Yeah me, Sadly there are still a few really stupid people, but the exercise was a way for me to vent my stress and I am better able to deal with those folks.

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LOPEYP 11/1/2013 7:27PM

    It is hard to get away from a stressful situation. If I'm stressed at work, I go for a walk. If at home, I lay down or cry. emoticon

Good luck handling your stress!

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FIRECOM 11/1/2013 3:38PM

    I am retired and the only matter that does cause some stress is the fact that being retired, I never get a day off.
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Seriously, I have found that the older I get, the less that I have serious stress times.

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