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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.

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

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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.

Seriously, I have found that the older I get, the less that I have serious stress times.

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