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2/23/14 10:38 P

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today I came home "STRESSED" from work so I took a nap........went to the gym ran for 45 minutes on a treadmill and did 50 minutes in the weight lifting room. That all helped.

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not well, usually go listen to some music

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2/23/14 12:23 P

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I go for a walk, write in my journal or fire up the Ipod and listen to music



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2/23/14 12:12 P

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Mostly I exercise a lot ...

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2/23/14 10:49 A

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I get agitated, fret, ..... and EAT !

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2/23/14 9:53 A

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take a walk with my wife and hold hands. emoticon



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2/23/14 9:41 A

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Talk about it with my hubby if it is work related and then run, walk, elliptical whatever I can to get it out of my head.

I can do it!!
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Yes, breathing. Laughing is good, and if you exhale HARD it will pump out endorphins. High-intensity interval training does it for me. This will work for minor stresses. But if it's a major stressor you have to give your self time to process it as others have said.

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2/21/14 11:42 P

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Not well at all. Complete avoidance of the problem or stressor. I pretty much shut down. That generally makes things worse, but it's just how I react.



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2/21/14 11:22 P

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How do I handle stress? Not well.

I'm a big fan of lists. I have a tendency to get overwhelmed. Lists help me keep focused.

"Life is like a Sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it." -Hen3ry


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Remember to breath!
Meditate
Laugh



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Food and drink



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emoticon FITNESSFOODIE!

You really did a great job of breaking it down.... And each person WILL process things differently. I think the important thing is to process it. Don't medicate it indefinitely (maybe it will help for awhile). Don't bury it. It WILL come back again and again until you journey through it. (IMHO)
For me, in that 3rd level, I had to remember to BREATHE. -- And, focusing in on my own misery just made it worse.

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)





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2/12/14 9:31 P

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go for a run



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I have to say that "stress" has many different levels - and that there are many reasonable reactions and coping mechanisms to "stress". It is important we each have a menu of stress-busting options to deal with challenges.

1. The everyday challenges - working late, bills, cars break down, sick kids, etc.
2. The major impact challenge - layoffs, moving, weddings, divorces, major illness, surgery, childbirth, car accident, job change, etc.
3. The major heavy-duty impact challenge - major personal illness, death of a close relative/child/spouse, bankruptcy, natural disasters, major personal loss.

Level 1 - an everyday stress, get over it, go to the gym, this "stuff" happens all the time.
Level 2 - Give yourself room to grieve, be sad, take comfort, but try to think of it as a life milestone, you have to come to grips with the impact, kind of like a car accident - take stock, deal with it, and move on. If you wallow, you suffer more and more.
Level 3 - This is "killer stress" in an unavoidable package - there is no simple answer like "exercise" or "go on vacation", this is more like "forgive how long it takes" kind of stress. You should exercise, eat well, go on vacation, enjoy family, etc. But time (and therapy) but more time, will help. Being healthy and strong help you deal, but this is "ground zero".

Some people never have a Level 3 issue, but you might be surprised - as I was - when it happened to me. Just love yourself enough to be healthy. emoticon


Level 3 - This is the "stress-killer" stuff, and there are no

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2/12/14 7:24 P

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going on my treadmill and listening to music



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2/12/14 7:23 P

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exercise, read a good book, drink chamomile tea.

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2/12/14 5:52 P

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exercise
cut back on caffeine
distract vy reading a book, or going for a walk/ hike...


~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~



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I get exercise; do yoga...



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Used to ride the exercise bike for 3 hrs. a day, not all at once, never once did it reduce stress....so I eat, but now I don't eat much, and drink a whole lot of coffee instead, reaction to stress is still the same, not looking or expecting it to change, because it's part of living.



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2/12/14 2:59 P

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For me, I try and keep a high capacity to deal with "stuff" by working out, sleeping well and long, and having fun regularly. Also by keeping active spiritually.

Jeff

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Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!


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There were times I thought stress is never ending and not a thing to do about it. I learned to manage my stress by enjoying "alone" or "me" time. Away from work, husband, among other stressful situations. A walk, chatting on the phone, a warm relaxing soak in the tub, sitting down reading with a cup of tea, Just find what works for you and Relax. I found Little Debbie is Not My Friend, she helped me get overweight along with Hershey, Doritos, etc.



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1. Take my cares to the Lord everyday--this is huge (Philippians 4:6-8)

2. Try to take care of today's burdens today, rather than letting them roll off to tomorrow.

3. Practice thankfulness in all things--another huge principle.

4. Exercise helps off-load stress, and it actually increases our capacity for handling stress.

5. Talking with others when that is appropriate and helpful.

"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothy´┐Ż4:7-8)

"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).


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Exercise is a great stress buster. So is praying - and I don't always pray silently. (In fact I can get loud, and that can be a real help relieving stress!)



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2/12/14 1:28 A

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Exercise!
When i feel pressure, sad, or know that i will not able to get some sleep that night; i will go to the park and do my walking, jogging at least 40 min or more. My mind will be more relax, and everythings just turn out better somehow......



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"Stress is essentially an imbalance between demands and resources."

www.rush.edu/rumc/page-1298330128627.html

Even though stress is going to happen, we each would benefit from finding the best healthy ways to process all the unexpected "life happenings" that come at us from day to day. Otherwise the body will respond--negatively over time.

I'm still working at "digging out" from the weight gained as a result of poor management of STRESS...

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)





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