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Chronic Stress: Something to Worry About!

How to Stop Stress in Its Tracks

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  • I know that my blood pressure has come down since getting a better handle on my stress and what I need to do to avoid or stop it.
  • We all need to be cognizant of our stress level.
  • I know this is an old article, but I think it's a good one. The only issue I have is the rather simplistic "let the rest go" advice. If it were easy to just "let go" of the things that were causing us stress, we wouldn't be stressing over them. I need some practical tips for letting go of the things that I have no control over.
  • Good article. I'm going to try #6, stop multi tasking on important tasks. Instead, I'm going to knock them down one at a time.
  • Thanks - I found this a very helpful article. Like the previous comment, this isn't new to me, but I need regular revision to prevent stress building up again.
  • I liked it - it was nothing new to me, but a good reminder. I have my me time if you will at 4 a.m. That's when I've gotten up almost all of my life even as a child. Between 4-6 it's quiet - no other 'sane' person is ever up. I am also one of those who when I worked left to work an hour early with 4 newspapers and then had breakfast ... though looking back at the cost what WAS I thinking. But that also served to extend "me time" and the commute was much more pleasant with a seat.
  • I, too, reduce stress by skipping articles that unnecessarily spread over 6 pages. Too much like click bait for me.
  • When I saw this was a 6 page article, my chest tightened and my head said you don't have time to read a 6 page article. How sad is that? I read the bulleted points and found that my stress busting way to cope was included. Laughter. We get stressed out by things we can't control, cant change and in many cases, can't fix. We can only change ourselves and our reaction to things.
    I will go back and read the full article sometime, but the day before a holiday just doesn't leave me time.
  • This is my downfall
    Stress anxiety daily
    Today I am on sparkpeople for support.its working
  • Excellent article! I have in the past worried about the future but since my divorce I live one moment at a time. Enjoy what I have and don't look at what I lost. life is to short to worry about things you can not change or do anything about. My new saying is just go with the flow.
  • I feel like I've been under crushing stress most of my life. Bringing it back to the moment has saved my sanity, if not my life. It takes practice! Most of the time, in this moment, life is ok. I'm not in horrible pain, I'm not starving, I'm not freezing, nobody is trying to kill me, etc. In the moment there is a lot to be grateful for. No matter what life has thrown at me, I've evolved and survived - it's likely that I will continue to do so, I just need to remind myself of that. That, and getting out in nature, even if it's just for a few minutes, help keep things in perspective for me.
  • Blackberry? Do they still make those? Anyway, leaving an absolutely aweful work environment surely cured my stress level and was the catalyst for the first 20 pounds I've lost. In addition, previous aches and pains I was having treated with steroid shots have gone to a managable level using only Aleve. I sure do not miss that environment at all!!
  • Loved this article.
  • I'm retired but stress is still in my life. From health issues of my own and my husband, to the cares and health issues of my children and grandchildren. The problem with worry is that it does not accomplish anything. Stress comes from worry about things you can't control. This is where a strong faith in God helps me to not worry in the first place. If I know there is nothing I can do about a problem, I pray about it. I can give my worries to God because he is able to handle them when I am not. I can rest assured that God will work things out for our good. I realize this may not be an option for everyone, but it's my way to handle stress.
  • I work for a large company that has basically cut employee resources to the bone. So, less resources, same amount of total work, so more work per resource. Recognizing that employees were starting to be stressed, what was their solution? Their solution was to hire a "motivational" speaker to explain why stress was good for us--she literally said she all the articles and studies she could find said stress was NOT bad, but good for us!! She even said it was good for out health. This is a Fortune 500 company. Seriously, how stupid does management think their employees are to believe such serious propaganda. This "sealed the deal" for my decision to retire early.

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