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post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Stress...how do you avoid having it?

I am curious what people do to avoid stress mentally. I know you can take a walk, get a massage, meditate and all those type of things to relieve stress.

But how do you on a daily basis not let stress from your job/family/partner get to you in the first place?

I feel like I am losing my mind lately when it comes to stress and am snaping at almost anything that comes my way. I try to relieve it, but it seems pointless. I also can't exactly quit my job and avoid contact with people 100% of the time, so I am curious how to just not be stressed out to begin with. I feel like it was almost programmed into me since birth to be stressed.

Any easy going, happy go lucky people have any advice for me out there?


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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

Well I find stress comes up to people by letting the small stuff get to them. I dont know whats bugging you, so I cant really say. But I see people at my part time job, who let angry customers bug them. Things like that, sure it gets to me, but once they leave, I just let that slip by, and continue on with my day. I also listen to a lot of music throughout the day. Music to me which is inspiring, very deep in all sorts of ways, and just helps me relax. Even heavy agressive metal helps me relax, if its what I feel like listening to at the time. Just try to do something you enjoy each and every day. Thats usually very good at releasing stress.

If you want to chime in on whats specifically causing stress, feel free .
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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

Letting little things bother you more than they should is a big problem, I know from first hand experience. But sometimes there is nothing you can do and there are a lot of stressful factors in your life. I am just getting over a lot of changes and surprises life has thrown at me and at the end of it all, be true to yourself and do what you need to do to make yourself happy. Don't try to change or make someone else happy because they can ruin your day in a minute if you let them.

If you like to work out, work on the car, go for a hike, play with your dog, snowboard in the winter, WHATEVER do it. and if one person irritates you and you have to deal with that person... to something prior to prepare yourself mentally... like hitting a 100lb heavy bag.

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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

to tell you the truth you have to be carefree and responsible at the same,if that makes anysense.but sometimes when i feel like im being overwhelmed with work at work,it becomes a little difficult not to be aggressive.carefree is whats its all about.you only live once,so the more control you have over ur emotions,the healthier youll be in the long run.and allways try to be creative with everything you do,at least thats what i do
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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

stress is part of life... if you dont have it you will because someone else will have it and rub it off on you.


gym helps a lot


talking to people.. professionals or not.


it was required for me to see a shrink as part of my last job, the mental stress of the job is so high that you have to talk about it and get checked to make sure you dont snap and can perform the job clearly. i dont think they care much about us but more their ass. lol


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but its all about you, having self control. finding something YOU can do to leave stress behind. i someone in my line of work told me he touched this tree near his house every time he came home. he imagined his stress staying in the tree. if you do it enough it becomes 2nd nature.


you would be surprised what we can do if we put our mind into it... completely!








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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

music helps me!! if i'm super pissed i just drop down and do push-ups just like energy needs to be realeased and that helps. i think some people over think the small things to much too...to me it seems like getting stressed/worked up over nothing. i wouldn't even believe you can just avoid it but you need to find your best way to release it.


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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

music does help a lot.. i have a huge collection of classical music and other things that help....


it can be for stress
or to pump me up
or to set the mood for a little fun


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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

i just rub one out, it centres me.


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post #9 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

I like that tree idea. The whole mentally giving my stress away.

I tried to surround my desk in positive thoughts. Bought a bunch of plants, brought in happy pictures, put up positive sayings around my cube.

I watched The Secret the other day. Been trying to figure out how to attract positive vibes in my life. So far, not working super well. Of course according to that, me saying it isn't working, is the reason why it isn't working, haha.

I do need to try the music thing. I had been doing that and it helped. But then I lost my SD card and have yet to buy another one.


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Re: Stress...how do you avoid having it?

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