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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 1, 2012
    • I’m pretty good at keeping my stress down but I’ll really have to keep this practice strong next semester. I’ve found that getting enough sleep and also eating healthy help. Not procrasting on my studies is key, also. I’ve managed to stay healthy this semester even with sick people all around me.




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      Diane17 wrote May 1, 2012
    • Last year I was VERY stressed about possibly getting laid off.  I prayed more, asked people to pray for me, called a hotline for tips on dealing with stress, journaled, and exercised! All were helpful with dealing with the stress.




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      Mzd3 wrote May 1, 2012
    • Diane, did the hotline have any good tips you may want to share?




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      Diane17 wrote May 1, 2012
    • Pretty much what was covered in the posts above, exercise, eating right, journaling, etc.  However, I found it very helpful to talk to someone who was emotionally removed from my situation not just my hubby who was just as stressed as me.

      This actually was a service provided by my insurance, Aetna.  They have a nurse you can talk to 24 hours a day.  However most workplaces also have EAP (Employee Assistance Program) which offers counseling as well.




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      Mariamarvel wrote May 1, 2012
    • I get so strong physical sensations from stress, tension, headaches, unfriendliness, dizzyness, lack of energy, anxiety... all stress.  

      I am trying to change the way I react under stressful situations, treat myself and my beloved one better. I am learning to calm down and acting instead of reacting. Then the energy behind stress, can be used in a purposeful way (all this is still theory, I got so far that I understand my pattern of behavior)

       I can be stressed about big things (work, economy, family) but about small things as well, even though I suspect that behind small things, are bigger thoughts that hide and move me.

      So, I am trying the intellectual, controlled way, going through my motivations, checking my emotions

      Cultivating relaxing activities is also helpful, sports, open air




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      Marya1961 wrote May 3, 2012
    • I delve into myself and the things that make me happy...long walks, gardening, acquiring new info about anything fun, cooking, and heck, I even talk to myself and rid myself of the stress situation.estatic




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      Kmarie wrote May 6, 2012
    • I tend to talk my stress out or distract myself




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