how to handle stress

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Witch Doctor 01, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker


    Now if I could only find a nearby politician....
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  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    What is this thing called stress? ;)
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    The overwhelming desire to choke the living crap out of someone who desperately deserves it= Stress.
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  4. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Honest to god, one of the reasons I finally retired from the military was that I was having daydreams of choking the living crap out of some young officer (or retired on active duty SNCO). I always had a tough time keeping my mouth shut when listening to some moron who cared more about the potential accolades he could win than about his people and the mission; but when I had to start worrying that my fingers were going to reach out and shut off someone's air supply in an autonomic response to stupidity, I knew that it was time to go.

    My wife and I both decided years ago that as soon as we identified something as being a stress factor in our lives, or in our business, we would start finding a way to eliminate it, or at least to mitigate its effects. So far, it's been a good strategy.
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  5. getheart

    getheart Monkey

    Stress comes from experiencing the unexpected. It causes a ripple in our perception of reality...which stresses us out. To limit stress...never assume anything is going to go the way you want it to. Be ready to adapt and go with the flow.

    When you expect nothing you gain everything.
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  6. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Stress does more than ruin your day, it ruins your health and gives you gray hair. Therefore, throttling those who cause me stress is protected under self defense.

    Or so it should be.
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Are we discussing what is stress, how to handle it or relieve it? Stress is a nasty thing that causes hostility, frustration, hair to fall out, etc.... IMO you NOT should learn to handle your stress (live with it), you should work on expelling it from your life. How to relieve it??? Find something that makes you happy & do it- you have stress, do your special thing.
  8. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I think the conversation is what stress does to us and how we might want to handle it. Maybe not in a counseling sort of way. More of "I am going to get the shotgun and blast some stuff as stress reducing med's". But that is just my thought of the day!!:
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I find that turning off the Tube (FlatScreen) and taking a walk outside for 20 minutes.... works really well for "Me" AND my Blood Pressure.....
  10. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Got to be great being that far away from the clueless masses. Around here turning off the tube helps but DON'T go out amongst the idiots.
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I agree!! Turning off everything and reading does me just right. Going for a walk works well as long as i go east, west and i run into either the obummer nation or the idiots!!
  12. Glock1910

    Glock1910 Monkey

    Staying in the moment works for me! Now if I can do it all the time it would be great :)
  13. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    I find that working out always gives me a few stress free moments.
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