What do you do when you are stressed?

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Oh dear.
She/Her

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Not many deer. :eusa-think:
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rssllue wrote: 31 Oct 2019, 00:28 Not many deer. :eusa-think:
Cougers?
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Not currently.
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Well, of course, I'll pop a nicotine lozenge in or I'll read, listen to music, or go to another part of the house and clean. :)
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When I am stressed, I try to calm myself down by writing my emotions. And then I divert my mind by listening to music or reading books.
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So I am a stay-at-home mom of a pretty (and sassy) 18 month old little girl. Additionally, I have 2 big dogs who are not quite grown out of the puppy stage, a demanding cat, and a 150 gallon aquarium of chichlids. Oh, and I'm 37 weeks pregnant.

My husband works 10 hours/day, so you could say I have my share of stress. When I'm really feeling the frustration building, I go to the bathroom, (or my room, where ever I can escape) sit down, and take 5 deep breaths. Literally it helps. I practice yoga and the breathing is the most cleansing part.
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I turn to my diary
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I bump some old school rap, get out and go for a walk.
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When I am stress, there is nothing I will love to do than sleep.
”Are you still mad at me?"
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When I'm stressed I usually have a bubble bath, listen to music or read.
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If I'm stressed I practice mindfulness. I take deep breaths, and I ask myself, is this something to be really stressed about? Does it need all this emotion to be handled? Usually the answer is no. And then I can calmly handle whatever it is that needs doing. This doesn't always work, but it helps. If it doesn't work, I will usually do some grounding of some kind.

One grounding thing I found helpful is to use all your senses. Find 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things your can hear, 2 things you can smell, and 1 thing you can taste. This process almost always calms me done, because I have to focus on it. I try to not use the same items and things to name either. mix it up so it keeps working, doesn't become routine.
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I pray when I'm super stressed, this helps me calm down and clear my mind.
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I will do my most favorite things: Listening to music, reading, exercising, drawing, ect. They distract me from my worry.
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