Dealing with Stress

After writing my last blog about stress with school and IBS I figured I would post about actually how I deal with stress.

After being through very stressful experiences in my life I’ve come to terms with having to deal with the stress. When I come to terms that I’m dealing with a lot of things on my plate that are causing major stress I’ve used the following “exercises” to cope with it.

-Visualization: I think of the things which make me happy and don’t invoke the feeling of stress, particularly relaxing on a beach
-Exercising: I’ve found exercising very relieving, like almost “working off” the stress
-Thinking of the good that I have in my life rather than the negative
-Take a break for the day, sit alone and take a deep breath
-Organizing: If everything is unorganized I start to feel like I won’t ever get anything done, so if I take a step back and organize everything the stress is reduced

Keep in mind that some of the things or all of the things that I have listed might not work for you. The key to reducing stress is finding what works for you as an individual.

If you would like more information about dealing with stress I’ve found the following links very informative:
http://psychcentral.com/lib/2007/dealing-with-stress/ 
http://www.connectionhelpline.org/docs/DEALING_WITH_STRESS.pdf
http://www.greatnesscircle.com/dealing-with-stress.html

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5 Responses

  1. I absolutely loved this post. It helped me out a lot. I just wrote a post asking how to deal with it all 🙂 So thanks. I’m new to this site so I’m not even sure if I’m doing this right lol.

    xoxo
    Crystal Lee

  2. Crystal,

    Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad my post helped you out! Stress can be a very hard thing to overcome and get past. Try different things to find what works for you!

    <3Cathryn

  3. […] Here’s another interesting post I read today by Cathryn 101 […]

  4. Visualization is a powerful tool that is unfortunately under-used. Good post!

  5. Matt, Thanks!

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