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The most stressful time

Updated on April 11, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Stressful times can drain you of your energy

I have lots to plan and a lot to do for my new business, during this time, I feel stressed with tightened jaws.

It has been a stressful time, especially when I have to get paper work done and to focus on important documents.

Time is required to write and publish my hubs, and to organize around the home and to plan set out the summer job spot.

I am excited and can't wait to get going with selling my products, such as the home-made lavender oil, and olive oil also beverages, and ice cream.

I feel like so much is left to me and when I try to work out the details everything holds together but the ends as yet are not tied.

The good weather approaching and with such lovely sunny days. I can't help but be outdoors for most of the day, which does make me feel most relaxed.

During the summer time, I work as a tour guide to show guests around the village. I entertain guests with a barbecue and a tour around the old castle.

I enjoy meeting and chatting to people that gives me great pleasure to learn of other cultures and people's different lifestyles.

Life is enjoyable if you make it and I am doing just that everyday.

The trip to the castle is a bit of a steep walk but so exciting.

I learned so much from my new life and from my best friend.

She taught me how to begin with my new lif in Croatia.

I had a stressful few hours today it has been one of those days, and I tried to calm down with a cup of coffee. I find that little things can disappointment me.

Instead of being serious about everything, I focus on writing online.

I walk and get rid of those stressful moments.

My garden is looking very attractive and I still need to plant new seeds this year.

I don't want to rush into planting as yet the weather could get much cooler over the next few days, and would delay new plants from normal growth.

I did that a year ago and not many plants survived the untimely cold weather.

· What mostly got to me over the past weeks is the way people work around here.

Their approach to actually getting work started or finished is often delayed.

I need an awning to be fixed onto my new already built stall, and have asked a guy to measure up and have the job all complete soon.

Since he offered to sign-write our company name for one fair fee, it all sounded worthwhile and I agreed.

However, for the last fifteen days I have been calling him and he has not turned up. Each time I called him he said, ''I will come to you tomorrow afternoon if not then the day after.''

It is the same conversation and that he has another job elsewhere.

He is rude and disrespectful and doesn't care of the fact that someone had believed him and still has to wait on him.

I feel let down by him the constant calling and no interest in him keeping up to his word.

It is a problem with many laborers and is the same old story.

They would come to you but don't know when, or they will do the job and don't know how much it will cost and don't return.

· The promises are just so painful to hear.

A while back my friend called on an electrician she had some electrical issue in the basement. After numerous calls the guy still did not turn up as he promised.

The job was given to another electrician.

Often we do acquire someone to do the jobs we don't know how to and the end result is pathetic.

We try to do what know and can and to get an electrician or a plumber is difficult to get around to.

They don't like working much the least amount of work feels the easiest it is for most handy-men around here and that gives them the bad reputation which does not mean much to them.

It can be most stressful if you are waiting on a handyman and when he promises it is even worse.

The laid back life proves their lifestyles and different kind of life which is why I sometimes find it difficult to mingle with many people.

I sometimes feel tired and fed up of waiting, but have no choice but to wait, it is like my hands are tied and can't get on with it.

There is nothing that I can do to make it right only the handy-man can fix it.

· What makes me feel most stressful?

I have learned that as a parent stress builds up from daily activities and plans.

Going shopping does make me feel stressed while for others shopping makes them feel relaxed or less stressful.

Sometimes I feel like my nerves are exploding when in a simple conversation in trying to explain certain issues.

I want it all to work out and I want to get on with my life my determination explain everything about my forceful ways.

When thinking of too many pans and this includes excitement I feel my jaws tightening and clicking.

I massage my jaws to get rid of that tenseness.

I did not feel parenting as stressful with only child it felt so easy and less stressful recently, I felt everything is building up and I need to be alone to get my mind together.

Stressful moments happen to most of you and the way to handle such moments.

Take in the fresh air and laugh about something or listen to some of your favorite music. Also, take things lightly.

Avoid that too much of thinking moments to feel less stressed.

· Can Stress make me feel tired, sleepy or hungry?

I felt hungry and tired after a long day of shopping connected to my stressful time.

My body went through a different stage.

My adrenalin pumped enough to cause my blood pressure and heart rate to rise, and the tensed feeling in my muscles made me feel that tiredness in my shoulders and upper back.

I felt sleepy my energy felt drained from me.

I did not have a headache or have any indigestion; usually headaches and indigestion are accompanied by such tenseness.

There is that adaptive phase that you experience like the symptoms have disappeared but what was actually happening to my body that was a surprise.

My body was trying to compensate the stressors by driving its own resources to wherever it feels they needed to go.

The last stage of my stressful phase is the exhaustion stage. The symptoms come back at least most of the symptoms but this does not always happen to individuals.

When you are dog tired your body feels trapped when you feel in this way make a note of what caused you to get into that state of mind.

I know what caused my stressful day. The travel to Dubrovnik and back home made me feel tired and flat out.

I have become well- adjusted to my peaceful surroundings the outing took a toll on me.

I enjoyed the day though by the end of the travel I had taken the full load on my shoulders. The planning and organization of my summer work had got to me mentally.

It was a change for the day.

· Going to bed earlier and resting is a good recommendation for feeling less stressed and more relaxed?

I felt anxious about the day and was thinking too much of how I should go about my plans. I used my energy by just being anxious and made myself feel quite stressed.

· What works best for me?

A focus on a warm bath, with scented oils it can be most relaxing and an hour daily of this practice can relax your muscles to feel good again.

I know how to treat myself to something special to spend the day with fun moments and to be myself in a very short time.

I think of the good reasons of why I am going to work this summer and every other summer that is what holds me together and happy.

My trip back home and for my future travels.

When you have a goal to work toward nothing can hold you back from that goal if you put your mind to it.

Be calm and relaxed

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© 2014 Devika Primić


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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Harishprasad all part of life writing about it makes me feel much better thank you for the vote up your presence is always appreciated at my hubs.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      knowledge-seeker thank you very much for sharing your thoughts at my hub

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      Harish Mamgain 

      4 years ago from New Delhi , India

      It is quite difficult to entirely eradicate stress from our life. However the ways suggested by you are useful. It felt good that you take much interest in the things of nature around. This habit is really a sure stress buster. Also, as you suggested, listening to music is also very pleasant feeling. I often resort to it whenever stressed. Since writing makes me happy. It is also a stress buster. You described the technicians etc. there not turning up on time. It is really unpleasant but we have to move on with the direction of the wind. So handle it with some tact, some persuasive powerful words that you use in your great writing here. Lol... Devika, very useful article. Voted up.

    • knowledge-seeker profile image


      4 years ago

      nice ideas and easy tips for relaxing oneself after a stressful routine. warm bath and scented oils are tried and tested ways to de-stress oneself naturally. nice post. flourish my dear!

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jodah your kind words so helpful to me and allows me to see my life from a much a less stressful way I just got take things lightly thank you very much for commenting

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Cherylann Mollan you are so right it can be the hardest to deal with but idea of a warm bath with scented oils is always helpful to me thank you very much.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      teaches12345 thank you very much for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      ologsinquito I am so looking forward to preparing the lavender oil all in good time thank you

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Susan thank you very much for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi sally I am so glad you stopped by your words are so encouraging and allows me to take my time out thank you very much

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Eiddwen so kind of you to vote up on this hub i appreciate your time and efforts on my hub thank you very much.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful hub Devika. I can tell your words always come from the heart. You have a great way of expressing your feelings and writing on Hub Pages I find is a good way to help me relieve the stresses I have from time to time. If I can take the time to write it helps me clear my mind of other troubles and relax, concentrating on things I enjoy. I hope you manage to tie up all the llose ends. Try not to take on more than you can handle. All the best.

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      Cherylann Mollan 

      4 years ago from India

      Hi DDE! First of all, I must say I love the job, actually jobs you do. All of them sound so exciting, although I know they must be stressful as well. Stress is such a paralyzing emotion. The worst kind is mental stress, because I find this the hardest to deal with. I liked your idea of a warm bath and scented oils. Must try that sometime. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

      So sorry to hear about all the stress you are experiencing. I hope things get better for you soon. Lots of great advice on how to destress in your article.

    • ologsinquito profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      We are living in very stressful times. The lavender oil business sounds like a good plan.

    • Susan Recipes profile image


      4 years ago from India

      At the end of the day I am always stressed. Thanks DDE for sharing this hub. Voted up.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      4 years ago from Norfolk


      It sounds as if you have some exciting things planned for the summer and yet I can feel the stress in your every bone as I read this Hub. It seems that we allow stress to become our constant companion and it will if we allow it to.

      I take my camera out with me and explore the little things in nature when I want to relax a little. I hope you manage to find time some 'me' time sometime soon where you can just relax and enjoy the things around you.

      Take care


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      4 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful read DDE and some great pointers. Your hubs never disappoint; each one voted up and appreciated.


    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      D.A.L. you are so right the plans will fall into place at the right time your positive thoughts encourages me to do more thank you very much for sharing your comments at my hubs.

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi MsDora thank you for coming by

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      lisavanvorst thank you for sharing your thoughts here.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway I am so glad you shared your thoughts here and will try to keep you up to date thank you

    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billbuc thank you for stopping by

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      4 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Stress and worry are indeed the cause of the symptoms of many illnesses and has been linked to cancer. You have indeed a busy life, but your beautiful surroundings and your appreciation of the natural world and your garden will keep you well and sane. good luck with the plans for summer, which I am sure will fall into place at the right time.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Devika, it is amazing that despite all the stress, you still find some happy moments to share--your garden, your baths and summer days to look forward too. Hope it gets better continually.

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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, stress does a lot of harm to the body, if one does not get it under control, and I am glad you have found ways to reduce stress. It can raise the cortisol in one's body which can be deadly to include all other serious health issues too.

      Actually, stopping to breathe deeply through one's nose and slowing out of one's mouth is most effective immediately, several times.

      I hope you get everything sorted out and enjoy the upcoming days of Spring.


      Faith Reaper

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      I too have had stressful days. Yes it can wreak havoc on you body. Believe me I know. Thank you DDE for a very insightful article.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      It was neat to learn some of the things that you do, as most of us are probably not tour guides and don't cater to summer visitors in the way that you do. I enjoyed hearing about that and wish you well as you tie the ends together.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Stress can be a killer, and I'm happy to report I live a fairly stress-free life these days. I decided seven years ago to eliminate stress from my life, and my life has been good since that time. Important thoughts in this hub.


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