How do you deal with a stressful moment?

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  1. Sunshine625 profile image89
    Sunshine625posted 10 years ago

    How do you deal with a stressful moment?

    I always look for the humor in a situation. I can usually find something to laugh at. Laughter helps ease the stress, if only for the moment, that's good enough for me!

  2. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 10 years ago

    I try and find the laughter too. The other things I do are going for a run or brisk walk, shopping for something I don't really want but end up with anyway! and counting. The counting idea came from the doctor when I suffered with panic attacks. its a classic way of getting rid of the stress feeling, the faster you count the better.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image89
      Sunshine625posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Fast counting...I never heard of that trick. Thanks for sharing that tip Nell.

  3. midget38 profile image88
    midget38posted 10 years ago

    Hmm. A cup of coffee and time out does me a lot of good! Doggies also raise the endorphin levels!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image89
      Sunshine625posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great ways to chill during a stressful moment. I do like my green or white tea.

  4. teaches12345 profile image81
    teaches12345posted 10 years ago

    Humor is always a good out.  Also swallow, breathe, and walk away from it.  Where are all those little stress balls they used to make and sell?  Maybe they were throwing them instead.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image89
      Sunshine625posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I can't find the stress balls either! I guess we could always make our own...fill a balloon with sand and tie it off. Presto a stress ball.

  5. Stephanie Henkel profile image92
    Stephanie Henkelposted 10 years ago

    Like you, I usually counteract stress with humor. I have to be careful not to laugh at an inappropriate moment, though! 

    Depending on the source and reason for the stress, I also find that listening to certain calming music helps me get back on an even keel. While I normally love music with lyrics, I find that classical instrumentals are more calming during times of stress.

    A little chocolate doesn't hurt, either!

    1. Sunshine625 profile image89
      Sunshine625posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I've been there and done that Steph...laughing at an inappropriate moment. Uh oh! smile

  6. mbwalz profile image85
    mbwalzposted 10 years ago

    Well, sometimes I don't deal with a stressful moment very gracefully! But when I do, I often give myself a "time out." Another thing that works well for me is to do some self-Reiki.

    1. Sunshine625 profile image89
      Sunshine625posted 10 years agoin reply to this


    2. mbwalz profile image85
      mbwalzposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      People are familiar with going to a Reiki practitioner for help. But, it is important as a practitioner is to do regular self-Reiki - a whole treatment can be done. Chronic illness is a great reason to get attuned, at level 1 you can help yourself.

    3. Sunshine625 profile image89
      Sunshine625posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi mbwalz, Sounds like your knowledge of Reiki would make a useful hub...just an idea smile

  7. profile image0
    Sarra Garrettposted 10 years ago

    lmao. Can I have a 1m mg pill?  I always try to make others laugh as for some reason I feel they are more important than myself.  My stress relief is to do crafting or planting in the garden, but those days are over.  So I dive into books and writing.  Of course being with my dogs is a huge stress relief

  8. lburmaster profile image75
    lburmasterposted 10 years ago

    Trying to keep my mind focused on the goals, remind my self to calm down. Laughter? That's how my grandmother always handled situations. Once there was a long line at the check out in a store but a hole in her pocket had caused her change to fall into the deepest part of her coat. As she reached down to get it, she started laughing. The check out male believed she was crying and started asking her over and over getting louder each time "Ma'am, are you okay?". It only caused my grandmother to laugh harder.

  9. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 10 years ago

    Well, Sunshine, since you and I know just about everything about one another.....I don't have to answer this for your info.....but I'll share a bit with your readers...
    1st of all....stressful situations are not for babies, whiners or Drama Jack Nicholson would say, "You can't handle the TRUTH!".....which is the basic fact, that cause stress.  You have to be smart enough to be at least AWARE that a situation calls for action and/or a "solution" falling apart at the seams, is not an option.
    Accept the reality.....THINK, talk to yourself using as much rationalization as possible....deep breaths....remain calm....stay positive if at all possible.....and take 2 of the pills above!  Works like a least for a while.'re talking to the right SFAM.....laughter cures all, when used in the right way, at the right time.....never making less of a dreadful situation.   Use your head, for something besides your flowing shiny locks.....

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh WOW!!    Thanks, gf!   Best answer?  OK!!   I'm happy!

  10. Nyamache profile image61
    Nyamacheposted 10 years ago

    Being busy is one way that I use to deal with stress. In additional I reflect the good things that have happened in my life and this way I'm able to do away with negative emotions. The other way I use to deal with stress is to actually talk to someone what is bothering me.

  11. elayne001 profile image81
    elayne001posted 10 years ago

    I usually get the fight or flight response, so I breathe deeply and decide which one will be more beneficial in the end - usually flight......see ya later!

    Seriously, breathing deeply helps keep my cool. The more I say, the worse it gets, so being silent usually helps also. Humor is good, but can make me very sarcastic, and I sometimes stick my foot in my mouth, which makes the situation more stressful.

  12. whitneybraun profile image79
    whitneybraunposted 10 years ago

    Deep breathes. If possible, I try to get outdoors and look at everything beautiful that is around me!

  13. sm825 profile image60
    sm825posted 10 years ago

    I usually try to watch funny youtubers, or comedy shows on tv and try to laugh a good amount every day. Since laughing can keep you healthy, and reduce stress.


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