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2009/07/28 17:03:52 (permalink)
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Stress advice

Im currently going through a marriage break up and Im also out of work (its ok, Im not after sympathy!)
What Im worried about is the stress levels I am experiencing. I know I am experiencing them, and I know they arent good for me - dad had a stress related heart attack a few years ago.
I know some people on here have experienced stress before and Im just looking for some guidance on things I can do to bring it down when it hits. Anything instant and simple would be appreciated, breathing techniques or ideas for meditation etc. It seems to be constantly bubbling away underneath, its when it builds up to bursting point that I worry.
Im finding that getting out to the middle of nowhere helps, but that worries the kids as they want to know why I keep going out (and I think the locals at Avebury are starting to worry about the weirdo who keeps wandering round the stones late at night!!!)
Anything that anyone can put my way to help would be appreciated.
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    Dan Nukem
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    Re:Stress advice 2009/07/28 17:16:38 (permalink)
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    Have you been to see a counsellor?
    Do you have a close friend who you trust, that you could speak openly too?

    I find talking about problems has a big impact on reducing stress, even if it doesn't contribute to a solution.
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    Blue_Lagoon3000
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    Re:Stress advice 2009/07/28 17:22:12 (permalink)
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    I hope it all goes well for you, ive just been through a break up it was difficult but it was what i wanted. I dont take stress very well at all so i just try and avoid it as much as possible.
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    Re:Stress advice 2009/07/28 17:24:47 (permalink)
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    Is it just stress you're experiencing or do you have a high level of anxiety as well?
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    Re:Stress advice 2009/07/28 17:30:25 (permalink)
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    Training is a great way to reduce stress although I use various other ways to reduce it. Some examples are music, cinema, go for a drive, talking, computer games etc. If that dosent help then you should go see your gp for futher help. Have you tried supplementing your diet with St.Johns Wart tabs, they are natural herbs that help with anxiety or depression, they are supposed to be really helpfull.
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    mark4130
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    Re:Stress advice 2009/07/28 18:21:56 (permalink)
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    I have tried speaking to people, and it does help lower the overall feeling. Its more trying to find a way of controlling the build up, almost like a theoretical pressure release valve. I want to be able to control it before it gets too much.
    There is some anxiety as well, almost like a nervous tension.

    Agree training helps, i feel it all go when I am in the gym - but I cant really carry some dumbbells round with me to combat the build up ha ha!!

    Will look into St Johns Wart.
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    Re:Stress advice 2009/07/28 21:24:22 (permalink)
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    Hi mark4130

    This is a tough one to find a silver bullet for as the effectiveness of a technique will vary from person to person.

    For some it will be breathing, stretching or yoga while others prefer a much more physical outlet. For me it's music and my pets as I no longer train.

    Have you ever tried walking?
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    Re:Stress advice 2009/07/28 21:34:49 (permalink)
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    Sorry to hear you are having problems mate. I split up with my wife just before Christmas so can 100% sympathise with you.

    What did I do to get through it? To be honest I cannot remember, it all seems like a blur to be honest. I would recommend training hard and talking openly about the way you are feeling mate. F.uck bottling it up as that is the worst thing you can do.

    All the best with getting through it mate.
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