Stress is silly, pin-point the original feeling that resulted in the stress and boom stress goes away.
Stress is another thing you put on yourself to give yourself a deadline.
I don’t follow deadlines i follow living lines.
of course changing your train of thought also helps dismantle those situations because you focus less of your mind on the hardship or the problem and then your mind does this wonderful thing that we call ”having an epiphany or a bright idea” to fix the stressful situation while you aren’t bombarding it with constant contradicting statements.
or just smoke weed and listen to some music
or go in nature.
Fight because the thing that stresses me the most is having to accept shit. Im the first to argue because no matter how permanent something appears to be chances are it can be changed yet most people are just to damn accepting of it. Like people telling me that if I don’t graduate college it will be next to impossible to become rich. Fuck them I’ll fight tooth and nail to prove that wrong. Or like in my first semsester of college I was asked where I saw myself in five years. I said retired and on a beach and everyone thought I was crazy and person that believed that the most was my fucking teacher. But I’ll fight tooth and nail to prove them wrong by becoming that sane person at 23 retired on the beach.
I deal with stress on a macroscopic scale, if you will. I don’t do something when I’m stressed, I simply find habits that erase distress from my life. Basically I started doing Tae Kwon Do and the bullshit started going away. I topped it off with Kickboxing and now I’ve got butts to kick every day of the week.
Although don’t get me wrong, it’s not about violence. It’s about sport, I just happen to dislike “team” games, and to very much like the companionship (and actual team spirit) you find in a martial arts.
I never get stressed easily but when I do, I turn some music on and just run
Think about the “Zen and the Art of Happiness” book, which teaches that everything happens is for the better of the universe. It compares the universe to a living thing trying to stay alive. The universe does whatever it has to do to stay alive. If that means someone cutting you off in traffic then realize that you getting cut off is for the benefit of EVERYTHING in some way (even if you can’t figure out what that benefit is). If you don’t believe in that ideology then realize that you can learn from every single experience that comes upon you. And also realize that stress is dumb and not letting it go will not benefit you in any way. Why waste energy on something not productive? (and detrimental to the well-being of your mind)
To be perfectly honest, drinking, smoking, and cuddling. I’ve found that its normally that I just need time to get over myself and those three seem to help the most although I will admit if you are really stressed out drinking does not help.
I’m hardly ever stressed. Whenever I do get stressed, I kind of just kill the mental thoughts that are feeding into the stress. I think about what it is that stressing me out. Come to terms with it and get rid of it.
But other things that help are riding my bike or working out, meditation and number 1: Music.
@conpassione, haha. I don’t blame you. I wish there was a place to go, like a screaming cliff or something. Where if you’re stressed, you could just howl and throw things off the cliff, like small chunks of wood or rocks.
Community is a great show by the way. It’s had me laughing to the point of tears many a time.