How do you cope with stress?

by Scully 26 Replies latest jw friends

  • garybuss

    Hi Scully, I have never had any success coping with stress. I have had a LOT of success identifying the cause of the stress and eliminating it from my life.

    Coping with stress is nothing more than making a decision to stay in the stress.

    Change is they way out of stress.

    Nothing causes stress like not changing something that needs to be changed.

    Not making change is usually caused by fear.

    Fear is nothing more than a vote against me, a vote against my ability to handle whatever might happen.

    The opposite of fear is confidence. Confidence in me is "self confidence".

    The way I achieve confidence is to try things and succeeding, or trying things and failing and learning from my failed attempt and try again differently.

    Stress is like the red warning light on the dash of the car. When it comes on, it means something is wrong, something needs to be changed . . . . or a breakdown is in the future. When I experience stress it means something is wrong . . . . something needs to be changed.

    A wonderful sage and author who speaks and writes on this subject is Doug Kelley. Maybe you will look up some of his work sometime.

    My best to you, gary

    The Way I See it

  • Jayson

    Beat the crap out of the person who is stressing me out!

    Just kidding


    Just stop. That might sound silly but just stop it. Some stress is a good thing. But when it gets to be to much, stop. If it really is someone who stresses you out tell them to stop. If they will not then make them. It is your life and you are in control of it. Unless, you let someone else have your control.

  • Gopher

    I "ease nature". I do it daily, and find it very relaxing.

    For a scholarly reference on this topic, please see: Easing nature -- is it for Christians?

  • free will
    free will

    chocolate, zoloft and if needed valium... thanks to my ex-jw mindset.

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  • freedom96

    I figure out what is causing me so much stress. If that cannot be eliminated at the moment, then I try to relax and ask myself: How much is this going to affect me in 5 years? If the answer is nothing, then I put it into perspective and deal with it.


    Rayzorblade will sit in the tub, but instead of filling-up the tub, I turn on the shower part, turn down the lights, and sit in spray of warm water. I'll do that for 20-30 minutes.

    Then I'll go into my living area, put on some soothing music, and turn off the phone.

    I'll just lay there for an indefinite period of time. Eventually I'll feel better.

    Always works for me.

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