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Stress?* We ain't got no stinkin' stress! URL points to a surefire way to relieve it, if you do.
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Re: How do you Deal with Stress?
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i usually pull the wings off of flys while playing with my laughing box.
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Nords, I certainly agree on that historical perspective. Before my time, but I'll bet the years 1929 to 1945 were no piece of cake.

Biggest problem today, I suspect, is 24 hour news, and constant reminders of all the risks, new, old and imagined, we face.
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Prayer - it reminds me that I do not carry the entire burden alone.
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Prayer - it reminds me that I do not carry the entire burden alone.
Is that you Joanne d' ?
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Charles' recent post reminds me that one big stress reliever is to stop watching/reading news. Or to at least selectively read. News is a business; if everything sounded hunky-dory everyone would find better things to do than listen to the news.

On the Nords/sgeeeee discussion I also frequently wonder how much of my perception of today's events are due to being more aware today than when I was 10 in 1980. (The Iran hostage crisis is the first of my political memories.)

For the original topic, for short-term stress relief I have a few solitary activities like computer games or watching movies that let me zone out and escape a bit. The games I play for stress relief are usually intricate fantasy games (Civilization III) or logical or geometric puzzle games (minesweeper, tetris). For long-term stress relief I have to rearrange my perspective and sometimes adjust my role.

For job-related stress the big thing was divorcing my self-identity from my job. Also becoming debt-free and escaping the feeling of being a week-to-week wage slave has freed up my stress a lot. The thought of losing a job can still be a bit scary, but I know it's not a catastrophic event for me anymore. This made me more able to let irritating things roll off me at work since I know I'm not stuck with the situation. That was somewhat counterintuitive to me; I would've previously thought I could take more BS if I had to, but apparently I can stand more if I know I don't have to put up with it.
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Nope, not Joanne d. Sorry
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