Dealing with Stress

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by atlTrader666, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm curious how you guys handle stress. Not trying to sound dramatic but when one is exhausted but struggles to sleep at night due to random nervousness then there may be a problem developing. Sleeping has never been an issue either.

    The bizarre part is that I don't even have any issues... have a good job in physical commodities, had a great trading month in Sept (barely traded in Oct)... no debt or financial problems whatsoever, in a happy relationship, etc. I'm even doing a part-time MBA and it's going well. Yet my exhausted self is having trouble sleeping and when I do fall asleep I wake up in the middle of the night just nervous about something and anything.

    I will admit that I have neglected my social life. Aside the lady I've been too busy to hang out with friends, not too unusual. I've also not went to the gym since August... exercising has always been a big part of my life.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. oraclewizard77

    oraclewizard77 Moderator

    Excersise.
     
  3. Be a man and get some balls !!!

    Relax, take a walk. Music, nature, sex, friends, family.....
    what ever makes you feel good.......
    think about why you are stressed, Do you need to be stressed,
    if yes, then change it, so that you never must be stressed again.
    Stress kills your mind and body.

    best regards
     
  4. Do something nice for someone, anyone. Especially works well if you can do something nice for a kid, spend time with one or a couple. Be a listener. Kids don't have baggage like adults do when it comes to socializing.
     
  5. Sometimes the traditional ways are the best...

    IE...

    ...self-medication.

    Alcohol or weed or whatever works at getting the vortex of thoughts in your head to slow down for a while.

    Yes, abused there can be downsides. Just as there can be in not tackling the stress issues and letting them fester.
     
  6. This... and sex...




    Also, after a bad day, do something fun immediately after. Remind yourself that you'll have bad days and it's a good excuse to treat yourself.
     
  7. Pain + Reflection = Progress
     
  8. Thanks all

    I think exercise and just doing things that I used to enjoy should help. After Thanksgiving I'll have more downtime so I plan on getting active in the gym again. Right now I can't devote several hours a week with my schedule.

    I don't have a problem with sex (in a 5 year relationship) and I drink a beer or two almost every night.
     
  9. Exhaustion is a symptom of stress , exercise is a natural anti-depressant and neglect of gym can cause chemical imbalances.Socialising and having a social support network helps release negativity , which needs to be released from the body.Your body is telling something about the stress levels and negativity bottled up.

    Walks.Just 30 min of walking or other cardio vascular exercise such as marching in place or swimming a day will help to lower stress levels, promote healthy bowel regularity and circulation of the blood providing oxygen to all the cells for increasing energy and wellness!

    Sunshine :Vitamin D (sitting in the sun).30 minutes average per day .avoid sunburn and skin cancer by having 30 min maximum sessions

    Manage Stress: Stress is often the root cause of hypertension.

    . Exercise: exercise daily to help maintain a healthy “flexible” cardiovascular system. You cardiovascular system cannot be “conditioned” without exercise for twenty minutes daily in the cardio zone which is 70-80% of your max heart rate

    Everyday practice of meditation and yoga is extremely beneficial in controlling blood pressure and stress. The Savasana (Corpse Pose) yogic posture is helpful in stabilizing blood pressure. In this pose you can concentrate on your breath or you can chant a mantra to focus your attention.

    Tai Chi: This gentle exercise is perfect for everyone .

    Massage:Massage is a "hands-on" treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.

    Your life style change seems to be the problem ,health is going down and affecting the nervous system.Go back to what you did before i.e exercising, socialising and living a healthy lifestyle.
     
  10. Count to 100 and imagine you are counting something nice...repeat until you fall to sleep....

    The simplest and easiest way to relieve stress.
     
    #10     Oct 23, 2011