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ErnieH 02.11.2010 14:00

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
Stress? I come to the EF forums, and see some of the complaints people post, or some of the people that get banned for idiocy.. and it makes me feel better :)

Castro 02.11.2010 14:01

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I have a hookah pipe which I keep on the balcony for whenever I fancy a stress busting smoke. Nothing naughty, just regular apple, peach, mint, zaglool tobacco that you can buy from any Swiss tobacconist. As I'm a non-smoker, the nicotine hit is usually quite intense and I find that my stresses float away in large puffy clouds of smoke.

PlantHead 02.11.2010 14:02

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Whisky or beer...the world is a less stressful place when it is shiney.

grynch 02.11.2010 14:02

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http://images.free-extras.com/pics/a..._vodka-947.jpg

Gastro Gnome 02.11.2010 14:03

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
- A friend, a chat, a pint
- Cooking
- Doing some exercise
- Getting an early night
- Reading
- Going for a walk

Ouchboy 02.11.2010 14:05

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Quote:

Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 999783)

:D

I am a huge believer of that. A hot bath - takes time out from the madness of it all and slows the world down.

http://www.27bslash6.com/images/macbookpro_bath.jpg

:confused:

summerrain 02.11.2010 14:08

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ouchboy (Post 999801)

Obviously you need to know which sites to go in order to "relieve" the stress. :D

PlantHead 02.11.2010 14:09

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Quote:

Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 999804)
Obviously you need to know which sites to go in order to "relieve" the stress. :D

Judging by the names on the folders I think he has found a few.

openid 02.11.2010 14:14

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
1. Going out in the middle of night to find some ghosts.
2. Little bit of flirting.
3. Power training

In short, finding the way to get some adrenaline :)

akb 02.11.2010 14:19

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
I know something called 'Yoga Nidra'....thats a very practical and easy meditation technique...you can feel the result in 30 mins:msngrin:
You can PM me for more details

NicM 02.11.2010 14:33

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i know all about stress as the moment. I am trying to do the following, maybe these might work for you?

1. compartmentalise each problem and try to focus on one problem at a time (even if you still need to think about 10 completely different areas each day)

2. learn to push-back. if you are being overloaded, take the time to divert some of the load before it lands on your desk or ask for some work to be re-allocated.

3. get organised, get an App (for your iPhone etc. in my case I use Things for Mac)

4. take time out. you may feel like you don't have time for this, but a little bit of down time will improve efficiency when you return to a task and might help new ideas/solutions to surface

5. spend time with good people.

bnallama 02.11.2010 14:38

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Sports always helps... I used run a lot and play badminton...

Now I do yoga and pranayama (ancient indian breathing technique)...

And i have to admit the pranayama is very efficient in my case and a lot of people I know... For the practice I am doing, normally you attend 2-3 days course and then it is mostly self practice with weekly follow-up.... Let me know if you want to read more about the course....

cyrus 02.11.2010 14:44

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Quote:

Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 999783)
"There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." - Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Didn't she end up commiting suicide? She obviously found one problem it couldn't cure.

MusicChick 02.11.2010 14:47

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Originally Posted by cyrus (Post 999855)
Didn't she end up commiting suicide? She obviously found one problem it couldn't cure.

Aw, :o she did..her poetry is still quite a great way to de-stress, though.

cricketer 02.11.2010 15:04

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
Some one already mentioned dogs....


Quote:

Originally Posted by Adi86 (Post 999766)
Whenever feeling stressed, I take out my headphones and I just listen to Pantera! (high volume is required)
It's kind of hardcore but it makes you feel sooo good!:msncool:

Or buy a nice subwoofer in your car, play some Ying Yang Twins (subwoofer and amplifier is a must!).

Even though it sound "stressfull" this is my method relief from all the daily stuff...


Nik87755 02.11.2010 15:17

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Quote:

Originally Posted by bigblue2 (Post 999692)
for various reasons, work, selling house, buying house etc for the passed few months I've been very stressed, with no signs of a let up until at least into next year.

So how do people cope with it?

swimming in lake at night.. no not like this http://foolstown.com/sm/shrk.gif

jako 02.11.2010 15:18

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cyrus (Post 999855)
Didn't she end up commiting suicide? She obviously found one problem it couldn't cure.

Well arguably she also found a solution that worked for her :confused:

Gastro Gnome 02.11.2010 15:26

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jako (Post 999920)
Well arguably she also found a solution that worked for her :confused:

It was a cold oven rather than a warm bath though . . . :(

wattsli1 02.11.2010 15:40

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
Exercise does wonders for stressed out me - I have a kickboxing/aerobic routine that's just brilliant - imagine the people / things that annoy you are standing there in front of you and kick the hell out of them :msncrazy:

An occasional rant is good for me too - I have very understanding work colleagues who know that every now and then I have to blow a fuse in order to maintain overall sanity.

A truly funny film that will make you laugh out loud (like Sean of the Dead) will certainly relieve some tension too.

Assassin 02.11.2010 15:42

Re: Stress - how do you cope with it?
 
Get onto EF and blast the living organs out of people's egos and idiotic opinions. Easy peeps innit?


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