I still need to stress less. I am no longer on my herbal medication until it is legal for me to use in this state. My herbal medication helps me to chill as well as relieve my chronic back pain. I stress over the smallest things. PTSD is alive and strong in my life. I can also see that PTSD does subside over time, but it is jumps to fully attention at small disturbances. Reading the Bible, fellowshipping with other believers, praying, eating right all relieve my stress, but in-between doing these things my stress builds, and negative thoughts invade. Aroma therapy, music & sound therapy all help, but the underlying stress always seems to be there. Will it end? I don’t know. I am glad to get some relief. Last week I actually had 3 good days in a row. I was so disappointed when I woke up the next day in a severe depression and had to push myself to get up and function. I am grateful that I was able to get some important things done on that very depressive day.
For those who do not know:
PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
My most recent incident was being injured with a severe whiplash, from a car accident 3 months ago. 1 week ago
Since I’ve been on break I have not had too much stress, but school starts next week and I tend to procrastinate, and that of course brings on major stress. I plan to stay organized and do my assignments early to prevent this, and two days a week I’m in school all day so I hope to get a lot done during my 4 hour break. I really need to find time for exercise and listening to music because that helps me to clear my head and manage stress. I need to remember to study in chunks and give myself plenty of breaks. One of my goals here is to watch less t.v. but I think I will use it as a reward because it’s so relaxing. 3 months ago
I think I may even be stressing out about stressing out. Goals that involve not doing something are almost always pretty hard for me. So, I’m shelving this one. 3 months ago
Not everything is going to get done today. There just isn’t time. Just make the small steps that you can and revel in the progress and accomplishments I can claim.
Also, don’t worry so much about what anyone else thinks or has done. Focus on my own projects, family, friends, and my horses as I can’t control what other people do. All I can do is to mKe my own life work for me.
Can you become an optimist later in life? I envy all the happy go lucky people I meet. I wish I could have a perpetually positive out look instead of that cold, sick feeling in my stomach and unpleasant thoughts on repeating autopilot.
I know exercise helps, so I’m trying to remember that I’m always just one ride away from a good mood. 3 months ago
I’m tired of feeling like I’ve forgotten to do something, that I don’t have time to just stop and breathe for a second. It feels like everything needs to be done RIGHT NOW and I’m the only one doing anything productive. It’s annoying to constantly fear failure, especially when there’s not actually anything that needs doing right now. 4 months ago
I overthink things alot, to the point that it makes me stuck. But if i just go and trust my instincts and intuition and realize that I need time to process situations through my value system I will learn alot more about myself, the people that are good for me and good activities. Getting a counselor and staying busy have really worked for me. Also Mel Robbins gave a lecture on how the brain tries to stop you from doing new things… and the things you have to do to create new paths and move ahead… inspiring. Exercising, talking, working and learning have also helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle with less stress 4 months ago
Another plan to reduce work stress was devised yesterday.
The next step to reduce stress at work is reduce the feeling that im in a non-stop emergency I get all the time.
It’s a constant barrage of urgent – or even more urgent – emails interrupting my work and “do you have a minute I need that information now” calls.
So, I decided to close my email programm. And only open it when I need some information for work. I set two reminders to check and answer email, so I won’t forget about if (as if!).
And no, I don’t have a minute, but I can set up an appointment to answer all your questions later.
Let’s see how that works. I hope it gets me out of this feeling I’m living in a constant train wreck and get some peace back into my workday. 4 months ago
I feel so much better on the weekends and on my time off now that I’ve reassigned my work mobile phone for just work use.
When I got the work mobile, it was with the permission to use it for personal calls, too – seemed like a good deal at the time, and I dumped my then personal mobile for the Blackberry.
On to much stressing and calls at inappropriate times and work email at all times of the weekend.
I’ve gotten rid of most of the callers by now, but the emails refused to budge.
I tried to just ignore the Blackberry, turn off the emails, the strange anxiety when I saw the red light blink stayed.
Enter the solution: I got a personal mobile, again.
The Blackberry gets turned off on the weekends and in the evening. For the moment I’m forwarding my calls cause friends and family don’t have the new number, yet.
And the anxiety disappeared. Almost immediately.
Now on to work on my stress levels at work! 6 months ago