Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Ways to deal with anxiety or stress


Since the school year has just started up stress levels are increasing, I know mine have! Doing the mediation in class has definitely shown me a way to cope with stress in general. Anxiety is an overload that your body can't handle anymore when you've had too much. There are many signs such as sweating, shaking all over your body, shortness of breath and much more. You don't have to be born with anxiety to  develop it. Anyone can have a variation of anxiety. In fact 80% of people say they deal with anxiety through stress on a daily basis. Most people have a hard time either calming down to a normal state or some don't seek the help that they really need. Here are some ways you can cope with it on your own. 

Do you think being able to do calming excercises and meditations can help ease your mind and reduce stress?

How would you recommend someone deal with overwhelming stress and anxiety?

18 comments:

  1. I definitely think that meditation and exercise are calming and can reduce anxiety/ stress. When I work out it clears my mind and takes my mind off of any stress that I am dealing with. Doing meditations can help calm and I find they calm me down and make my thoughts seem less hectic. I would recommend that people who are stressed out to get out and do some sort of calming exercise so that they can get whatever is stressing them out off their mind.

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  2. I agree that doing calming exercises ease the mind and reduce stress. Not only do they take your mind off all your obligations, but they also give you a sense of mental relaxation. To someone with an overwhelming amount of stress, I would recommend calming exercises, healthy eating, and talking with friends.

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  3. I do agree that doing some kind of exercise can help calm you're stress levels down. I run when I get stressed out or I would go on a walk around the neighborhood. I would tell people who have high stress levels to try out exercises such as walking around the neighborhood or even doing yoga because I know that doing yoga can help calm and relax yourself by a lot.

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  4. I agree with the whole idea about calming exercises making a difference in stress levels. I also think that especially with teenagers in high school, there is a high number of teens that have very bad time management skills. I think that since I actually started being able to manage my time well and plan ahead for assignments, events, etc, I've been able to have a better hold on my stress. I still need to be getting a lot more sleep, however...

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  5. I think that all of the different ways to cope with stress make sense. Meditation is always a good idea. Even if you aren't stressed it let's you think things out. Getting enough sleep, food, and exercise are all good for both your physical health and your mental health. Connecting with others and human connection are both very important for your mental health as well. If you can't bounce your ideas off of someone else, you could just suffer alone. (although I'll admit that I don't think that last one works for me) Connecting with nature was a very strange one at first glance, but it makes a lot of sense once you consider the ways it connects to the other ones. It goes well with all of the previous ones. Nature and others combine two activities. Something that would calm you (nature) and something that would distract you from whatever is bothering you. Nature and exercise go hand in hand as well, because if you are out in nature, the chances of you climbing a tree or running around is much higher. Finally, nature and relaxing are perfect compliments of each other because nature is usually a very solitary place, so meditating would be easier. The final one, think positive, well that kinda explains itself. Being positive helps in all areas of mental health. Simple and plain.

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  6. I completely agree that anxiety, in most cases, comes from extreme levels of stress and that a lot of the time it is challenging to control and manage. Meditation and taking minutes out of your day to simply take a deep breath is definitely helpful in decreasing your chance of having a sudden anxiety attack. Give your body a chance to take a break and cool off so you don't have a complete overload. I also think it is important to realize what specific things are causing the most stress in your life. I know that in my personal life, and when talking to my uncle who dealt with cases of anxiety, stress can come from work/school overload and personal issues. In more severe cases stress and anxiety can come from being in a crowd (social anxiety) just like what we have been learning in the mental health unit. Overall I would definitely agree with this post that meditation and calming methods are what is best to keep your mind at ease and your body relaxed.

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  7. I agree that calming exercises and meditations can help ease your mind and reduce stress since it is a way to just relax and the quietness will allow you to not think of everything going on. Doing meditation in class was really helpful and I'm not surprised that 80% of people deal with stress on a daily basis since we all have so many things going on in our lives. I'd recommend someone dealing with overwhelming stress and anxiety to draw since it is a way to express yourself and you can do it wherever you are if you have paper and a pencil. I know a lot of people listen to music to deal with stress, but I think that specifically listening to peaceful music of nature sounds can help. Whenever I get my nails done, there's always peaceful music playing which makes it really easy to relax. I read on healthguide.org that there are many ways to deal with stress such as playing with a pet, spend time in nature, write in a journal, take a long bath, and watch comedy along with many more.

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  8. I have to agree that mediation and exercise does have a good impact on dealing with stress. Although, those aren't the only two methods of preventing it. Many people I know, like myself, don't have the time to work out for an hour or how to do meditation properly. Instead, I suggest finding your own escape, such as dance, art, sports, hanging out with friends, watching a movie, napping, or anything else that interests you. Personally, whenever I have a lot of homework and studying to do, I get overwhelmed easily. I have seven periods, then go straight to work until 10 every other day of the week. Since my days are long, and I do feel stressed 24/7, I usually make sure I leave time for myself at the end of the night to breathe and relax. Maybe watch one of my favorite shows to take my mind off of it or something. I think that having that time away from everything to just have that you time is extremely important in remembering your morals, remembering that tomorrow's a better day, and that the stress will pass!

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  9. When I'm stressed I can find many things irritable and tend to have a temper. I find that taking a break and relaxing from whatever is stressing me out usually calms me down.

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  10. I feel like its important to have a few minutes to do nothing, just sit and relax for a moment. Then that makes it easier to drive right into whatever it is you need to do. I don't have enough time to get more sleep, with the down time that I do have I hang out with friends, which I think helps more than sleeping. I just remember that theres always at least one good thing that comes out of every situation/problem, and that usually helps me get through the day. I recommend to not over work yourself, don't aim too high because then when you don't reach that goal you will be disappointed and then more overwhelmed/stressed. Be realistic in your goals and always look on the bright side. (:

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  11. Over the summer I got really stressed out and my dad told me to hit the gym for intense workout sessions. The exercises not only helped me get healthier physically but also reduced my stress by a huge amount. So my recommendation for people who are dealing with overwhelming anxiety and stress is to hit the gym and do some exercises. Doesn't really matter what kind of exercise anything from upper body to yoga, exercises can reduce stress by a lot.

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  12. I know that I get stressed a lot. Sleeping is the best way to cope with stress. Sometimes when I am so stressed I cant sleep at all. Also mediating is the best way to help cope with stress. When I am stressed sometimes I just want to get outside and run. I think there are many ways that can help you cope with stress.

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  13. I agree that Mediatation helps reduce stress because it sure does to me having those few moment of silence lwers my stress levels because I forget for those few minutes All the stress I have and forget aout it all. Something that I would advise to reduce anxiety would going somewhere for vacation where there isn't signal so those couple of days you just relax and not have to worry or stress about anything because you don't have technology reminding you of all the things you have to do.

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  14. I agree that meditation and exercise can help reduce stress. If someone was dealing with stress or anxiety I would tell them to exercise, meditate, sleep, or just take a break from whatever they are doing and do an activity they like for a little while. I believe that taking breaks and getting your mind off of whatever is stressing you out or giving you anxiety can be very beneficial because it can help calm you down and be more focused to face the problem.

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  15. I agree that meditation and excerise can help people reduse stress but i dont think it helps everyone. I feel like you have to meditate and excersise on a daily. Alot of people with stress and anxiety cant just get rid of it right away i feel like it does take alot of time. I know if you have alot of stress maybe talking to someone might help.

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  16. I agree that meditation and such exercises can help with stress but it can sometimes be overwhelming that such things can not help. For me anxiety is often so bad that when i try to relax the thoughts and feelings kind of over power everything and i almost become more anxious I think that it definitely depends on the person, some may have to keep occupied, like myself, or for some meditation and relaxing can also help. doing things that make you happy and keep you positive are good ways to deal with stress and anxiety

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  17. Meditation can definitely help with stress. The times I've tried it, it's made me feel way more relaxed. Exercise definitely helps because that's my outlet from everything that is stressing me out because it makes me forget about everything when I'm exercising. Another thing that also helps is sleep.

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  18. I think that doing calming exercises ease the mind and reduce stress. meditation and such exercises can help with stress but it can sometimes be overwhelming that such things can not help

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