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    What are some good, healthy ways to overcome stress/anxiety?


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    Proper nutrition and adequate exercise, daily meditation and a focus on outside events rather than the self.


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    Run. Run hard and fast. It is very difficult to feel mentally stressed when focused on physical stress.
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    Roughly; stress kills by overloading your body with chemicals designed over millions of years to help you flee or fight. You need to use them up, or they wear away at you long term. so run; run as if your life depended on it.
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    so far all good advice. Also ask your doctor about vitamin b supplements. Stress makes you burn vitamin b really fast so you may need more to keep up with demand. But like I said, check with your doctor.
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    Good point Seagypsy I forgot about that. It also burns up zinc. You should definitely see your doctor but signs of deficiencies especially B's are cracked lips and ulcers in the mouth and also fingernails are easily broken/split and the skin peels. Zinc deficiencies show up as thinning hair at the front, ridged and white flecked nails and stretch marks in the skin.
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    Avoid loud noises. For me at least, I'll choose manual hedge trimmers over an electric one simply to avoid the stress. Though, I'm not sure if this strong aversion to noise is something common.
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    Try to do something different that you enjoy doing instead of what it is that is stressing you out. I enjoy reading, art and music to name a few. Just try to unwind with things you enjoy for awhile, 15 minites od more is great then you can go back to your stressful job until you need another break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chero View Post
    What are some good, healthy ways to overcome stress/anxiety?
    Laughter is a great cureall for both stress and depression, it helps to release pent up energy in healthy way. Spend time with people who make you laugh or watch comedians, it's very therapeutic.
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    Taking a good longish walk most days is a good plan. But. Anxious people are inclined to overplan such things and can finish up causing unnecessary stress by being unable to match their far-too-specific expectations of themselves. Find a way to incorporate a walk into some days without having to set aside any special time for it.
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    Running, singing, traveling
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    Quote Originally Posted by chero View Post
    What are some good, healthy ways to overcome stress/anxiety?
    I used to love to exercise when I was stressed out. Now I watch TV to divert my attention away from my problems or listen to music or chat with you good folks. I also love to read things which improve my mind. E.g. last year I learned more about evolution. I enjoy doing physics, e.g. working problems out. It keeps my knowledge fresh and exercises my problem solving skills and that helps me in many areas of my life.

    One awesome stress relieving technique is to keep a journal and try to write in it when you're stressed out. People think that they can do the same thing merely by thinking their problem through. I know from experience how wrong that assumption is.
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    To overcome stress you should prefer the activities you like the most... But the best way in my opinion is running in morning reduce stress and also keep your mind calm.
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    Regular exercise to get a daily dose of endorphins as well as regular quiet personal time. I find I deal with stress much better if I get to do these things every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
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    What are some good, healthy ways to overcome stress/anxiety?
    Laughter is a great cureall for both stress and depression, it helps to release pent up energy in healthy way. Spend time with people who make you laugh or watch comedians, it's very therapeutic.
    Laughter, a long brisk walk, working on music for me. When I am stressed, it really helps me to sing.....big number ballad songs, because they take so much work to do them right. But I very much agree with laughter.
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    For me, like others have said...exercise (for me that is running, cycling and weight lifting), meditation, yoga, listening to music quietly...

    Something else that has been soothing, is taking up photography. I go for a walk, and capture whatever I see along the way. You miss a lot when you're driving down the street in your car.

    Sometimes, finding a hobby like that can do wonders.
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    There are many different "coping strategies" that you can try, such as focusing on your breathing, but if you're anything like me, the anxiety comes back immediately after. What I would suggest in these situations is to just think about something that makes you feel better about the situation. It's been my experience that most of the things we worry about often end up not even happening or being that bad, so just try to remember that.
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    You're 14 years old. How much experience can you have?
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    You're 14 years old. How much experience can you have?
    Like almost all of us, an entire life so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
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    You're 14 years old. How much experience can you have?
    Like almost all of us, an entire life so far.
    Well John, my entire life so far has consisted of 60 years, raising a family, divorce, heart bypass surgery and bleeding ulcers that almost killed me. I'm not taking advice on stress and anxiety from a 14 year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
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    You're 14 years old. How much experience can you have?
    Like almost all of us, an entire life so far.
    Well John, my entire life so far has consisted of 60 years, raising a family, divorce, heart bypass surgery and bleeding ulcers that almost killed me. I'm not taking advice on stress and anxiety from a 14 year old.
    By the time I was 14, I had suffered some significant losses of loved ones. It's surprising, but age isn't necessarily a determinant of a 'life lived.'
    I'm sorry to hear of the troubles you've had...

    I think that stress and anxiety, in my opinion, is a part of life. It is natural to grow worried or anxious over a number of things that happen to us in this life. But, to let it take over your life, is where a lot of people get tripped up.

    Anyways, I hope things now at least are going better for you.

    Life's hard, and sometimes unfair, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    You're 14 years old. How much experience can you have?
    Like almost all of us, an entire life so far.
    Well John, my entire life so far has consisted of 60 years, raising a family, divorce, heart bypass surgery and bleeding ulcers that almost killed me. I'm not taking advice on stress and anxiety from a 14 year old.
    By the time I was 14, I had suffered some significant losses of loved ones. It's surprising, but age isn't necessarily a determinant of a 'life lived.'
    I'm sorry to hear of the troubles you've had...

    I think that stress and anxiety, in my opinion, is a part of life. It is natural to grow worried or anxious over a number of things that happen to us in this life. But, to let it take over your life, is where a lot of people get tripped up.

    Anyways, I hope things now at least are going better for you.

    Life's hard, and sometimes unfair, that's for sure.

    Yes, some people by age of 18 have experienced things that people of 40 haven't, in certain areas of life.

    I agree that no one said life is fair, or easy. You take sometimes what you are unwilling to accept and make lemonade out of lemons whenever possible.
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