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Coping with Stress- ABKpsych

In an earlier post we discussed measuring stress and what stress can do to our bodies if left unchecked. Today we’re going to learn how to manage stress’s hold over our bodies and move on away from our frustrations and toward our goals.

Stress hits hard, and when it does- you end up looking like this guy.

When it comes to dealing with stressful situations you may have noticed in life that you or those around you seem particularly incapable of handling stressful events of even the most minor degree known as microstressors. These people could have exploded after a person pronounced a word wrong or cried because they spilled something.

I know I’ve been there a time or two. The best examples are the number of times I left a mall crying because I hated every type of clothing they sold. For me shopping is excruciatingly stressful and completely ruins my day. Microstressors, while at the surface are essentially nothing, to the stressed person feel like stepping over the tipping point and letting life spiral down into functional hell. They are often the point where the person feels most helpless, where life seems to drag them deeper and further from their goals and happiness.

But our reactions to microstressors and even the big stressors like moving, graduating, and financial problems can all be counteracted by a simple set of actions we can all take. The list, to be fair, is actually incredibly long- but I’ll narrow it down to what I believe to be the most effective methods for stress reduction and stress management.

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Wow, this is both informative and from the heart. You really have a special something in how you describe these things, a way of conveying how much you care about others and yourself, a way of making others want to take your advice. I hope your back is ok my friend, nice to see a post from you, it’s been a while!

It has been a while, and I’ll admit I have missed your uplifting comments!

It fills me with so much joy to know that these posts are effective. Thank you for taking the time to read them and say what you think.

Back pain will never bring be down (unless I fall)!

Be well!

The picture though 😂
I really hope that you’ll loosen up in the near future and that you won’t do any type of shopping soon!
I hate shopping too 😑

Oh thank you so much! These things are fun, and I get to meet a lot of new people after doing them! I’ll think about it and make a post when the time comes 🙂 Thank you as always.

Keep writing, my friend!

You write well, and your use of personal experiences really drives the point home. I believe we flourish as humans when we’re exposed to stress, but not the kind of stress that comes from modern life. The incessant drone of your energy bill doesn’t pump you up like a face-off with a lion, or the hunt for prey. And the feeling doesn’t stop when the chase is over. Modern life has really messed us all up.

Keep up your good writing. I’ve taken some food for thought from what you’ve written here. Thanks!

I’m to know glad anything I have written could be helpful to you! I agree, the modern stressors just don’t make sense when compared to historical ones, but the unfortunate truth is both are harmful to the body, and I’m quite thankful we aren’t dealing with any lions or saber-toothed tigers just yet!

Thanks for the kind words. Keep growing my friend!

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