I hate going to my CPN with problems so I thought I would post here. How do you cope with stress? I have been finding it strenuous to even think some evenings. My mind feels strained all the time. My CPN told me that I am far too hard on myself.
Sleeping helps reduce stress. Activities too. They keep you busy and take your mind off things.
Yes I woke up at 4 am today, maybe why I have been worse.
there are things you can do if you get stressed, when i get stressed i try and leave the stressful situation or distract myself, it really depends on the situation, if i get so bad i have an anxiety attack i will sit down and drink water, or get fresh air, you got to find what works for you
A heavy punching bag and some padded gloves worked wonders for me as a youth.
- Go for a walk
- Go for a drive
- Work out
- Make a new meal
- Take a hot bath or shower
- Listen to music
- Watch a movie
- Read a book
Are you in therapy? What is a CPN?
In the UK you see your pdoc about twice a year and he overlooks your care while you see a CPN about once a month to catch up, get advice, talk about problems etc. I have not done therapy before, I may be soon but they said I should start work and have not too much on my plate for me to begin it.
You should meditate. It’s been a life saver for me.
Going for walks, physical activity
there’s soemthing called 5 ways to wellbeing in UK that might be worth checking out on Google.
Check out this link. It truly works better then therapy(for me)
I have done mindfulness before which is ok. There is a person on soundcloud called Mark Williams who is pretty good.
Oh ok. Thank you for explaining. You received some good advice of how to de-stress. Do you see anything you are willing to try?
I love to play Farmville 2 on Facebook. I have a farm on my computer and I feed animals and harvest my crops. Been playing this game for over a year.
I am feeling a lot better than yesterday, but I have been getting like this a lot lately. I think getting back in to mindfulness is a good idea.
Cool. It’s nice to have a plan.
to distress I find jogging can help
Supplements have helped me a ton.