tips on dealing with high levels of stress

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/5/2006 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone have any tips to help me?
one of the main things i do all day is listen to music and rock back and forth trying to keep myself calm, sometimes i feel okay and i do it (out of habit) and other times when im highly stressed (most of the time) i do it, but my mind wanders onto all sorts of subjects while i do it, and most are negative, but without the rocking i get very highly stressed out and often jump the gun on things which aren't nessacsserly a problem..
without the rocking i can't seem to be able to remain calm, its like i can't sit still to consentrate on what im doing..
please dont think im a freak, i have been doing that for a long time, since i can remeber my family doesn't know i do it, cause i use my stereo to cover up the noise.. i can't seem to be able to remain calm enough to do anything...

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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 305
   Posted 12/5/2006 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi , Welcome to healing well, this is a great place for support. Don't by any means think that any of us will think you are a freak, we all have our own ways of dealing with things in our lives, and we know how it is to have to do through difficult times. Some things I try to do is I try deep breathing. This is my biggest challenge because I don't have the patience to sit and do it, and I don't think it really would work, but when I do it I do feel better. Also, one thing I just started doing is writing. I take 15-20 minutes everyday just to unload on a piece of paper. I write down anything and everything. I just keep on writing regardless of what thought comes across. I really helps me to et out some of my frustrations, and when I am finished writing I burn the page in my fireplace. Another thing that has helped me to calm myself is excersize, and trying to postive think. Everytime a negative thought crosses my mind, I change it to a positive one. I started this by writing down every negative thought that crossed my mind each day and realized that most every thought i had was negative. I then started writing positive spins on the negative thought. I hope some of this help, it's small steps, but you can do it. It takes smalls steps to make big changes, and with the support here you can get a lot of great ideas. Best of luck to you .

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/5/2006 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
  Hay I think I know how feel, when I frist started having a/p's and depesstion hit me hard I losed most every thing I had ever worked for and was forced to living in campgrounds, heck I even punched a guy out that came up here to fish he was fishing right next to me swinging that hook all over the place I tryed to show him how to do it but he just didn't care then he hooked me and I just cut loose on him. It just didn't matter to me at that point I just wanted to kill the guy, after being pulled off of him and looking down at him that when I rellised I needed help, even though I hated ppl all ppl I had to force myself and get the help I needed now! You need to talk with your Mom or Dad and tell them just how bad you are getting before you end up hurting someone or yourself, You sime to care about yourself other why's you wouldn't be here now looking for help but you need your Mom and Dads help now to get you headed in the right direction I know it's so confusing at times but you need to make the right move and get past this or things may just keep going on down hill for you. I got to go now but I will be on line later if you want to talk some more
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