Stress factors

Today I had something else planned to write about, but my dealing with stress needed to come first. Since mum died, there have been lots of changes, some of which I have personally instigated, because of my own personal health and the changes others have instigated, fully expecting my family and I to work and fit into, without our consent.

We’re finding that hard, then our pet rabbit (toffee), died at the weekend and an untimely death in the family after that. Both these events have added to my stress. Any changes are bound to have an affect on us and the way we get to deal with things.

Stress isn’t unique we all have stress, we just need to work out what’s the best way to limit the amount of stress we let in. Whenever we’re busy, we hold our thoughts together. We don’t at that point have the time to think about the things that may be considered stress factors. We push ourselves, then when it’s time to rest, we struggle to keep our thoughts together.

I’m sure us getting back into a better routine from the summer break will help. For now, all I can do is try and limit the stress. We don’t have to agree on everything, we just need to compromise and be there to support each another. We all have to work on it.


23 Aug, 2010

4 thoughts on “Stress factors

  1. This is an excellent point. I had thought one good way of dealing with stress was to keep occupied, but that’s only a good idea until one runs out of things to do or otherwise gets tired…which inevitably happens to all of us.

    Thus dealing with stress is not as easy as the experts make it out to be…what may be an effective “stress buster” for you or me could be totally useless to a neighbor who just lives one house over. Everybody has their own stresses, so everybody seems to have their own way to relax. CDs geared toward this end seem to work best for me, but it will work much different for somebody else.

    I’m sorry to hear about Brad’s aunt and the rabbit! Those absolutely are stressful events because you’ve lost loved ones…how do people move on from that? Some are able get closure very quickly, relatively speaking, but most of us are not so lucky. This is another reason why it’s important to have support, I believe.

    1. David, you are absolutely right on all your thoughts, what works for one won’t necessarily work for another. Support helps but for me that doesn’t come in abundance.

      I normally work through things by myself. Being a spiritual person, I understand enough about life to know why things do happen as they do, so I’m not completely overwhelmed by things… but when it all comes at you at once it’s just that little bit harder.

  2. Sorry about all the things that’s been going on in your life. I hope things get better soon. I think we do keep ourselves busy to avoid the stress but when we’re not busy everything piles on us and we get stressed out. Stress is a terrible thing.

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