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Old 11-11-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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stress reliever...?

anyone have stress relieving ideas? please throw the bone my way.. anything to destress would be amazing. stupidstupidstupidstupid school...
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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anyone have stress relieving ideas? please throw the bone my way.. anything to destress would be amazing. stupidstupidstupidstupid school...
I wish I had a good answer for you - I too have been seeking the same knowledge.

I am afraid that it is like all other things that have to do with humans; it will be individual and specific to each person. One size of course will not fit all. Not the answer I want.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:56 PM   #3
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anyone have stress relieving ideas? please throw the bone my way.. anything to destress would be amazing. stupidstupidstupidstupid school...
Heavy deadlifts normally do it for me.

But, uhm, seeing as this is the nutrition forum, are you looking for nutritional recommendations to address stress? 'Cause in that case, I'm at a loss...
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:25 PM   #4
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Might sound stupid, but take 5 minutes and forget about what is currently going on in your life and think 3 months or 3 years in the future where you will be. Most of the time this is very positive thinking(i hope) forget about how you get there. Just think of being there. 5 Minutes and you will feel better.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #5
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whole pizza, dozen cookies, pint of b&j ice cream.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:38 AM   #6
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Heavy deadlifts normally do it for me.

But, uhm, seeing as this is the nutrition forum, are you looking for nutritional recommendations to address stress? 'Cause in that case, I'm at a loss...
Just a general anything. I couldn't figure out which thread to put this in.. I figured nutrition was good enough.

But thank you
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:54 AM   #7
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Re: stress reliever...?

Yoga, tai chi or breath work? I like LSD running or swimming (the CF gods are coming to strike me now) because I can focus on breathing and being in the moment. Just a thought
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:12 AM   #8
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Re: stress reliever...?

A book that changed my life was "Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Norman Vincent Peale. This is the same guy who wrote "How to Win Friends and Influence People", which is another must read. They are both timeless classics.

In Stop Worrying, the premise is to master your control over worrying by focusing on things you can control in the immediate moment. So, say you are worrying at night about a job interview in the morning - if you focus on what you can control right at that moment, you might do something like review your notes on the company, lay out your outfit, whatever...but if your mind was focusing on the interview itself, you work to master your thoughts because it is not something you can control at that moment. The book coaches you on methods to overcome the urge to worry about things you have no control over.

A little hard to explain, but seriously, this book changed my life.

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Old 11-12-2008, 06:55 AM   #9
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Working out. This is the reason why I started working out in the first place. I'm with Zac on heavy DLs, I love em. School sucks for me too right now and I find that if I do some fun workouts, meaning I do whatever I want for a day, it really helps. This entire week is my fun workout week, due to stress and because I can't do another metcon, I think I overdid it with them. So today is squats 3-3-3 reps and then playing on rings: MUs, skin the cat, ring dips, ring push-ups, etc. Nothing beats focusing your stress on lifting heavy stuff.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:57 AM   #10
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Journaling? Writing a to do list? I kind of do stress relief for a living and anything that provides focus to anxiety tends to reduce it.
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