Ok it's quite obvious from reading around that this forum has many people feeling like this :angryfire all day, so for your sanity as well as the people around you, please check out this website:
It has all the information you need about stress and its harmful effects, as well as how to deal with it. One technique I didn't see on there which I like to do personally is to take out my stress physically. I do it by punching my punching bag at home, but there are other ways. Squeeze a stress ball, play a loud instrument, scream at your husband and kids or beat them, kick the dog, etc. No I'm kidding about the last part, it wouldn't be nice to hurt a little dog!
I'll tell you guys right now that using this forum isn't a good way to deal with the stress. I see that when people vent here, they kind of twist their story in subtle ways so that they're the innocent victim and the rest of the world is screwing them over. Then others people jump in to support them and add to the vent. A 20 page snowball of negativity soon follows! I see this pattern emerge in almost every single thread in the general area. This is real bad guys, negative thoughts should be avoided as much as possible. Sharing them with others just lets you dwell on them even more. Practice stress relief techniques to deal with the problem and let it be forgotten before you know it.
Ok that's it, now go up and go check out the website above or I'll put dynamite on you!
Mar 14, '07
To each their own; that is the more succinct way I should have put it.
If this is not one's cup of tea, so be it. We all have our own ways to cope and no need to question them. Philisophical? Hardly, I am too brain-dead for that today.
Not everyone here is to get "stress relief" alone, but for entertainment---there is plenty of that in mini-melodrama, as you put it. Nothing wrong with that either. I give people more credit and not worrying about psyche-damaging in these threads.
To each their own.
PS -----------maybe you are looking at the wrong threads. I see plenty of fun, positive stuff going on here too. And psyches are not gonna be damaged here, unless they are extremely fragile, to begin with! (smile) Have a good day.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 14, '07