I'm currently working on my pre-reqs and suddenly a huge load of personal family stress has just been dumped on my lap. I just finished spring quarter at my school and start summer quarter soon. Anyways, ranting aside, I just wanted to know what type of relaxation/stress management techniques have worked best for you guys. I live at home with my mom and two siblings (who are both causing this stress), I can't move out (no money), etc. I know Nursing School is highly stressful and want to be prepared with an army of relaxation techniques to help me make it through just this summer.
Why I ask is because I tend to deal fairly poorly with huge bursts of sudden stress, and it's something I'm really trying to work on. I know that'll be my weakness in Nursing School, so I figured to try to deal with it now when I really, really need it.
Any advice? Anything would be appreciated; I'm desperate.
Jun 18, '09
I used to do Hatha yoga and Kundalini yoga to relieve stress. I would practice these at home using DVDs. Kundalini yoga is a bit interesting because it involves some fast breathing that changes your acid/base balance. Kundalini is very relaxing (and strange appearing, at first).
Any type of aerobic activity would be good, and weight-lifting as well. Is there any specific type of exercise you really enjoy?
Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jun 18, '09