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Sherlock'sPrincess
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03 Jan 2015, 5:31 pm

I can get so stressed sometimes. My self esteem becomes low when I am stressed, and I think negative things about myself.

Any tips on how I can manage this?



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03 Jan 2015, 8:46 pm

Submerge yourself in your favourite piece of music if music is your thing, or your favourite book, if you enjoy reading and pretend that what stressed you out never occurred.



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03 Jan 2015, 9:05 pm

I agree with progaspie. Listening to music always seems to help me when I am stressed.



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03 Jan 2015, 10:14 pm

I also submerge myself into a bunch of music when I'm stressed. Another thing I like to do is go on long walks.


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03 Jan 2015, 10:29 pm

I post on forum's and browse the Internet.


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03 Jan 2015, 10:46 pm

Practice meditation



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04 Jan 2015, 1:47 am

If you like intense video games, that helps me. I play GTR-2. I play guitar. Anything to distract yourself and make you feel tired.



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04 Jan 2015, 3:22 am

Depends on what's stressing me, how I'm feeling, and what my options are.

Go for a run.
Go for a hike.
Listen to music.
Go hang out with my closest friend.
Go visit my youngest God daughter & her little brother.
Workout.
Meditation.
Reading.
Watch a movie.
Go for a bike ride.
Go kiteboarding.
Go for a drive & listen to music.
Take a long hot shower/bath.


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04 Jan 2015, 3:34 am

On the more positive end - I will watch a favorite video or listen to a favorite audio book which I have already experienced many, many times. If this unpredictable world is going to stress me - at least with a favorite audio book or movie video - I can create a brief predicable world.


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04 Jan 2015, 8:34 am

Listen to PelleK because he really helps my stress and anxiety. <3 Sometimes, if I'm really stressed out... I'll watch one of his really funny vids because he's just so fricken adorable. >w< Oh, and I'll also cuddle with my little Sebastian plush that I have actually associated PelleK with for comfort reasons. ^____^


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04 Jan 2015, 10:25 am

I try to remove the source of the stress. If that doesn't work or can't be done, I've found physical exercise good, also just knowing that I'm working on a solution to what's caused it often helps me to feel better. Singing loudly is good too, and playing drums, if it can be done without annoying anybody. I can see how listening to music could work, after all, music is supposed to affect the emotions. I find the effect stronger when I play it rather than just listen to it. I guess any Aspie stimming method might be tried. Most of them seem to involve rhythmical movement.

Pets can help, but a dog can make it worse unless you've really got the time.

Being with somebody I feel safe with really helps.

I noticed that after a scary rollercoaster ride I felt as if all the anxiety had been squeezed out of me, and I was calmer than I'd been for ages, but the effect only lasted an hour or so.



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04 Jan 2015, 10:35 am

I agree that physical exercise helps me a lot. Especially if it gets something done in the process. Then you can feel a load off your back from getting something done at the same time too.

I play heavy metal guitar and that helps because it's a way to take out your aggression in a productive way.

And when no one else is around to be annoyed. I sing the stuff I listen to at the top of my lungs. I've heard that going to a cliff and screaming your lungs out helps too. But I don't have access to that.



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05 Jan 2015, 8:00 pm

Listen to music you like is best. Also, if you have a bike, you can ride on it for a bit, or you can just go for a walk. Additionally, try to talk to someone you know and trust, and maybe they can help you with whatever kinds of stress your in.



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05 Jan 2015, 8:29 pm

Exercise. Even if it's just 20 minutes a day of walking at a brisk pace. I find that I don't get stressed as easily when I exercise daily.



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05 Jan 2015, 8:31 pm

Yep...have to get back into my walking, too.