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9 years ago 0 eleveno 619 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Creating a Stress Plan

Good post. It is always useful to find ways of dealing with stress (without worring: what we do too much!) and using a systematic way as suggested here.
 
1. The biggest source of stress in my life is my constant worry with my vision. I am nearsightness (myopia) and in the last 2 years my vision got much worse, ironicaly due to a lot of stress in my life. I have been reading a lot about myopia prevention and there are a lot of contradictions in the scientific community about this issue. It seems there are no definitive answers to myopia prevention at the present. I would like to find a way to prevent my sigh from getting worse, but it seems I can not find a definitive answer anywhere. This lack of control makes me feel very anxious because I do not have answers and everything I have tried so far leads me to a back-end. I have been obsessing about finding a solution for my vision problems, but it seems there is not a solution which has been a frustration for me and the main source of stress in my life.
2. Long-term source of stress.
3. I read a lot about vision improvement therapies, think most of the time during the day about my vision, etc
4. My reaction is not appropriate to the context because leads me to be more anxious and with stress
5. Here I have 2 answers. My reaction could be helpful in the long-term if the prevention methods I am using could stop or decrease the detioration of my sight in the long term. My reaction could not be helpful in the long-term if I can not do other things in my life than to be worried about my vision problems.
6. I have to find a middle ground here for a better reaction to deal with this source of stress. It is useful to be worried about my health but is is not useful to be worried about it all the time. Maybe the best approach is to dedicate a brief period each day to worry about my health (15 minutes a day). When sucessful with this I would dedicate a worry period each week (15 minutes a week)..
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Coping Strategies for a Stress Plan

Physical: Riding a bycicle 5, ioga 7
Mental: working on something that I love (without obsessive thinking) 9, ioga 7 
Social: talking with a friend 8, casual talking with other people 10
Diversions: watching a movie 8
Spiritual: going to the church 8, ioga 7
9 years ago 0 eleveno 619 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0
Expressing yourself creatively, Part I

Hello. Recently I found that journaling was wonderful for my anxiety and depression (including posting here on this wonderful forum). Last year I bought a good camera and I will also dedicate some time for photography. I never considered these activities as expressing myself creatively, but now I know that they are good for improving my emotions.
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Topic: Consequences of Stress, Part II

I review myself on this post. My stressful life on the last years had lead me to high colesterol and prolactin, blured vision, anxiety, panic, depression and obsessive thinking. 
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Topic: Consequences of Stress, Part II

Hello Davit. Today and before reading your post I bought vegetal fibers to reduce the cholesterol. I do not know if this is diffferent from vegetal sterols as you mentioned but I will ask in the pharmacy.
 
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Expressing yourself creatively, Part I

Hello Davit. I am just curious. What is the program that you use for touch up photography?
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Expressing yourself creatively, Part I

As husg4U suggested it would be nice to post some pictures from time to time. I will try to post at least one picture per week (a picture with some meaning if possible)
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Another bad night!

I have also an huge problem with my sleep. I do not have problems to fall assleep but everyday I wake up at about 5 am, and from then on I could not sleep anymore leaving me unrested and very tired during the day. This week I have bought a more confortable maitress to see if it helps my sleep. I am having 20 mg of Lexapro and 15 mg of Mirtazapine each day and my doctor didn't wanted yet to prescribe me another drugs so I can not get adddicted to them.
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Question about distractions

In my case distraction are very usefull for alleviating my anxiety symptoms. I only have to control the time spent on these distractions so they do not became a dominante pattern as I tend to became obsesses in everything I am involved.
 
But as Ashley refered is also important to do exposure work so one can learn to control bad thoughts and do problem solving. Life is not only roses and one should be able to deal with the adversities that life throws at us. Anxiety people, like me, tend to think that everything is perfect and every problem they face tend to be overwhelming and not beeing capable of leading with the problems.
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Expressing yourself creatively, Part III €“ Inspirational stories

Great post Josie. I never thought art as a form of therapy until I joined this program. Now I see that  I can use art to express my feelings and my emotions and I am trying to incorporate art in my life.
 
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