ipmonger (ipmonger) wrote,

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Successful De-stressors?

I have a chronic problem with stress. It interacts with my medications and mental state to produce an increasing whirlwind of stress-hormone release. Regardless of how I try to release the stress, I end up feeling battered, bruised, fatigued, folded, mutilated, spindled, torn and weary.

This has caused me to focus on how I am choosing to relieve my stress. I find that it rarely involves a rational choice to relieve stress in any given way. Rationality, it seems, is malfunctioning, in so far as it is used only to dissuade me from pursuing particular paths toward less stress. This misfeature leaves me desperately trying to choose between a small number of self-destructive choices.

Post-decision review often leads me to think I could have made a better choice, but these are often not even within my frame of reference when the choice has to be made. There is no doubt, at the time, that a choice is necessary and soon.

My query is: how do you relieve your stress?

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Tags: emotions, fitness, health
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