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Old 05-31-2018, 09:16   #11
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Exercise is one of the best way to combat with stress.
Exercise brings down your body's Stress hormones over the long haul, for example, cortisol. It likewise helps discharge endorphins, which are synthetic concoctions that enhance your state of mind and go about as common painkillers.
When you practice frequently, you may feel more capable and certain about your body, which thusly advances mental prosperity.

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Marijuana is supposed to be legal where I live this July - curious to see how that is going to turn out - maybe I will try some - see if it does anything to my stress levels (although I don't have much stress - weather is getting nice and the flowers are blooming. Beach weather is just around the corner!

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Marijuana is supposed to be legal where I live this July - curious to see how that is going to turn out - maybe I will try some - see if it does anything to my stress levels (although I don't have much stress - weather is getting nice and the flowers are blooming. Beach weather is just around the corner!
i am so going to try it. but not going to smoke and dont want to buy vaping equipment so I'll probably buy some brownies. lol I'm definitely not telling my son about it.

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I go barefoot. Sometimes for days.

Some researchers believe that people should go barefoot regularly to keep the information highway to their brains alive and fresh.

Going barefoot teaches mindfulness. When you go barefoot, you have to be more aware of each step that combined with being able to feel the ground I think uses up or displaces the mental energy I might otherwise devote to thinking about stuff that stresses me out.

I don't believe a diagnosis of diabetes should mean no more barefooting. I am not giving that up. I think going barefoot will hold off the complications that lead to the myth that ALL diabetics should not go barefoot. Nothing wrong with my feet.

I am going to start a thread on this next online session.

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What things do you do to help keep your stress level down?

What tips would you offer to others?
I think the sanest option is to become aware of the things that make you stress out... and avoid them where possible.

I like avoidance. I had a "friend" once who seemed to think that we were obligated to have dinner at a restaurant together every couple of weeks. It was expected. I hated that. I also hated the fact that she would take phonecalls and texts in the middle of the meal, and that she didnt seem to understand that it was really rude to do that. So in the end, after a number of years, and too much stress, I terminated the friendship. I felt a lot better.

The thing is, no matter how much deep breathing I did, or how much alcohol I consumed, or how much meditation I did, the stress remained because the obligation remained. Once I had solved that particular problem... stress gone.

Otherwise... for me its zoning out. Others call it meditation... for me its just blanking my mind and relaxing. I even used to be able to do it standing up in a train.

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I can tell you with absolute certainty that anxiety makes my blood sugar soar. When I get upset, I have to take more insulin to get the same results. PLUS the numbers stay high longer.

My doctor just put me on Zoloft. I'm hoping this will help my anxiety.

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I can tell you with absolute certainty that anxiety makes my blood sugar soar.
Same kind of thing for me - I had a temper - and when I lost it - I would get so angry I would literally get light headed and my BGs would sky rocket.

Years ago a friend told me - you better get a handle on your temper because it will kill you one of these days. I did exactly that and have only lost it once over the past few years (with my sister who was trying to coerce our Dad in to doing something he didn't want to do).
It might explain why I live about about 700 miles away from my sisters place LOL

Anyway - it's important to try and deal with those sort of things be it anxiety, anger etc ... mental health is just as relevant as physical health,

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yep the stress agent Cortisol, aka as the antagonist, which true to its very nature, comes uninvited, stays too long, is uncooperative, and enjoys rocking the boat as it taunts us with unforgiving demeanor. I can deal with its colleague adrenaline as it does not leave a trail of damage like its cohort Cortisol. If cortisol were a character it would be the Loony Tunes Sylvester the Cat, always lurking and seizing every chance he gets to unsettle our nerves and life.


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