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My job is somewhat stressful. It doesnt stress me out emotionally, but apparently it stresses my body out. Ive been having chest pains related to stress for a few months now. Ive looked into anything to relax so I dont have even serious problems in the future. Any suggestions? Has anyone tried meditation or is it a bunch of crap? Im 26 by the way
I don't see how non-binding dispute resolution will help you with your stress.
GABA is an over the counter drug that can help. I take that and advil after a run and it does the job.
A bunch of crap? wow.
You should just read up on it and try it out. It takes a lot of patience and practice, so some will try it twice and call it a bunch of crap because they weren't magically transported into a state of bliss.
It's actually great for so many things, stress being just one. don't get hung up on all the body positioning and hand gestures and chanting and all that, if anything is a bunch of crap that probably is. You have to find what works for you and practice that.
For me, I lie down on my back... when I first started doing this I would use breathing or counting to slow things down around me and focus myself. The goal is to focus all of your energy and your mind on just one point, and then after a while that point goes away and you have pure focus on whatever you want to aim it at.
Something that also really helped me, kinda strange, but I would put something on the center of my forehead to feel the pressure and that would help me focus. I ended up doing this because before when I would start to get a little deeper into meditation i always noticed that I would feel a pressure like a fingertip pressing into my forehead right above my eyeline. So i figured, why not jumpstart that and put something there from the start.
You have to play around with it, but once you find something that works you'll love it. I really have been meaning to get back into it.
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I didnt mean its a bunch of crap, just asking if it was. I think im going to give it a shot. I tried excersing after work to relieve stress but that didnt work. This will be my next try. Just trying to find out if anyone had experience with it.
It would probably be good to meditate after exercise. I saw you were just asking no worries I didn't mean it that way.
Meditation discussion turning into an argument is kinda funny.
Yeah, I also read it as "mediation" at first.
@OP - Have you tried yoga?
Have you tried hand relief?
Not guilty y'all got to feel me
At the end of yoga they have you relax/meditate. I used to do Yoga as alt workout when training for marathons.
It's not my cup of tea personally.
If you are interested in the topic check out David Lynch's book on it.
Should try hookers and blow IMO
God, give me patience today. If given strength I may beat someone to death.
I know a few people that are recovering addicts (alcoholic/cocaine) and they took up meditation. I would say they found to be beneficial to their road to recovery.
Again, it's not my cup of tea but I'm not going to rip on it.
dude thats not good if you are having stress to the point of chest pain. my job was stressing me to the point where i developed random anxiety. i recommend going to a doctor. they will give you a low milligram benzo to try. that stuff didnt work for me but its worth a try. they will just calm you down a bit and allow your body to rest. they didnt really work for me but everyone is different. the big thing was we discovered i had super high blood pressure. got on some meds for that and i feel a lot better. do you drink any? i dont recommend getting buzzed or drunk but a beer or two at the end of the day helped me for a bit but there is a tolerance development there so its a short term solution. it's not as quick but you can go for a run or walk and it will calm you down. you definitely need to go to the doctor for chest pains. thats stuff you dont mess with. i hate going to the doctor and my fiance basically had to drag me there but im glad i went now.
This & weed does the job for me.
Thanks for the advice. I personally dont get stressed at work or about work. Nothing really stresses me out to the point that I need to calm down or keep from getting worked up emotionally, but I guess my body is a different story.
When having to have people yell at you and get in arguments about 10 times every day my flight or fight has got my body stressed I guess.
My current girl used to be on anxiety meds a few years ago and was able to kick them by using meditation. It works, but you have to believe it
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or it may last a year. But eventually, it will subside. If i quit, however it will last forever.
no prob. but for reals you need to go to the doc and say exactly that. thats no way to have to function man. they got stuff that will help. if meds arent right for you the doctor will say so and give you other recommendations on how to help your body relax. like i said i had to deal with the same thing. think about your diet too. if you eat lots of sodium everyday and or dink sodas or coffee (anything high in caffeine) that will take a toll on you too. taking 5 mins breaks every so often during the day helps. take deep breaths and stretch your arms, hand, legs and neck. when you do consciously feel your muscles tighten and contract. before you go to a shouting match meeting ask yourself a few questions: what is the worse thing that can happen? what is the best thing that can happen? what do you think will happen? what can you do to make the best thing happen? never take others responsibilities and worries and make them your own (talking about bosses and coworkers). all you can do is your job the best you can and leave the rest to someone higher on the payroll and leave the stress and worries at work. dont take them home with you. hopefully some of that will help you till your doctor appointment. good luck
You will not get better advice than this from your mother. Don't play around, get to your doctor ASAP. It wouldn't hurt to consider looking for another job as well. Life is short. Good luck
Work out. Seriously, work out easy at first and then work out exceptionally hard, to the point that you can hardly leave the gym
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