Staying away from stress!

By Nana_anna Latest Reply 2013-01-10 13:40:56 -0600
Started 2013-01-09 13:10:16 -0600

Well, now it seems since my Emergency Room visit on Sunday afternoon because my blood pressure was 230/110. Is a major concern for my Dr. He tells me to stay away from stress and aske me what stresses I have had in the last few months. I told him the problems that I had at church, my mom's husband, and the finances are crazy. He said to stay away from emotional stress. Didn't know there was such a thing. He says to find a better place of worship where you get relief not stress. So now that I am good at follow my Dr. advice, I guess I won't be going to my former church. Notice "Former!" I am taking it easy for a while, before I go any where. My discharge papers say to get involved in calming and snoothing activities, like knitting and crocheting. Which I have done this week. Listening to my favorit music to. Anyone else do anything to avoid stress? Which avoiding it as much as possible to keep your blood sugar down as well.

5 replies

IronOre 2013-01-09 16:13:47 -0600 Report

Yes, stress certainly plays havoc on a person, especially blood pressure and diabetes related.
Listening to your favorite music sure will help, but I understand that listening to classical music (Bach, Bethovan, etc) is the best for that.

Nana_anna 2013-01-10 13:40:56 -0600 Report

Thank you! I appreciate that wonderful reply! I love listening to Barry Manilow, and my favorites are the church hymns and soft piano music. I usually turn on the music in the afternoon.

jayabee52 2013-01-09 13:53:00 -0600 Report

Have you heard of taking what I call a "mental vacation"? Visualize pleasant, tranquif, peaceful scenes in your mind and then stay in that place for a while. When I was having high blood pressures I would ask to wait a bit before the pressure was taken, and I would go into that mountain meadow, and relax. Didn't always work for me, but often enough that I kept doing that as needed.