Learning techniques to help with stress

Northern Kayaker
By Northern Kayaker Latest Reply 2013-05-05 11:11:12 -0500
Started 2013-04-26 11:36:31 -0500

I have found that when I am stressed my numbers go higher than I have ever seen. I am not sure why I was stressed for a couple of days, however, I was and my levels went to 155 in the morning. I sat and read some relaxing books and talked to my husband to relax. After 2 days my numbers went back down.. Right now they are all over the place, however, I am doing this on purpose with foods. I am seeing what makes me tick so to say. I am learning a lot by taking the time to learn about me and the foods I eat. In an odd sort of way it is relieving my stress also.. One of the biggest things is the sun is out and the snow is melting. We have over 2ft gone and are looking at about another 9 inches left.. I can actually see a patch of grass under a pine tree that we have.. Life if good!

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tabby9146 2013-05-05 10:54:40 -0500 Report

I have read a lot about adding magnesium to your diet and how that is supposed to help stress, and supplements perhaps. I know yoga helps me, and lavendar essential oils is calming. I am going to try chamomile tea soon, as I hear that is good also.

sNerTs1 2013-04-28 18:15:59 -0500 Report

Stress is HUGE in affecting our numbers. I had been offline recently because of a very stressful family situation. I was told that I should have stayed on and talked it through with everyone as we ALL can learn through each other. My stress came from the death of my daddy and eventual split of my family. During that time, I couldn't even find peace to meditate, my mind raced every waking moment. It's odd when we can see ourselves diving but cannot take the doorway that will ultimately help us. I was stuck for almost 2 years with court battles and the family discord.

Not only did the stress affect my numbers, I had gained my weight back and just lost my way. Once the legal issues were over, I kid you not, I found my path again. I worked on my diet, I could sleep again, yoga are easier and I looked forward to it too! I could meditate through Tai Chi techniques, and my life got so much easier.

It's good that you can recognize that it's stress, perhaps you were stressing from trying to find a good doc and support groups? Either way, I'm happy to read that you are better and life is as it should be for you again <3

Hugs ~ Cheryl

Tony5657 2013-04-26 20:47:07 -0500 Report

Hi Northern Kayaker,
You might check out http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-news?...
There is lots of good info on dealing with stress in there.

I also have problems with constant stress and I turn to prayer and music daily. I could give you reasons for my stress, but hey, stress is stress, no matter where it comes from. If you're a Christian, meditation in God's word, the Bible, along with prayer helps me & will help you tremendously. If you're not a Christian, I can suggest that there is a discussion "What song are you listening to now." Many good tunes have been posted there mainly on Youtube. If neither seem to help you maybe the link above can help. Physical exercise also helps me. I wish you the best, my friend.

There are many negative things that we can't control and we either put them on our "back burner" and don't let them dominate our thinking & our life or we let them control us and eat us alive from our insides out. We do have that choice. A good book that may help is by Louise Hay, "You Can Heal Your Life."

If you find a valuable/workable escape from your particular stress, please post it. We'd all be interested. Possibly you found a "nugget" of stress relief that we haven't found.

Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX

raccoon mana
raccoon mana 2013-04-26 11:45:46 -0500 Report

stress affects my levels too. but how to avoid stress in our daily life? lol

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-26 20:30:35 -0500 Report

I let go of stress years ago. If I don't own it or control it, I don't worry about it. I don't make other peoples problems my problems. I don't have toxic friends nor do I socialize with toxic people. I don't try to or want to control anyone but myself. I don't have drama queens in my life, I let them go and told them they can return when they grow up. I don't try to do everything and I don't try to be anything but who I am.

I have a 3 times clause meaning I will help you three times after that you are on your own. If you are whining and complaining I will ask, what have you done to solve the problem? If the response is nothing my next question is why are you telling me? If you have a problem and do nothing about it, I am not the one to listen to you whine and complain. I am also not going to be anyone's crutch. If you constantly want help and support but make no effort to help or learn to be self supportive, I am not going to be the crutch that holds you up any more than I am going to give you the attention you are seeking by constantly needing help or support.

Far too often people create their own problems. Instead of dealing with a problem they put it off or immediately seek help for the problem. Adults these days want to be coddled and get upset when they don't get the comfort they are seeking. In other words they create their own stress.

In order to maintain my stress free life, I don't deal with any of that. I learned how to relax using biofeedback and relaxation therapy. Worked wonders for me. I can't fix the economy, solve the worlds problems or handle everyone's problems. Therefore, I don't have a lot of stress in my life.

Northern Kayaker
Northern Kayaker 2013-04-26 20:29:55 -0500 Report

My life is pretty stressless, I really have no worries.. I am not sure what was going on the past couple of days that I had high numbers.

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