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    Things get quite stressful at times. It's all a part of life, but the important thing is how you handle that stress. I've had many downs, but when I get stressed I think of how bad it could be. God will only put on you what you can handle. We are built to be able to handle anything and everything. God loves you, but often times we get so caught up in the moment that we forget that. In the long run things will get better. www.shiftyourmind.com

    Shiftyourmind
    January 30, 2014
    4:14 AM
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    I am afraid to hurt people and I am afraid of being hurt because of this I am starting to let the stress of it get to me. I need a release in order for the universe to move me around in a new direction. I welcome change

    Seeking717
    December 13, 2013
    12:30 PM
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    I don't know if this story has already been shared here yet but thought I'd share: A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?" Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything." It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!

    Motivateme
    July 30, 2013
    10:14 AM
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    Detach yourself from the the situation ,be a witness of your situation as a 3 rd person.Relax for sometime by closing eyes ,divert to things that makes one happy,read spiritual /good inspirational books .Experience the Change !

    HappyPeacfulBeing
    June 3, 2013
    3:37 PM
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    I need this group. I am the sole wage earner as a result of my hyusbands decline in healh 5 years after open heart surgery. It has been 6 months now and I know only through the prayer and faith I am holding on, I will continue to stress less. Proverbs 3:5 is my verse of thought each day. I am working full time, a few hours part time, and now just started a store at TeachersPayTeachers.com/store/Live2teacheveryday This site is a blessing to me because I was determined not to become involved in some other social media site that was recommended to promote my products. Since January I only sold near five dollars. I was near tears but held to my word that I would not open my life or heart to any site that was not faith based. Today I found beliefnet! I feel relieved and happy. Support me in prayer that I will continue to keep my family on the right path, provide medicine, encourage them to keep the faith,feed them, and maintain my faith and relationship with God. My heart feels clean and my spirit feels happy.

    Mom4Christ316
    March 30, 2013
    1:52 AM
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    dear2dream, You are taking the proper steps in you life recovery process. Remember ONE step ONE day at a time!

    Estacia
    June 7, 2012
    9:42 PM
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    im looking fro ways to reduce stress i get stressed over little things been reading my bible more and prayingand it is hellping but i need to talk to others to i dont have a strong support in the friends area trust issue that im working on i have to rember not everyone is out to hurt me there are some good people out there thats all for now

    dear2dream
    May 15, 2012
    1:02 PM
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    The Scripture which comes to mind is this: Philippians 4:6-7 Have no anxiety at all, but in everythings by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. - - - with Blessings from, Kathreen

    Ksnewsong
    November 19, 2011
    7:57 PM
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    I really need this group! In the past year my uncle died of lung cancer. My cousin his son died in days of finding he had pancreatic cancer. I was my Dads caretaker for months before he died in April of 2011. Then another cousin died in the ER in her early 50's. Then I found out a month later my best friend my ex husband who moved in with me after 15 years apart has stage 4 bladder cancer at 48 years old. I am stresssed!!! I am a caretaker again looking to find support and balance in my own life.

    AngeltoaFew
    August 19, 2011
    12:03 PM
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    I am new to the group.... and yes I worry all of the time. It is as if there is a co-dependent relationship there, nonetheless I worry. I am looking for tips to live in the present instead of worrying about things all of the time. I have written a journal in the past and it worked but of course stopped that. I feel isolated, and don't have many friends due to abusive childhood and inability to trust people. We just moved too... hoping for a new start~ Lady Gaga's Just Dance just came on.... lol. Maybe I will do that with the baby! Does anyone have any tips for stressing less? I mean in the end it doesn't change anything except the amount of energy we have to give to others less positive energy for negative.

    Cassandrascurse
    February 28, 2011
    10:24 AM
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