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Stress

Post by WestTNguy » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Been a rough week.

How do y’all deal with stress and anxiety? Seems to get better each year, but damnit boy if I ain’t worrying about something, then I feel off. I know there are some old timers on here with some good experience....


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Re: Stress

Post by bball » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:43 pm

Ahhhhh, stress, the silent killer! I try to walk a minimum of 30 minutes daily. No cell, music or distractions. I focus on the the scenery so my mind doesnt drift into 'serious' concerns. Journaling is an excellent stress reliever and leaves behind something of interest for your heirs (should you choose to share it). Plenty of water and quality sleep are very important for your mind and body to rest and recover. Prayer or meditation.
It's a real discipline, but learning to accept what you have the power to impact and accepting the things you can not impact is vital to stress relief. Good luck.
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Re: Stress

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:55 pm

bball wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:43 pm
Ahhhhh, stress, the silent killer! I try to walk a minimum of 30 minutes daily. No cell, music or distractions. I focus on the the scenery so my mind doesnt drift into 'serious' concerns. Journaling is an excellent stress reliever and leaves behind something of interest for your heirs (should you choose to share it). Plenty of water and quality sleep are very important for your mind and body to rest and recover. Prayer or meditation.
It's a real discipline, but learning to accept what you have the power to impact and accepting the things you can not impact is vital to stress relief. Good luck.
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Re: Stress

Post by sstterry » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:54 pm

My doctor told me I needed to reduce my stress. How do you do that when your clients are depending on you as to whether their family eats or not?

Cattle are my stress reducers ( I'm not sure how that is working out for me these days :frowns: )

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Re: Stress

Post by Dave » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:11 pm

I had some semi serious issues caused by stress back in the early 90's. When the doctor told me that they were caused by stress I decided that I was going to live a stress free life. I made the very conscious decision to not stress over things. It took some mind training on my part. Just do the best I can but not stress about the out come. If I do the best I can, well I did what I can do. Stressing about it won't change the out come one bit.

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Re: Stress

Post by Bigfoot » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:15 am

Read up on ruminating thoughts. It’s closely tied to ocd. Control the thoughts, and the stress disappears.
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Re: Stress

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:29 pm

WestTNguy wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Been a rough week.

How do y’all deal with stress and anxiety? Seems to get better each year, but damnit boy if I ain’t worrying about something, then I feel off. I know there are some old timers on here with some good experience....
i found it less stressful, too tackle one thing at a time...turn that worrying into accomplishments..farming can seem to get overwhelming at times.like everything needs to be done at once ...but you can get more accomplished and do better work,after one thing is done and completed. then concentrate on to the next obstacle....
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Stress

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:56 pm

I like to buy cheap plates from the Goodwill when I get stressed throw them. 😂🤐🍽🍽🍽🍽
Naw just playing. My friend told me that one time I about died!!! Hey I don't know it may work.

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Re: Stress

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:00 pm

When do I move up from Trail boss?! Its stressing me out?! 🙇🏽‍♀️

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Re: Stress

Post by DCA farm » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:18 pm

depends on time of year this time of year I’ll swing a ax split some wood summer time I’ll swing a machete. I walk the fence lines a lot if I need to clear my head it helps

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Re: Stress

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:27 pm

I like to put the ear buds in to my favorite station and leaves blow the yard....driveway...woods.... for hours until I can't stand it anymore. 😁
Or go to the gym 🏋️‍♀️
Some time I bushhog.... dang neighbor torn up our Bushhog 😅🤣😂
I volunteer it helps.
Some days I just drive. 🏍🚘
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Re: Stress

Post by sim.-ang.king » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:56 pm

I lost the need to stress about things when I realized that all of the worry in the world won't make it rain.

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Re: Stress

Post by shaz » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:28 am

Stress is a byproduct of caring - you have to stop caring about things you can't control.
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Re: Stress

Post by Bestoutwest » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:05 am

Bigfoot wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:15 am
Read up on ruminating thoughts. It’s closely tied to ocd. Control the thoughts, and the stress disappears.
I have OCD, and ruminating thoughts are a killer. It's been hard to deal with it. It's funny, but I've found farming has really helped with stress, at least with things I can't control. When I have hay down, can I stop the rain? Nope, sure can't, so I can't worry too badly about it. That being said, this fall was a killer b/c it rained on the hay, then poured again on the hay. I was pretty afraid we weren't going to get it put up. It's not good, but it'll work.
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Re: Stress

Post by herofan » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:45 am

Dave wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:11 pm
I made the very conscious decision to not stress over things. It took some mind training on my part. Just do the best I can but not stress about the out come. If I do the best I can, well I did what I can do. Stressing about it won't change the out come one bit.
I can relate to this. I think by nature I just don’t stress about things like some people do, and I didn’t get into the rat race early in life. I suppose it’s tough to turn 40 or 50 and realize you’re stressed out all the time due to some goal, business, or lifestyle that you started to pursue when you were 20. I guess it’s tough at that point. I just never got into the stressful lifestyle concerning anything of which I had a choice.

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