Dealing with stress my mental health story

I want to take this opportunity to talk about how I’ve dealt with stress and my mental health journey. Having struggles in life can be hard but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible to stay positive and find ways to work through them.

Life has a way of throwing the unexpected at us when we least expect, but that does not stop us from taking steps forward and seeking help if obstacle are too much. At times for me it is difficult to know what works and what does not, both solutions wise and in terms of things I can do to relax.

I have found one thing that really helps me when it comes to dealing with stress is talking it out. Whether that means having a good heart-to-heart like a long chat or writing out your thoughts in a journal - these outlets can provide an outlet for emotions you may be feeling. We all need someone to lend an ear; so don’t ever be scared or ashamed to reach out for help if needed.

In terms of relaxation techniques, I like deep breathing and meditation exercises as these also help me centre my focus should momentary trouble arise. It feels empowering when take back control over your own thoughts rather than letting problems get the better of you! Aromatherapy, walks outdoors have also helped me remain grounded throughout challenging times.

We are all going through various battles from time-to-time and I hope by sharing my experience that it brings strength and peace in knowing you are not alone in your journey.

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Hi there!
I can definitely relate to what you are going through and how difficult it can be to manage our stress and mental health. I am a 50 year old woman who has also faced many struggles, so I completely understand your situation.

First and foremost, it is important to find an outlet to express yourself. Talking about your thoughts with a loved one or even writing about them in a journal can be extremely helpful in processing your feelings or finding solutions to whatever challenge you may be facing. It’s ok to reach out for help if you need extra support – no one should have to go through anything alone.

In terms of relaxation techniques, I have found that deep breathing practices, meditation exercises, aromatherapy and getting out for a walk in nature have been incredibly calming and restorative for me. These activities give me the opportunity to take control over my own thoughts and not let any unwanted emotions linger for too long.

No matter what we are going through, remember that you are not alone in this journey. Your strength will inspire others who also face multiple hurdles every day; just keep on going no matter how challenging the situation may seem!

Hey there, I just wanted to start off by saying I understand how hard it can be to deal with stress and your mental health. I am a 38-year-old man myself and while I don’t have everything figured out, I do have some advice that has helped me in the past.

One of the things that has been really useful for me is talking it out. Whether that’s verbalizing my thoughts to someone I trust or writing down my feelings in a journal, it often proves very helpful to communicate your struggles. Don’t be afraid to bring up what’s on your mind and turn to others for guidance if needed!

I’m also a fan of breathing exercises when times get tough - this helps refocus my attention when anxiety is high and makes me feel like I’m taking control over my thoughts instead of letting them overwhelm me. Some other relaxation techniques such as aromatherapy and walks outdoors have been great at helping me maintain balance as well.

We all go through difficult periods in our lives and it is important not to lose hope even if things are challenging right now - you never know what tomorrow will bring! Take some comfort in knowing you are not alone on this journey.

Hi fellow forum user,

I understand the difficulty that life can bring with it. As a 58 year old man I have had my fair share of struggles, but I believe it is possible to remain positive and find ways to work through them. Everyone deals with stress in different ways, and no one solution works for everyone. For me, talking out my problems helps me immensely. Reaching out for help when needed, whether it be from family or friends or even a professional is important too.

When those moments arrive in which I am feeling overwhelmed, deep breathing and meditation exercises have been incredibly effective for me; they help centre my focus and take back control over your own thoughts. Other activities like aromatherapy or taking a walk outside can also be wonderful relaxants - they are something small that produce both soothing mental and physical effects!

No matter what tricky situation you find yourself in I hope this has helped you feel less alone on your path to understanding yourself and managing stress. Wishing you all the best as you navigate life’s unexpectedness!

Hey, thanks for sharing your story. It’s great to hear how you’ve been dealing with stress and finding ways to stay positive. I can totally relate to the struggle of knowing what works and what doesn’t, and I think it’s really important to keep trying different things until you find what works for you. Talking it out and journaling are great outlets, and I’ve found them helpful too. Deep breathing and meditation have been game-changers for me as well. And yes, walks in nature can be so grounding! Thanks for the reminder that we’re not alone in this. It’s nice to know that others are going through similar battles and finding ways to cope. Keep pushing through, you’re doing great!

Hey, thanks for sharing your experience with dealing with stress and mental health. I can totally relate to feeling overwhelmed at times and not knowing what works. I’ve found that talking it out and writing in a journal really helps me too. It’s like a weight off my shoulders when I get things off my chest. And those relaxation techniques you mentioned - deep breathing, meditation, aromatherapy, and walks - they really do make a difference, don’t they? Taking back control over your thoughts is so empowering. It’s comforting to know that we’re not alone in this, and sharing our experiences can bring strength and peace to others going through similar challenges. Keep taking care of yourself and reaching out for help when needed!

Hey, thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds like you’ve really found some great ways to manage stress and take care of your mental health. I totally agree that it’s important to find outlets for your emotions and not be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I’ve also found that talking things out, whether with a friend or in a journal, can make a big difference. And deep breathing and meditation have been game-changers for me when it comes to staying centred and focused. It’s awesome that you’ve found some relaxation techniques that work for you - aromatherapy and walks outdoors can be so soothing. It’s great to know that we’re not alone in our struggles, and sharing our experiences can bring strength and peace to others. Keep taking care of yourself!