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What does it mean to "limit your stressors"?

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Last Updated: 07/16/2018 at 9:37pm
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I am a U.S. Air Force veteran and a ex-Army spouse. I am a divorced mother of two teenage boys, my youngest son has a diagnosis of autism, which I am very passionate about.

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April 5th, 2015 8:57pm
Limiting my "stressors" to me means to avoid the people, activities or situations that stress me out. I find that making a list of stress triggers and checking off those I cannot avoid because of living situation , place of work or other unavoidable situation helps me see who and what I can avoid to help me keep my stress down. For those I have checked off, I try to find resolution to how I make my life less stressful when I don't have control of my surroundings.
January 12th, 2015 9:00am
It means reduce your exposure to stressful things so that you feel better. Try to first understand what your stressors are, before you avoid certain situation.
February 11th, 2015 9:58am
To me, it means maintaining the anxiety-causing things around you from overwhelming you. For example, if I'm afraid of interacting with people, I'd limit my stressor by interacting with only a few people at a time, at least until I'm comfortable enough to interacting with more people. :)
June 2nd, 2015 1:22pm
limit your stressor means removing the stimulant of your stress. For example in exam there are 4 choices in each questions (e.g, a,b,c,d) remove the choices (e.g, c & d) that you think is wrong and choose between the remaining choices in order to answer correctly. The stimuly of your stressor is the choices a,b,c,d so to limit your stressor illuminate or minimize the stimulant of your stressor. if this is confusing you can me up so i can explain :)
June 17th, 2015 3:49am
Limiting your stressors means that you remove things from your life that stress you out and cause you more anxiety.
June 17th, 2015 10:53pm
Limit your stressors means don't take on more than you can handle. It means say no sometimes for your mental health. It means don't hang out with friends when you know you have a huge test the next day and need to study. It means knowing your limits. It means knowing when enough is enough.
July 21st, 2015 11:17pm
When you are told to limit your stressors that means for you to stay away from the things and/or try to avoid the people that make/keep you stressed out.
December 29th, 2015 8:43pm
try to avoid things that would cause you to get upset, for instance if you see someone who would say something to upset you, then avoid conversation with them, go the opposite way.
April 19th, 2016 10:54pm
There are some stressors that are not in your control, such as relationships, schoolwork, deadlines, taxes, etc., but there are ways that you can *manage* your stressors. I think that is what is meant by "limiting your stressors", if that makes any sense.
July 16th, 2018 9:37pm
For me, it is mind over matter. It depends on us if we will be affected by anything that surrounds us. so when we know that a relationship or connection with someone is not healthy anymore, we must learn to cut that connection so we won't be stressed out. Taking care of our ourselves emotionally is a great way that we can overcome depression. knowing that we don't deserve any verbal abuse or humiliation is a kind of self respect that we must all learn. Say "i don't deserve to be treated this way, i am amazing and capable of good things. i can help someone" is a start 😊