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How should I react or handle extreme things such as stress, or sadness?

10 Answers
Last Updated: 06/25/2018 at 10:14am
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I have been through a lot in life too, which helps me to be able to empathize with situations, thoughts and feelings that we have. Sometimes, it's not easy just being human.

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May 8th, 2017 9:22pm
Depends on if you're the one expressing stress or sadness. If you are expressing the two: Be calm and understand it's part of being human to express those feelings and things will be okay and you will be okay. If someone else is expressing stress and sadness: Just be there for them and things will be okay and just make sure they will be okay and they won't hurt themselves and all.
January 22nd, 2015 10:08pm
Breath, have fun, and take your mind off things. Don't let pressure handle you, handle your pressure. Stress can grip you tight, but you have to keep on holding on.
January 25th, 2015 3:18pm
You should use things such as diapragmatic breathing. Feel the air fill your abdomen and breathe in intervals!
June 9th, 2015 7:31pm
From my personal experience the best way of handling such things is to talk and express them. If we keep these feelings to ourselves, we can only do harm and that's not healthy. So looking out for a friend, a family member, a professional or even listener here in 7 cups will help immensely. Sometimes when a person also doesn't want to talk, doing something that distracts the mind is very good. Taking a walk or going for a swim are just examples.
July 29th, 2015 9:45pm
Its important to let these emotions out, to express them, to share them, to confide in those that are close with you if possible, in an effort to let these emotions loose--to relieve yourself of such burdening, overwhelming feelings. Take deep breaths, try to keep calm and cool, collected and relax; lie down, take a nice warm bath or shower, find some peace in reading or being outside, do things that will bring you internal containment--a form of relief. Overall, relieving stress and pain, sadness and anger is troubling and hard, not the easiest to do; but its possible, with the right steps, patience and time! Take it east, one step and one breath at a time.
November 10th, 2015 7:42pm
a. Take a break. b. Try to do something fun c. Healthy food + plenty of water + good quality sleep d. surround yourself with good company [be they people, books, animals] e. try to figure out the reason for stress and sadness f. Try to accept what you cannot change g. Learn to identify / differentiate between situations that are in your control to change and those that aren't
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April 18th, 2016 8:09am
If you are ever stress or upset its good to give yourself some place and time to deal with this sadness and stress before you get back to your daily routine.
May 30th, 2016 10:45am
I believe one should be calm and think abut the situation, considering all the pros and cons. Then, accordingly to what feels the best for them, doing what pleases them the most can be a great relief and reward.
June 5th, 2018 12:55am
let it out. have time for yourself. reflect on what's causing you stress and sadness. it's okay to embrace these, so it won't eventually catch up on you and make it even worse.
June 25th, 2018 10:14am
I try to talk to or meet someone I m very close to and talk to them ... It can be friends or Parents .. anyone ... If nobody is there then I generally write down somewhere positive things. Things to look forward to. How to move out of the situation I contemplate on that