August 26, 2015

Stress and Anxiety Triggers

Stress is an unavoidable reality we all live with day to day, but it's how we manage that stress that makes all the difference. For someone with an anxiety disorder, I need to pay very close attention to my triggers and deal with my emotions on the spot if I can. Do you know you're stress triggers and how to deal with them? I know that if I can walk outside and stand in the sun for just a little while, I'll feel better. If I move, I'll feel better. And if I can distract myself from runaway thoughts, I'll feel better.

I came across an interesting article about this subject, only it has to do with your Zodiac sign. Still with me? No, I don't read my horoscope every day, but I do believe in a few things that are (to some) beyond belief like the pull of the moon and the stars and other mind-expanding topics.

I was born in November, right on the cusp of Scorpio and Sagittarius, so I have interesting traits from each. In this article it states that loud noise and yelling can stress me out, and it does (unless I'm the one making all the noise). It also states that invading my privacy or keeping me waiting when I want to go can also get me rattled. In addition, as a S/S, I prefer an uncluttered environment and my outdoor time to keep me on an even keel. All true.

Check out your sign and see if it can enlighten you on how to manage the stress in your life.

Keep me posted.

P.S. You may also like Rain or Shine and Living in the Moment.

Photo: John Fraissinet


Anonymous said...

Interesting read. I found a few that fit me as well....not all but some. I hope you'll explore this topic more.

Kimberly Merritt said...

It's always a tough subject to write about, Ellen, but I do plan on exploring it further. Thank you.

Callie said...

I also have to have sunshine every day. I've recently find out that I suffer from SAD during the winter months, so I invested in a special light to help.

Love your blog.

All the best to you.