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I am not good at handling stress. In fact I am terrible at it.
I get all worked up and I worry and I just do not do well in tough situations. Sometimes I do better than other times, and I am getting a little better at it. But at times I have been so stressed I have given myself panic attacks. It’s sad, and I wish I could handle stress better, but I don’t. My husband on the other hand handles stress wonderfully! He is so calm and collected in bad situations. How do you handle stress?
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I used to be an EMT back home. I didn't handle stress as well as I do now back then, but I had what I called my shut down switch. When something like a suicide happened and I had to run on it, I knew that if I continued to let my emotions run I wouldn't handle the call well, so I would block all my emotions for the time of that call. I essentially had no emotion whatsoever and just went through the call kind of in zombie mode. It used to take me forever to get back to a normal state, but with some help from Dan I've been able to switch back to being an emotional woman. Sometimes I hate it, sometimes I love it…all in all I wouldn't recommend functioning that way, as it really hurt me in some ways and the people around me. Now, I do yoga. I was really stressed about the move, so I started having my devotions right before my yoga sessions, both calmed me down right away. Oh, and cut the caffeine!