I actually do a lot of things to relieve stress. All of these things either help me to cope, deal with the situation, help me to grow, spiritually, or mentally, and last but not least relieve the stress that I have. My stressful situations can overwhelm me, so I have to learn to find ways to deal with them. Let me share with you all some of the things that I do to relieve my stress
I listen to music
To me, listening to music is a time of reflection (depending on the type of music). I usually do a lot of reflection when I’m listening to my gospel or Christian albums. However, whenever I’m listening to heavy metal, pop, rock, or hip hop, I usually just get lost in the music. I usually start head banging, not something I recommend. I remember when I was a kid my parents, whenever they had to teach me a lesson, would go up to me and say, “go to your room and think about what you’ve done.” Well, now that has evolved and instead of going to my room and thinking about what I’ve done, I listen to music and think about what I’ve done. Often times I realize that I’m more incorrect than what I would like to admit. But it helps me to reflect. On to the next one
I currently have two blogs that I write in. I have a personal blog and I also write on Trilliums outstanding blog. However, writing in both of these blogs, helps me to jot down my ideas and get out some tension. Often times in my personal blog, I don’t write absolutely everything that’s on my mind, but I can get more intimate than with Trilliums blog and that in and of itself is a help to me. Writing also gives me a sense of being busy. I love and hate writing songs all day long, even though it will help me one day. The reason why I love writing songs is because it’s music and I’m a musician. I love writing songs but too much of it is too much. This is the reason why I like to write in the Trillium blog and my personal blog because it makes me feel like I’m doing something with my life and I am. I am working towards a goal that I can achieve and it will help me overall by practicing writing.
Working out makes me feel strong. I always wanted to be strong because I felt that it was something smart to do. So, I work out. Working out helps me to relieve tension that is built up inside of my body due to the stress that I have. It helps me to stay loose and not all tensed up. It also gives me a positive body image. Whenever I get a major pump, it’s hard not to look at myself because well…. I look good!
I go to God
What do I mean by this? Well, I will either read my bible or pray. I believe that God helps me to maintain sane. On a weekly basis, I go to church. This helps me to deal with stronger and more harmful emotions, I don’t know why but it does. This also gives me a sense of relaxation because I believe that God has my back in a whole plethora of situations, so I don’t have to worry about anything. Going to God also gives me a sense of purpose. I feel like I belong and I have purpose to live. I don’t know if I told you this, but I was once depressed and I didn’t have a purpose to live, however, I believe that God gave me purpose to live.
I tackle the problem head on
If I have a problem that is causing me stress, then sometimes, if I can do something about it, I will tackle the problem head on. Let me give you an example. If I don’t have a job, and I have been jobless before, then I will go out and look for a job. Easy peasy right? No, it’s not that easy. I do not let anything stop me from looking for a job because I know that the rewards are going to be better than if I did not.
Alright guys, this has been it for this blog post. I hope that I have given you guy’s courage and encouragement to continue doing what you want to do and the bravery to chase after the things that you want to chase. Follow, like, and comment what are some of the things that you do to relieve stress. I’ll see you guys next time. German Gonzalez, signing out.