Saturday, August 19, 2006

How To Deal

When dealing with a stressful situation, people often refer to the "flight or fight" response. Depending on the situation, I usually prefer the flight.

Step one: Remove yourself from the situation.

Step two: Listen to some music that will help calm you down. (For me, this is usually angry music. It helps me to realize that there are a lot worse things to get angry about... and then there are other times where it just makes me angrier.)

Step three: After the cooling off process, ponder your problem.

Step four: Think about how you can handle the situation to make it better.

Step five: Put whatever plan you had just concocted into effect.

Now that I am at my father's house, I am finding it very difficult to follow these five steps. Usually they help, but now they just aren't working. I pray for God to give me the strength I need to get through this, as he's already provided me with a companion to help deal.


Jeff Crowder said...

Whenever I'm pissed, have a problem, or stressed I go for runs or sit by a creek or in the woods. I find it helps clear my mind better than anything.

Hang in there.

Molly said...

I'm a flighter too. Always have been.

The guy that I have dated for the last 4 years is a fighter, and it sucks.

Why won't he let me just run away?