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Started by HerrWalrus on Sep 6, 2019 9:56:28 PM
Is all this political mayhem affecting your health?

I'm finding it hard to switch off.

WibbleAgain - 06 Sep 2019 22:00:19 (#1 of 38)

Learn to meditate. Check out Mindfulness, for example. Learn some yoga breathing exercises. Lots of varieties of such things now freely available. Lots of yoga classes for different abilities/levels in London.

Any of them do help coping with stress and strife. Good luck.

widenation - 06 Sep 2019 22:01:09 (#2 of 38)

I think it is. I've pretty much felt 'unwell' since the Tory leadership contest began. Abdominal discomfort - that kind of thing. Had a full blood test and everything is normal.

HouseOfLametta - 06 Sep 2019 22:01:15 (#3 of 38)

For the first time on three years, it isn't. Or rather, it is, but in a good way.

widenation - 06 Sep 2019 22:03:09 (#4 of 38)

...and yeah I was just thinking about yoga/breathing exercises 'cause I think it's just down to heightened stress, despite the fact that I've enjoyed watching it all unfold in the main (but perhaps with a sinking feeling about cliff-edge Brexit).

Tenesmus - 06 Sep 2019 22:05:36 (#5 of 38)

It's all rather exciting, so good for the circulation.

HerrWalrus - 06 Sep 2019 22:06:40 (#6 of 38)

I think part of it is I'm spending even more time on the net. Time to tune out for a while. Possibly.

WibbleAgain - 06 Sep 2019 22:11:23 (#7 of 38)

This is the biggest change/crisis since WWII, and there isn't a lot individuals can do to stop or change it. We each have to work out how to survive the storm in practical terms as well, so stress is unavoidable.

In order to cope we need to learn to let go: the world is impermanent and every that has a beginning has to come to an end. Knowing that in theory does't make it easy in practice, because we have a nervous system and emotions, and we're attached to what we have and don't want to lose it. Loss is painful. Change/crisis on this scale is scary and can throw us out of balance. So it's important do something practical to help ease/release the stress.

helbel - 06 Sep 2019 22:13:12 (#8 of 38)

Put your screens away for a day or too and read books, do gardening whatever works for you. 24 hour news at your fingertips isn’t healthy.

WibbleAgain - 06 Sep 2019 22:13:55 (#9 of 38)

Time to tune out for a while. Possibly.

Certainly. Spending too much time on the internet can get information overload apart from re-stressing the nervous system. Spend the time for some physical exercise, a walk or a run would certainly help. Get an allotment if one's available nearby.

tasselhoff - 06 Sep 2019 22:23:39 (#10 of 38)

Get dual nationality.

CarlosFandango - 06 Sep 2019 23:07:42 (#11 of 38)

Yes, I'm finding that process very calming.

moto748 - 06 Sep 2019 23:07:44 (#12 of 38)

If only.

YorenInTheNorth - 06 Sep 2019 23:25:21 (#13 of 38)

I think the Leave/Trump wins seriously stressed me out. I had other things going on too but they pushed me closer to a cliff edge I eventually went over.

Conversely this week has done me the world of good and reduced my stress brought on by work related events.

Anchorman - 06 Sep 2019 23:30:39 (#14 of 38)

Is all this political mayhem affecting your health?


SinnerBoy - 07 Sep 2019 01:11:02 (#15 of 38)

I've pulled a shoulder muscle, from giving the telly wanker signs, every time Johnson, Mogg, Bone etc get interviewed.

On the plus side, it's done wonders for my cardio.

RosyLovelady - 07 Sep 2019 13:52:56 (#16 of 38)

All wooful talk of mindfulness and meditation makes me feel killy, that's for sure.

tasselhoff - 07 Sep 2019 13:54:30 (#17 of 38)


FleurDuMal - 07 Sep 2019 14:26:03 (#18 of 38)

I'm feeling stressed about it. I keep getting a feeling of unreality - we're stepping into something we've never experienced before. The last time I felt like this, was when the planes hit the World Trade Centers.

RosyLovelady - 07 Sep 2019 14:29:23 (#19 of 38)

That was happening elsewhere. Now it's here and taking longer.

tasselhoff - 07 Sep 2019 14:30:48 (#20 of 38)

#18 I know what you mean. It's massively disorienting, and I'd be shitting it now if my French papers hadn't come through.

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