Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyLupusTeam
Real members of MyLupusTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

How Can I Relieve Stress?

How Can I Relieve Stress?

Since the beginning of 2017, I have been under a lot of stress. Job related, home related, relationship related, as well as health related stress. I can't seem to find a way to deal with it, and it is starting to stress out my fiancee as well, who only wants to help me. I want to go for walks, or go hiking, but due to lupus, am either too tired to do it, or because of my job, not enough time in a day to do it. I've started eating junk food because of it, and I know it needs to stop asap. I am… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

You need to take one day at a time, do the most important things that need to be done and don't worry about little things. Keep only healthy food in your house, and if your boyfriend offers to help let him. I like to put my feet up and read a book to relax. Walmart has grocery shopping online, delivered in two days. Learn to say no when people ask you to do things like pot luck at work etc. You could use paper plates, by pre poked meals, do whatever it takes to make it easier for you. Hope this helps a little bit.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

It is a trial and error kind of thing, some find soft music relaxing, meditation, essential oils can be helpful. You kind of have to try different things to see what can work for you. gentle hugs and blessings

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I just found a wonderful free app that is called CALM it has all kinds of wonderful relaxing sounds that it and coaches you through breathing and relaxation if you want. After you download the app look in the upper right-hand corner and press the triangle and it gives you options of other sounds and seems to add for free.I hope you find it helpful I really just love it.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I find lavender essential oils helps to lower my anxiety and stress. Also a session of Reiki does wonders when you are tense!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I get out and walk/exercise as early in the morning as I can. Usually after having quite time and coffee/breakfast time with my husband, I check in with friends to see if they are walking in the park near my home. If not, I set out on my own and am bound to meet someone. Leave yourself open to possibles and meeting new friends. It’s engaging and enriching. Enjoy it!

posted 8 months ago
Already a Member? Log in