How do I deal with all this stress?!?!

Great week at 511COMMUNITY. We met at the Gypsy Den and talked about stress. Here’s the highlights

What causes you stress?

  • lack of sleep
  • bad health
  • moving
  • work
  • busy
  • too much going on
  • whining
  • conflict
  • lack of control

How does stress impact you? Your life? Your relationships?

  • makes me tired
  • confused
  • reassess values
  • lowers the filters
  • project
  • pay less attention to details
  • let relationships suffer
  • anger over minor things
  • cranky
  • emotional
  • sore muscles
  • things fall apart
  • “i get stupid”
  • speech patterns change
  • frustrated
  • get short
  • reactionary
  • become inward focused
  • shut others out

How do you deal with stress?

  • Talk
  • Exercise
  • Be proactive
  • Cut things out (good to great, slow down, etc)
  • Take a break
  • Socialize
  • beer
  • hang out with people who love me, care about me, let me be myself
  • fried food
  • take a step back, take a deep breath, ask good questions, think analytically
  • prioritize
  • self reflection, introspection
  • let it out, growl, scream,
  • exercise
  • sleep
  • computer games
  • movies
  • talk to parents
  • relax
  • coffee shop
  • watch tv
  • Ted Talks, documentaries
  • thinking about others situations

How can you avoid stress?

  • take on less projects
  • getting sleep
  • being realistic
  • prioritizing
  • good planning
  • recognizing perfectionism
  • not comparing yourself to others
  • perspective  (recognizing the needs of others, taking stock of scale, etc)


About Scott Overpeck

Scott Overpeck is a creative leader with a heart for contextualizing movements of justice, advocacy and compassion to his surroundings. He is the founder of Intersection Creative Strategies, a consultancy advising social enterprises and non profits on communications as it relates to marketing, fund raising and commerce. Additionally he sits on the board of Renewing Hearts; helped found Laundry Love Santa Ana; and leads 511, a small creative community in Santa Ana. Scott lives in Orange County, California with his wife and two sons. He enjoys tacos, unicorns and American Idol.
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