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I know that people react to stress and challenges differently. For some folks it's all about consumption; be it food, drink or retail. While the appeal of sitting on the couch with a pint of Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond certainly holds an appeal, I usually try to avoid this kind of reaction. I prefer instead to get more exercise or even monitor my eating a bit more closely in an attempt to garner a sense of control during times of uncertainty.
I was pondering this recently (I've been catching some flack about losing some weight) and believe I have a tendency to lose weight during crisis situations to counteract - to balance, my sense of emotional heaviness. When I'm weighed down by emotion and choices and fear and opinions, I exercise more vigorously and eat more sparingly in an attempt to feel lighter. Because, if I have to flee, I want to be ready. It's survival. It's human nature.
How do you deal with stressful situations?