How do you manage stress in your day-to-day?

Amazon begrounded
Jul 12 28 Comments

Hi Blinders!

I’m looking for anyone in the workforce (both tech and non-tech) who’s willing to talk about how you manage stress in your day-to-day life (or don’t), and what you wish you had at work to help you relax and focus. Are you in control of your emotions? Or are they in control of you? How do you manage any anxiety, depression, or relationship issues?

Let’s chat! DM me please :-)

For your participation and time chatting with me, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

PS: I’m no longer at Amazon to clarify; and PPS: this is for a research project— looking for folks who’re willing to spend some time talking about this topic seriously.
PPS: Research is ongoing, so please feel free to contact me—whether you’re reading this the same day I posted this topic versus few weeks later. Thank YOU!

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TOP 28 Comments
  • Indeed yupetyyup
    Cut down your commute. Meditate. Exercise. Socialize.
    Jul 12 1
    • Microsoft / Data njhfxdyu
      Daily long commute is a killer
      Jul 12
  • Microsoft JFC
    Overall, stop taking shit so seriously.

    Take a minute and think about how absurd our jobs in tech really are. Almost everything we do doesn't *actually* matter, most of us aren't saving lives or rescuing kidnapped children. We all just do our best then go home and enjoy our lives.

    You know what this week's problems turn into if they don't get fixed? Next week's problems.

    If you have a problem, can you do something about it?
    - Yes? Then don't worry about it.
    - No? Then don't worry about it.

    This attitude might sound flippant, but it's saved my career.
    Jul 12 0
  • Lyft done2
    Weed
    Jul 12 2
    • Google / Eng pumaupma
      Only the paranoid survive?
      Jul 12
    • Lyft done2
      Yeah that’s the problem, a little bit helps and a lot make you anxious
      Jul 12
  • Ciena / Eng Toledo
    Workout is still a best friend in combating stress. U see When your body experience physical pain. It accelerate Dopamine production. Ultimately your day stress will be busted.
    Jul 12 0
  • Twitter offby10
    Stoicism
    Jul 12 0
  • I know this will sound like trolling and it’s not meant to, but Pornhub is my stress relief.
    Jul 14 2
  • Amazon Barsoom
    Leave the job or find a different job
    Jul 12 1
    • Marqeta MrWinkles
      +1. If you are feeling extreme, chronic stress on account of your job that you can’t seem to manage, it’s time to leave for a new company or simply take a month or two off. No tech job is worth it.
      Jul 12
  • Microsoft / Eng DeviousOps
    Hmmm you with at Amazon... I am not sure that your problem is real stess... But the fact that ppl are treated like shit there...

    You can try to:
    Change company...
    Go to gym
    Do some full contract martial art/sport
    Herb induced meditation (weed)
    Classic meditation
    Yoga (every time I see those asses on spandex I forget everything)

    P.S. If you want to learn how to deal with your problems in a bit more relaxed way, the balkan way, let me know... But probably you will get fired if you do...
    Jul 12 0
  • Facebook public2
    What stess? We work in tech. High paying, low stress, high perk (minus one), interesting, and high supply jobs. The only stress is self induced pressure to perform better no?
    Jul 12 0
  • Microsoft Uppb34
    Don't work for Amazon, you won't be stressed
    Jul 12 1
    • Microsoft stink
      That was what the op mentioned :) not working at amazon now
      Jul 13
  • New vrkB54
    Swimming, it helped me do more leetcode
    Jul 12 1
  • Microsoft / Sales khrum
    Gym
    Jul 12 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    hmboy17

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Dell, Cognizant
    hmboy17more
    Running and work out are best medicine and have so many benefits including better productivity
    Jul 12 0
  • Microsoft / Data inception_
    I think you have to find your own way of dealing with stress.
    Can be gym, reading your favorite book,running, weed, whatever can heal you.
    Jul 12 0
  • Cisco suggggggga
    Smoke up
    Jul 12 0
  • Google / Eng batmobile
    Remove the source of stress, and you don't have to manage it at all. I basically feel 0 stress on average for my day to day life. There is long term stress relating to my career and life, but it's definitely not present in my every day life.

    Also exercise and weed 👌
    Jul 12 0
  • Microsoft / R&D
    kintaro

    Microsoft R&D

    BIO
    Synbio = future, nothing less.
    kintaromore
    Perceived stress = adrenaline response. Consume the adrenaline by exercising so your body can recover, instead of continuing to circulate that adrenaline through your bloodstream.
    Jul 12 0
  • Amazon myra
    Don’t work. Lol
    Jul 12 0
  • Samsung statarb
    Bi-weekly travel to Netherlands if you can afford it.
    Jul 12 0
  • Microsoft / Eng
    watchfuli

    Microsoft Eng

    PRE
    Amazon
    watchfulimore
    I try to work out in the morning and take a walk at noon. I also try to have as many meeting in person to change my perspective and allow myself to be more focused on the discussion.
    Jul 12 0