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    How do you deal with stress

    Simple question how do you guys deal with stress at work or just genral bad days at home.
    The reason I ask as I am not normaly a stressful person but the last few weeks getting a rig ready for a new operator is doing my head in, and just about punched a indian crane driver today for pointing his finger in my face. I was a split second from snapping and totaly loosing it but only just managed to stop the red mist at the last moment and ran the cnut off instead
    I really feel the need to smash someone or something. I have already attacked the telephone because it kept cutting out and beat the computer around a bit but doesnt seem to help

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    I always find having a wank to be a good release.

    Seriously though mate, go for a run or do something that you have to excert a lot of physical energy doing. Then a nice long shower and some good food.

    Always works for me.

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    By-the-way, when i say good food, what i mean is stress relieving food. Here is a list of the top 10 stress relieving foods and the reasons that they are seen as such.

    AskMen.com - Stress-relieving foods

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    You keep fighting with your girlfriend, you haven't taken a vacation in eons and you're starting to wonder if you should just pitch a tent in the parking lot outside your office building. When you get back from the office, you're too exhausted to cook, so you order a pizza. After dinner, you're beat, but you know you're just going to lie awake in bed thinking about that never-ending Johnson report. That night, you barely get a wink of sleep (as usual), and you spend the next day chugging double espressos to avoid falling asleep in the boardroom.

    Sound familiar? There are many things wrong with this picture, not the least of which is your lack of a stress-relieving social life. But that's another story. When it's crunch time, we tend to engage in all sorts of unhealthy habits that further increase our stress levels. That pizza? Bad idea. If your anxiety is spiraling out of control, food should be your ally, not your enemy. With that in mind, here are 10 foods that will help relieve your stress.
    Number 10

    Almonds

    These crunchy little dudes are great stress relievers: they're packed with vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc. B vitamins and magnesium are involved in the production of serotonin, which helps regulate mood and relieve stress. Zinc has also been shown to fight some of the negative effects of stress, while vitamin E is an antioxidant that destroys the free radicals related to stress and heart disease.

    However, you should only eat a small handful at a time since almonds are high in fat. Although it is mostly healthy fat of the unsaturated variety, it could still make you pack on the pounds.
    Number 9

    Fish

    Most types of fish are replete with all-important B vitamins, particularly the renowned stress fighters B6 and B12. In fact, B12 is one of the most important vitamins involved in the synthesis of the "happy" brain chemical serotonin; a vitamin B12 deficiency can even lead to depression.

    For lunch, try a tuna salad or sandwich (with light mayo). A good dinner option is grilled salmon or mackerel with a side of leafy greens and whole-grain rice; see below for more on the stress-fighting benefits of these foods.
    Number 8

    Broccoli

    Yet another food that is chock-full of stress-relieving B vitamins, broccoli has the added benefit of containing folic acid, which is also part of the B vitamin family. Folic acid helps relieve stress, anxiety, panic, and even depression.

    Try broccoli as a simple accompaniment to fish or chicken, or toss it into a stir-fry along with a few other vegetables and some beef or shrimp.
    Number 7

    Whole-grain rice or pasta

    It's a good thing carbohydrates are finally back in style now that everyone has realized those low-carb diets were a bunch of hooey; carbs boost serotonin levels and thus have a calming, soothing effect. While all carbs will give you this kick, stick to whole-grain bread, rice and pasta.

    Simple carbs like white bread and pastries will only give you a momentary boost followed by a crash, and they will make you pack on the pounds. On the other hand, whole grains (complex carbs) are digested more slowly and will thus keep you feeling fuller -- and conceivably happier -- for a longer period of time.

    A small portion of brown rice or whole-wheat pasta as a side dish for dinner should give you the boost you need.

    That big steak might actually calm you, as will these other stress-busting foods...

    Number 6

    Sushi

    Aside from the benefits of fish described on the first page, the seaweed in maki (rolls) also has anxiety-fighting properties. It is packed with stress-relieving magnesium, as well as pantothenic acid and vitamin B2 (riboflavin).

    Pantothenic acid is crucial, as it contributes to the health of the adrenal glands, which play a vital role in stress management. In times of stress, a deficiency in pantothenic acid can lead to feelings of anxiety and increased vulnerability to infection, illness and chronic fatigue.

    So be Mr. Fancy Pants and take your girlfriend out to a swank sushi resto; this might relieve your stress in other ways, too.
    Number 5

    Milk

    In addition to those kung fu-fighting vitamins B2 and B12, milk also contains antioxidants that help destroy free radicals associated with stress.

    Have some skim milk with your cereal for breakfast or pour yourself a tall, cold glass and use it as an excuse to scarf down a few chocolate chip cookies. Uh, not too often.
    Number 4

    Cantaloupe and cottage cheese

    Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is crucial in combating stress. In fact, prolonged periods of stress deplete levels of vitamin C in the adrenal glands, so it's important to consume foods that contain high levels of it.

    Since cottage cheese is a good source of vitamins B2 and B12, mixing it with cantaloupe for breakfast or a midday snack will help you banish your feelings of anxiety.
    Number 3

    Beef

    Ah, another great reason to indulge in a big slab of beef -- it will chill you out thanks to the iron, B vitamins and zinc it contains. Of course, beef does contain unhealthy saturated fat, which increases your risk of coronary heart disease and other illnesses.

    To get around this problem, pick the leanest cuts of beef you can find; look for the word "round" or "loin" in the name, such as top sirloin, top round, and tenderloin.
    Number 2

    Fortified breakfast cereal

    These days, many breakfast cereals are fortified with a slew of essential vitamins and minerals, so they can be a great one-stop source of stress-fighting B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin C, and fiber.

    Two good brands to try are Whole Grain TOTAL and Fiber One, or you can check out my "Best Breakfast Cereals" article for more options.
    Number 1

    Blueberries

    These little blue miracle workers are jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, which are potent stress busters. As an added bonus, they're low in calories, so they won't make you blimp-like.

    Blueberries are also a good source of fiber, which can help relieve the cramps and constipation that can occur in times of stress. Mix the little suckers with some cottage cheese or eat them on their own as a snack or dessert.
    eat yourself zen

    Don't you feel calmer already? Your diet plays a crucial role in your overall well-being and specifically your level of stress. In addition to incorporating these stress-fighting foods into your diet, try to eliminate substances that may be contributing to your anxiety. These include:


    Coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages; switch to black tea, which has one-third the caffeine content of coffee
    Fried and fatty foods
    Animal foods; although some can help relieve stress, don't go overboard, as high amounts of protein increase levels of stress-causing dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.

    Now take a deep breath, chill out and go make yourself a snack.


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    English Noodles: Chosen by god, Loved by women, Respected by men, Plagiarizes from AskMen.com - Stress-relieving foods

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    Do 20 push or pulls ups, then take a Xanax and knock one out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
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    English Noodles: Chosen by god, Loved by women, Respected by men, Plagiarizes from AskMen.com - Stress-relieving foods
    Hardly plagiarism when i quoted and linked to the authors website and page of origin.

    Try again DrKnob!

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    laugh...find something to laugh about, even if its yourself. laughter is the number 1 stress reliever there is....after a good blow job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
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    English Noodles: Chosen by god, Loved by women, Respected by men, Plagiarizes from AskMen.com - Stress-relieving foods
    Hardly plagiarism when i quoted and linked to the authors website and page of origin.

    Try again DrKnob!
    Good point , Dr. Slob is so stupid he prolly thinks plagiarism is some sort of venereal disease

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Simple question how do you guys deal with stress at work or just genral bad days at home.
    The reason I ask as I am not normaly a stressful person but the last few weeks getting a rig ready for a new operator is doing my head in, and just about punched a indian crane driver today for pointing his finger in my face. I was a split second from snapping and totaly loosing it but only just managed to stop the red mist at the last moment and ran the cnut off instead
    I really feel the need to smash someone or something. I have already attacked the telephone because it kept cutting out and beat the computer around a bit but doesnt seem to help
    The red mist is a bugger...just as long as the mist doesn't turn black....then you can really get yourself in the shit.

    Just stop giving a shite...or go and have a beer.Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
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    English Noodles: Chosen by god, Loved by women, Respected by men, Plagiarizes from AskMen.com - Stress-relieving foods
    Hardly plagiarism when i quoted and linked to the authors website and page of origin.

    Try again DrKnob!
    Fair enough , DrKnob it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    just about punched a indian crane driver today for pointing his finger in my face. I was a split second from snapping and totaly loosing it but only just managed to stop the red mist at the last moment and ran the cnut off instead
    I find it much easier to delegate these tasks when I know the Native Crew will be difficult and then do a 'mediation' number when things go 'tits-up'. And, I hate working in India so avoid that place like the plague.

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    Well only 10 days to go
    But ADC inspectors just turned up to inspect rig so they are throwing another spanner in the works them and those low life cnuts they call HSE advisers. Then we have the new operator who are a complete bunch of useless pommie half wits that have never seen a land rig before.
    Anyway might be a good time to take some long service

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    ^ you on a land rig now, Babe? Stick to them deepwater jobbies so you can just throw the wanklettes overboard.

    EN, thanks for the stress-free food info. I do love everything on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger
    I was a split second from snapping and totaly loosing it but only just managed to stop the red mist at the last moment and ran the cnut off instead
    I used to suffer from the 'mist' well still do really, it's gotten me into a fair bit of trouble over the years, chopping trees down with an axe is about the best thing I've found.

    After a good argument with the misses, spend an afternoon chopping trees/wood, she would usually come over after a few hours sutibly impressed by the amount of chopped wood/general devistation and ask if I wanted a drink. A quick shower and then sit down for the sunset with a bottle of Sang Som and all is right with the world again.
    I have more than the average number of arm and legs

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    I come on here. I bitch & nark at a few people, have a laugh with a few others. It helps. And even an internet addiction (as Smeg would call it) is healthier than an addiction to alcohol or drugs...

    TD has saved me from a few rash decisions.

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    take it out on the better half-du jour i'm ashamed to admit

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    alcahol or ganja

    or 3 rounds on the heavy bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinvented
    or 3 rounds on the heavy bag
    She still carrying a bit of weight from having the sprog?

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    Exercise or a massage.

    You can do both at the same time for a couple of thousand baht at rachada

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Simple question how do you guys deal with stress at work or just genral bad days at home.
    The reason I ask as I am not normaly a stressful person but the last few weeks getting a rig ready for a new operator is doing my head in, and just about punched a indian crane driver today for pointing his finger in my face. I was a split second from snapping and totaly loosing it but only just managed to stop the red mist at the last moment and ran the cnut off instead
    I really feel the need to smash someone or something. I have already attacked the telephone because it kept cutting out and beat the computer around a bit but doesnt seem to help
    I just try to put everything in perspective.
    Will the crane driver pointing a finger at your face matters a few weeks, if not a few days from now?
    You won't even remember it.
    What is important and what is not?
    And if you really think about it, not much is important on our short passage on this planet...
    Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, argument is an exchange of ignorance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecat
    I just try to put everything in perspective
    The crane driver was only a small part of the problems here,
    I am thinking do I want to work with these dickheads when there are so many other jobs on offer.
    The main problem is there are so many of these oxygen thiefs here that they have nothing better to do than make up crappy procedures and think I have nothing better to do other than listening to their bullshit. Most of these dickheads dont come from a drilling back ground and have no idea how the operation runs but feel they need to change things.
    I think I may look for a new job as I dont think I will be able to hold my cool with these cocksuckers much longer.

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    Why would you want to stick to a job that makes you unhappy?
    As I said, life is short.
    So, sure, change job.

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    I usually take the path of least resistance when it comes to work.... If somebody wants to do things their way I usually go along with it, providing that it's not a stupid suggestion they are making.....

    Can be testing times when you are up against idiots though.... Step away from the grief and grab a drink to calm down....

    You can't knock back a xanax when you are working but at the end of shift it could help relax you and give a good nights kip... Not too many days in a row though because people can start to rely on them....

    A good Thai massage chills me out too.... And then there's sex..... and drink...

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