August 10, 2020

Humbled Females: new forum reply to Stress reduction strategies

New reply from Patriarchy

<p>No one mentioned ridiculously spicy food. Some people don’t have a stomach for it; but without fail, an excessively hot dish always washes away my thoughts.</p>
<p>COVID makes ice baths or cryotherapy chambers a little harder to come by. If cold is working for you, you might try something a little more extreme sometime. When the right facilities are available, going back and forth between heat and cold completely blunts that stress response and renews me.</p>
<p>On my todo list is sensory deprivation tanks. I’ve heard some great things.</p>

Original Post by _daisy_

Stress reduction strategies

<p>There are some interesting strategies here to help females deal with stress. (It's not directed specifically at females but they seem particularly relevant as do the coping mechanisms they help to avoid: getting lost worrying, procrastination, food, and anti-anxiety drugs.</p>
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<p>This one in particular caught my attention:</p>
<div class="wps_wp_editor_quote">fill a large bowl with ice water, set a timer for 15 to 30 seconds, take a deep breath and hold your breath while dipping your face into the water. While this isn’t conventionally relaxing, it will slow your heart rate, allowing blood to flow more easily to your brain. I love watching my clients try this over our telehealth calls and seeing firsthand how quickly this shifts their perspective. Just being willing to do this, I tell my clients as they prepare to submerge, is a way to practice being flexible.</div>
<p>Practicing being flexible seems like a useful skill for a submissive female and being willing to do things they might think will be unpleasant. </p>
<p>I'm interested in others' thoughts on this and the other strategies.</p>
<p>Are there other stress reducing strategies you get your female to use? Or your Master gets you to use? Or you come up with yourself (maybe this is an area where our previous discussion of not being complacent can come into play?)</p>
<p>Making efforts to regulate our emotions seems helpful.</p>

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