My physical last week revealed that I'm exhibiting classic symptoms of stress in the form of insomnia, poor concentration and forgetfulness, anxiety and withdrawal, ringing in my ears...I even had an anxiety attack earlier this week (my first!). I'm literally falling apart. The doctor suggested a list of things I could do to manage the stress, such as lots of exercise, yoga, different therapies, massage, and even sex (yes, my doctor suggested I have lots of sex). I've never had an issue with stress, but in the past year my work-situation has sucked, I've had a few crappy personal issues, and some family circumstances went south. Since I can't change any of those things, I can only focus on managing it. I already exercise and I can crank that up a bit, and I've done yoga before but my teacher flaked out on me back in March. Sex ain't happenin anytime soon. There is a massage spa franchise near me that is offering $49 one hour sessions, I've thought about scheduling one. I think everyone agrees that some stress is good...it encourages us to get up off our ass and do something...but obviously there is a tipping point where it becomes counterproductive and unhealthy. Mine is not the worst situation in the world, but evidently I'm not coping with it very well. Considering whatever your stress is from, what are the symptoms of stress that you see in your life? What do you do to cope with it? Eat? Drink? Sex? Drugs? Rock-n-Roll? Have you been able to reverse it?