Issue: I have been really stressed lately and I find that I am isolating myself as a result, how do I deal with my stress in a positive way so I can still be involved those around me?
Insight: When you find that you are getting stressed out it might be time to go for a walk and become one with nature. I find that spending time in nature brings relaxation, thus bringing down my stress level. It is amazing how connected you feel to God when in His Creation. This connection allows His peace to wash over you.
Secondly, if you find that you are withdrawing from others and you don't wish to continue withdrawing, try taking a walk with someone outdoors. This not only enables you to connect to God, but also enables you to connect with the person you are walking with.
If neither of these seem like they are practical when you are feeling stressed, then breathing deeply and slowly can help your body to calm, which also affects your mind and emotions, calming them as well. Finding ways of taking your mind off the things that are stressing you out is key.
If it is your relationships with people that is stressing you out, then it may be important to take some time to figure out what exactly you are concerned about. Dealing with these concerns will then open the door for you to be around these people without the stress.
If you are struggling to figure what the trigger is, then find a counselor to help you. No man is an island, therefore do not let the stress win.
I strive to help others by being a safe place for others to ask questions and pose issues they face.